First six minutes of Valkyrie online
The first six minutes of Valkyrie has appeared online for you to watch. The film is already out in America, and will appearing elsewhere over the next few weeks.
Take a peek and see what all the fuss has been about.
Meanwhile I'll be commenting on the opening few minutes since Louise doesn't want to spoil the film for herself! [Richard]
Valkyrie stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenburg. He carried out a plot to assassinate Hitler at the height of World Ward II. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.
United Artists have released the first six minutes of the film. I don't like watching the beginning of films, when I can't watch the rest right away. But the footage is below, from /Film. It's also available in HD on Apple. Does it look good? Are those accents irritating?
[Richard] Thanks Louise. I watched the opening minutes and the film looks great. Locations, set, costumes, everything. The tone of the film is set well, but there's that contentious issue of the accents.
First though, let me point out that there are no spoilers in here. It merely sets up the lead character's belief's, shows that there's a split between the Army and the SS, and that a number of Officers believe that Hitler is the scourge of Germany. It sets this up well and shows us what the main character is willing to do, disobey Hitler in order to save his men.
The opening is strong, but when Cruise first speaks in character I was surprised that he was speaking in German with English subtitles. These flow into his own voice and English during his opening dialogue, trying to transition us into the way of the film, and to start with it doesn't feel like it works, it's a little awkward. However come the action pieces I was actually beginning to buy into it.
What did you think?