Ok so this looks AWESOME. I have little interest in war films, it’s not really my thing, however The Monuments Men promises to show an interesting and exciting edge on the theme of war. George Clooney (swoon) writes, directs, and produces this movie out later this year about a crew of soldiers who go about saving masterpieces of work from the destruction of Hitler. Exciting! It is based on a true story, and the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel.
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.
Source: Sony Pictures