Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Hollywood Elsewhere has one of Jeffrey Wells' stream-of-consciousness semi-reviews of Valkyrie up today. While not exactly relevant to the here-and-now (which could be said of most any period piece), it's OK, he writes. To which I responded, "The whole idea of idealistic Nazi/Nazi-affiliated soldiers sticks in the craw. Like these guys, once they had taken down Hitler, would have stopped the war, dismantled the concentration camps, and preached peace and harmony. What was their gameplan?" What indeed? Thugs with ideals are still thugs, period, end of story. Where is the rooting interest in watching "good" Nazis get the upper hand on "bad" ones?