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Period pieces, and especially films about war, are not my typical movie choices when heading to theatres. Give me horror movies, superhero flicks, and any endless array of sci-fi/fantasy/action/teen drama blockbusters to fill my time - you can never go wrong. So, it's surprising to see that I agreed to check out the biggest war movie of the summer this week. My hesitations were for naught. The movie I will be reviewing today is the WWII war drama: Dunkirk.

The Plot: Set through three interconnected stories at the Battle of Dunkirk, Dunkirk follows the devastating series of events as soldiers try to make their escape from the deadly battle. 

The Results: 4/5!
Dunkirk is a visually beautiful war film. Not much is needed with words to show the extent of how terrifying and deadly the battle is for these soldiers. Starting from the beginning of the film to the end, viewers will be hooked as you follow the journey of these interconnected characters. I preferred the story of the foot soldiers and their many attempts to escape off the beach. 

Whereas the film was beautifully edited and captured, I think it lacked in the plot direction. Dunkirk brings viewers right into the war and the early stages of the main character's arrival at the beach. However, it took a long time to realize what was going on, what these characters were trying to do and how it was all connected. There was no main overall plot except to escape and fight the enemy; it was pretty bare bones. If you like war films and a thrilling introduction to this period in history, you should check out Dunkirk. There's no doubt it will do well at this year's Academy Awards.