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“The Monuments Men” Trailer

In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

When it comes to movies based on historical events, I’m usually disinterested. Usually it’s for two reasons: 1) the movie shapes the timeline/events that took place into a narrative that’s thematically pleasing and ends up being kind of unfair to those who were actually involved, or 2) it is as realistic as possible, and for that reason, no themes or character arcs really form (which equals me getting bored very quickly).

Basically when it comes to movies based on things that actually happened, I’m impossible to please.

However, I was pleasantly surprised by the humorous turn in this trailer. I’m used to movies about Nazis being depressing (or featuring Indiana Jones), so this is refreshing tone for WWII subject matter.

Also, the monologue towards the end about the Nazis winning if the culture of era is lost really got to me for some reason.

Against my better judgment, I’m interested in seeing this movie, and I’m hoping it strikes the right balance between being true to past events and telling a proper story (fingers crossed).

Are you interested in seeing this movie?