A discussion on truth, beauty, the American way, humor, intelligence, love, stupidity and where we are today
Saturday, June 7, 2014
With the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing having been just this last week, there can be no better time than to see the still-fairly-new "Monuments Men" movie.
It's a fantastic story, beautifully shot and told and has a terrific, very full, even fun, cast to it, too. The first sight of Bill Murray is perfect, more of his tongue-in-cheek style.
This movie feels like a privilege to watch, the story is so good, so well told and so well done. I also think it tells more of the true horrors of war because, besides the war scenes, which every war movie naturally has, it shows more and better than ever before, possibly, of the horrors for the average person, the people, in this case, too, the Jews, of what exactly what they went through and the horrors. It shows, again, more personally, on the civilians' level, to the average working person, what a psychotic maniac Hitler was and the incredible damage Germany and Germans, at the time, did. It also better gives the scope of what Hitler and Hitler's Germany did.
I would go so far to say it's even an important film people need to see. It is one of those rare, terrific films you, again, feel privileged to have seen and are sorry when it ends.