Movie Monday – The Monuments Men, Godzilla

We enjoyed The Monuments Men. It’s a little slow but overall it was an interesting and engaging story. Based on true events in World War II, a group of soldiers are tasked with locating and saving art from Nazi possession and destruction. Reading through some reviews as I write this, I’m disappointed to see so many people missing the point and criticizing the film. It may not seem like a very interesting story at first glance but preserving the history of a culture is so very relevant and meaningful. I had no idea Hitler, among his other atrocities, was collecting art from around the world, destroying some and hoarding others for his own personal museum. Having watched Band of Brothers this year, I also found the film interesting for the fact that it provided a different view of the war. The Monuments Men may not have been on the front lines of battle but they were another critical component to the war effort. I think it’s fascinating and definitely worth a watch in my book.

The new Godzilla was outstanding. Intense. Terrifying. Definitely, recommended.

The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. 
~ Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, Godzilla, 2014

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