The Monuments Men

I didn’t really know what this was about when I chose it, all I knew was that it had The Clooney along with his pal Matt Damon, and that it was a World War Two flick. It turned out be be about how America “single-handedly” saved great artworks from the Nazis and the Russians.

I had to watch this in two parts, partly because I was tired, partly because it was a bit dull mostly, and because yet again it was too long. George (he directed this) decided that there needed to be some humour in this, so there were some light-hearted moments which were just a bit too corny or silly for my liking.

Historically this was not completely correct, but from what I have read about this film a lot of it is pretty true. The British involvement in this is down-played or ignored of course.

Had I known what this was going to be like I think I would have preferred to watch a documentary about this instead of a partly true film that was made more to entertain than tell us about important historic events.

Next up in my modern-movie-athon is Nightcrawler, which gets 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. I am though feeling quite weary of modern day films, and after watching so many old films with great stories and acting I am finding them just a bit vacuous. Perhaps I am choosing the wrong films. There must be more films like Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) out there.

Date watched: July 16th and 17th
Score: 6/10
Film count 2016: 116

The real monuments men…


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