Let's get this out of the way- when compared to trailers for other Nolan movies, the previews for Dunkirk have been weaker. This is just a fact. The trailers for Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar were astonishing pieces of marketing, and while the Dunkirk teases have been great, they can't quite match up. This third trailer is certainly the best one yet, bringing the intensity and grim mood of Nolan's grand war epic to vivid life. I still don't quite know much of anything about the characters, but at this point, I know exactly what Nolan is going for and I am 100% in. Dunkirk looks nail-biting and horrifying, beautifully shot and brutally realistic at the same time. But to really get a feel for how this movie will shape up, you have to see the 6-minute prologue on the massive IMAX screen. The ticking sound that makes up Hans Zimmer's score will absolutely shred your nerves to bits, making the entire thing feel like one race against the clock. The different characters and locations don't make it easy to cut a trailer that gives audiences an accurate picture of what the movie will be like, but this trailer comes really close. It's a heart-pounding dose of classic movie marketing, and it looks and sounds great.
At this point, I've seen enough from Dunkirk. I absolutely cannot wait to see this thing, and I'm hoping that Nolan delivers a new war masterpiece.
Dunkirk will open on July 21.