|11.07.09||Netflix||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2009|
Tom Cruise and several british actors play hitler-hating nazis that plot to end the war via assassination. They don't. SPOILERS!
I remember how excited I was for Apt Pupil. After The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer was close to the top of my list of favsy directors. Couple him with a Stephen King novella from the same collection as Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption? Can't go wrong! oops. It's kind of the same thing here except the part where I thought it would be good.
This was just a weird choice all around. I'm not sure what anybody saw in this. I guess it's interesting to see just how close these guys came to changing history, but... in the end you know they fail, and they're trying less than a year before Hitler kills himself anyway. It's not like it's 1936 or anything... Sure they didn't know how the next year would shake out, but my highschool education leads me to believe that the tide had already turned by the time these events take place.
Oh well. enough arguing with the movie. It was just shy of alright. I'm not sure why I needed to know this story though. Personally, I enjoyed an HBO movie that Branagh did much more called Conspiracy about the conference where the nazis decide to burninate the jews. It was just a small movie but presented a much more interesting take on the nazi mindset than this did... and with less epic music, Bleh. Bryan Singer, stay away from nazis.
Speaking of that... this next one has Indian people in it!