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Reviews/Movies: Action & Adventure/Valkyrie
Wednesday January 21, 2009 - 8:54 PM
might have deserved a four but i just couldn't get passed the mis-casting of Hitler and the cheesy attempt at german flowing into english at the beginning. However, i was pleasantly surprised at cruise's performance and found the movie to be overall enjoyable. worth it.
Tuesday January 20, 2009 - 7:12 PM
Didn't really think I would enjoy this too much but I did really enjoy it after all. Tells the story well I think.
Monday January 19, 2009 - 5:40 PM
it's a good movie.
Monday January 19, 2009 - 9:50 AM
A very good portrayal of "the other side" of the German people during Nazi Germany. There's no doubt that the idea of being in power is an alternate goal of the German Underground, and, just as in Braveheart, the fear of losing the power many of the leaders already had was in many ways the reason the revolt failed. The desire of wanting to do the right thing, but not being willing to make the necessary sacrifices to do so is a story that has been told before, but its still just as true. The movie can be hard to follow, because there are a lot of characters in a lot of different positions, but if you're good at following stuff like that, and you are into historical movies, then you'll like this one.
Thursday January 15, 2009 - 10:49 PM
Watchable Nazi apologia.
Thursday January 15, 2009 - 10:09 PM
So is there such a thing as a good nazi in a world bowing down to Hitler and his politics and infrastructure? The plausible and optimistic answer is yes! Bryan Singer portrays Valkyrie through a sympathetic viewpoint like most modern German American films based around the war. Valkyrie shows members of the white rose organization (commonly known as the German underground) and its treasonous plots towards the fatherland and the oath to the Führer. While every attempt to assassinate Hitler failed; the actions of these men and woman to save their country from a tyrant does not make them any less guilty for participating for so long under Hitler’s regime. This film is very thought inspiring from a historical viewpoint as it can bring up so many moral and ethical issues within the 1000 year Reich. Tom Cruise portrayal of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg to whom is the main protagonist in this epic retelling of the Wolf Lair Assassination plot (also known as the July 20th plot) – while Von Stauffenbergs actions were patriotic in their nature, cruises portrayal of a deemed national hero from the new German governments post cold war era is poorly reflected in this film, however his supporting cast uplifts cruises pathetic attempt being a nazi, especially with an over politicized salute to the Führer and his emotionless echo of Heil Hitler. Over all though despite my own displeasures with the film, it represents one of the most heated and debated historical facets of the Nazi Germany, the men and woman of the German Underground Resistance.
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