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Dunkirk 2017

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Mouseybrown60 Sun 27-Dec-20 01:14:41

Anyone watch Dunkirk last night? This is my first thread attempt so please be kind.
It was a fantastic portrayal of the horror of World War 2 without glorifying the war. So much suffering for all the forces at that fearful, terrible period of what our forces had to go through.
My father fought in the RAF then but never spoke about his part in it.
I would say this is the best WW2 film I have ever seen.

OceanMama Sun 27-Dec-20 01:19:26

I agree. It was a very good film.

Mouseybrown60 Sun 27-Dec-20 01:25:43

Aw, thanks OceanMama for your kind response!

Doodledog Sun 27-Dec-20 01:31:29

I haven't seen it yet. I saw it was on, but was doing other things, but I might watch it on catch-up. Thanks for the recommendation smile.

Coolgran65 Sun 27-Dec-20 03:17:28

Dh watched it and said it was excellent.

OceanMama Sun 27-Dec-20 03:26:09

It's a little hard to watch as a mother of sons though. I saw it in the theatres when it came out.

tanith Sun 27-Dec-20 07:23:22

I’m finding I tend to avoid war films the older I get. I saw it was on but really thought it would be upsetting so gave it a miss.

Nortsat Sun 27-Dec-20 07:34:39

Somehow we couldn’t bring ourselves to watch it yesterday.
Not feeling emotionally up to seeing the horrors of war ...

Dwmxwg Sun 27-Dec-20 07:35:13

DH and I went to see this at the cinema when it first came out. The cinematography is amazing and probably better appreciated on the big screen. We both enjoyed it

Witzend Sun 27-Dec-20 07:50:55

We saw it in the cinema and I was frankly underwhelmed. An uncle of mine was evacuated from Dunkirk while wounded, so I did have that at the forefront of my mind, too.

For me the Dunkirk scenes in Atonement were considerably more affecting/moving, though they were a relatively small part of it.
For war films of that era I personally rate Darkest Hour among the best. The portrayal of Churchill was outstanding and thoroughly deserving of the Oscar.

TanaMa Sun 27-Dec-20 10:06:28

I watched it as, to my eternal regret, I never found out the story of my Dad's rescue from the beaches of Dunkirk. He would never discuss the war. He was one if Monty's Desert Rats and at one time was missing presumed killed. If 'real time' film is shown of soldiers disembarking, I still look to see if I can recognise him!

Kate1949 Sun 27-Dec-20 10:09:14

We saw it when it came out. We thought it was great.

timetogo2016 Sun 27-Dec-20 10:09:40

A great film as was War horse.

Cabbie21 Sun 27-Dec-20 10:14:31

An excellent film.