Valkyrie perhaps not a thriller, but Tom Cruise’s performance draws chuckles

November 19, 2008

Hollywood (ChattahBox) — MGM’s marketing folks are working hard to convince audiences that their Tom Cruise vehicle “Valkyrie” is a thriller and not the bomb “Lions for Lambs” was. But according to MSNBC’s The Scoop, early viewers are saying that Cruise gives the comedic performance of the year, unintentionally. The movie which has been often-delayed is now set to come out the day after Christmas.

A few people who have seen early screenings of the movie told  that everyone in the theater uncomfortably laughed at Cruise’s performance. One scene features Tom trying to do the Heil Hitler salute.

“It’s an unsettling scene but you almost start to laugh. His character is resisting it but you never forget it’s Tom Cruise saying ‘Heil Hitler.’ It’s funny and shocking at the same time.”

Another viewer said that Tom only does a German accent at the beginning of the movie,

“The film just isn’t a thriller at all. It’s a bunch of white guys in Nazi uniforms. It’s too bad. And Tom doesn’t speak with a German accent — though they did add a voiceover of him speaking German to the beginning of the film. Still, it’s as if he could say ‘I complete you’ at any time. This is not his Oscar moment.”

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


Comments

4 Responses to “Valkyrie perhaps not a thriller, but Tom Cruise’s performance draws chuckles”

  1. muanch on November 20th, 2008 8:02 am

    they are just hatera
    im going to watch the movie cos tom is a good actor and his movies have never let me down
    while brad pitt is being praised for his acting one third of his movies have sent me bed early
    i say the valkyrie is going to be a good movie and worth my cash

  2. Claus on November 22nd, 2008 1:45 pm

    some folks are just slow. I thought hating Tom was old news. i agree with the wash post – it looks good. definitely going to see it.

  3. bhavik on November 24th, 2008 4:53 pm

    it is unfortunate the hating people cant admire the hard work behind the film.Let the film came then after you decide who laughs

  4. Josh on November 24th, 2008 11:31 pm

    I think Tom Cruise is a fantastic actor, I’ve never seen a movie of his that I didn’t like, granted I never saw or felt like seeing “Lions for Lambs.” I can’t wait to see this movie, definitely one of my most anticipated of this year, along with the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” which looks almost too far from the original story. Anyhow, I’ve heard otherwise about this film, so hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me, and I look forward to seeing it. Tom Cruise may have questionable religious beliefs, but so do many in Hollywood, I say give the guy a break and another chance.

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