The Monuments Men – Story of Saving Artwork in WWII


Star Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban

The Movie: The Monuments Men

The film is a story taken from the era of World War II when Nazis steal numerous numbers of pieces of artwork and hide them away. Some scholars, historians, architects and other experts from a unit who work together to save the history in terms of art pieces and mankind’s greatest achievements are the main lead of the film.

The Release and Response – Weak Subject

Directed by George Clooney the film was a big time disappointment as the tone of the movie did not support the story it had in hand to tell the audiences. The film seems standing nowhere and in the middle in fact. The film has seven leading characters and the run time of 120 minutes was just not enough to do justice to each one of them. The overall subject of the movie which was to save art was not justifying. If you think for a minute, when there are hundreds of people dying, what is the importance of saving art? The way of telling the story was not fulfilling as the story may was compelling but whatsoever, the film disappointed many.


They say, “Numbers matter the most”

The film had a budget of approximately $70 million which was a reasonable one. With the budget of $70 million the film managed to collect $22 million on its opening weekend and according to Box Office Mojo the film collected $154.9 million worldwide. Overall the film had strong cast but it did not collect very well in its opening weekend but the overall total was just at a cutoff point in my opinion.