Defiance WILL Be Considered, Dammit!

by | Dec 30th, 2008 | 4:33PM | Filed under: For Your Consideration, Trailers

There are not one, not two, but three Nazi-themed films that will be in theaters by the time the curtain closes on 2008.  You’re already aware of Valkyrie, you might have seen posters for Defiance at the movie theater as its release date has been jerked around for months, and I’ll cover the lesser-known of the trio, Good, tomorrow. 

For now, let’s take a look at the trailer for Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell’s Defiance, which, like Valkyrie, is based on a true story. 

Defiance will be released tomorrow in a handful of theaters in order to be considered for an Academy Award; it won’t expand across the nation, however, for a few more weeks.  Quite frankly, I am not sure this one looks like Oscar material in the first place.  I always have a hard time with actors feigning accents that aren’t their own — and in Daniel Craig’s case, I connect him too strongly with Agent 007 and therefore I’m just not feeling his Polishness.  In addition, I think it’s infinitely harder to get excited about a film that shares so many similar themes and aspects with another major release that’s out at the exact same time.  I’m not saying that I don’t think Defiance will be a good movie, I simply think that at this late stage in the game, it might be tough for anyone to get very excited about it.  I know I’m not.   Timing is everything, guys!

3 Responses to “Defiance WILL Be Considered, Dammit!”

  1. Locke Peterseim
    Posted on December 31, 2008 at 3:51 am

    It’s true. Nazis are the new…um, Nazis.

  2. James
    Posted on December 31, 2008 at 9:06 am

    The Defiance Website has loads of information about the new Defiance movie, including cast, crew and stories. It also has the official movie trailers & currently the first Shooting game for Defiance, where you can reach a high score to win a pair of tickets to the film premiere………:)

  3. Garden Hose Bib
    Posted on January 30, 2009 at 3:07 am

    This is a great legend of resistance against Nazi occupation. 4 brothers run away in the initial Nazi slaughter and seek refuge in the middle of the forest in Bielorussia, times goes by and the group grows into a small community with schools and even a synagogue and secondary hospitals. The book is based on real events and addressed some controversial issues such the killing of civilian and German prisoners and affect the human rights There are several books about the partisans in the Eastern front but this must be one of the best.