I really like war films, in general, I always loved history, and my ‘favourite’ time to study (favourite sounds kind of weird but you will know what I mean) is the world wars time zone because so much happened in such a short amount of time that it is easy to remember the dates. After all, I dislike remembering dates because I am terrible at it. Alright, so that’s beside the point. Dad and I like war films and documentaries so I knew we had to see them together.
What is the film about?
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France were surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. The English soldiers went back to Britain but it was difficult for ships to come there so British citizens came to help.
So what did I think?
I felt the story wasn’t embellished more than how the war was which is good. They did have explosives and such but not too much that it felt too Hollywood.
The film didn’t have these long monologues and back stories that take away from the action which is seen in some films. It was good not too much not too little just the way it should be. I normally really like a whole lot of talking in a film but it didn’t fit this film. The action-to-dialogue ratio was really good.
The character’s portrayal was well done and made me feel the emotions the movie wanted me to feel. The characters were also in the right age bracket. I never really liked war movies with a lot of older actors because back then they weren’t all older soldiers there were a lot of younger men too.
The only thing that I felt was a bit weird was that you see the air, the sea, and the ground at the same time. But the timeline isn’t linear which makes it a bit difficult sometimes to keep straight. It’s a film you can see a bunch of times and still feel like you have seen new things.
I have nothing more to say without spoiling the whole thing. But if you like war-related films I would recommend this film for you to see. It’s an interesting film that captures the true history of what has happened with of course little changes to make it fun to watch.