As I have admitted willingly on this site many times before, I am a full-fledged Christopher Nolan fanboy. He's one of my favorite directors, and I love the fact that he's maybe the only filmmaker who continually makes films on a such a grand scale. His ambition is unparalleled, and when it was announced that he would make a World War II film, I thought that it was an interesting, bold career choice. The story of Dunkirk isn't necessarily a story of triumph- it is one of survival at a very bleak moment. Nolan has captured that very well in this trailer, and I simply adore the idea of a massive ensemble picture. Give me three hours of Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy doing their thing, and I will be so happy. The filmmaking and cinematography on display in this trailer is nothing short of astonishing, and some of the action looks absolutely breathtaking. We're going to get a World War II movie on a scale that we've quite possibly never seen before from one of our greatest living directors, and if that doesn't excite you, I don't know what will.
Dunkirk will debut on July 21, 2017 in theaters and in IMAX. Special 35mm and 70mm engagements will be occurring all over the country. In addition, a prologue for Dunkirk will be playing in front of select showings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend.
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