World War II was a mark that shall be remembered, by what was fought against or in a positive look what was fought for.
I've watched it in IMAX and it was well worth it. I still have my ears buzzing from the sound. Simply put, it was phenomenal. It felt like I was there, among those 400.000 soldiers on that beach.
Nolan is one director, from the new age - if you can call it "new age" - that I will go and watch whatever he puts his name on. I try to avoid trailers in general - I think you should too - and have the full experience, sometimes I don't even know the actors on the movie.
Nolan combined the usage of claustrophobic close-ups with very wide shots to compose the stress felt by those soldiers since the first hour on that beach and sea.
I still feel that panning shot that introduces the Joker, on the Dark Knight, is one of my favorite shots ever. In Dunkirk, Nolan was able to capture incredible moments as well.
The multiple perspectives of this story are glued in a way that audience doesn't have time to think about what's happening like those soldiers didn't have either, we like them, will only have time to react. A tiny boat and massive ships, two soldiers among four hundred thousand, two nations trying to survive the day. Battles on land, sea, air and with their own self.
What will you do to survive?
What will you do to help others in need?
How do you judge the actions you didn't have to do?
Nolan, since you like hats so much, I will tip mine to you, sir.