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Movie Review of The Monumental Men

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What surprised me the most about The Monuments Men is how dull it was most of the time. All the ingredients were present to have a fun and intense movie. There was a lot of potential that wasn't utilized. It's entertaining in spurts, but went through too many spots that had me bored. In the end, it's a decent movie to pass the time and has things going for it, but it just leaves you wanting more from the material. I didn't want to judge too much when I heard the news that the release date had been switched from its award-friendly December to February. That's usually a negative sign, and it was in this case. Since this was directed by George Clooney and had an A-list cast telling a world War II story, I thought it would have turned out better.

During World War II, Hitler and his generals plunder the best artworks of Western civilization sending millions paintings, statues, and other valuable objects to Germany. While the war is coming to a close with the Allied invasion, the fate of these priceless works of art are in jeopardy. Frank Stokes (George Clooney) is tasked with putting together a team to get Europe's art back from the Nazis saving them, and returning them to their rightful owners. The group consists of various museum directors and art historians: James Granger (Matt Damon), Richard Campbell (Bill Murray), Walter Garfield (John Goodman), Jean Claude Clermont (Jean Dujardin), Donald Jeffries (Hugh Bonneville), and Preston Savitz (Bob Balaban). The Monuments Men will
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