Stauffenberg (Operation Valkyrie) Reviews
This Valkyrie does not have the Hollywood glitz that the other does, with a bunch of competent supporting actors turning a true story into yet another vehicle for Mr. Scientology to act the same way he always does, regardless of the role. Operation is stripped down, to the point and tackles the build up of tension in a different manner. It's less about Stauffenberg's bitterness over his injuries and simply going along with what others' approach him with. This Stauffenberg sees the horror that is being visited upon innocent people by order of Hitler, is disgusted by it and chooses to do something about it. It is mere chance that he came into the assassination plot circle, as he met one of the generals who espouses the same views in a mens room. Another different aspect is Stauffenberg's family, as his wife is exactly the opposite of supportive here rather than standing by him in Cruisery. It's not because she disapproves of his plans, but that she is upset that his sense of duty is overriding his dedication to her and their children. An understandable grievance.
The final half hour (it's only about 90 minutes) is where all of the build up explodes into the aftermath of what they thought was the successful assassination of Hitler, and the ensuing heartbreak that their plan failed.
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