Thursday, February 06, 2014

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

This movie opens TOMORROW and please go see it. You MUST go see it. Its absolutely moving.

here is the synopsis:
"Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners.  With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys 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.  From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.  The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney."

 This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for: SOME IMAGES OF WAR VIOLENCE AND HISTORICAL SMOKING
Thanks to GraceHillMedia, I was asked to attend a media screening. Hubby and I went and we were really looking forward to this movie. Once we got there, some other media folks were saying that they heard it was a slow movie... a flop etc. After overhearing those remarks, I didn't have high hopes. 

THANKFULLY, they were mistaken. 

This movie actually left me a little speechless. I walked away with such a greater feeling of appreciation for those who serve our country. My Grandpa served in WWII and I have always had an interest in it. 
The Monuments Men is a telling story about 7 men who fight to keep the history alive. These men have wives, children, and are much too old to be back in the war. But they go. A few die. And at the end they are asked if, in 30 years, anyone will care what they did... what the cost was for the preserved art. 
I will let you decide that for yourself but in my opinion, I say YES! 

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