I think the Jaws comparison goes even further – for me, Dunkirk was a disaster/ monster movie with the machinery of war as the monster.
You don’t see a single opponent, and characters are only attacked by disembodied weaponry. The overwhelming walls of noise are as evocative of the Jurassic Park T-Rex as anything else.
It’s also just plain easier.
I remember once hearing an editor say that “rant” articles were the laziest thing you could write – and thereafter could never look at 90% of newspaper Opinion sections the same way again.
My awareness of this also comes from having grown up on Internet forums and…