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again the ratings really shock me this is a fantastic film awesome cast great story i get it it's a true story but even if they are dissapointing the fact that it's a true story is what makes these types of films great it was very slow but i didn't care because it kept me interested through out the whole thing i just had to know what was going to happen next besides that love this movie great story a must watch in my prospective.
An utter masterpiece beyond all creation
The Line no cheep forgery, But also no master piece is a good way to describe it. It has it's merits but also some big flaws, mostly the tone and there are some plot elements that should have focus that don't get much and some that get too much.
Hell of a story, well acted throughout. Very moving for those with an appreciation for art and interest in history.
The heist isn't thrilling, the jokes aren't funny, the drama isn't moving and the film is long.
The Monuments Men
I sympathize with Clooney. Especially his films. An actor turned director, George Clooney draws a lot from current generation, my generation directors, which I can see. And hence also regret. Take just the Coen Brothers, for instance. And specifically their projects hovering around their obsession of nailing down the best comic film. That is not to say, in any way that they aren't good. It's just that compared to their dramatic ventures, these ones feels outdated and short handed on possibly everything. And Clooney coming from that same field, grows his fruits with those same expectations and instead fails more miserably than they ever do.
Comedy of errors is the genre it is often mentioned under, and error it comes out. And the theory of passing the artistic skills like materialistic possession comes alive in this film like no other. Another fine example is the electrifying resemblance between Clint Eastwood's The Bridges Of Madison County and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born. Now, Clooney's latest exploration resembles eerily with his own collaboration in Steven Soderberg's Ocean's Trilogy.
But what it is subtexted- not actually!- is a pretty loud metaphor that they, now that I think- shouldn't have mentioned to keep it nuanced. Instead to reach a higher level, the film wishes to have Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds like narration. Remember that sweat inducing conversations that marked a whole new scale on the "close call" term. But no one can do it like Tarantino does. Clooney gets a nod from us for his attempts and that is it. The Monuments Men is everything a guy at the stage and state of his career like Clooney, could pull off. And that is good, he and his fellow actors live by the big name they come with, the material though, ironically, lacks art.
Much like George Clooney's last film "Leatherheads" he can't seem to decide if he wants to make his movie an earnest retelling of a important moment in history or be a classic screwball comedy. At times he wants both, but lacks the narrative cohesion to make it happen.
A movie about the campaign to go behind enemy lines and bring back artistic masterpieces stolen by the Nazi's before they are potentially destroyed should be a exciting dramatic race against time to get the art back, but this movie's flat direction and underdeveloped cast end up sucking dry the tension from this story completely! There is even some good dialogue to be found here, but that's assuming you can stay awake through this bland movie.
George Clooney much like his previous films seems to have a love for older Hollywood that he clearly wants to bring back, but the same rules still apply when it comes to storytelling and cohesion of tone. Without it he ends up inheriting some of the aspects that make those older movies somewhat boring. At least by today's standards.
I would like to see George Clooney still try and make more movies and not be completely dissuaded by the harshest of critics since the ideas are sound and he works well with his cast! But he seriously needs to make sure he's got a good script to work with that is tense and funny when it needs to be.
Overall, The Monuments Men ambitions are noble but the execution is likewise. The story and characters are frustratingly underdeveloped given the ambitious themes presented here.
Whoever thought it was a good idea to have comedy actors star in this film got it wrong. Aside from that; there's not much action and excitement here - yes the true story is amazing, but maybe it does not work as a film. Watchable but meh.
The Monuments men is well acted. But it's too long and lacks a point. Plus it's just not that entertaining.
Lots of star power here, and you know what? It rather works. The plot was decent and the execution well done.
a unique perspective on WW2 that is entertaining and gets the audience emotionally invested in the characters.