Marie Claire Writer Says WWII Movie “Dunkirk” Is “An Excuse To Celebrate Maleness”


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A Marie Claire writer reviewed the war movie, “Dunkirk” and apparently feels the film caters to a male audience, according to The Daily Caller.

Mehera Bonner wrote that the World War II movie was designed for men to “male-out over.”

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And look, it’s not like I need every movie to have “strong female leads.” Wonder Woman can probably tide me over for at least a year, and I understand that this war was dominated by brave male soldiers. I get that. But the packaging of the film, the general vibe, and the tenor of the people applauding it just screams “men-only”—and specifically seems to cater to a certain type of very pretentious man who would love nothing more than to explain to me why I’m wrong about not liking it. If this movie were a dating profile pic, it would be a swole guy at the gym who also goes to Harvard. If it was a drink it would be Stumptown coffee. If it was one of your friends, it would be the one who starts his sentences with “I get what you’re saying, but…”

The Daily Caller opinion writer, David Hookstead, hit the nail on the head:

“Dunkirk” was awesome, and some dumb opinion on the internet won’t change that. I went to see it at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum on the 70mm IMAX. It was incredible. The sounds, the action, the plot and everything else was incredible. It’s a tragic story about a military on the brink of defeat, and at the same time is inspiring as people answer the call for help.

People can moan and complain all they want. They can search for any tiny reason to nitpick the film, or in Bonner’s case, just say insane stuff in hopes to spark outrage. Those of us who value freedom, the military and life in general all agree that “Dunkirk” is one of the best war movies ever made.

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