Valkyrie is the tale of a fearless band of German officers who tried to blow up Adolf Hitler. Many Germans wanted to kill Hitler to end the second World War. There were many plans to kill this horrible ruler.
This movie is based on the assassination of Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1994. Valkyrie involves a lot of high ranking German officers standing around in their smart uniforms discussing their plans. This is the only movies about World War II and the Holocaust. During the war and lost an arm and an eye in North Africa yet he continued his career as a staff officer. What turned him against the Nazis was not genocide the Holocaust.
Clauss von Stauffenberg attempted twice to bomb Hitler. The first try was totally aborted. The second might well have succeeded but he managed to arm and place a briefcase containing a bomb at Hitler's feet. But he left the room and another officer moved the briefcase in order to peer more closely at a map. As a result Hitler suffered only a mild wound. One the bomb was placed Clauss was headed off to Berlin.
istopher McQuarrie? Well, together they’ve shown the ability to create interesting characters and weave a story that is both engaging and surprising. These tools, found most prominently in 1994’s The Usual Suspects, were enough to propel the careers of both director and scribe. Since then they’ve gone different directions — Singer to the ups (X-Men) and downs (Superman Returns) of the superhero genre and McQuarrie to what can only be described as a long vacation. Now they are back with Valkyrie, perhaps the most straightforward drama that either man has ever delivered. And while Singer has stepped up his visual game as a director, it would appear that both men have lost a step where it counts most — in their ability to tell us a story that makes us want to pay attention.
The film’s problems begin somewhere around the 20 minute mark, right after Singer inundates his audience with a very impressive bout of action. The...