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Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Monuments Men (George Clooney)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban

My thoughts on this film: I was expecting The Monuments Men to be much more entertaining than it is. There are seemingly continuous laughs coming from quick one liners and witty character interactions, which keeps the audience somewhat engaged; however, it seems like the first act eats up almost all of the movie. Secondly, this is more about the actors than the characters. If you are there to watch Bill Murray, John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, or even Jean Dujardin (who happens to be in every film made this year) then you are in for a treat, otherwise, it is not worth it (or maybe the bar was raised too high due to all the publicity).
It is not the worst movie made, but it is the most disappointing film of 2014 as of yet.

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