Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Valkyrie may not be shit....

United Artists' Valkyrie based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, has long suffered from filming problems - the Germans at first denied them permission to shoot in Berlin, then later agreed, then threatened to halt production as Tom Cruise is a Scientologist (classified a dangerous cult by the German government), but latter backed off on this stance and so the filming went ahead.

Above - The cast of Valkyrie (Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, Tom Cruise, Terrence Stamp, David Schofield and Kenneth Brannagh).

Wikipedia chronicles the fluctuating projected release dates as thus:

"Valkyrie was originally slated to be released in August 8, 2008, but the film was moved up earlier to be released in June 27, 2008. The release date was again moved, to October 3, 2008 to avoid competition from WALL-E and the delayed Wanted and to enable the filming of a key battle sequence, after the production was unable to find a suitable location for the scenes. The date was also chosen to increase the film's chances of awards success. In April 2008, the release date was pushed back to February 13, 2009, with the studio citing the early fall schedule as too crowded with Academy Award prospects. Valkyrie will instead take advantage of the lucrative President's Day weekend, after The Wolf Man and The Pink Panther 2 were moved from this date. By August 2008, the release date was changed to December 26, 2008 with reports citing commercial reasons for the move after a successful test screening."

Many journalists and critics have sniped the film at every turn. Personally I think it will either be amazing or complete shit. This won't be a 3-Star movie. See the new trailer for yourself below:


6 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Personally I think it will either be amazing or complete shit

At least you kept your options open Lt.Col ;)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

What I mean if you were clever enough to comprehend is that you're looking at 1 or 5 stars for this, there can't be something in between.

Constance said...

Creedon, you are always so extreme! Life is a harsh black and white gulag for you, isn't it? No color, no art... just hard, cruel edges...

Civilian Overseer said...

Lt.Col, you know it hurts me to think down to your level.

Constance said...

Civvy! Will you play it cool? I don't want the colonel to think that we have entered into some diabolical compact with each other to ensure he is constantly teased!

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, what is all this talk of diabolical compacts?, I only engage in angelic contracts. The Lt.Col is too much of a target rich environment to pass up.