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!