George Clooney’s WWII heist drama “The Monuments Men” looks like a pretty good time at the movies. The first trailer made it look like Clooney was going for an “Ocean’s Eleven” vibe, but this second trailer injects a little dose of importance about the value of art and whatnot. Bottom line, it’s got a nice cast of actors, and looks at a part of the war that hasn’t really been explored before, so those are definite pluses. The only thing missing that I can see is a villain and a spunky female lead. Oh well, you can’t have everything, I guess. (I mean, sure, Cate Blanchett is in this, but she’s not actively involved in the heist, right?)
Check out the second trailer for “The Monuments Men”.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller 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.
Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett.
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