Last weekend for Valentine’s Day Al (hubby) and I went to the movie Monuments Men. While normally anything has to do with war would be a thumbs down for me, the great movie trailer and the all-star cast had me curious. It also helped that I had recently read about the Monuments Men while readingThe Roses Underneath by C.. Yetmen). I am ashamed to say, prior to that reading, I didn’t know such a group existed.
Monuments Men is about the very real group of Men that were tasked during WWII to go into war-torn areas and save the most important pieces of art and culture of our time. As said in the movie,
If you destroy their achievements, their history, it’s like they never existed.
If you are thinking Monuments Men was a cushy job (in reality or in the movie) think again. These men put their lives at risk right alone side others who fought in the war. Lives were lost and art was saved…. all in all a brilliant enlightening movie.
Now… Monuments Men is not getting the best rating. Said to be an “aw shucks buddy” type comedy, directed and acted in by George Clooney, it is falling into some poo ratings. My husband while liking the story of the Monuments Men, was not as impressed with the movie as I was. Honestly, I may be an easy sell… teach me something new and I want to know more. Now I want to read the book, Monuments Men by Robert Edsel.
I hope you will give this movie a try.