"Stop, stop. Stop. I seem to have stepped on a land mine... of some sort."
Might be best to start off a conversation about George Clooney’s latest, The Monuments Men, by telling you what this film is not. It’s not a comedy. And in spite of its pedigree and subject matter, it’s not all that much of a heist film. It doesn’t spend enough time building character to be a character film. And if your name is either Andy Nelson or Tom Metz, the film isn’t very good. This week on the show, Andy, Tom, and Pete Wright take on Clooney’s latest opus and dish on story, script, concept, cinematography, and the relative importance of being able to find humor in Adolf Hitler. We spoil this film heavily, as usual, so if you don’t want story rot on the brain, make sure you see it, then come hang out with us on The Film Board!
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