Admittedly after reading the plot for this film I thought they were way overcast for this type of storyâ€¦and I also thought it would be a little dull, but that was over 13 months ago.
An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
After watching the full trailer during my viewing of â€œThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€, I begin to see this movie a completely different way. This is not so much as a war movie, but more like a reverse heist movie. Sort of like The Italian Job or better yet Oceanâ€™s Eleven and they are stealing the treasures back.
Sony has released a featurette that gives fans a behind the scenes look at the movie and attempts to expand narrow minds like mine who might have written this film off. The film, that just so happens to be co-written, directed and stars George Clooney is based on the book by Robert M Edsel entitled: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in Historyâ€™. As mentioned before the film boasts a super all-star cast which includes, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Matt Damn, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville. [more…]
The author, Robert Edsel was on hand and actually on set on numerous occasions during the filming of the movie. Admittedly he did not always agree with Clooneyâ€™s direction but he said at least his viewpoints were taken into consideration. Edsel has teamed up with Clooney in attempts to get the actual team the Congressional Gold Medal by creating an online petition to be signed. You can also help to find any remaining pieces of art that you might have information on the website: Support the Monuments Men. Below is Sonyâ€™s featurette.[mashshare]