Do you people realize that The Matrix and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace will be ten years old this year? WEIRD!
But anyway…

 

Not only does Valkyrie have every middle -aged English actor and their mothers in it, but it is a freaking AWESOME film! I know, I know – Me? Recommending a film with post-crazy!Tom Cruise in it? Yeppers.

 

"What did I tell you about ‘yeppers’?"

 

I digress!

 

I went to see it last night with the fam and a friend and it was really very impressive. *bows down to Bryan Singer* And there is a very good reason for that eye patch you see him wearing in the trailer.   When I first saw the trailer for Valkyrie I kind of rolled my eyes and ‘oh pleased’ it away lightly.
Then I learned who directed it and my interest in it piqued.

 

THEN I learned who was in it. Here’s the list of biggies for those of you who don’t know:

Tom Cruise (duh)
Kenneth Branagh
Bill Nighy
Terrence Stamp
Tom Hollander
Thomas Kretschmann (Fwwwwaaahh!!)
Eddie Izzard
Kevin McNally (Gibbs from the Pirates Movies)
David Bamber (as Hitler. HAH!)

 

This film not only gets you to cheer for the people on the side that you never thought you’d be cheering for,  but it got me so into the suspense of it all that even though I knew what was going to happen, I was hoping that they would succeed in the end.

 

It is very un-Tom Cruise-y as well. Maybe one or two of the actors spoke in German accents (Thomas Kretchmann!) because they actually were German. Other than that everyone else just spoke normally and because of the way it was done it was acceptable by the audience. The directing was fantastic and the screenplay was wonderfully clever at getting the audience to warm up to these non-German guys playing Nazis who wanted to get rid of Hitler.

 

This is one of those Historically Awesome films that keep accurate to the true events and yet seem to be pulled out of someone’s imagination, the story is so fantastic and suspensful. It is amazing to think that it actually happened.

 

So, right, I recommend going to see it. 😀