Movies, The Oscars Special

Oscars 2018: Darkest Hour

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Movie info from RT:

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Here are my thoughts:

  • Every year there seem to be that one movie nomimated for best picture whose only purpose for existence is highlight an acting prowess of its star. Darkest Hour is such movie.
  • If Gary Oldman didnt win best actor for this role, we riot.
  • It’s not that the movie was bad, it’s just that this is something I have seen before. The movie’s a classic Oscar bait.
  • But it’s an ok movie. I am interested in anything political so I was entertained by this movie. I don’t know how historically accurate this was but it made me shiver just to think that people actually wanted to negotiate with Hitler. Yuck.
  • I love the play on lights, tho. My favorite was pictured above when WC’s side was cool and his secretary’s side was warm. It’s a good reflection of the scene.

Although this movie also touched the topic of Dunkirk, the Nolan movie is far more superior, storytelling wise.

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