Valkyrie (2008)

Suzie and I just returned from an almost full theater watching Valkyrie. This movie will take you through the history of an attempt to end Adolf Hitler’s life and his reign of terror in Germany.

Although the attempt failed, the movie does shed light on those in Germany who recognized the horror of Hitler and tried to do something about it. This was the last known of about 15 attempts on Hitler’s life. It is interesting that the movie voices Hitler’s remarks after the attempt as one of seeing his survival as a sign of providence for him to continue his work.

The story progressed well and the acting was very good. The only weakness for me was the acting of Tom Cruise. His popularity made it difficult for me to believe him in the role of a WWII German military officer.