The 25: Whitlock & Pope’s Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – #25-11
12. The Monuments Men (February 7 US/February 14 UK)
George Clooney returns to the director’s chair.
Plot? Something about gallivanting around WWII Europe trying to save priceless historical artefacts from destruction. Look, it doesn’t matter.
Here’s the draw: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett. They’ve even got Hugh Bonneville in there, direct from “Downton Abbey.”
It’s not like a great cast is a guarantee of a great film. After all: The Counsellor*. Or Ocean’s 13. And George Clooney was behind Leatherheads. But what the hey, I’m an optimist and I love a good romp. La la la. –AJP