Friday, December 12, 2008

Valkyrie First Reviews

Fox News announces that the reviews of Tom Cruise as Col. Von Stauffenberg in "Valkyrie" are in (though I wonder where they are to be found currently).

The result, they say, is not that good, or so-so, as the commercial success of the film is predicted to be.

Well, that may be, as I wrote earlier, Valkyrie will indeed have a serious uphill walk to success if it ever reaches it. Nothing is done, though, until is done, as previous predictions of same have sometimes turned false.

The article ends by these words:
"Will Cruise’s career be over? Oh no, not by a long shot. But the challenge to resuscitate will be that much more heightened as Cruise — if he’s to stay in the game of movie making — must choose his projects more carefully."
I personally disagree. As I wrote earlier in the same article above, Cruise chose this script because he deeply felt for it, not because he wanted to make a big hit or "revive" his career. That alone makes it a winner, and I hope he will continue to give priority to heart-felt sentiments rather than how an unpredictable market would receive the film. Of course, making a less challenging film would indeed not be a bad idea.

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