Allied – “Mr & Mrs Smith 2”

The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Review

Xabiso – You know there’s going to be a lot of hype with any movie Brad Pitt stars in, but with Allied I believe Marion Cotillard stole the show. She owned the role of Marianne Beauséjour! I feel she did an amazing job, not taking anything away from Brad Pitt though.

I definitely had huge hopes about the movie after seeing the trailer and I must say it met my expectations. I expected a lot of action and romance in this movie and it went beyond that. This movie shows how life was like during the 1940’s and how it was like to live in times of war. One of the great examples is how Marianne gave birth to her daughter while there were bombings happening in the hospital and she was forced to deliver her baby outside the building because the hospital was falling apart.

I really enjoyed the romantic side of this movie. It shows us how difficult it would be for spies to fall in love. This movie shows us how important it is to put your family above anything. Max Vatan (acted by Bratt Pitt) was willing to risk his life to escape with his family and provide a better life for them.

This movie made me feel like I was living in ’42 throughout those 2 hours. The cars, the clothing and the watches (which I absolutely loved) made the whole 1940’s experience feel very authentic and enjoyable to watch.

I wouldn’t mind watching this movie again. If you are a fan of classic movies this is a must watch!

Rating: 7.9 / 10

 

That Nomad Shad – Ah, welcome to the film that allegedly ruined Brangelina for millions around the globe.

divorce

The trailer sold me on dreams of an intense spy-thriller romance, with the likes of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. I mean how could it go wrong…

suspense

Well, it doesn’t. Allied is a fairly competent LOVE story with some some spy-thrillery parts here and there. If the trailer sold you on an action-heavy spy-thriller then…

fail

That being said, Allied is still a highly enjoyable film. It’s not going to stand the test of time, but it’s highly enjoyable. Brad and Marion (Bradion?)  offer their stock standard performances, the sets are great, the tension is there, and there’s a dash of action to thrill you.

Sprinkle that Bayism

Sprinkle that Bayism

Allied’s greatest flaw is its pacing. It drags like ration in the trenches, some scenes never want to end. It also suffers from a few logical plot holes.

That being said Allied is an enjoyable, but disposable film to survive the barren wasteland of January.

Rating: 6.7/10

 

 

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