Eman’s Movie Reviews covers “Dunkirk,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Baby Driver” in print and video

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DUNKIRK

One thing that this film does with unquestionable precision is deliver really intense moments of suspense. Writer/Director Christopher Nolan does an impeccable job of communicating the sense of danger that the war created for the Allied soldiers. It felt as though there were rarely moments when the audience could really get a moment to breathe or be comfortable.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Probably one of the greatest strengths of this film are its characters and their development. The most amazing thing about this movie is that you will become invested in almost every single character (ape or human). Even the deaths in this film will feel meaningful. Not only that, but the characters are not one-dimensional. There are very few characters that are bad just to be bad, for example. They’re all complex and so are their motivations.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Unlike some of the other past Spider-Man movies, I thought this one did a really good job in setting up potential side characters for future films. None of it felt rushed, and the characters (even if minor) feel like they have organic origins now. Speaking of which, there are many obvious Easter eggs throughout this movie. If you’re a Spider-Man fan (of the comics or cartoon), you’ll probably pick up at least 85% of the hints that are left. Certain characters are obvious clues to other characters’ existence and so on.

BABY DRIVER

Edgar Wright brought this movie to life from a very practical and organic place. The humor was well timed and the intensity was turned up at the right times. The writing and dialogue of the characters were a great fit to really help propel the story. I appreciated the fact that nothing was overly simplistic, nor was it completely predictable either.

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