‘Valkyrie’ Trailer: Tom Cruise Saves Halloween


Tagline: "There must be a chance of success."

Translation: We suppose that's technically true.

The Verdict: Debuting just in time to inspire anyone in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, the final trailer for Tom Cruise's upcoming Nazi adventure, Valkyrie (due in December) — in which Cruise plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a one-eyed German soldier whose attempts to assassinate Hitler are (presumably) foiled — arrived late last night. Conventional wisdom holds that this will be the year's most hilarious disaster, but can it possibly live up to such high expectations? Maybe! The lack of German accents is still weird, and the eye patch is as funny as ever, but what we really like here is the probably-inappropriate decision to feature the "Mission Impossible" theme song when Cruise's character first appears. This might actually be awesome.