Valkyrie is dead at the box office and it’s all Tom Cruise’s fault. As
someone wiser than us recently said about the former superstar: “No
movie star has been around so long and has yet been so hated as Tom
The disintegration of his goodwill started a year or so
ago with his rants against Brooke Shields, Matt Lauer and modern
Tom, by his own hand, made himself look foolish, petty and cruel and he has yet to recover.
The Oprah couch-jumping episode is forgiven because we’ve all had our uncomfortable, public, moments of insanity.
Our next fascination
will perhaps be watching the rest of Tom Cruise’s career careen into
flames — the means to an unjustifiable end of false flattery and