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    Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Well, I just got back from the movie Valkyrie. Since the critics were blasting it, I figured that was a good reason to see it. It turned out to be a pretty decent film. If you have a taste for war movies or spy thrillers, it fits into both a bit. Tom Cruise wasn't the best choice to play the lead but he was better then I expected.

    The theater was packed for whatever thats worth considering its X-Mas and a nice 70 degree day down here in Panama City Beach.



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    I saw all the previews for this, and I'm totally stumped as to how this could possibly be a "thriller". It's a historical event. We already know what happens. How is this suspense?


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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    I saw all the previews for this, and I'm totally stumped as to how this could possibly be a "thriller". It's a historical event. We already know what happens. How is this suspense?
    A lot of people paid money to see Titanic.



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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    A lot of people paid money to see Titanic.
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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    A lot of people paid money to see Titanic.
    I hate that movie and anyone that liked it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I hate that movie and anyone that liked it.
    I still have never seen it.



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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    A lot of people paid money to see Titanic.
    While true, Titanic was marketed as a love story. The movie was not about the historical events, it was about fictional characters placed within that context. Valkyrie is marketed as a suspense thriller. Most suspense thrillers hinge on the fact that you don't know how it ends. Whereas, in this movie, we already know Hitler doesn't die, and the assassination attempt fails. I struggle to see how this could be suspenseful.


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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    I saw all the previews for this, and I'm totally stumped as to how this could possibly be a "thriller". It's a historical event. We already know what happens. How is this suspense?
    Well, I never really said it was a "thriller" exactly. It has elements of a spy "thriller". I also wont go so far as to call it a great movie. It was not bad, and certianlly not as bad as the critics made it out to be.

    Had they gotten someone else to play the lead, this could have been a great film. Cruise was just wasnt very believable considering the rest of the cast were solid veteran actors.


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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Regardless of how well this film could potentially be, there's no way I'm going to support anything Tom Cruise does.

    It's an intriguing story, but I'd just as soon see the History channel version of it than watch some Hollywood adaptation with crap actors.


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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by scubapohl1 View Post
    Well, I never really said it was a "thriller" exactly. It has elements of a spy "thriller". I also wont go so far as to call it a great movie. It was not bad, and certianlly not as bad as the critics made it out to be.

    Had they gotten someone else to play the lead, this could have been a great film. Cruise was just wasnt very unbelievable considering the rest of the cast were solid veteran actors.
    I wasn't trying to make it seem like you were lying. The film is marketed by the studio as a thriller.


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    I could see the "thriller" aspect. We don't know how many times the conspirators almost got caught or had to tie up loose ends. I actually don't know if Hitler found and punished all the people responsible and if he did, how long it took to find those conspirators.

    The thing that I'd have a hard time with is the lack of German speaking from Cruise. Even a German accent would have been good.


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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

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    I hate that movie and anyone that liked it.
    I, like many a man, was forced to watch it with the significant other. I liked it for one reason.....boobies. Kate Winslet's boobies. Enough said.



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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Was Tom Cruise hung with piano wire at the end?
    Was Hitler ****** that Auburn hired Chizik? We should somehow work Tom Cruise into the "Hitler on Chizik" vid.

    The little bit of trailers I have seen of this reminds me of Kevin Costner in Robin Hood where they realized that they could never, ever pull off the accent without everyone laughing. Ughh. Painful, but a big money maker with the Bryan Adams power ballad getting the swooning ladies to buy it on VHS.

    I love the comment above about "more aged actors" than Cruise. LOL!! He is gotta to be 45 or 50 himself. He has a pretty solid body of work from the boxoffice TopGun/Days of Thunder point of view. The Raelian UFO's that visit the Scientology skin lab are keeping him young. Ever see "Eyes Wide Shut"??? What a freaking mistake. Death or no death of director.

    Lastly, I will leave you with a good recommendation. Watched the Patrick Stewart version of Dicken's Christmas Carol last night. Wow. I had not actually sat down and watched a Christmas Carol production in 20+ years, but how very inspiring. God Bless us everyone.



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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by bmuff View Post
    I could see the "thriller" aspect. We don't know how many times the conspirators almost got caught or had to tie up loose ends. I actually don't know if Hitler found and punished all the people responsible and if he did, how long it took to find those conspirators.

    The thing that I'd have a hard time with is the lack of German speaking from Cruise. Even a German accent would have been good.
    It's Hollywood, so they'll screw with the moviejust to give it more suspense. It will probably be a fictionalized account of what really happened.

    Were the conspirators punished? Let's put it this way, some of his closest friends and generals ended up dead.



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    Re: Valkyrie (not really a spoiler)

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I, like many a man, was forced to watch it with the significant other. I liked it for one reason.....boobies. Kate Winslet's boobies. Enough said.
    I don't put in that much time and spend that much money to see boobies unless I can put my face between them.



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