The Bunker Reviews
Hopkins seems to largely portray Hitler as a caricature. Perhaps he was simply doing the job he was hired to do.
There is a line by Goebbels in this film that really stood out for me: "The masses don't want to be burdened with problems. They desire only one thing, to be led by a great leader. That's what the intellectuals never understood. But I can assure you, Hitler knew it."
This movie parallels the German film, Downfall, which is far superior. However, if you are a history buff fascinated by the events of that time, this may be additional perspective to Downfall to round out the eyewitness events that are the basis for both films.
Bruno Ganz however, playes a great role in The Downfall, kneeling down the maps and putting his shaking fingers and directing his army marshals.
Truly speaking both Dr.Hopkins and Bruno Ganz are unparalleled in acting in both the films. However, The Bunker, really shows the last few days of the Fuhrer, in the shabby atmosphere, one person, really holding the entire Third Reich and the responsibility of the Greater Germany, slowly coming to an end.
Anybody who watches The Bunker, really comes to know a lot about the historical facts of Nazi Germany as well as finds the real emotion of Adolf Hitler during his last days of the Third Reich.
A must see for all WW2 movies aficionados!