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Why I Will See The Monuments Men

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Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by Katiedot on Thu Nov 21 2013, 10:21

I like this: intelligent reasons for seeing the film - not that I think any of us will need persuading, right? Right?

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Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Is it just me, or has George Clooney been gone for the last little while? With all of these newer and fresher actors to try and keep track of, I’m always comforted when a familiar face comes across the newest movie trailers.
So when I saw the trailer for his new film, The Monuments Men, and saw more than a few familiar faces, I knew that Christmas has come early this year. While I can’t guarantee that this film will be amazing, I will definitely be going to see it for a number of reasons.

Another Side of War
Some of my favourite movies are the ones that explore ideas that I’ve never known about or considered. Even though there are plenty of “based on a true story” movies out there that stray far from the truth, the fact of the matter is that those ideas were still inspired by something. Regardless of how true it actually is, the idea of these men and their mission even existing in a time of destruction is one worth seeing. We have seen the soldiers, the nurses, the doctors, the survivors, the fallen and the dead. As far as I know, we haven’t seen this.

Making Light
There is no humour that can be divined from life in the trenches. None of it is really humorous or funny. In fact, when you think about it, it can be incredibly depressing. But nobody wants to see only the negative sides. People want to see the hope. They want to see those people like Oskar Schindler who make a difference despite the circumstances, where soldiers like Private Ryan can be saved. The Monuments Men sounds like one of those kind of movies — men who are willing to risk their lives and save the beautiful things they can amidst the destruction and chaos of war. And by focusing on those beautiful things, by focusing on the positive, they can find moments worth smiling about. Not enough to cause fits of laughter, but enough to conjure glimpses of humour, to make us smile despite the fact that the world might just be falling apart.

A Worthy Cast
George Clooney is a man you can pair with just about anybody, add to any team, and have a potential formula for success. Clooney always surrounds himself with people that balance him, people that he can play and feed off of, people he can have chemistry with. This cast looks no different. Plus, some of us have missed seeing some of these familiar faces on a regular basis across our movie screens. George isn’t the only one who we’re happy to see. Where has Bill Murray been for the longest time? And why has no one given this man an Oscar yet? Up until Argo earlier last year, John Goodman has been eluding us too. It’s good to see him back in action. With Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Hugh Bonneville to play off of, George practically has a chemistry lab of acting talent at his disposal. It should be something worth seeing.

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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by theminis on Thu Nov 21 2013, 10:57

No we don't need any persuading, if it has George Clooney in the title, no doubt we will see it.

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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by Joanna on Thu Nov 21 2013, 11:47

....and we've seen so much of the filming of it on here it's a No-No to miss it !
My husband is looking forward to it as much as me
because of the content.
February here in UK.....Hopefully !

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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by silly girl on Thu Nov 21 2013, 12:21

It's funny the reason I liked the book was exactly for the first reason listed above...it gave me a new perspective on the war. It is a great way to learn history and to open up discussion. That being said I probably won't see it until it lands on TV.

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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by Carla97 on Thu Nov 21 2013, 19:37

Oh thank you for the intelligent reasons. Really good. Wink 


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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by Nicky80 on Thu Nov 21 2013, 21:52

For sure I will not miss the movie. Coming out on the 20th Feb in Germany. My day is booked    Very Happy

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Re: Why I Will See The Monuments Men

Post by playfuldeb on Sun Nov 24 2013, 06:53

If the teachers would have shown historical films in school, rather than having us read textbooks, I think I might have gotten better grades!

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