Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Operation Valkyrie is in Effect

I really don't understand all of the negative hype and bad reviews of Valkyrie. I screened the film for the first time last night and I thought it was a good movie. The fact that you know how the story ends but it still keeps you captivated and is suspenseful speaks volumes about the film. I think there are just a lot of Tom Cruise haters out there for whatever reason. That and apparently many critics had a big problem with the fact most of the actors were English and therefore did not have German accents. This could also be a case of wrong expectations heading into the film as well. In the end, it is a great story, which trumps movies that "well the effects and the action were cool" because you are more likely to remember what happened and it makes you think about things. What courage it took to carry a bomb into the Wolf's Lair not knowing when it was going to go off, knowing if you failed you were dead. Can you imagine having one let alone twenty attempts on your life?

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