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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 10:16 AM
Anyone seen this yet? I saw it last night and thought it was really a powerful film. I never knew there was such a strong resistance against Hitler within the military. Even knowing how the assassination attempt will turn out, I found this a powerful film. The acting was all-around first rate, and yes, that includes Tom Cruise, who I have never been a fan of. This may be his finest role in my humble opinion.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 10:20 AM
I will be seeing this in the near future.

The few reviews I have read ( very few) have said it was a solid flick, but they pretty much based Cruise. I am not a big fan of his by any means, but it seemed like these guys had some sort of agenda against him.

I know the general story behind this, and I am very eager to see it played out on the big screen

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 11:00 AM

I have yet to see a Tom Cruise movie I have ever liked. Not to say he is no good, I just don't care for him. I know he's got a lot of fans.

The only negative part I read about Cruise in "VALKYRIE" was that he did not use a German accent. Whether he should have, I don't know...have not seen it.

I read a lot of reviews that were bad, and then some that were really good.

Either way, we know a review is just one person's opinion.

Hope you enjoy it Chuck.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 11:21 AM
I think it's a hobby for many, including critics, to dog Tom Cruise, and it's hard for me to believe that his strong ties to Scientology don't have something to do with that. As I said at the beginning of this thread, I have never been a fan of Cruise myself. But I think anyone seeing this film who throws their personal prejudices aside may see a fine acting performance. I did.

Cruise had a lengthy interview on The Today Show recently. I taped it and watched some, not all of it. One of the things the interviewer mentioned, Cruise next to him, was that a prerequisite for the interview was that Scientology not be discussed. All Cruise said was, "If I talk about it, they say I'm proselytizing. If I don't talk about it, they say I'm being secretive. So I've decided that it's best just to leave the subject alone." While I personally think Scientology is a bit weird, it did make me see things a little more from Tom Cruise' point of view. And he does come off as a really nice guy.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 12:01 PM
One thing I did not know was Cruise was introduced to Scientology by his first wife, the mighty fine looking Mimi Rogers.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 12:54 PM
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Anyone seen this yet? I saw it last night and thought it was really a powerful film. I never knew there was such a strong resistance against Hitler within the military. Even knowing how the assassination attempt will turn out, I found this a powerful film. The acting was all-around first rate, and yes, that includes Tom Cruise, who I have never been a fan of. This may be his finest role in my humble opinion.


Not to burst your bubble, or to make light of your opinion of the film, but let's not forget that this film was produced in Hollywood. The same Hollywood that gave us...Oliver Stone's "JFK".

[Edited on 1/4/2009 by BIGV]

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 01:18 PM
I saw it and absolutely loved it. That is a biased opinion though since I'm a WWII history buff.

Rob many experts I have read think the table leg saved Hitler's life.

Had the breifcase been placed on the other side of the leg the mission would have had a much much better chance of success.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 01:27 PM
for all Tom Cruise bashers see Magnolia and Jerry McGuire.
 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 03:16 PM
I'm not a Tom Cruise basher, but I think he's a bad actor and has a very annoying personality. In fact I don't like a thing about him. But a Tom Cruise basher?...no way.

[Edited on 1/4/2009 by bob1954]

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 03:31 PM
Not a big fan, but I did think he was good in Collateral and fairly funny in his part in Tropic Thunder.

Probably won't see Valkyrie.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 03:31 PM
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One thing I did not know was Cruise was introduced to Scientology by his first wife, the mighty fine looking Mimi Rogers.




BTW, are those possibly real?

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 03:35 PM
Great story, bad adaptation and bad acting. Criuse should stick to the Jerry maguires

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 04:06 PM
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Yeah that's two more reasons i'm not a fan.

I'm not a basher, I just don't care for the guy's acting. Does everyone have to like him ?.

I could care less what religion he believes in, has no effect on my day.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 04:10 PM
Did any of you saee Born on the Fourth of July. I thought he could have one the Oscar that yr. Not a big Cruise fan but he has his moments. That movie is fantastic IMHO.
 

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  posted on 1/4/2009 at 04:22 PM
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Did any of you saee Born on the Fourth of July. I thought he could have one the Oscar that yr. Not a big Cruise fan but he has his moments. That movie is fantastic IMHO.


That was the first movie he did that I DID like

 

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  posted on 1/5/2009 at 03:50 PM
thought Cruise in that role was an odd choice, esp since the Germans pretty much said FU to $cientology.

Born on the 4th was a great flick. if i never hear "old time rock & roll" again i'll die a happier man. tc lipsynching in his tightie whities... blech

as for those who think $cientology is not too bad, for a celeb, it is much differnet than those who grind away in "the org" from the bottom. i've had a few friends become involved to various degrees, and it's a cult. to read more about L.Ron and his bs, pls visit the following site: http://www.clambake.org/

ladies, can you imagine having a baby and not being able to make a sound? Katie Holmes can. Let's reverse this: Tom, I will tightly squeeze you b*lls, off and on for an hour or two, and LRon, Xenu, and the Thetans don't want to hear you scream...

sorry for the graphic description, but those people stole my friends minds. it's a cult and others hsould not let their friends or loved one's mess with this.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2009 at 04:21 PM
I thought it was a pretty decent film, a good story. It was 2 hours long, but it kept a good pace, really did not get boring at all. Some of the German actors from "Downfall" were also used in this movie.
 

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  posted on 1/5/2009 at 07:47 PM
I have not seen this movie, but I will definitely see it at some point. I'm also interested in seeing Frost/Nixon and Grand Torino sometime soon.

There are plenty of Tom Cruise movies that I don't like (Mission Impossible II and III) are good examples. War of the Worlds was horrible. But there are also a few of his movies that I really really like - Rain Man and A Few Good Men are terrific movies. The 15 minutes or so at the end of a A Few Good Men is classic cinema in my book, just doesn't get much better than that. And the Color of Money with Paul Newman and Cruise is great stuff. Fast Eddie Felson. Newman is my all-time favorite actor, and Cruise did a solid job in that flick for sure.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2009 at 07:21 AM
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Don't forget "Rain Man" & "A Few Good Men"!

 

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  posted on 1/6/2009 at 09:25 AM
the Color of Money is probably the only I watch consistantly

 

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