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Valkyrie - Movie Synopsis & Plot

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. The "July 20 Plot" on Hitler's life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War Two. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler's once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edged central role. Not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation's government... He must kill Hitler himself.

MOVIE REVIEW

Welcome to the movie review for Valkyrie, a film that has had more ups and downs than any other in recent memory. The movie stars lightning bolt Tom Cruise as a Nazi considered to be a German hero for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler but who, for convenience's sake, has an American accent. Since Scientology is considered a cult in Germany, the country almost refused Cruise the ability to play the role. Furthermore, rumors ran wild after Valkyrie was pushed back from awards season to early 2009, essentially revealing that the movie wasn't going to be an awards contender. Facing that public outcry, the movie was subsequently returned to its original release date, which happens to be the perfect time to tell a Nazi story... As Tom Cruise put it himself: "Kill Adolf Hitler on Christmas!"
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