Dunkirk

Though the skies were darkening up and the thunder was pounding in the distance, I shortened up the workday and headed out for supper and a movie.

Low sodium soy sauce was available at our table. Half the sodium, but one still has a tendency to use more for flavor — so maybe one doesn’t really cut back on sodium?

First stop was a Japanese Steakhouse for beef teriyaki and pork sayogoshi.  The atmosphere was peaceful and happy with gentle piped-in music.  That is, until a young kid let out a blood-curdling, Janet Leigh-worthy scream.  It wasn’t apparent where the screaming came from, but when a hibachi table burst into flames to my right, and those flames licking well above the dividing wall, the “hidden” kid let out another scream.  Kid was scared of the fire, the adults were laughing—

“No more fire.  No more fire,” the blue-capped chef assured all.  And everyone at the table laughed again.

The poster in the lobby.

With our meal finished, we walked down the street to the show.  We had advance tickets to see the new World War II film, “Dunkirk.”  I was excited to see it, as I read that it was darn good.  The film tells the true story of over 325,000 English and French troops who were penned in at Dunkirk, France in 1940 by the Germans and the small boat rescue of said troops by civilians, where the governments couldn’t produce.

I enjoyed the cinematography, and what scenes were computer generated were well done.  Yet, overall, the film left me somewhat flat; the ending just didn’t make me stand up and cheer (as some war pictures do for me) – though in real life, this rescue was what Winston Churchill called “a miracle.”

I recommend seeing the film, as the aerial dogfights are impressive and the actors overall will touch some emotion(s) in you.

It will be interesting how the rest of the movie-going public assesses “Dunkirk” when it’s released tomorrow, July 21st.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

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About Susan Marie Molloy

I am an observer, a writer, and a poet. My latest poetry books, "Indigo Fantasy," "Life in the Oasis," "Gallery Night," "God of the Sea," and "Grapes Suzette" and my short stories, "The Green Gloves" and "The Crowd of Turin" are now available on Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you. View all posts by Susan Marie Molloy

5 responses to “Dunkirk

  • Gene Molloy

    It is just my humble opinion, but you were kind to both the child, and the film.
    A child of that age has no business in a restaurant, and I would hesitate to recommend paying full price to see the film. It will be available to rent soon, and will be able to be purchased from the bargain bin soon after that. Save your money and wait.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m going to agree with Gene on this one. I’m really glad you posted this as I was considering watching this at the cinema, but I remember the old Dunkirk with John Mills and Richard Attenborough and that’s had me in tears for 50 years. 😀

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