The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
This movie is based off the real life events of a group of men who hunted for the stolen art from the Nazi’s. The real story itself is sweet, what they went through and what they fought for was worth it and it has a fantastic cast 🙂 . You cannot deny their acting skills with a stellar cast such as George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett. So therefore, this should have been a fantastic movie 🙂 . However, all I can say is it’s alright. That’s it, just alright. The story (the film’s narrative not the real life one) was watchable but too pleasant and slightly boring. I could have been doing other things and not have missed much at all 😛 . However, there are some gems in this. When the Nazis burned the art it was horrifying and the hint to what was happening to the Jews was a grim reminder of the war horrors. Also I appreciated the scene between Richard Campbell (Bill Murray), Preston Savitz (Bob Balaben) and the German soldier. I also found the death scenes of the “main” characters the best moments in this. The first was done great with the narration and the second was more impressive as I was unprepared for that one (I can’t say much more as I don’t want to spoil 😛 ). However, these scenes were too short compared to others which were quite boring and I really did not care about the other characters’ problems. Though I was quite captivated after the first death and really wanted them to get that art back 😛 ! The ending was cheesy and not needed. An alright war movie that disappointed more than I can say. Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 2.5 Stars out of 5!