Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie Trailer Starring Tom Cruise

Wanna see Tom Cruise as a Nazi? Of course you do. With Cruise’s new movie Lions for Lambs hitting theatres this weekend, the first official trailer for his next film Valkyrie has just been released online. Don’t get too excited though… Cruise plays a hero, as usual. Much like Schindler’s List, this is another story about someone in the Third Reich who was trying to do what’s right. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg was the man at the center of what was known as Operation Valkyrie: an internal plot to kill Hitler and topple his regime from the inside.

It certainly sounds like a story worth telling, but the trailer didn’t do much to grab me one way or the other. The movie co-stars Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard, and Carice van Houten, and was directed by Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men, The Usual Suspects). I’m hoping it’s an improvement over his previous movie involving Nazis, Apt Pupil. Valkyrie is scheduled for release on June 27th, 2008.

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  • I gotta say, this doesn’t really interest me very much. I think part of the problem for me is that even from the trailer I get the feeling that Cruise just doesn’t fit this role very well. It feels to me like he’s playing one of his characters from Top Gun or Days of Thunder, but with an eye patch and lots of whispering.

  • Yeah Tom Cruise is using all his trademark voice-tones, looks and smiles in this trailer.

    Is it only me, or does the fact that the people speak with american accents totally make the german WW2 seem fake and even slightly ridiculous?

  • Primal

    I haven’t found it ridiculous yet, but maybe because I am an American. I’ve pretty much come to accept that american actors usually suck at doing foreign accents and doing a role in their regular voice is fine.

    What I do find ridiculous is that there are a lot of american movies that have villians with an english accent.

  • huh. huh. Funny Hat.

    I’m glad Christopher McQuarrie and Bryan Singer are off Comic Book flicks for the time being, but this doesn’t turn my crank much, especially considering the collection of great actors in supporting roles.

    In all honesty however, they’ll probably get my money when the film is released though….