If you were to glance at a selection of online reviews you could be forgiven for thinking Nolan's Dunkirk appears to be the Marmite of WWII movies. It's won numerous awards, and a lot of people have rated it five star on Amazon UK. Personally, as a history lover with a particular interest in WWII, I was very excited to hear of a new big-budget film on Dunkirk, an event so poorly served by cinema that it remains ripe for revisiting. And the prospect of something shot on real film, eschewing CGI, made it sound even better.
being Branagh, to me. And worse still, he has here an expository role, highlighting the redundancy of his part, and the absence of any real character.