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What Would You Do If The Leader Of Your Country Needed To Die? VALKYRIE trailer unleashed!

HEy folks, Harry here... Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE based on McQuarrie's absolutely brilliant script looks pretty damn good based upon this first trailer release. It is a pretty subversive film, the suggestion to - during a war time situation - to assassinate and kill not just the leader of your country, but the entire top level chain of command. But that's exactly the situation that this group faced during one of the darkest periods in modern history. A true, mission impossible. Check it out!

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  • Nov. 8, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    FIST !

    by GCH888

    That's right. I said FIST.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    it's spelt first!

    by billyhitchcock

    ;-)

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Chevron_Engaged

    I would fallow Brian Singer anywhere...excpet to Metropolis.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    pleasantly surprised

    by theWarning

    it looks pretty alright!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Looks okay

    by fanboy71

    Even if Cruise is nuttier than squirrel shit!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Ugh... Tom Cruise.

    by G-Tron 3000

    It looks good, but seriously- I can't watch anything Tom Cruise in anymore. He just creeps me out way too much.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    McQuarrie's Year of the Hun

    by DangerMan

    The dialogue sounds pedantic and Cruise seems off. The trailer's too long and this looks like an HBO original movie. Plus, I know how it ends.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Or....

    by Chevron_Engaged

    ...His Bedroom.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    F.I.S.T.?

    by KarmicRelief

    Damn! Thought this was another Stallone talkback...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    What no German accents!

    by Norseman1111

    This looks like the firm in Nazi uniforms, but without the Zerox machines.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    DasBoot

    by Taragor

    I really feel that this film would have had a better "feel" if it were treated like DasBoot. It seems to English/American...Tom Cruise isn't that bad of an actor but he seems WAY out of place in this IMO.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Who'll play Hitler?

    by GCH888

    Now that the great Michael Sheard has passed away? Look him up in IMDB and you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Wow, Harry...

    by Phimseto

    ...I didn't know you supported regime change in Iran, too? That's what you meant, right?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Definately got the pulse going..

    by Thelighttoshowtheway

    its going to be one of those edge of your seat thrillers were you desperately want good to prevail but fate won't allow it. They were fine heroes who made a damn good shot at changing the world, r.i.p.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    If you were the last man on earth...

    by rhcp2sweet

    You'd be leader and no one could try and assassinate you

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    glad they didnt waste time w/crappy german accents

    by George Newman

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This Looks Pretty Good

    by kevinwillis.net

    Has to be better than Superman Returns. Not to give away the end, but it turns out that Hitler was actually Keyser Söze.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Goddamn....

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... Tom Cruise is one no-acting son of a bitch.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Branagh

    by greyspecter

    First he plays the architect of the holocaust in Conspiracy, now he's plotting against the Fuher. Looks good.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Subversive Film

    by kevinwillis.net

    I hope at different points in the film, they paste Bush's face over Hitler's so people see the connection and WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!<br><br>That would be awesome.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I Take That Back

    by Aquatarkusman

    Fiddling With Eyepatch = fourth acting move (after clenching his teeth, chuckling to himself, and staring agape)

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Singer and Cruise means

    by decypher44

    no money from me. Period. Won't see it at the theatre, won't rent it, and won't watch it on broadcast.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    The Best Part Is The Long Shower Scene

    by kevinwillis.net

    Where all the SS officers wash each other's backs. Sieg Heil!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    EDDIE IZZARD!

    by 11dayempire

    "They will tear you apart like warm bread... with jam." :D

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    To me- TOM CRUISE = DVD viewing at best.

    by Negative Man

    Paste his name on a movie you don't want me to see. I think LEGEND was the last movie he was in that I really liked. Not because of him, but because I was overwhelmed by EVERYTHING ELSE at the time!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    "We have to kill Hitler." (LIGHTNING CRASHES)

    by Pound Sand

    Man, this looks awfully campy to me. I still maintain that Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night," is the definitive version of this story, and it's about 90 minutes shorter and has a bitchin' guitar solo to boot.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Kudos!!!

    by DirtyTaint

    A movie about Nazi's without a SINGLE German accent! Well played Mr. Singer.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Woodworkers could use Tom Cruise's acting...

    by Negative Man

    ...as a level to find out how flat a surface is.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    This has to mean Dark Knight and Indy are coming soon -

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Upping the ante on pre-summer '08 publicity - had Iron Man and now this - such a big summer, gotta get a foot in the door now. Dark Knight comes Nov. 17 I bet - Indy with Beowulf?!?! Word.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Just get Bruno Ganz again...

    by FraDolcino

    "Downfall/Der Untergang" all the way!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    We Need....

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... a Wings of Desire/Downfall mash-up! Hitler is a sweet angel who likes to kick it with Peter Falk!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    handsome gents in snappy nazi uniforms,,,gay 3d reich

    by pipergates

    now we know what gets singer exited...sure looks lot more interesting than superman though

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Cruise is doing his Ethan Hunt

    by comedian_x

    shtick as a SS officer. <p> Hilter: "I can understand you're very upset." <p> Cruise: "Hilter, you've never seen me very upset."

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Riley Martin-

    by gavdiggity

    the smart ones of us have been wondering that for years.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Where's the shot of Tom Cruise running down a street?

    by MrMxyzptlk

    That he does in every frikking movie he is in.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    How come all the Nazis have English accents except for Tom Cruis

    by MrMxyzptlk

    I'm just asking.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Mike Myers as Adolf Hitler.

    by MrMxyzptlk

    Now that's money in the bank.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Is Running Down A Street Tom Cruise's

    by polyh3dron

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Is Running Down A Street Tom Cruise's "AWW HELL NAW"?

    by polyh3dron

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    "Sure you brought enough guys?"

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Hitler will flip you...flip you for real.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    The Answer to the Question As Stated

    by kevinwillis.net

    Is this: whine, complain, do nothing, eventually elect a bunch of lame-oid do-nothings to congress to say "yes, we are as frustrated as you that we haven't done anything". And then complain a lot in Talkbacks on an entertainment site.<br><br>Or the more succinct answer: not a damn thing.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Maybe Tom tries an accent at the beginning like Kevin Costner

    by Reynard Muldrake

    in Robin Hood: Prince of Princelings and then just says 'Fuck it, Christian Slater is in thing, who am I kidding." But what if Tom is Valkyrie's Christian Slater? My head just exploded.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    How did you know she was a Nazi?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    She kept confusing Xenu with blitzkrieg.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    How did you know she was a Nazi?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    She couldn't handle the truth.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    How did you know she was a Nazi?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    She showed me the money.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    How did you know she was a Nazi?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    She wore an eyepatch with a superman curl and spoke in an American accent.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    This looks TERRIBLE

    by bloodysam

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Kidding aside.

    by Reynard Muldrake

    I know I'll end up seeing this. And I guess taking Harry et al's word that the script is 'brilliant' because God-forbid anyone review a script around here within 2 days of a film's release anymore. God forbid.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    this movie sounds pretty good

    by aicndoesntwantmorecowbell

    tc has to redeem himself with this movie and keep his mouth shut.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Get an eyepatch, man.

    by Mostholy

    A funky, funky eyepatch.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Get an eyepatch, man.

    by Mostholy

    A funky, funky eyepatch.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    wait for it

    by batjac

    Tom must keep his.... EYE WIDE SHUT Thank you---tip your wait staff

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Opening this turd during Summer? Nuts.

    by Gawdfather

    It'll be another UA/Cruise bomb to couple with the steaming pile that opens tomorrow (Lions for Lambs).

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Cruise = GAY ORPHAN

    by Nezzer6364

    There has to be a gay orphan since Singer is directing. I can’t watch anything with Cruise any more.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    am I the only one...

    by Greenleaf1

    ...who likes Tom Cruise, Superman Returns, AND thinks this movie looks good? Anyways, I thought the trailer was pretty awesome, too bad the ending is gonna be so obvious. And I totally didn't expect no German accents, but I'd rather listen to them speak normally than for all the great actors in that cast to try to speak through horrendous German accents.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SUPERMAN RETURNS????

    by THE KNIGHT

    If they were smart, they wouldn't use that again. Otherwise, enjoyed the trailer.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    riley martin and gavdiggity

    by batjac

    maybe you should go to a holocaust site or museum. Idiots. IRAQ is nothing compared to WWII. Bush is not Hitler. TO even suggest it, is stupid. Get over yourselves.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    batjac

    by gavdiggity

    I'm sorry, I must have missed the part in my post where I suggested ANYTHING about Iraq being like WWII or comparing bush to Hitler.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    greenleaf--whats cool is

    by batjac

    How close they actually got to suceeding in real life. I think this movie is going to show that perfectly. I agree about the accents. Like you, I'd rather they speak normally than butcher the language. Didn't hurt Richard Burton and Eastwood

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Black Summer

    by Squashua

    Is a comic by Warren Ellis where a super-hero does this precise thing.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    gavdiggity

    by batjac

    I must have misread your post then and i apologize

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    No problem, batjac

    by gavdiggity

    all's well.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Would be much more compelling...

    by slone13

    ...with ANYONE else in the Cruise role.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, this is about Hitler, not Bush. Too bad.

    by jmyoung666

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    to batjac

    by bloodysam

    It did not hurt Burton because he was playing an ebglishmen and it did ot hurt Eastwood because he was playing an American...go figure

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Looks fantastic

    by Evil Hobbit

    Can't wait!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Looks like another great movie with Tom Cruise wedged in.

    by modlight

    His part in The Last Samurai was totally peripheral, to bad he was the star.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Does Hitler end up having a kid in this one?

    by uppercanuck

    On one hand, Tom Cruise is in it (horrible, horrible casting). On the other hand, we have Izzard, Branagh, and Stamp wonderful, wonderful casing).

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    yes Mostholy

    by LUZER

    I think David Bowie came to Tom in a dream.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Hilarious!!. Its the sequel to Churchill: The Hollywood Years!!

    by wowsah156

    The only reason Singer done this piece of cheese was to ensure he could do the Superman sequel. Awful just awful. Bad casting. Bad script. Just plain bad. One of Singers rare mistakes. Hurry up and get on with a proper Superman sequel Singer. And we want Doomsday or Brainiac in it.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    where are the tripods?

    by ironic_name

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Would have been better if it were made with German actors a la D

    by KillaKane

    Looks like a reasonable thriller, bit too Hollywood mainstream, that clash of thunder and lightning at the mention of Hitler's assassination was such a bad cliche. A story like this would benefit the cinematic veracity of film's such as Downfall and The Counterfeiter, Cruise can't even stretch to a neutral accent, just sounds so odd.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    "but I'd rather listen to them speak normally"

    by Modtel

    Yeah....i'm sure american/english is classed as a normal langauge round the rest of the world, those chinese must find it hard not speaking normally.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I'd def kill the X-Men, Superman references ....

    by cowboyone

    ... if they want the film to be taken seriously. It looks good, but the constant fading to black effect in the trailer is nauseating (and potentially seizure inducing)

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    WTF ARE THE GERMAN ACCENTS?!?!?!

    by wolvenom

    THIS IS FUCKING LAME

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Carice looks hot

    by Vicenzo

    Then again, you could cover her head to toe in excrement and she'd still be gorgeous.

  • this is going to fucking blow

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good...

    by Kirbymanly

    I'd see it.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    If?

    by ebonic_plague

    Whaddya mean, "if"?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    German accents???

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I'm curious - it seems that when some (most, probably) Americans see an American actor speaking American English with a lousy X-Y-Z accent on the silver screen, it apparently automatically makes them believe that they are watching a denizen of country X-Y-Z. Is that how it works for them? They hear someone say "Velcome, comrades!" and they think "Aah, now that's a real Russian!", they hear someone say "Zdravstvuyte, tovarischi!" and they think "Huh?"...?

  • ITS BAD ENOUGH THEY DONT SUBTITLE IT AND PUT IN ACTUAL GERMAN LANGUAGE BUT THEY DONT EVEN GIVE THEM GERMAN ACCENTS!!!!!! I was really looking forward to this until i saw that singer couldn't even take the fucking time to get a dialect coach in and teach these fucking people how to talk with a german accent.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    But the leader of your country DOES need to die!!

    by Rollotomskasi

    Can't believe I'm the first one to turn in that comment!! Not that I advocate killing, or dying for that matter... even countries I'm not particularly in favour of. That's all. Thanks.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    i thought hollywood was done with lame american accents...

    by wolvenom

    Fuck if they can spend the time to make elves, and hobbits, and people have specific dialects from wales to manchester in Lord of the Rings (atleast a dozen different U.K. dialects)... why cant they teach this crappy cast a basic german dialect?!?!?!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    looks...... ordinary

    by TiPPiDa

    They should have got Tim Curry to play Tom Cruise's part... at least then they could have passed it off as a sequel to "VALIANT", and I also agree wit hthe dude who said they should have left it at "From the Director of THE USUAL SUSPECTS" and left the Superman Returns and XMEN out of it. Otherwise its like promoting "I AM LEGEND" with "FROM AKIVA GOLDSMAN THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SCREENWRITER OF BATMAN AND ROBIN" FUCK I hate that guy.....

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    What Would You Do If The Leader Of Your Country Needed To Die?

    by Amy Chasing

    well, I don't know about "die", but someone should definitely smack him around a bit... <P> oh, sorry, are you talking about a movie here? um, ah erm, yeah! Bryan Singer rocks! woo! Tom Cruise gotta eat! alright!

  • Everyone else seems to be flattening out their native accent and gilding a German-speaking-English accent except Cruise who sounds like he just got off the train from Burbank West Calif?? He might as well be chewing a cigar all the way through and shout 'hot damn' every few seconds! His 'performance' is going to ruin this what may have been a damn good flick.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Cruise accent...not there...

    by dudecometh

    I think the film looks okay...pretty interesting...but Tom Cruise has no accent whatsoever...I feel like a kid again watching Kevin Costner in Robin Hood...then again, I loved that movie. So maybe this one will be okay...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    It should have ended with a clip of the stage hand farting...

    by tonagan

    That would have been gold.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Should feature Stamp saying "Tell Hitler I'm coming...tell him I

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Otherwise it looks pretty good!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good, but...

    by Mullah Omar

    ...it's ALWAYS better to have consistency among the accents. I hear a majority of British accents there, and that seems like it would have been the best choice rather than to just have everyone use their natural accents. It's a nitpick, sure, but it's something that stood out from the trailer. It would have been bad to have everyone faking a German accent, but I am not sure if the solution was an improvement. <br> <br> Or better yet, this should have been a German film. Why WOULDN'T a German director want to make something like this?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    What would people prefer - Tom learn German?

    by Womb2dooM

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is

    by bloodysam

    way out of his league, element, comfort zone, his fucking mind.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Most Nazis were tried, convicted and jailed/hanged for *precisel

    by Corwin_X2

    "... planning, preparing, initiating, or waging of war of aggression." Not, as popular belief would have it, for their crimes against humanity. Both the post-WW2 courts, at Nuremburg and Tokyo, stated in their judgments that to unleash a war of aggression "is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime". They emphasised that only persons actually formulating or influencing governmental policy could be charged with "crimes against peace" and acknowledged that "the duty of an army is to be loyal". These crimes therefore do not apply to soldiers, no matter how high their rank, who "merely performed their military duty of fighting a war waged by their government, as long as they did not personally participate in the making of the policy of aggression". So yes, it is perfectly reasonable to compare the actions of the drooling chimp and his pet poodle to Hitler and his command!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Good Hair

    by Live.

    Cruise has good hair in this film. This is a major sea change from Superman Returns where everyone had the most awful hair imaginable. But that's true of most everything in SR. Cruise must have brought his own stylist with him. He is very careful and good about maintaining his movie star image. <br> The more I think about it, the more I realize that all of Singer's movies have had bad hair. Storm, Rogue, even in the Usual Suspects, all had terrible hair.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Subject line above should have read

    by Corwin_X2

    Most Nazis were tried, convicted and jailed/hanged for *precisely* the same crimes as Bush and Blair ...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    What would people prefer - Tom learn German? con't

    by Womb2dooM

    Why would you want a bunch of fake accents belittling your intelligence?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Bad Hair

    by Corwin_X2

    Saw pictures of Cruise at a premiere last week, just after his SO finished running in the marathon. Awful combed-forward bowl-cut. His stylist has maybe downed tools in support of the writer's strike?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    If They Let Tom...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    actually KILL Hitler, now THAT would be one whacky movie!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Maybe Singer uses the Hunt For Red October trick for the accents

    by taxman2001

    Maybe... Or maybe everyone in United Artists/Bryan Singer's Nazi Germany speaks English perfectly and acting isn't what it used to be anymore.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Snore..

    by PotSmokinAlien

    wireless connex too slow to get full trailer so i will assume it's what it sounds like, cheesy BS like that soderbergh movie with george clooney only with a crazier, gayer star. however i'm glad i'm not the only person here who thought the language of this article was clearly alluding to the presidency of US president george w. bush. it would be cool if hollywood had the balls to release something that thinly veiled about the bush administration before it totally implodes (and by 'it' i mean both hollywood, and the bush administration) but i doubt it would.<P>personally i feel as though tom cruise has always taken roles since he was allowed to choose them because he thinks they will make him feel like a powerful, masculine individual to play them and therein will gain the approval of his scientologist overlords... and because of that, that he is only haphazardly great in movies-- and even then only subconsiously aware of how great the performance he is giving actually is. because he is great some of the time: dude selling his overly emphasized masculinity for money (magnolia), dude who is a totally gay vampire in secret (interview w/the vampire), unappreciative dude with everything who suddenly loses it all because his beautiful, beautiful face becomes disfigured and becomes enlightened only we don't see that part (vanilla sky when he has the mask on). but these days it seems like he's taking on roles now that are 'important' or 'controversial' but are actually pretty easy roles to play: family man running from aliens, a sleazy politican, an easily-judged-as-evil antihero who nonetheless kills an eviler guy (the evilest guy of all time in fact: Adolf Hitler for crying out loud. George Bush would at least have been a fresher subject, if you want controversy). Or maybe he just tries to kill him and fails. I haven't seen it.<P>anyway Munich was a lot cooler than it sounded, so maybe this will be too. but i have a feeling if spielberg hadn't been involved in Munich it wouldn't have been cool at all, and that dude is nowhere near this thing. (right?)<P> And that is my essay on Tom Cruise.

  • I wonder what the marketing dept will come up with for this one. Ugh.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Speaking English is OK if it is all one dialect

    by Live.

    If they all spoke British English or Standard American Midwest English or even Aussie English, it would all blend in together. Eventually the audience wouldn't even notice. It it the jarring contrast in dialects that constantly calls attention to itself and makes us wonder "Why aren't they speaking German?"

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe Costner was his dialogue coach

    by xannibal

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Xannibal

    by PotSmokinAlien

    I'm guessing a black and white, grainy headshot of Tom Cruise in a Nazi officer's hat looking downcast and conflicted, with the word "VALKYRIE" in red serif caps below it, and centered below that "FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 'THE USUAL SUSPECTS' and 'SUPERMAN RETURNS'" in smaller, red caps.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I must confess...

    by earthlingdave

    I actually like Tom Cruise's acting. His personal life is crazy but I think he brings a real fun intensity to a role and, for the most part, picks good films to be in.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Hmm.."absolutely brilliant script"?.....who to trust?

    by JackLint

    Harry or http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=10336 It's a pretty entertaining script review in any case.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7 - no but yes

    by Corwin_X2

    I was only addressing the clear parallel between the two regimes - "Crimes Against Peace". These crimes are only committed at a political level in actually starting and prosecuting a war. And ordinary soldiers, really, cannot be charged with these crimes - since it's deemed that the international issues are so complex that they cannot be expected to make an informed decision on whether their orders are legal or not. *** When it comes to the Geneva, and most especially the Hague Conventions however, it's a whole different story. The Hague conventions have whole chapters on bombing civilians (don't) and protection civilians in a war zone (do), just as a random example. So you're right, they are criminals, just not for the specific crime I was talking about.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    to Mr Saxon - Singer is gay

    by Live.

    That's the theme that runs through his movies. The Nazis weren't all about the Jews. They did round up the gays too.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    BORING / CAN CRUISE SURVIVE TWO FLOPS???

    by TheDohDoh

    The problem with this film/trailer is that it wants to be a blockbuster but doesn't want to deliver the blockbuster pyrotechnics. Modern audiences have seen everything in this trailer many times before. It's going to take a lot more than what is shown here (including Cruise) to get them stoked to see this fantastically true story. Also, I agree, no accents? That's a major shock.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    @Mr.Saxson/Live.

    by TheDohDoh

    Mr. Singer is both openly gay and Jewish to answer your questions. Obviously, the latter played into his decision to direct this film (as well as his second film), and there's nothing wrong with that at all.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    On a more serious note

    by Live.

    Singer needs to stop making superhero movies. X-Men 1&2 were not that good. THERE, I SAID IT! It is only in contrast to the shitty nature of the genre that those movies looked ok. Judged by the standard of action films in general, they were dire, and shot like a SciFi Channel movie.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Singer is gay

    by Live.

    "Not that there is anything wrong with that."<p> And did anyone say there was?<p> Way to flip out dude.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "They will pull you apart like warm bread"

    by ewokstew

    Hee, hee...that line was meant to be serious but was actually very comical.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Naughty Nazis

    by bswise

    This looks as bad as a Ron Howard movie.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Ashok0 - very few political comments here ...

    by Corwin_X2

    ... and as one of the few I should point out that I'm British and so, obviously, not a Democrat. Actually, I hold Blair in far greater contempt than your drooling chimp of a President. Simply because Blair is actually an extremely intelligent lawyer by trade, and so is far more accountable for his actions.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Tom is great and this movie will be awesome

    by Proman1984

    Looking forward to this one.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Yes, Singer is Jewish and gay...

    by FilmNerdJamie

    ...and no I don't know why that matters. Can't wait for his SUPERMAN sequel...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Singer is gay

    by Live.

    "Not that there is anything wrong with that."<p> And did anyone say there was? Except you Jamie? <p> Way to flip out dude.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Sequel Superman Returns without Singer

    by Live.

    It's the most likely outcome. After Speed Racer hits, WB will may hand off the franchise to the Wacowskis /Wachowskis /Wachoochoos.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Good trailer EXCEPT...

    by XiMan

    Loses ALL credibility with those ridiculously conflicting accents -- when they should have just used a German Dialect (dialect, not actual German)... <p> Why??? I don't know... maybe because the audience who will be impressed by "From The Director of X-Men & Superman Returns" DOESN'T SPEAK GERMAN & WOULDN'T "READ" (subtitles) A MOVIE LIKE THIS! <p> XiMan out...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The cast is really impressive

    by Jor-El23

    But I think I'd rather watch a bunch of English-speaking German actors I've never heard of in this movie. At least there'd be a German accent. The British accents aren't bad but then to throw in Cruise's American accent. It's just too jarring.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Singerless Superman Returns Sequel

    by Live.

    Singer should stop doing superhero serials. Singer sucks at it.<p> Seriously, it's not his forte.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Politics in the Talkbacks

    by Shozo

    Sadly, the political ranting that goes on here, in the talkback section of a movie geek website, is at the same level of sophistication as that of the country at large these days. Which is to say, it's pretty much reduced to "yo mama" insults. But I do wonder why people get so fired up about entertainers who have liberal or left-of-center politics... (As though there should be some separation between Hollywood and politics). Hollywood has been linked to politics since its inception - and not just outspoken left-of-center actor/activists. I'm not just talking about Reagan and Schwarzeneggar either. Hollywood is not just for weird liberals - neither is California. It's a microcosm of the weird US - with just as many kooky conservatives as anywhere else. They have money just like Janeane Garofalo and Robert Redford do, and they put it into gubernatorial campaigns and recall elections and whatever else they like. I don't see why entertainers should be unlike other people, prohibited from having a political opinion or from using their profession as a mode of political expression. I guess it angers people to know that people with dissimilar ideas have a media loudspeaker. But again, not all of Hollywood is idealogically monolithic... Lastly, Ashok0 calls Gore an "environmentalist whacko." Although tangential to my main point above, I find it astounding that industrial leaders can hire scientists to refute evidence of global warming and the public rabidly goes along with it. At the very least, if you doubt global warming, how could resource conservation possibly be whacko, or negative at all? Particularly for those who brand themselves as "conservative."

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The gayest Nazi movie since Triumpth of the Will

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I still might see it though, that don't make me queer does it?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Mr Saxon

    by XiMan

    What's up yo? *trying to sound hip for the talkbackers*... <p> Is it working? LOL!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Nobody told me Tom would speak English in that film!

    by AllieJamison

    I guess I have good hopes for it. It has a universal feel to it...which is the way movies are made in Hollywood (or from Hollywood folks in Berlin) I'm told. I saw the quite good german tv version with Sebastian Koch as Stauffenberg so now I'm ready for the American universal approach.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    War and Remembrance

    by mithrandir16

    This same subject is portrayed in the 1988 miniseries War and Remembrance. It's definitely worth the 30-hour run time. The Operation Valkyrie story is in Volume 2. The trailer looks great--even with Tom Cruise.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Shozo ... umm ... question

    by Corwin_X2

    Should a site/forum set up for movie geeks, by uber-movie-geeks, restrict itself merely to geeking out about movies? Or is it reasonable for a movie-geek to try to find out if other movie-geeks - as his peers - share his outlook on non-movie issues. Or not? Discuss.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    yes singer is a gay

    by aicndoesntwantmorecowbell

    but it wasnt gay when superman took a shot in the eye

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    "They will pull you apart like warm bread"

    by aicndoesntwantmorecowbell

    LOL

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    ... German accents...?

    by Pompoulus

    But... Germans in Germany did not generally speak English. How does it make a difference vis a vis believability they speak English with an accent? I truly don't understand people sometimes.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    John Ottman is scoring this!

    by Musicballs

    He is reportedly writing it in the style of Jerry Goldsmith's Boys from Brazil.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by gavdiggity

    just out of curiosity, do you have a source you mentioned for the numbers about the Congress?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    uh, check that...

    by gavdiggity

    make that "a source for the numbers you mentioned about the Congress?"

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    This film will owe any success to Tom's Great Hair

    by Live.

    Film nerds entirely underestimate the drawing power of a star looking his best. And what affects looks most (aside from weight)? Hair. Tom has great hair in this movie. Not merely good, but indeed GREAT hair. This WILL be reflected in the bottom line.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Pompoulus

    by XiMan

    It's called Suspension of Disbelief...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Accents - should have done it in the style of 'Allo 'Allo!

    by Corwin_X2

    Don't know if 'Allo 'Allo is known much over in the US. It was a very popular 80's comedy skit on the immensely powerful drama series "Secret Army", about wartime escape lines in Belgium for downed airmen. With accents a core feature of the comedy. When speaking "Dutch" or "French" between themselves the Belgian characters would actually speak perfect English. When speaking "English" the Belgians and Brit/US pilots would use classic comedy French accents - hence the title - with many misunderstandings. The Germans, of course, just spoke in comedy-German accents.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    DURING WARTIME YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR LEADER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Otherwise you're unpatriotic and a traitor. And to even think of assassinating him? That's high treason.<p> Ring any bells?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    TOO AMERICAN ACCENTY!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    He sounds like he's from Jersey. WTF

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    AT LEAST....

    by Tal111

    ..this isn't a movie about him being the best Nazi who gets the girl in spite of his cockiness!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Bruno Ganz OWNS the role of Hitler!

    by Lashlarue

    Although, I'm not sure that's something to be proud of.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Corwin_X2

    *Verified and documented* civilian dead in Iraq around 80,000 [Iraq Body Count]. US soldiers killed [official figures] just under 4,000. US soldiers wounded, [official figures] just over 27,000. British and Allied deaths/casualties in line with total presence over there. You carry on supporting your leader, you patriot you. I want MY ex-leader (Blair) my current-leader (Brown) and your chimp shipped to the Hague and dealt with properly. BTW Treason is acting against a sovereign/leader. High-Treason is acting against the people. Do you *really* believe that there's a greater threat to the American people than your chimp?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    SINGER IS ANTI-GERMAN AND ANTI-MILITARY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just another load of bullshit Hollywood propaganda. Go fucking sip on your lattes you fucks!!!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Hey Corwin...

    by gavdiggity

    I think BSB was being ironic.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    or maybe not...

    by gavdiggity

    um, Jeez...

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER ANTI-WAR MOVIE OUT OF LEFTIST HOLLYWOOD

    by BringingSexyBack

    No one will see this except the Moveon.bots. Go fuck yourselves socialist commie pigs.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...I will not see this for Cruise.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    However, I may see it for all those other fantastic actors. I just wish I had more faith in Singer...I remain unsure about him as a director.<P>The July 20th plot is a fascinating story that's often overlooked. Coincidentally, I just happen to be re-reading Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". The book is fucking incredible.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    GERMAN ACCENT = SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF!

    by XiMan

    ...DUH!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Just in case you didn't read it the first time

    by XiMan

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    CORWIN X2

    by BringingSexyBack

    Okay, you don't have to twist my arm. I'd gladly see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Rove, Rice, Kristol, Chalabi and the rest of the NeoCons marched into the Hague. If they make it pay-per-view we can recoup some of the war costs.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack - BTW, to get back on track

    by Corwin_X2

    If it is, as you say, absolute treason to not support the leader of your country in time of war ... it follows that the entire population of Germany, civilian and military, during the course of WW2 cannot be held responsible for the atrocities carried out by the people of that time. Oh look - that's what this film is about!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    CORWIN X2 - GAVDIGGITY WAS RIGHT

    by BringingSexyBack

    I was just playing around, putting up a proverbial mirror to all the right-wingers who call it traitorous to not support a President during wartime.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Corwin_X2

    Posted my follow up just above before I saw your last post. Sorry if I came on a bit strong. Funnily enough I can almost understand the US doing this stuff - oil, etc. I'm WAY more pissed off that Blair dragged my country into the whole sorry mess!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    NOT GERMANY ENOUGH!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    hEE

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    CORWIN X2

    by BringingSexyBack

    Not at all. This unjustified invasion and occupation SHOULD inspire passionate and damning responses to anyone who would defend it. <p> Blair was no less gullible than most of the American public at the time. The use of 9/11 to - according to the NeoCons' plan, of course - was effective in instigating the invasion. Truly Hitler would have applauded their accomplishments.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    skip the accent part I see

    by BurgerKing

    Obviously others beat me to it, but I can see that they figured getting Tom Cruise to make a convincing German accent would take far too long so just fuck it, the general public is too stupid to notice anyway

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    On a lighter note ...

    by Corwin_X2

    You might like these: http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/if/2007/10/30/20071030_if.jpg http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/if/2007/10/31/20071031_if.jpg http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/if/2007/11/01/20071101_if.jpg or http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/stevebell/index.html if they don't work direct. Steve Bell, a Guardian cartoonist, is widely credited as creating the "drooling chimp" depiction of Bush, Favourite bit: Bush: My Pet Goat changed my life y'know. When I picked it up I was a no-count former coke'n'booze head who stole an election. When I put it down I was a Wurl Statesman.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Cruise should've played The Joker in TDK

    by That 70s Venom

    Christopher Nolan should've got Tom Cruise to play The Joker in The Dark Knight instead of Ledgoker. He has the right grin, and plus he's totally nuts in real life so he could use method acting to make the role believable. The only problem is his height. Tom Cruise is the same height as Warwick Davis isn't he? I forget sometimes. BTW... why do German accents from Cruise and the others? WTF!?! Cruise did a solid English accent in Interview with the Vampire. He couldn't come up with a decent German accent for this flick? This is eerily reminiscent of Costner's lack of an English accent in Prince of Thieves. Mayhaps they can get Cary Elwes to use a German accent in the Valkyrie parody directed by the one and only Mel Brooks? I would be STOKED.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    BACCI40

    by BringingSexyBack

    I thought my Leftist tendencies were known ... I guess I have to try harder!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Gee I wonder how it ends? Do they kill Hitler? Do they?

    by GornPirate

    Just kidding. Actually the real events this based on were pretty interesting and I look forward to seeing this film even if Mr. Scientology is in it.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    IMHO, Cruise always has one thing going for him

    by Corwin_X2

    Yes, anyone who gets involved in Scientology has to be looked on, at face value, as a complete nut-job. And, yes, Mr Cruise seldom does anything to counter that image. But, I think, there's something that he always brings to his roles - he clearly *loves* acting with a passion. I can't remember, correct me if I'm wrong, any movie where it isn't obvious that he's having the time of his life. I like that.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Wonderful

    by DukeDeMondo

    Very excited about this. Although I did get the sense from the trailer that "good germans" and "bad germans" were being distinguished by the accents. I.e, German accent - BAD german. Which is very silly all round. hopefully that's not the case. londoninbrokenc.blogspot.com

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by Corwin_X2

    I lived in the UK through the 70s and 80s when the IRA was blowing up buildings and people, around the the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland, *every single fricking week* for years on end. The US, and I'm not minimising the atrocity that was 911 in any way, has been attacked ONCE in recent years by terrorists. The UK has been attacked twice on a smaller scale. Why didn't the politicians back then try to impose ID cards, surveillance, nationwide phone tapping, immigration controls, yada. Because they knew it would do dick to prevent a completely legal and ID'd/passported'd national walking into a pub and detonating a bag of C4. Today's politicians know that as well - which is why 99.9% of "anti-terror" legislation, in both our countries, over the last few years has fack-all to do with fighting terrorism!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    You want a great film on the July 20th plot

    by The Duke Of Madness

    Watch a film called Night of the Generals, it's a brilliant film.

  • I'll say this, I am a Cruise fan by all means. He has offered some powerful performances in a number of films and is known in the industry as one of the most respected and hard working actors/producers. Color of Money, Born on the Fourth of July, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Collateral, the underrated Vanilla Sky, and Magnolia (should have won that Oscar) were excellent performances.. clearly his best. And even the ones not mentioned here are memorable and a step above what most other actors would have done. <p> The big argument with Many Cruise naysayers is that he plays the same character in many of his films, with different variations... i.e. The cocky good looking guy (Top Gun, Color of Money, Cocktail, Rain Man, etc. etc.). But the fact is, some of the greatest actors are "guilty" of the same thing. Look at Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, etc. They all have their own unique characteristic that bleeds into nearly all of their roles. It's part of their success. But each time there was a different spin, a different angle that they took. Same with Cruise. <p> Is he crazy?? Hardly. There are the moments of jumping on a couch, something that the media blew way out of proportion because you can tell that he was playing off of the audience that was full of horny middle aged women egging him on. Then came the two incidents regarding the usage of drugs to handle mental anguish as he spoke hard against it with Matt Laure (sp?) and at the expense of Brooke Shields. BUT, fact is, those were his beliefs and sorry, but a lot of what he said is true. He could have handled it better with Shields, true, but he's human. I happen to agree that the usage of such drugs is dangerous and is really hurting our society. Those drugs only mask people's problems and the world of psychiatry and psychology in many cases is no more credible than the practices of Scientology.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by rbatty024

    We haven't been hit on US soil since 9/11 but a Justice Department report stated that overall terrorist attacks have been up since then. The men and women fighting in Iraq may be brave soldiers, but unfortunately their actions are at the whim of an incompetent government. Iraq has given the terrorists a perfect recruitment tool, kept the pressure off of Osama Bin Laden, and has given terrorists an area where they can train and attack our military. It has only helped terrorism and you can be sure that everyday Bin Laden thanks God/Allah/whomever that George Bush invade Iraq because it has been such a magnificent blunder. I do agree that I don't wish harm on our leaders, impeachment yes, physical harm, no. I am one of the few who opposed this war from the beginning, I marched against it, debated at school against it, went into the voting booth against it, wrote letters to politicians against it, and maybe I didn't accomplish much but at least I tried something. I may not be a "war expert" but apparently neither is anyone in charge at the White House.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Cruise is a good actor

    by That 70s Venom

    I didn't say anything bad about his acting ability dude so I don't know WTF you're talkin about. Sorry.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Ashok0 - outsourced helldesks [sic] ...

    by Corwin_X2

    ... now *there's* a Just War if ever there was one!!! [grin]

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    *SPOILER*

    by chrth

    Hitler isn't killed.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I'm ashamed of this group

    by chrth

    The title is Valkyrie, the director is Singer. WORK WITH ME, PEOPLE.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    HEIL XENU

    by BringingSexyBack

    Seig heil, Herr Xenu

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    IS THERE A MUSICAL NUMBER IN THIS, LIKE SPIDEY 3 HAD?

    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    ASHOKO - BEHOLD THE GREAT XENU

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://tinyurl.com/bnhc5

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    If by "cornered" you me let our soldiers shield...

    by rbatty024

    us from the terrorists (fight them there instead of here, which is of course a false option) then that's awfully cynical and a poor use of our servicemen. They should be tracking down those who attacked us on 9/11, not helping the same people recruit more fighters. Face it, there have been more terrorist attacks during Bush's presidency than Clinton's (I'm not a huge fan of Clinton by the way). If there is a war on terror, then all the statistics point to the fact that Bush is losing it. You also ignore all of the Iraqi civilians who have been killed because of this conflict (some tally it above 100,000). Face it, talk like yours diminishes the work our servicemen do and downplays their sacrifice (let the terrorists kill our military men just so long as they don't hurt me). It's a false choice, and if we had never entered Iraq and instead focused our sole energy on Afghanistan then Bin Laden would have been brought to justice and there would have been a possibility of some kind of functioning democracy in the Middle East.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    WE HAVEN'T BEEN ATTACKED SINCE 9/11 BECAUSE THE NEOCONS

    by BringingSexyBack

    didn't have a need to stage another false flag operation. 9/11 served its purpose, they milked it for years with the false terror alerts, enough to get Bush re-elected and continue their pursuit of endless war. <p> But alas, that's a topic for another talkback.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE FRAU FUHRER

    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    RBATTY THOSE ARE VERY GOOD POINTS

    by BringingSexyBack

    I just put them in my list of good points. Thanks. <p> I was listening to an Iraqi woman activist on NPR yesterday, and she suggested that the total Iraqi civilian toll was closer to 600,000. The 80,000 to 100,000 figure relates to reported deaths from violence, where her figure includes deaths caused by other factors related to the invasion - lack of medicine, starvation, exposure to DU, etc. But be it 80,000 or 600,000, it's still a democide we've committed.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    WHY DOESN'T HOLLYWOOD MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Nazis did? I'd rather see a movie about Nazis flushing a toilet. (or something like that)

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    If He Loves Acting So Much...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... why doesn't he start one of these days?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    CRUISE LOOKS BETTER WITH LONG HAIR

    by BringingSexyBack

    like in The Last Samurai. He's been looking like a doof ever since he hooked up with Katie.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    BSB thank you...

    by rbatty024

    for bringing about a fit of depression. That's awfully shocking. Oh well, I can always take comfort in my book of dianetics. All hail Xenu!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    CRUISE DID SOME FINE ACTING IN LAST SAMURAI

    by BringingSexyBack

    He needs a good director, and apparently Singer doesn't fall in that category.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    THE CHICK IN LAST SAMURAI WAS VERY HOT

    by BringingSexyBack

    That might have helped in the acting bit.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I Would Have Seen That Movie

    by Aquatarkusman

    Had it been called "The Littlest Samurai."

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT AQUATARKUS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's excellent. The Last Samurai refers to Ken Watanabe's character, not Cruise. He's actually good in this - not Tom playing Tom at all. And a very good story about Japan's reluctant entry into the world of modern warfare (which saw its own demise in WWII).

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    THE FIRM 2: FIRMER

    by BringingSexyBack

    The movie was a little too antiseptic.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    so everyone hates on Singer now?

    by zooch

    this isn't another Superman film. Usual Suspects and X-men 2 are still really good.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW WHY OTHERS DO IT, BUT I DO IT BECAUSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm an attention whore.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Oh, BSB....

    by closeencounter

    You're a whore, alright.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I AGREE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Self-awareness is a trait I value highly.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I'm trying to ease back on it. Sometimes, I like the look

    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    COCKTAIL 2: MORE COCK, LESS TAIL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Nothing wrong with that.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    comedian x, Cruise is definitely doing his Ethan Hunt.

    by ClockWorker

    This movie looks like Tom's character from MISSION IMPOSSIBLE is on a mission to kill Hitler. He's smirking and talking to his comrads about killing Hitler as if they were Ving Rhames. COMRADS: "And you really think we can do this." CRUISE: "We're going to do it" This movie looks about as believable as the little monster from BASKET CASE

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY 2: 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Dubya celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the end of the war by starting another one.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Anyone who compares Bush to Hitler needs to walk into a gas cham

    by uss cygnus

    ...And inhale deeply.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    This film has NOTHING to do with modern day America, BTW.

    by uss cygnus

    This is a historical drama based on actual events. I can't wait to see it.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Can we get back to the tearing apart of the warm bread?

    by Pound Sand

    All this political wonking is making me hungry.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    If I Remember My History Channel Correctly...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... Hitler was saved because of the thickness of the giant wooden table's legs at the country lodge. Or an angel played by Henry Travers, I forget.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    i want some warm bread with a side of excrement

    by occula

    way not enuf carice in that trailer. prolly not enuf carice in the movie, too. it would have been cooler if verhoven had done this as a companion film to black book...at least it would have been believable storytelling. hey BSB, nazis totally did a bunch of good stuff. they kept the lampshade industry rolling; they got siemens into the world market; and they got rid of a bunch of dumb art that was clogging up museums and stuff. nazis rule!

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    BUSH AND NAZI BOTH HAVE 4 LETTERS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Coincidence? I think not. Nostradamus foresaw this.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    WHO CAN KILL A FUHRER?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Apparently not Tom Cruise.

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    VANILLA SKY 2: THE EXPLANATION

    by BringingSexyBack

    What the fuck was that movie about?

  • Nov. 8, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    DO YOU WANT TO KILL DER FUHRER? YES OR NO?

    by BringingSexyBack

    The answer's not that simple, Tom!!!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    USS CYGNUS - RIGHT, THIS COMING FROM THE GUY WHO CALLS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hillary "Hitlery". Please proceed to the gas chamber, fool.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    ASHOKO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks - but will watching it in Spanish make any more sense? More importantly, is Penelope nekkid in it?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    BUT DOES TOM RUN IN THIS MOVIE?

    by BringingSexyBack

    He runs in every other one.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    YOU HAD ME AT SEIG HEIL: THE STORY OF EVA BRAUN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Even a Fuhrer can love.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    For anyone trying...

    by Chairman_Kaga

    to think of a movie about Nazi's without accents look up Conspiracy starring Branagh and Stanley Tucci about the Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution. Not an accent anywhere and it's a great movie.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    This is how WITH WINGS AS EAGLES would be

    by ABking

    This exact film is what WITH WINGS AS EAGLES starring Schwarzenegger as Ostermann the good german would look like.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I would kill my leader if I knew who he was.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I think his name's Gordon Brown but I'm not sure. I didn't elect him.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Alert! Bringingsexyback has taken over the TB!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Damn you Bringingsexyback you.... you.... attention whore.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Trik_Ster: Looks like you've dwelt on that.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I'm worried about you. Perhaps you should see someone about these Tom Cruise-Nazi-Katie Holmes-Strap On fantasies?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    BSB: I enjoyed that "you had me at Seig Heil" one.

    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    if only it wasn't Tom Cruise

    by Maniaq

    playing one of my favourite people in history!! It looks good, except for the guy that ruined War of the Worlds...

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    German language, accents, etc

    by Wile-E

    Being German, I think that not all German accents are as thick as the ones usually used in the movies. OK, as a native speaker it is always the broad accents one notices, those of people who don't get to phonetics straight. If they had talked in German accents I think it would have been rediculous after a while, if the actors had actually spoken German, NOBODY, including Germans would have been able to understand it. Believe me, I have listined to Phil Collins German Disney Soundtracks of which he sang of phonetically transribed lyrics. It just sounds like a big mess where one can make out a word here and there but never understands what the person is talking about, if they don't know the language they are speaking. Also, I believe that a part of your performance gets lost if you have to act in a language that is not your own first language. In that respect, I don't mind the actors speaking English. And for the fans of German accents: Christian Berkel, Thomas Kretschmann, Matthias Schweighöfer and Matthias Freihoff are in it as well. 4 good German actors who probably won't be able to hide it all that well. Especially Freihoff I believe will make up for all English speakers in this movie (just kidding). One last thing.... a lot of people said that it should have been done by Germans. Well, actually, it has been done by Germans. A very good 2004 TV movie with pretty high production values, starring Sebastian Koch and Ulrich Tukur who have both been in "The lives of others". Here's the imdb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388437/

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Not having accents is total bullshit

    by IndustryKiller!

    It just seems lazy. And another excuse for Tom Cruise to play himself. I remember when I first read about the project I was elated that Cruise was going to stretch himself for the first time since Magnolia, instead he seems to be just doing his usual intense stoicism. If you want to show that Germans actually performed acts of heroism during WW2 having them speak like a bunch of American and British guys isn't going to do the job. It also comes off as pandering to an American audience. WHy do filmmakers need to feel that all characters in a film must be instantly relatable and understandable to an audience? WHy can't the film earn the relationship.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Looks great but...

    by Shady Drifter

    The trailer looks great but I wish Synger had the gutts which Eastwood has in his masterpiece Letters from Iwo Jima and did this in German with German actors. Then it could have been perfect.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    ugh...

    by Wile-E

    sorry for all those mistakes.. I should really start to learn how to type lppking at the screen. Or at least read over my stuff before I post it. :-) Hope you're able to understand it anyway. At least I got the "TH" right *lol*

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Penis! Big fucking erect penis, Hitler!

    by Musicballs

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the info Wile-E

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I shall check out that IMDB page. Actually, reading your post has made me remember that i still have to watch The Lives Of Others. I shall do that tomorrow methinks.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Doesn't look bad

    by mrfan

    Nazi's are great villians. Will probably wait for the reviews to hit before actually making up my mind to go see this. Good trailer.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    You know how I know singer's gay?

    by TiPPiDa

    ..... because "Superman took a shot in the eye".. classic.<p> Have you noticed that the post counts on some of these threads is getting longer and longer.... writers strike my ass.<p> You can take the paycheck off the writer, but you can't stop the writing.... (NOBODY CAN STOP THE WRITIIIING!)

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome!

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    I hope Rommel makes a cameo!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    German Accents

    by SuperSneaky

    I always like it when the actors speak German, in German accents, and we have to read the subtitles for a minute or so, and then the camera cuts in close and suddenly they're speaking fluent English (but still with the accent of course). It creates the illusion that after a minute or so of aclimatization, we suddenly understand. What's jarring here though, is not so much the lack of an accent, but the mixture of at least three or four accents - Germans doing a German accent, English doing English/German, English doing the Queesn'a own RP, and then Thomas Mapother with his Burbank drawl. Chin chin ya'll.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Does Captain America

    by Dingbatty

    sock Hitler in the jaw in this one?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    while it does look decent...

    by just pillow talk

    I'm going to agree with the numerous others above and say the lack of accents and/or more German actors...what the fuck? Sorry, but this movie should be in subtitles. I enjoyed the Black Book...with subtitles. Go figure!<p>Should have had Warwick Davis in Tom's role.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    T

    by codymr

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    This cast is GREAT!

    by codymr

    Hmmm... Sorry about that. Not sure what happened with that last post. Anyway, Tom Wilkinson! Bill Nighy! Kenneth Branagh! Eddie Izzard! Stephen Fry! David Schofield! Terence Stamp! WOW! Even though the Cruiser is crazy as bat shit, he can still carry a film. With Singer and McQuarrie making this thing it could be great!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    The leader of my country

    by Abominable Snowcone

    DOES need to die.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Um, looks shitty to me

    by Rickey Henderson

    Why is Tom Cruise speaking without an accent? Oh right, because he's unable to. Having seen Apt Pupil and now the trailer for this garbage, I've realized that Bryan Singer has a weird fascination with the Third Reich. He's like the creepy neightbor in "American Beauty" who hordes Nazi dishes. He's closeted and seriously kicked in the head.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    i feel the need, the need to kill hitler

    by BMacSmith

    .

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Just Pillow Talk

    by SuperSneaky

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Claus von Stauffenberg was quite a short guy, and they wanted an actor who could realistically convey a diminutive stature. Hence Tom getting the nod ahead of Warwick.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about accents? morons

    by BMacSmith

    like they have to speak in a german accent for authenticity. That wouldn't be remotely authentic. they should be speaking german. this is a non german movie about germany. get over it.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Everyone has free speech rights...except conservatives?

    by uss cygnus

    Right Mr. Stalinist leftist?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Damn it...

    by HueyFreeman

    I was looking forward to hearing Cruise with a German accent! Where in the FUCK is it?!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I give a fuck! TWAT!

    by FILMFUNK

    Looked good but I found it jarring as I realised they weren't doing full character work and simply speaking in their normal voices! If Indy can have German sounding Nazis why not this!?<P>but then what do i know? I'm obviously a moron who shouldn't have thought processes while watching the perdy trailers.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Why do you need an accent?

    by TraumReiter

    I'm glad the actors in german dubbed movies don't have an english accent.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck the accents

    by Kizeesh

    Also seeing as they got at least two of the cast of the fantastic HBO Conspiracy movie, it'll be well acted. (no accents in that either)

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    "writers strike my ass." by TiPPiDa

    by ironic_name

    :)

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    USS Cygnus, you just reminded me of all the time...

    by rbatty024

    conservatives use the language of civil rights to claim they're oppressed. It's hilarious. Like Ann Coulter claiming she is having her first amendment rights taken away because people tell her she doesn't have anything of substance to write about. Newsflash, the first amendment protects you from the government interfering with the right to express yourself, not from other people criticizing your crappy writing. Another great example is when conservative Christians claim they're being oppressed because we won't allow the ten commandments in school or because people say "happy holidays." What a plight to be in, they truly are bearing the burdens of this world. Pushing your beliefs onto others through government interference is not a Constitutionally protected right, in fact the complete opposite is true. Anyway, thinking about that made me laugh a little.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    that looks

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    kickass. better than Ghost Rider, anyway.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    why tom?

    by rookie116

    why why why why why? he's such a far-fetched human being.. i have a feeling all movie with him in it will be an instant flop just cause of his ridiculous behavior.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    We Should Kill Our Leaders if We Disagree With Them

    by kevinwillis.net

    Yay, tolerance!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    shoot a yak - with MIND bullets!

    by ironic_name

    tom enters an area going ooooooiiiiieoooo! like mentok.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    zee chermans

    by ironic_name

    vee are into zee kinky zexxxx, jawul?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    lather up!

    by ironic_name

    after they make a plan, they jump into the turkish bath together.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    will he cry about his cult being illegal in germany?

    by ironic_name

    with glib hosts?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Finally got to watch this trailer - Cruise ruins it

    by finky089

    I like the idea of turnign this actual event into a movie. ANd I think Singer's cast is great, but Tom Cruise just totally pulls me out of it. Unless it is historically accurate that his character sounds so unapologetically American, which I'm not aware of, it really kills part of the "make believe". That, and I just see Tom Cruise pretending to a Nazi that is played by a smirking Tom Cruise. It feels like MI:194whatever and any minute he's going to be like 'Surprise, I'm actually an American secret service agent and it's been my plan all along to kill Hitler!" <p> Which ain't what this movie is. Cruise kills it for me. Unlike, say, No Country For Old Men in which I know it's Bardem, but I see the character in the trailer, not Bardem playing some killer that I know is really just Bardem.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    "Warwick Davis in Tom's role"

    by finky089

    What a thought, pillow! I'd forgive the lack of German accents then.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I heard they kill Tom by making him jump on a

    by finky089

    couch. Or was that just an attempt on the life of his credibility?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I Don't Think There Are Nazi Like . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Liberals and conservatives. Neither side, as far as I observed, has actually suggested rounding up their ideological opponents and putting them in camps. I mean, seriously. Some of 'em may talk like Nazis, but none of them actually advance their agendas in such Nazi-like ways. Although the anti-religious-symbology is certainly goofy.<br><br>Maybe I've just missed it.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    The George Bush/Hitler comparisons are off the mark.

    by rbatty024

    He's much more similar to King George III. He's a part of a lineage of leaders, father to son, with no real credentials to rule other than his father. He believes in absolute executive power with no oversight, much like a king. He apparently is also insane considering the colossally stupid decision he made to go into Iraq (which is the equivalent of us attacking Peru after Pearl Harbor)

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    This was great as Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Also, when actors try accents when they are not able to do so - you get Billy Crudup in The Good Shepard. Just fucking awful. Suspend disbelief, lest there be shittiness.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    What do you mean, "if?"

    by Harry Weinstein

    And now I'm going to read the TB and see how many people said exactly the same thing before I did.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    SuperSneaky...WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM preventing me

    by just pillow talk

    from reading your comments...

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    the tone of this movie looks way off

    by misnomer

    ...far too cheesy. And why is everyone speaking English?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    tom plans to suck hitler to death

    by ironic_name

    hitler is singer.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I'm so sorry but I just CAN'T take Eddie Izzard seriously

    by Sepulchrave

    he needs an eyepatch and a James Mason accent' Ah'm gonna teah you apaht like wahm bread!'

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Are y'all scared of being hunted by the FBI

    by Sepulchrave

    Because I think that the title of this article is a hell of a rhetorical question.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Everybody LOVES Nazis

    by Sepulchrave

    They're so bankable, so hissable, so evil and so stylish. Where would Hollywood be without the Nazis?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    AICN...make the WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM go away!

    by just pillow talk

    This is ridiculous.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    This looks cool

    by Wee Willie

    I know Cruise is a little crazy, but for my money, he's one hell of a good movie actor and a great screen presence. Singer's a hell of a good director, and the rest of the cast are all heavy-hitters. Plus, it's a story about trying to kill the worst motherfucker in History. I'm seeing this.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    TOM CRUISE = No money from me

    by Drathan

    I'd feel like I'd be helping scientology. Gives me the shivers.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    FISTS OF FUHRER: HITLER STRIKES BACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Adolf don't take an assassination attempt lightly.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    DIE ANOTHER DAY: THE FAILED ATTEMPT ON HITLER'S LIFE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Starring the deliciously beautiful Rosamund Pike as Eva Braun and Rick Yune as Goebbels.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks Pound Sand

    by BringingSexyBack

    I's aims ta please

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Cruise

    by mastes360

    Is he ever going to age?.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I am the more fervent Cruise supporter I know...

    by bobbo32

    but man, even I have to admit that he seems to be pretty woefully miscast here. I will still go see it regardless.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Wow...he sounds so American

    by Freakemovie

    But I guess thats better than a bad German accent. This film looks awesome, but the problem is that everyone knows going in that it's going to be a massive, massive downer. I don't need sunshine and butterflies, but I hope the film doesn't leave you with complete and utter dispair.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise has destroyed his career...

    by Bill Clay

    ...by making the colossal mistake of becoming the poster child for Scientology. I can no longer stand to even look at that cult brainwashed little nitwit.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    No Hitler's son...

    by idahomer

    But apparantly Cruise's von Stauffenberg grew his right hand back.<p> So I guess except for the bomb and all, this won't be following the true story very closely.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Why Would Anybody Speak German With A German Accent?

    by Buzz Maverik

    Remember, it's the OTHER guy that has the accent.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    SuperSneaky...but Tom can't match Warwick's

    by just pillow talk

    body of work...the Leprechaun movies..apparently something in production called Shortfellas. That just sounds like GOLD.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Kenny Baker would play Stamp's role

    by finky089

    if casting all little people.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Cast all little people - bigger than Time Bandits!

    by finky089

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    why do I continually get a WHITEOUT screen

    by finky089

    instead of seeing the fucking comments. Goddamn it, Harold! I only have short bursts of availability in my day to fuck around here!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    i guess i just had to cuss at it to make it work

    by finky089

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Singer is Gay

    by queerfilmjunkie

    I wonder what all you basement dwelling twats would snicker about if you didn't know Singer was gay. Did any of you think Singer's movies were gay before you knew he was? Seriously? Was Kayser Soze a big flamer? It's just really pathetic that so many geeks who are too fat to see their own dicks are so concerned with what others are doing with theirs. Get a fucking life.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    YAWN....Branagh and Stamp are the quality.

    by Specktron

    How can this be a studio flick and have justice done to the story? <p> UA are now the home of Cruise's vanity projects. Woooh!! Yeah!!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    GAY director and star

    by Prossor

    NO THANKS TO THIS GAYBO MOVIE

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    What with Lions For Lambs getting ripped to shreds...

    by Snarf Snarf

    ...and L. Ron's Saviour's american accent standing out as the (one-eyed) elephant in the room of this movie, I bet Sumner Redstone's pissing himself laughing in his $9bn hyperbaric chamber..

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    So wait, I'm confused....

    by Snarf Snarf

    Is this the one where our hero has to take out the diabolical madman hell-bent on world domination by getting airlifted to Hitler's roof, descending down some sort of 'shaft' and engaging in beautifully choreographed firefights with inept SS Officers...or is it the one where our hero returns from battle only to find that Germany has learned to cope without him and his old flame has not only shacked up with his former employers nephew and has a kid which turns out to be his, meanwhile dastardly 'Hex' Hitler has escaped punishment for his crimes as our hero wasn't around to testify?

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Oh no wait...

    by Snarf Snarf

    it's the one where Tom Cruise fucks about with Germany's historical accuracy just 'cos like they totally wouldn't let him film at the Reichstag for M.I.:Wee...

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Eddie Izzard = Movie Kiss Of Death

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    As much as I love The Izzard, every movie he touches crumbles at the Box Office. He's the WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM for Hollywood.

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Oops. I upset the WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM there.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    It's now attempting to stop me viewing this TalkBack.<p>Damn you WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM. You are the sperm of Bay!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    "Just take those old Nazis off the shelf..."

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Cruise in his underwear dancing on Hitler's corpse. :P

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Cruise and Hitler on motorcycles, fighting on the beach

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Directed by John Woo!

  • Nov. 9, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Sad

    by farstar99

    Stauffenberg's story deserved to be told, but not with some celeb twink in the role.

  • Nov. 10, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU WHITE SCREEN OF DOOM!!!

    by Maniaq

    Harry! Get some new webmonkeys already! <br> <br> btw Zeee Germans have already made this film - complete with people speaking German and no American accents - <br> <br> http://tinyurl.com/2zkc32 <br> <br> "Operation Valkyrie" - 2004 - and they did it without having to use anyone from the Cult of Scientology too...