Dunkirk VR experience takes fans into the movie action

On July 21, Christopher Nolan's latest movie, Dunkirk, will arrive in theaters for everyone to enjoy. Ahead of that, though, is a new special experience for anyone who has a virtual reality headset: Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience. The VR video is only four-and-a-half minutes long, but it is intense, putting viewers under the water while muffled gunshots ring out and bullets penetrate the water.

If you have any kind of VR headset, including a simple Cardboard model, you can watch the video below to experience it for yourself. If you don't have a VR headset, you can still enjoy it to a certain degree by using your computer's cursor to navigate within the video. If you have thalassophobia, be warned: you may want to skip this experience.

The video doesn't entirely take place underwater, though — there's also a scene from within a plane, where viewers see the chaotic sky as bullets whizz by and propellers spin. At one point you're even left standing on the shore watching the smoking carnage in the distance. All of the scenery is in slow-motion, giving viewers ample chance to take it all in.

The video serves as a type of trailer, one that goes beyond basic interactive videos to make the viewers, for a brief moment, an actual part of the movie. If you've never watched proper VR movies before, it'll be a different kind of experience, a welcomed one that makes us eager for full-length virtual reality cinema.