Movie Review: Sophie Scholl, the Final Days
Best Part: We don’t get to hear a whole lot about the German youth-resistance over here in the states, so it was kind of fun to hear a little about it. (Although I hear there’s a Helmuth HÃ¼bener movie currently in production starring Haley Joel Osment — odd.) Plus it had some good in medias res.
Biggest Question: I found the characters’ plot-creating decision-making process questionable:
- Hurry, we have to get out of here before they catch us!
- Okay, but I still have some leaflets in the suitcase.
- Oh — in that case, we should distribute them before leaving.
- Good idea!
Too Long By: 10 min. — the leaflet distribution scene was a little long (you know they’re going to get caught) and the scene with the dude from Salzburg (InnsbrÃ¼ck?) getting questioned at trial seemed gratuitous.
Haiku Synopsis (in German to avoid spoiling the ending!):
MÃ¤dchen und Bruder
Als VerrÃ¤ter verhaftet,
Additional Complaint Before Stating That I Liked It: Sophie’s character is too perfect, which makes her seem less human, which makes it seem like she isn’t sacrificing so much when she gets, uh, enthauptet.
Final Score: 7/10.