I _hate_ Tom Cruise. But this movie. Amazing! Read about some of the background here.
At the height of WW2, a group of high-ranking German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and seize power of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was codenamed “Valkyrie”, for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on 20 July 1944. The conspirators of the inner circle were shot after a kangaroo trial or sentenced to death soon after.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I _love_ this time period and the history associated with it. This film really delivered in this area. I am excited to do some research to see how much of this was all true and what was made up for dramatic scenes. It was so well done that even though we all knew the ending, you were really pulling for them the whole time hoping that they would succeed!
Very good movie, I highly suggest checking it out.