Monuments Men: Ungewöhnliche Helden (2014)19K
Monuments Men: Ungewöhnliche Helden: Directed by George Clooney. With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett. An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
“The movie deserves an A for effort but misses the mark dramatically. The question is: why? The story is evocative and the cast is excellent. Where the movie goes wrong is how it presents the story. The movie attempts to inject a whimsical element in story which is out of context. There was nothing whimsical about the plan to save priceless artwork. Also, the story moves at a slow pace and inspires little if any excitement or drama. The discoveries of the hidden artwork has little dramatic impact, nor do the interpersonal relationships between the characters which in the movie are shallow. Even the attempt at romance comes off as tepid and half-hearted, as well as implausible. The idea of a young, handsome, married American officer, alone in Paris, having dinner in the apartment of an attractive, intelligent, single French woman who made him dinner and not staying for at least another drink is a stretch. True, he is married and his faithfulness is commendable, but still …. The movie does have some strong dramatic moments, but in general the story is bland. Yet despite the movieu0026#39;s drawbacks, it still manages to tell a story about an historical event of great importance and significance, and for that reason alone is worth watching.”