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Old 07-11-17, 09:39 AM
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Dunkirk - Early Reviews coming out

And they are very good.

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com...new-war-movie/


Incredibly pumped - Nolan should be at his best here
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Old 07-11-17, 09:48 AM
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Pretty much any Nolan film is a must watch at this point, but this one looks especially good.
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Old 07-11-17, 10:07 AM
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Rarely see movies in the theater, but I'll be going opening night. Great story, and quite possibly the most important of WW2. If Hitler wasn't an awful Military Strategist, he could've wiped out that part of the British Forces, which would've ended the war, and given Germany control of Europe.
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Old 07-11-17, 11:04 AM
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Don't know how that decision goes into the "military strategy" category, or are you speaking in general?

Did he have a conscious military reason for letting them get away?
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Old 07-11-17, 11:09 AM
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Really excited to see this movie. I've never seen a film in 70mm IMAX, which seems to be recommended by a number a people.
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Old 07-11-17, 11:12 AM
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Really excited to see this movie. I've never seen a film in 70mm IMAX, which seems to be recommended by a number a people.
and I'm going to suspect, it's not going to draw a big cell phone, kiddy or talking to the screen crowd so it might actually be a movie worth paying for at the theatre. On the other hand, it could be about as exciting as the departure gate at Carnival Cruise, only with smaller and a lot more boats.

Mrs. Miniver covered this in about a half hour during the war. Tough to bring suspense to a topic over a full length movie when everyone knows how it comes out. Only a few historical dramas I can think accomplished it for me. Good hopes for this one though.
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Old 07-11-17, 11:14 AM
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Don't know how that decision goes into the "military strategy" category, or are you speaking in general?

Did he have a conscious military reason for letting them get away?
There's difft theories, but one that seems to have the most backing is he was so certain they had the British defeated, he let Gehring talk him into only using the Luftwaffe as an experiment.
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Old 07-11-17, 11:21 AM
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Really good documentary on the monumental mistakes Hitler made that lost the war. Scary to think what might've happened if he listened to his Military Advisors.

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Old 07-11-17, 11:21 AM
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Really excited to see this movie. I've never seen a film in 70mm IMAX, which seems to be recommended by a number a people.
First movie I saw in this format was Jurassic World and I'm so glad I did. You'll love it.


This movie looks great
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Old 07-11-17, 11:22 AM
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There's difft theories, but one that seems to have the most backing is he was so certain they had the British defeated, he let Gehring talk him into only using the Luftwaffe as an experiment.
He also allegedly thought the British would seek peace and if he didn't kill everyone their they may be more likely to seek peace. However I don't believe that to be true

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Old 07-11-17, 09:45 PM
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He also allegedly thought the British would seek peace and if he didn't kill everyone their they may be more likely to seek peace. However I don't believe that to be true
This is also my understanding of a key reason why Hitler did not pursue absolute destruction of the British forces at Dunkirk. Hitler didn't want to create a quarter of a million martyrs that would force Britain to fight to the death. He was already casting his eyes eastward and planning his invasion of the Soviet Union.

There was also concern in the German high command that their flanks were dangerously exposed and France still retained a powerful military force. The truth is that for all the talk of "Blitzkrieg" it was actually poorly understood by Hitler & the German high command. They were never comfortable letting their armor get so far ahead of the infantry. Only lower ranking generals/colonels like Hans Guderian & Erwin Rommel fully understood the principals of lightening warfare and ultimately they couldn't convince a conservative German high command to turn them completely lose.
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Old 07-11-17, 09:48 PM
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And they are very good.

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com...new-war-movie/


Incredibly pumped - Nolan should be at his best here
I also can't wait to see this movie. It's one of history's most remarkable moments and Nolan is the right guy to make this movie. While Baby Driver was a pleasant surprise, the only two movies I've been looking forward to seeing this summer are Dunkirk and Valerian.
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Old 07-11-17, 09:53 PM
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Really excited to see this movie. I've never seen a film in 70mm IMAX, which seems to be recommended by a number a people.
70mm is mind blowing. Back in the day this was the format for truly experiencing a movie. A great director can paint scenes across the extra wide canvas in a way that conventional film can't achieve. The key to taking full advantage of 70 mm is the director and we'll see if Nolan is up to the task like David Lean & Stanly Kubrick. I suspect he will be.
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Old 07-12-17, 07:34 AM
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Glad to see the good reviews. All too often, these types of movies don't live up to the hype and effectively carry out what's a great story.
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Old 07-18-17, 11:16 AM
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Hoping to see the movie this weekend. Me and my 17yr old are pumped to see this one.
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Old 07-18-17, 12:54 PM
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http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/r...m-ever-w492668

Apparently it's only 1 Hr 45 mins, no filler, immersed right away into the battle and it goes on the entire movie.
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Old 07-18-17, 12:55 PM
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Really good documentary on the monumental mistakes Hitler made that lost the war. Scary to think what might've happened if he listened to his Military Advisors.

Or just left Russia alone
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Old 07-18-17, 01:01 PM
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Like anything Nolan does will get poor reviews. Especially a war movie where we know who come out on top

Somehow folks forget how bad 2 and a half of the 3 batman movies were.

Only the first half of the second movie is worth watching. Once ledger was out, the rest was garbage.

Memento and Interstellar worth re-watching. that's about it.
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Old 07-18-17, 01:05 PM
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Or just left Russia alone
Even if he just conceded Stalingrad. However, bc it was Stalin's city, he wanted it. And it cost him one of his best Divisions. I think like only 10k of the 600k+ who fought in SGrad ever made it back to Germany.
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Old 07-18-17, 01:26 PM
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Like anything Nolan does will get poor reviews. Especially a war movie where we know who come out on top

Somehow folks forget how bad 2 and a half of the 3 batman movies were.

Only the first half of the second movie is worth watching. Once ledger was out, the rest was garbage.

Memento and Interstellar worth re-watching. that's about it.
The Prestige? Inception?
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Old 07-18-17, 01:42 PM
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Not a big fan of war movies...at least not enough to drop $12 on one. I'll probably check it out when it hits Netflix.
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Old 07-18-17, 01:52 PM
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I thought the Batman movies by Nolan were good. Batman Begins was very good and TDK was obviously absolutely fantastic.
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Old 07-18-17, 01:59 PM
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All of his movies are highly rewatchable. If TDKR is the worst thing he ever makes, he'll have done well for himself.
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Old 07-18-17, 02:15 PM
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Yeah. Pretty much a garbage opinion by East Youngstown. Now I don't feel as bad about Ted making him cry.
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Old 07-18-17, 02:18 PM
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Yeah. Pretty much a garbage opinion by East Youngstown. Now I don't feel as bad about Ted making him cry.
Did you expect anything less?
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Old 07-18-17, 02:40 PM
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Yeah. Pretty much a garbage opinion by East Youngstown. Now I don't feel as bad about Ted making him cry.
Standard my opinion is better than yours comment. Yawn.

Uncle Ted making me cry? Zero chance.
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Old 07-18-17, 02:43 PM
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Standard my opinion is better than yours comment. Yawn.

Uncle Ted making me cry? Zero chance.
Sounds like you got butthurt over him making fun of your ridiculous and lame attempt at getting sympathy.
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Old 07-18-17, 02:54 PM
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EY literally said he was in tears after Ted's comments in the sympathy thread and now he's denying it.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:22 PM
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Or just left Russia alone

That's the most compelling question of WW2 IMO. It can be broken down into two pieces:

1) What if Hitler did not invade the Soviet Union in 1941 and instead shifted his war machine to knock Britain out of the Middle East. In this case the Nazi's easily sweep the British out of the Middle East and capture the Suez canal AND the world's largest reserves of oil. At the same time they threaten to "liberate" India from the British Empire. In this scenario Churchill is likely removed as Prime Minister and the British would have sued for peace - all before the Pearl Harbor attack.

At this point Hitler could have invaded the Soviet Union in 1942 with Britain sidelined, the US fighting Japan but not Germany, with Turkey now actively participating as a German ally (they would have joined if the Germans invaded the Middle East). In addition to launching his assault on Russia in Europe, Hitler could have also invaded from Turkey and Iran. The question then becomes would the Soviets have been better prepared for the attack in 1942 versus 1941?

2) In this "what if" question, the Germans still invade on June 22, 1941 but were there changes in their tactics & strategy that would have enabled them to win the war with Russia outright in 1941 or no later than 1942? After 1942 there was no chance of a German victory over the Soviet Union.

This is an amazing "what if" to game play.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:25 PM
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Safe to say, thank god Hitler was blinded by his ambition
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