This movie is based upon Operation Dynamo, where allied troops were rescued from the beaches and harbours of Dunkirk following the Battle of France after they were cut off and surrounded by German troops. It was also remembered as one of the worst military disasters of WWII.
The movie stars Harry Styles of One Direction but I did not know this when I went to watch, and I still don’t know what part he played. This I find to be a good thing. It also stars Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy who are the only other names I recognise in the cast.
We are shown the action unfolding from a variety of viewpoints, ranging from actual soldiers to the people on fishing vessels travelling from the UK to rescue them. The action is pretty intense and the two hours seemed to pass by very quickly. However, it took me a while to realise that the differing viewpoints were not actually all happening at the same time and until I realised this I was confused as to why a crashed plane was flying again!
The movie overall is good to watch if you want to pass a few hours and there are also times when you may cry a little. I will not be adding it to my collection though and rate it 2.5 out of 5.