I took 3 children including a 4 year-old on a 24 hour flight to see the Louvre, which may give you an inkling of my penchant for a bit of art culture. That and my regular fantasy art competitions, of course. I remember backpacking in Dresden in the 1990s and seeing their Frauenkirche Cathedral in thousands of pieces on the ground awaiting restoration. We have also been to Rouen and played on the bombed church ruins there.
So, in a pleasant change of Hollywood pace, this movie is more about the war and saving art than about George Clooney. I had been a trifle concerned that it was another Ocean's 11 brat pack movie, but thank goodness it was a touching movie with real characters and a good cause. I felt it captured the era quite well with the heartbreak and misery of the war-torn era interspersed with the occasional ray of hope. It's nice to see a bit of grit and some wrinkles (yes you, beautiful Cate Blanchett), as well as so much beautiful artwork. Good on you Monuments Men for saving some of the most important artworks ever made. (Are you sure I can't add an apostrophe to Monuments?) ;-) by Kasper.