Truth is, it’s a bit late to be serving up hot takes on Christopher Nolan’s World War II film, “Dunkirk,” which was released last weekend.
Before the movie even opened, critic Brian Truitt had called it “pretty freaking amazing,” though he warned in USA Today, “the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way.”
Now we know not only that Truitt was correct; Mehera Bonna in Marie Claire on Friday described in detail why the film rubbed her the wrong way. Not only were there only a couple of women featured in the film; to Bonna, the entire movie seemed “so clearly designed for men to man-out over.”
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) July 28, 2017
Now THIS is Deep: https://t.co/txYI4Zgvkk
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) July 29, 2017
Bonna’s main criticism of the movie appears to be that it’s not the World War II movie she would have made:
… to me, Dunkirk felt like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness—which apparently they don’t get to do enough. Fine, great, go forth, but if Nolan’s entire purpose is breaking the established war movie mold and doing something different—why not make a movie about women in World War II?
So, was Nolan supposed to tell the story of the battle of Dunkirk but swap out historical accuracy to make the cast more diverse, or should he have just made an entirely different movie that wasn’t so hung up on portraying white men as heroes, since we’ve all seen that before?
Someone actually typed these words. https://t.co/QZz2urkah5
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) July 29, 2017
You mean the men who died so that you could write that tweet in English instead of German? https://t.co/P70zOcFCZy
— William Newton ن (@wbdnewton) July 29, 2017
You'd be a German publication without those men. Though the language in which you're printed would be the only thing you'd have to change… https://t.co/o2GM3QcAgE
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) July 29, 2017
Is it satisfying being offended all the time?
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) July 29, 2017
No. Actually, these days all I see is maleness being considered a bad thing. And it's not. You're stupid & make women look stupid. Go away.?
— Wendy Babiak (@wendybabiak) July 29, 2017
No. We don't. Society shames if not outright punishes us for it. That's the way it's been for decades.
— Rashnok (@rashnok) July 29, 2017
No, they don't, because you third wave feminists spend your time denigrating their natural instincts. https://t.co/wP15Qh1Eep
— Chelie in TX (@ChelieinTX) July 29, 2017
How ridiculously embarrassing for you
— Robyn (@robdetf) July 29, 2017
Stop being you. https://t.co/29mo8XKeIc
— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 29, 2017
Y’all are idiots. Just shut up, for the love of all that is holy, shut up. https://t.co/4Bj9VeF06R
— Colonel Potter (@laurakfillault) July 29, 2017
At a certain point you have to look in the mirror and ask, "Do I believe any of my own bullshit?"
When you answer "No", things get better.
— Happy Gorilla (@revs_west) July 29, 2017
— Mr. Miller (@JmeMiller1974) July 29, 2017
Celebrating these men is celebrating heroism & sacrifice. Go back to rating lip gloss and yoga pants instead of insulting these heroes.
— teena (@libertariantina) July 29, 2017
I know. It's like they had an exclusive right to die on a beach by the thousands that wasn't afforded to women. #fightforthebeach
— Kevin Godwin (@hawkeyegoob) July 29, 2017
Why doesn't Marie Claire invest in a film about female heroes of WWII. This was an important moment in history why make it a sexism thing?
— J. Elizabeth Martin (@jemartin) July 28, 2017
You're right. Lets make another female ghostbusters movie
— Brian Bohn (@BrianBohn13) July 29, 2017
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Reality/parody divider = JUMPED: ‘Dunkirk’ review’s trigger warning for SJW’s sends heads to desks https://t.co/Y9uDHshjBC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 19, 2017