Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Monuments Men (2014)

IMDb plot summary: An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Directed by George Clooney. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett.

Oh, man, I really wanted to love this movie. Despite all the bad reviews, I was really intrigued by the plot and hoped I'd like it. While it's not a terrible movie, it's very... flat. Emotions are flat, plot is flat, characterization is flat. There's no "oomph" whatsoever. It's a complete waste of good talent and a good idea marred by a script that seems to be written by someone who thought this was the most boring idea in the world. Incredibly disappointing.

1.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1522 out of 2233, below The Country Bears and above Victor/Victoria (1995).

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