Coming Soon: Dunkirk

Becky Aurit

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is a life ruiner, just like Regina George from ‘Mean Girls". It ruined my life, or at the very least it ruined my current Summer Season standing in Fantasy Movie League.

Okay, I'm probably being melodramatic, but if I can't be irrationally upset about a free movie box office game, then what can I be upset about?

In order to cheer myself up, I decided to watch the trailer for "Dunkirk" this weekend. After all, every once in a great while, I need to watch and review a trailer for a movie that I am actually excited to see.

"Dunkirk" is, as expected, a movie about the Battle of Dunkirk. Since it is a Christopher Nolan movie, the trailer has amazing cinematography. There is footage of the beach, the water evacuation, and shots of the planes in the air, all of which are beautifully filmed.

According to Wikipedia, about three quarters of "Dunkirk" was shot with Imax cameras, which is the highest percentage of any Nolan film. I'll definitely need to see "Dunkirk" at the "real" Imax theater at the Minnesota Zoo, since my television at home won't be able to do it justice.

The soundtrack in the trailer is also fantastic, which also isn't surprising for a Christopher Nolan movie. The "Dunkirk" soundtrack was made by Hans Zimmer, who has worked on several other Nolan films, and apparently won an Academy Award for "The Lion King". I don't really like "The Lion King," but I do like Christopher Nolan's work. I even like "Inception," and nobody likes "Inception".

Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy appear in the trailer fairly often, which is okay with me. They are both enjoyable actors when they are in well made movies. Apparently there is also a guy from One Direction in ‘Dunkirk," but he isn't in this trailer very much, as far as I can tell. I am not very familiar with One Direction or its members. When it comes to boy bands, I am more of a New Kids on the Block person than a One Direction person.

I may or may not have seen the New Kids in concert 5 times. I'll confirm one way or another if Donnie Wahlberg ever makes a movie that is relevant to Fantasy Movie League.

Right now the pro.boxoffice.com Long Range Forecast for "Dunkirk's" opening weekend is $60 million. However, I think it could go higher if the reviews for the movie are good. It will definitely be worth considering as an anchor for our Fantasy cineplexes during the 8th weekend of the Summer 2017 Season.

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