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The Monuments Men Blu-ray Review

30 May 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

I tried to approach George Clooney's The Monuments Men, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, without any pre-conceptions or expectations with an understanding from its subject matter that it would not be entertainment in the traditional sense. The story of a little known group of art experts and museum personnel who comprised the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (Mfaa) during World War II does not lend itself to the usual action-packed combat epic.

The Monuments Men is not for those who are looking for action, as they will quickly become bored with its often slow-paced and at times seemingly disjointed storyline. It is, on the other hand, an important piece of filmmaking, as it relates the story of how a group of individuals, thrust into an environment with which they were extremely uncomfortable and awkward, without logistical support and initially unsupported by the combat troops with whom they shared the field, »

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