#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
Plot: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?
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Telling an historical story comedically and missing a level of entertainment
“The Monuments Men” is a group of men (in real life around 350, and in this film 7) who are tasked with saving the historically and culturally significant monuments, fine arts and archives during World War II. They have to find and return that which the French hid and the Germans were finding and stealing and then hiding. And the film decided to tell this story comedically.
The film took a really long time to get going as they wanted it to be about the men that took on this task. But they changed their names and I also couldn’t tell you a single characteristic of any of them. The men were paired off so they each had their own region to investigate, but none of that was interesting. The worst part was giving James Granger (Matt Damon) and Claire Simon (Cate Blanchett, representing the real- life heroine Rose Valland) a love story. They did have a reason for such nonsense, or how about just sticking with how it actually happened.
George Clooney has said the film is about 80% accurate, and that seems fair enough. But the problem isn’t the historical inaccuracy; the problem is that the cheap humour diminishes the very people and story they’re trying to empower. The humour was just a handful of lines wanting to kill Hitler and standing on a landmine. It just didn’t make the film entertaining. The story could have done that but it didn’t become interesting until they started discovering where the Germans hid the art. Coincidentally, the same point when the film started following the real story.
“The Monuments Men” very clearly wanted to help remember an important part of history and spark a debate about the cost of war on soldiers, civilians, and history and society. The debate is raging on, but the film missed the level of entertainment by not trusting its audience to be interested in exactly what happened.
Seems Like a Very Bad Made for TV Movie
The main theme that seems to run through this film is a love for cigarettes, not historic accuracy. It certainly wasn’t a love of art. Because as an art form itself, the film was bad, which is more amazing due to the large stellar cast.
The main problems with Mon. Men are a lousy script, filled with pointless time wasting padding and an attempt to recover art all over Europe in 90 minutes or so.
It begins in 1943 when Clooney is trying to convince the Roosevelt to form a unit to rescue looted art. He’s using the bombing of Monte Cassino in Italy as an example of what could happen to object’art all over Europe. The problem here is, Monte Cassino wasn’t bombed until 1944.
Then it takes an entire year for his unit to be formed and six months later in July 1944 they land in Normandy to being their 10 month quest, which is filled mainly with boring small talk and careless excursions around enemy territory as if the war was over.
Their final big haul of art comes on the heels of the Russians arriving. They have to leave immediately, which in fact takes 10 minutes of disbelief.
Seeing this film you get the feeling Clooney feels he can sell anything to the public.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, History, War
Director George Clooney
Writer George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay), Robert M. Edsel (book), Bret Witter (book)
Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett
Country USA, Germany
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Smoke House
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Hawk V-Lite, V-Plus, V-Series, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam LT, Hawk V-Lite, V-Plus, V-Series, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV Services, Berlin, Germany, DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,243.64 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219), Gemini 4:4:4
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema