the monuments men

You’ll have to forgive us for making the same observation everyone else is making this morning, but let’s get this part out of the way right now: George Clooney’s The Monument Men trailer will remind you a lot of the Ocean’s 11 franchise.  It’s a bunch of clever guys (including Clooney’s Ocean’s co-star Matt Damon) teaming up for a sly and secret mission.  Ocean’s Ocean’s Ocean’s.  OK.  I think it’s out of our system.

The film, directed by and starring Clooney, is based on the true story of a team (comprised of art experts) who strived to save various pieces of art and culture from destruction during World War II.  It’s an interesting plot for a dramedy, and the cast is pretty impressive: Clooney, Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, and more.  Curious how it looks?  Want to be snarky and make a myriad of references to the Ocean’s 11 franchise?  Dig the trailer:

The film is set for a December 18th release date—expect the film to be a nice bit of holiday filmgoing for the Christmas season, as well as a near-endless litany of references to the Ocean’s films.

What do you think of The Monuments Men trailer?

Source: The AV Club