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Dunkirk Movie Review

Dunkirk Movie Review. Dunkirk is directed by Christopher Nolan and it is based on the true event when 400,000 soldiers with their back to the sea trapped on the beach completely surrounded by German forces that were coming in and no way to get home. The the concerted organized effort to save those guys.
Trust us, this is one of the most intense films you are going to see this year. The way Nolan sculpts this story is is so impressive. We heard early on on some screenings that a lot of critics are saying there's not a lot of characters development in Dunkirk and audience won't get to know the characters.
But, what you realize is that this movie is not about any of the characters. Dunkirk is about on particular moment. Nolan want to take the audience and immerse them into a situation that happened once. He wanted you to feel all the intensity, tension, and fear of being trapped and attacked.

When the bullets are whizzing by and the boats are sinking you  did not need to see bloo…

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Review. This review will be entirely spoiler free so if you haven't read this book written by Jesse Andrews yet feel free to stay with this review. I have heard about this book for a year, ever since it came out.

I watched the movie trailer and I told my self that i have to see this film and then when I saw a copy at local bookstore, I snatched it up. I know a lot pf people love this book and I really wanted to love it, but I DID NOT. It just really wasn't my taste.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is about a boy named Greg who like making movies with friend. Earl. And there is this girl named Rachel who was diagnose with leukemia. So his mother forces him to hang out with Rachel before she passes away.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book

So it is another cancer book, technically but nit really. What Jesse Andrews does is he subverts this cancer book throb and instead of having this cancer story full with sick people, Andrews basically does the opposite. He infuses his novel with silliness and humor. I liked the idea of that.

But I guess in practice, for the most part it just did not really work. I think it is because of one thing, the humor. I am not saying it's not funny, but for me it is very offensive.

I found the humor ok but I thought for a book which was (maybe?!) conveying a profound message, the characters had a certain  air of "my life is meaningless" to them. On one hand that's a nice change from the typical YA "I'm the most important person in the universe" or "you eternally changed my life" stereotype, but also kind of a let down for the reader on the other hand.

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