There have been a lot of reports that this Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) film was a loser. Having it's release date change several times from this past summer to January '09 (usually considered a nail in the coffin as far as release dates are considered) only added fuel to the fire.
Funny how things change. MGM/UA is so keen on this film now that they have moved the release date back up to the prime date of December 26 in hopes that the Oscars® will be favorable to them. They now think they have a winner. Looking at this trailer, make your own judgment about the picture.
TrailerAddict.com gives the following description of the film:
Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. The "July 20 Plot" on Hitler's life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War Two. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler's once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edged central role. Not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation's government... He must kill Hitler himself.