Friday, March 11, 2011

Anything Is A Very Dangerous Word

Movie Review

Based on actual events, Valkyrie, tells a powerful story about a country that is ruled by dictatorship and how one man’s utter determination (played brilliantly by Tom Cruise) for change is pushed to the limits as he tries to secure a plan called Project Valkyrie to take down the most feared and powerful ruler, Hitler. 

This movie had a superb cast, especially with Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg, leading the pack. I also would like to give credit to David Bamber who did an outstanding job of portraying Hitler and his idiosyncratic tendencies. 

Although most people have some general historical knowledge to begin with on the outcome of this film, the gradual progression of events leading up to the inevitable executions, still made for some suspenseful moments that keep you tuned in until the very last second. 

Reaching the 2-hour mark, Valkyrie was a great piece of history to watch on-screen. 

Not only in the movies, but often in life, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.