The Monuments Men isn’t a sci-fi and it doesn’t have Keira Knightley in it, but it does have guns! So it just about meets my loose criteria for a good film. The Monuments Men is fantastic and perfectly cast. You should go and see it. There have been a lot of films for older actors in the last few years and they’re usually cheesy, entertaining, but ultimately rubbish (although I do love the expendables).
It moves along at a reasonable and consistent pace throughout. As with a lot of World War II films, it starts with a specialist team being put together from soldiers and other professionals who have been put out to pasture. But unlike a lot of other films this isn’t drawn out or over detailed. There aren’t really any action scenes either, but they weren’t missed because there was a story. The climax is quite low key too, but fits perfectly with the rest of the film.