Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I was going a little stir-crazy tonight so I went to see "Valkyrie," the new Tom Cruise/Bryan Singer movie. That was a waste of twelve bucks!
How can you take a true story about a group of disillusioned Nazis who plot to kill Hitler and make it so completely uninteresting?
The sets and costumes are impressive, but the storytelling is poorly executed. No wonder the release date kept getting pushed back.
Also, why did some of the Nazis speak with an English accent, some with an American accent and some with a German accent? I know they had to speak English so American audiences would buy tickets, but shouldn't the dialects at least match?
I'm hoping that it gets some Academy Awards nomination this week so tonight wasn't a complete waste of time.