Film Preview: Dunkirk (2017)

Page Revisions:

(August 7, 2016) Original
(December 18, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)
(May 7, 2017) New Trailer (#3)
(July 16, 2017) New Posters (#2-#4)

Release Date:

July 21, 2017


From IMDb: “Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.”

Poster Rating: C / C+ / C / B-

Review: (#1) Helmets washed up on the beach while wreckage burns in the background. As a teaser design, it works well enough.

(#2) Satisfactory at best, this poster does an adequate job conveying the realities of war without being incredibly exciting. (#3) The IMAX logo has to be bulky, but combined with sans-serif fonts and blocky lettering elsewhere, it makes for a patently chunky design. The accompanying image isn’t that interesting either. (#4) This design has a lot of elements and feels more urgent than some of the other deigns even if there’s heavy PhotoShopping involved.

Trailer Rating: C+ / B / B

Review: (#1) The trailer certainly gives the audience a desire to see more. For younger audiences, it won’t mean a lot. However, anyone who’s familiar with the battle at Dunkirk will be more than intrigued by this trailer. There are some neat subtly compelling moments that might be ignored, but its impact is potentially daring.

(#2) Less tense than one would expect from an action director like Christopher Nolan. This film almost looks contemplative, which give it weight, but not necessarily audience interest.

(#3) Giving the audience more detail into the film’s premise, this trailer makes the film out to look more like your typical war drama with a few modern embellishments. It is an interesting way to set something like that up.

Oscar Prospects:

This could be a major player for the Oscars. Christopher Nolan has been a solid presence there even if he’s never managed to eke out a Best Director nomination for himself. This could very well be the ticket.

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