Second Trailer for The Monuments Men

A second trailer has been released for George Clooney’s next film as director and star, The Monuments Men. It’s a decent trailer; showing us much more footage then the first trailer did, plus giving us a clearer understanding of the plot. It may have an air of self-righteousness throughout, but we blame that on the Oscar race. Regardless, Clooney has proven himself to be a great director and we’re pretty pumped for his next effort. We haven’t really heard the Nazi occupation story told from this angle before and, with a cast this impressive, we’ll be surprised if this doesn’t warrant a viewing.

Official synopsis and poster underneath the trailer.

Official synopsis for The Monuments Men:

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.  It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?  But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

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Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville.

ETA: USA – 18 December, 2013.  AUS – 9 January, 2014.