So last night, I went to check out David Ayer's Suicide Squad, a film that I had been waiting nearly a year to finally see. Oddly enough, the audience was filled with people around my age, which means middle school, high school, and college students (premiere night showings are usually dominated by fanboys). It was a talkative, energetic crowd, but as the trailers rolled for King Arthur, War Dogs, Deepwater Horizon, and more upcoming films, there didn't seem to be a whole lot of chatter or excitement. The preview for Seth Rogen's Sausage Party got people going, but the whole atmosphere changed as the Dunkirk trailer rolled. Even to my friends who aren't quite as obsessed with movies as I am, the name Christopher Nolan means something. People were hooked by that alone, but as the trailer built up to that phenomenal shot of the bombers going over the British soldiers, the whole theater went into stunned silence. Hearing those planes fly over in surround sound was insane (I can't even imagine what it must have sounded like in IMAX). This was only a tease, but honestly, it was everything that I needed. I can't wait to see more from this film, and if this exceptional announcement trailer is any indication, we're in for another Nolan masterpiece.
With a cast led by Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy, Aneurin Barnard, and Jack Lowden, Dunkirk will roar into movie theaters on July 21, 2017.