Watch the First Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s WWII Movie ‘Dunkirk’

With “Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan clearly wants to put his mark on the World War II genre and to make an epic to rival the likes of “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Thin Red Line” and “Das Boot.”

Based on the initial trailer that hit the internet on Wednesday, no expense has been spared in recreating the chaotic rescue of Allied soldiers during one of the fiercest battles of the war. There are aerial bombardments, sinking ships, and a beach filled with ravaged troops.

“Dunkirk” stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, stage legend Kenneth Branagh, pop sensation Harry Styles, as well as Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, both of whom worked on Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films and “Inception.”

“Dunkirk” hits theaters on July 21, 2017, when it will face off against Luc Besson’s science-fiction adventure, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

The trailer suggests that “Dunkirk” could be the rare populist pleaser and awards contender. It seems likely to focus on the heroism of ordinary British citizens who grabbed anything that could float to ferry the pinned-down soldiers across the English channel to safety.

“You can practically see it from here,” says Branagh’s character at one point, looking out from the shores of France. To which another character asks, “What?”

“Home,” is his terse reply.

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  1. R. Paul Dhillon says:

    Don’t see the point of making these nonsensical war movies – seems like ego trips! World War II is long gone and world has seen so much war and death since and no fucking lesson has been learned really! All this restaging of war is just stupid but maybe these studios have too much money or it’s the West’s continued war propaganda through cinema! Those wars are history that no one fucking learned shit from!

  2. Farage says:

    Is this film about the British leaving Europe?

  3. Chris Darling says:

    It’s great to see one of our preeminent filmmakers put his twist on the old-fashioned road show war movie spectacle. I can’t think of the last time I saw a major studio make one of these. I hope it works. There are a lot of great stories left to tell from World War Two.

    • Tina Mallette says:

      Looks very promising to me. I am excited and the only movies that move me to go to a theatre are the kinds of movies that really ought to be seen on the big screen not just for the visual but the sound.

  4. Fernando says:

    Too bad, I prefer Nolan making scifi!

    • Tina Mallette says:

      Considering the scope of this film Nolan put it together rather fast considering they filmed over this summer and ready to go next summer.

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