Die Hard- Dunkirk Film Review

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Dunkirk Courtesy Puremzine

Dunkirk Courtesy Puremzine

If the British did not hold their fort at Dunkirk then the Second World War could have easily reached their shore.

Dunkirk has been written and directed by Christopher Nolan and whenever he takes on a project he changes major things in the game of movie making. From block busters like Batman Begins, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher leaves his mark for excellence.

Dunkirk is a film based on the Battle of Dunkirk when the British and French soldiers were left to wait to be rescued by the seaside as they fought valiantly against the Nazi Germany in 1940.

Christopher picks the themes of land, air and sea to show off the hardships and close shaves his heroes face. From the bomber planes to the Navy warships and the men at the beach with their rifles, they are all trying to save their lives from Nazi Germany. He uses an interesting time lapse technique to depict his story from the Pilots, Navy Officers to the rescuers who come on their private British cruisers.

The stars in the film include, the voice of Michael Caine, then One Direction’s pop star Harry Styles makes his acting debut, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

It is an excellent watch. The pressure builds up with the help of the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, another one of his excellent piece of work. The cinematographer Dutch Hoyte van Hoytema whose work includes the James Bond Spectre, proves his brilliant skills in taking the audience from beach to sea and the skies suspense of the war.

Dunkirk is a must for die hard Nolan fans and any one who wants to see a piece of history captured magnificently.

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Being You is the Most Powerful Gift You Can Give Yourself- Man of Steel Review, 2013

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A sign of the times: the new Man of Steel

A sign of the times: the new Man of Steel (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)

It is not unusual that so many of the lessons that the special child “Clark” was getting have been around us for hundreds of years. Yes the Man of Steel has grown, matured, nearly close to a great wine but does it quite make it?

Clark Kent as we previously knew him has a bigger story to tell about his planet Krypton because he is the only one who carries his race in his DNA and can save it. Meet Kal-El as his parents name him after what looked like natural birth, it was an unusual scene to begin with and that’s where Director Zack Synder scores points for being unpredictable. The story develops as Kal-El who is now Clark strengthens his powers living on Earth in small town Kansas. There is the evil Military commander General Zod who wants to revive Krypton on his terms and the only person standing in his way is this “Man of Steel”. While journalist Lois Lane discovers and supports Clark, it takes a few stunts before the rest of planet Earth to see his potential and intentions.

Overall, the 3D effect is great as expected, Henry Cavill although British born and bred, convinces you his loyalty lies with the number one country in the world. Amy Adams as a mature and focused Lois Lane is a pleasant progression and her editor Perry White played by Laurence Fishburne is one to watch out for. Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane add a starry touch to the film and we look forward to a couple series of films as the Man Of Steel remains on ground searching for stories, juggles a love story and saves the world.

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Henry-Cavill-Tribeca-vanity-27 (Photo credit: HenryCavillandtheCavillry)

 

 

While Music Director Hans Zimmer is majestic, this time I believe his music was lost and subdued, what happened to the Superman theme? What happened to a new sound. The closest he got to leaving a lasting ear was when the power goes off and the message “You are Not Alone” is being transmitted. We want more Hans.