Written by Matt Goldberg
This final trailer for “Valkyrie” is the wrong tact to take with this film. If it had made it’s summer release date, it would make more sense, but if it wants to open in the awards season, it has to carry itself like an awards film. It has to play more on the tragic nature of these characters and their fatalistic struggle against history.
Instead, the emphasis in this trailer wants to make you believe that these dudes might actually succeed. Spoiler alert: they failed. That simple fact undermines the trailer for me but maybe you’ll still find it exciting. Check it out below.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
Tom Cruise stars in the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.
“Valkyrie” hits theatres on December 26th. Click here for HD.