The Monuments Men: Review

Based on the true story of a team of men tasked with rescuing the many works of art taken by the nazis during the second world war.

The Monuments Men is a tale of adventure, and and pushing forward in your duty despite all the obstacles. They other military units did not approve of them, especially when they made requests not to shell certain buildings which contains the treasures of their hunt.

The story is simple, and draws you in to this honourable quest by this small group.

Although set in the war, this is no war story. Any glimpse of action is merely fleeting, yet the stark reality of man’s aggression towards one another remains.

Some light hearted scenes of humour, and some scenes of sorrow. This is the telling of actual events, and it does to with aplomb, keeping on entertained from the start.

The one caveat is that it feels as if there is something missing, the triumphant climax is followed by the slightest of let-downs, however this does not mare a good movie, and an enjoyable escape.

The Monuments Men opens 14 February 2014 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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