Critics have already begun attacking Tom Cruises' film Valkyrie as some sort of apology for Nazi behavior by the film's producers and stars.
Not so. The film is a masterpiece of raw fact and pure heroism. The cast is tremendous, the cinematography superb.
We saw the film this morning (11:00 showing) and found it to be accurate, focused on what counts, expressive about the loss of respect for Hitler in 1944 Germany and one of Tom Cruises' finest performances.
As a student of WWII, the assasination plots against Hitler have always intrigued me. More than that, the failure of Hollywood to capture any of the 15 plots always seemed to beg the question: "why not?"
Critics do not have the creative ability to build up, only to destroy. The sheer weight of the film is remarkable. An apology is needed...but by the critics.
See it, by all means....