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The Monuments Men ~ A Must See!


About a week ago 'The Monuments Men' hit the theatres. I have been anticipating this film for so long and finally I have seen it! Best of all, it did not disappoint! I first showed you the trailer back in August. This has been a long time coming! Time to get down to business.

I adore the detail in the background.
'The Monuments Men' is a movie about a small group of art scholars, historians, and the like trying to save as much art from the Nazis as possible. Naturally, this is set in WWII. The cast is star studded and primed for a great performance!

This is a calm mature movie. it isn't going to shock or thrill you with flash and pomp. The story and emotion will suffice perfectly. That and the fact that visually, it's absolutely incredible! The detail as well as the grand images are both exacted with such correct perfection. I was pleased with every, single, second.

It would be rather redundant to go ever the fact that a cast filled with old pros and veterans knocked it out of the park. I do want to take note of the one newbie. Dimitri Leonidas. He played a German Translator. I was so impressed with him for standing his own among acting greats. He appears to be just getting started as an actor but I would not be surprised to see more of him in the not-to-distant future.
That's Leonidas in the back left.
This movie will make you laugh, gasp, cry, smile, shiver, and think. All while having a definite vein of comedy woven through a rather serious story line. Although it starts out with quite a jovial beginning, soon the realities of war bring everything back into focus. It's marvelous.

I recommend this film wholeheartedly and without a drop of reservation. It's fantastic. Best of all, it's a story worth telling. Take a gold star 'The Monuments Men'.




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  1. Heartily agree with your review. The Monuments Men captures the relevance of art, achievement, and cultural connection along with the passion of those who understand such things. Your review here contributes to the inspiration to which the movie aspires. This is most definitely a "Must-See Movie."

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  2. I agree! To see so much beauty and passion amidst war is incredibly inspiring!!

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