Friday, December 16, 2016
Allied (Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Written by Steven Knight)
In 1942, an intelligence officer encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, August Diehl, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Marion Bailey, Matthew Goode, Josh Dylan
My thoughts on this film: First of all, I cannot go on without saying that I never expected to see Brad Pitt speaking French. What a surprise!
Now, back to the film, I had high hopes because of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. I definitely went into it prepared for a WWII movie, filled with action and special effects. And to be clear, it certainly does have action and special effects, but it goes beyond that.
The action scenes are well choreographed and fun to watch, as well as brutal but not overbearing. Marion and Brad are both convincing, proving to the audience that they are well-trained spies who do not hesitate to kill.
The movie also provided a very interesting look at what life was like back then. This was a time when people partied like the world would come to an end: drinks, drugs, sex, etc. But it was also a time when people watched planes get shot out of the sky.
The special effects are stunning. Many scenes are simply breathtaking.
The ending hit a chord that worked for me. It showed the lengths people go to in order to protect their family. I must say that it left the audience in tears.
Overall, it is a great, action movie, but do not forget to bring tissues for the ending.