This blog contains spoilers. BIG spoilers. Of course, this is actually based on historical events, so technically there could be spoilers everywhere. Just be advised. :D
I went to see Valkyrie last night. It was a really pretty great movie! It was pretty intense at some points, but I really enjoyed it. It wasn't as much action as I had thought it would be, more of the planning and historical events of that situation. The really funny thing is that I know enough about history to know that Hitler wasn't killed in that assassination attempt (he committed suicide a few months later), but when the bomb went off I got all excited like 'Hooray! He did it!' Of course, then when everything started falling apart I was quite disappointed. I was upset because it was not going well! It was crumbling apart and there was nothing that could be done about it. I felt so disappointed. Afterward I was really impressed with that, actually, because it was (to some degree) how they felt. They had worked so hard and now all of their carefully laid plans were falling apart. Sad story! The most heart wrenching part was that Tom Cruise's character kept trying to get a hold of his wife, but he wasn't able to get a line through, then he's caught and never gets the chance again. That was pretty heartbreaking. All in all, I give it a great review!