Congratulations! Bill Murray finally plays a character that doesn’t make me want to throw up in my mouth! Kudos, Bill.
As odd as it is to have George Clooney and Matt Damon in a movie together without them robbing a casino, this movie was quite good. I am a huge sucker for “inspired by true events” or “based on a true story” – even if the movie sucks, if it’s “based on some kind of true thing” I’m captivated! (The one exception being “The French Connection” because it was actually the worst movie I’ve ever seen – see review).
“The Monument’s Men” is basically about the men who went out during World War II to steal back the stolen art Hitler was collecting. In a nutshell, this movie is about art history nerds becoming war heroes. It’s fabulous.
In my opinion, because this movie has John Goodman, George, Matt, and Bill – it should really be categorized as a comedy. Actually, now that I think about it, if this was a “comedy based on true events” – then this would have been a MUST SEE for sure!
I highly recommended this film 1) if you are in a war mood, but don’t want to get emotionally attached to anyone 2) if you like art and 3) if you hate Hitler. In short, this movie should appeal to everyone, you just gotta be in the right mood.
Popcorn Rating: 4 popped corns