Okay, so I've been a bit sniffy after seeing Christopher Nolan film. I'll try and be objective as opposed to subjective, and add some flesh to the bones.
*From the first scenes, why is Dunkirk town looking so clean?
Apart from a few propaganda leaflets floating around, it looks too pristine. In reality Dunkirk was bombed to pieces.
*None of the BEF soldiers have any grime on their faces or hands
All the main protagonists look wrong: These soldiers have meant to walk for days - sometimes weeks - to reach the beaches. Only scavenging food from from houses, barns and sheds. Their hair looks like they have a recent groom.
* Wrong buildings
Some of the buildings look like they built in the 1960s.
*Wot no dialogue?
No idea what the screenwriter was doing: The dialogue is a bare minimum... the speaking was in general atrocious.
*Michael Cain? Why?
According to Nolan he used Cain's voice as a tribute to the 1969 film The Battle of Britain. Don't get the connection. If he had remade the BoB I could fully understand that.
He played Commander Bolton, which was, according to production notes, based on Commander James Clouston. Why is Bolton superglued to the Mole? At any rate, James Clouston, assistant to Capt. Bill Tenant at RN Dunkirk, was ordered back to London by Tenant to update the Ministry on the progress of Dunkirk. On his way back across the channel, the motor torpedo boat he was on was bombed. Clouston died on the 3rd June as a result of the bombing.
*Mr. Dawson: The little boat Captain
Why does he have a west country brogue? Most of the little ships came from London, Kent and Essex
I'll just sum up before I bore the s##t out of myself - there's many other issues with the film but.... given how desperate the RN and Government was, none of the chaos, panic, desperation ever comes across on screen.
Clear picture and decent sound quality.
For a budget of around $100-150 million, is that enough?
Well done Mr. Nolan. It's made you ever richer despite squandering squillions. Turning out a half-baked film when it should have been a genuine blockbuster. Wonder how much he payed the critics?