‘The Monuments Men’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
During the Second World War, a small, unsuspecting group of architects is gathered together to form a team they called the Monuments Men. This story isn’t really known in today’s society, which is why George Clooney has decided to tell it to us in his new war movie called The Monuments Men, which is based on the book of the same name.
The group was formed solely for the purpose of trying to save art that Hitler stole to fill his own museum with. The Monuments Men needs to get close enough to the front lines to check that they don’t blow up certain buildings that could contain the art. Soon they become soldiers themselves, getting thrown into the war.
Clooney gathered an impressive cast to join him, including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett to top it off. You’d think this movie would be epic just looking at the cast.
The story itself was good, the cast was great, but there was something missing. Maybe I expected the characters to be better described, or the script was just a bit too light for a war movie, or maybe it’s just Blanchett’s French accent.
Some scenes had really great emotional acting, as in Murray’s big scene, but I guess I just expected a lot more from this movie.