I don't get to see many movies anymore, so I try to be careful when selecting. Today however, I found myself with tome to kill and Monuments Men was showing so I figured why not.
This was a strange little movie. The idea was very good, the cast was stacked, but the movie itself was disjointed and had no flow. I am not sure if they tried to cover too much ground or what, but the movie really needed to be rewritten because they gave us a bunch of random guys floating around Europe. We know they are saving /searching for art but there is no concept of time, or character development and half the scenes don't mean anything to the one that follows.
I didn't actually hate the movie. The amount of art at stake was tremendous, but this would have been better off as a documentary.
I give it 6 out of 10. I wouldn't blame somebody for giving it less.
I thought it was decent. The scored made it a little to whimsey for me. That was the major problem, it didn't know whether to be a bit light hearted or a serious flick. The shower scene at Christmas was masterfully done.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
I agree - to an extent. My wife cried reading the book, so I knew what to expect heading into the movie New Year's Eve. My only disagreement with Oliver? My wife and I are dog lovers (rescue volunteers, multiple dog family, etc.).