Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Monuments Men

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Monuments Men – Opening December 18, 2013

It seems that the cinema world is never finished with World War II, yet each trip back has a distinctly different feel. This interesting take presents a less than fully serious picture of the war without going to the lengths of something like “Inglourious Basterds,” assembling an odd but determined group to prevent great works of art from being destroyed or falling into Hitler’s hands. At the head of this team is the incomparable duo of George Clooney and Matt Damon, reunited after their great work together in the “Ocean’s Eleven” films. In the supporting roles, however, are where the real brilliance can be found, with the casting of John Goodman, Bill Murray, and the underrated Bob Balaban as team members. Also to be found in the cast are Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett, all of whom are sure to make memorable appearances. This is Clooney’s fifth feature film as director, and the second that he’s helped to adapt from source material, which in this case is Robert M. Edsel’s book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” itself a narrative of true events. This looks to be a largely entertaining film dealing with a fun subject far lighter than its serious surrounding universe.

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