Sunday, March 01, 2009

Valkyrie (2008)

The film is based on a true story of the failed assassination of Adolf Hitler by his own men at the height of WWII. A team of highranking German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Hitler, and seize power of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was codenamed Valkyrie, for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on 20 July 1944.

Motion pictures based on actual events rarely disappoint me. I value films that showcase courage and character like Ladder 49, Men of Honor and Pearl Harbor. However, Valkyrie (or Walkure) failed to move me emotionally.

The supporting cast played their roles well, but Tom Cruise did not shine at all. They could've picked a better character actor for the role.

Rating: 1/5.

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