Dunkirk ★★★★

My thoughts on this film have pretty much stayed the same upon rewatch. I still stand by what I said about this film being one of the most well directed films of the year, as well as one of Nolan's better directed films. The film works incredibly well as a thriller.

That said, the complete lack of characterization still bothers me a bit. I can't help but feel that Nolan phoned it in with the screenplay, knowing that people would use the "archetypes" excuse because he has a large fan base. He's undeniably a masterful filmmaker, but I still think the film should've had decent characters. That said, even if a character just cracked a joke or two, it would've gave them some personality. I personally can't buy the "they are archetypes for us to see through" or the "you naturally root for them because they are humans" excuses.

Anyway, that's my take on it.

Edited to add: Besides Nolan's direction, Hans Zimmer's score is the standout of the film. He deserves to win the Oscar.

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