Movie Review: ‘Allied’December 20, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment
So while you’re taking breaks in between viewings of Rogue One, you might be wondering what else to see. For me, the trailer for Allied looked promising. I love war movies and this one felt like someone was bringing a Medal of Honor video game to life showing all the cool missions spies were doing in World War II. What I didn’t realize was that Allied isn’t so much an action packed spy movie but a WWII drama film.
The movie stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, two spies in WWII who much work together on a mission in French Morocco. The story kicks off there as the two get to know each other and slip into their roles. Their goal is to assassinate a German diplomat, which leads to one of the few action scenes in the whole movie. The two spies fall in love, and after their successful mission, they return to England where they start a family under the umbrella of the war. Interestingly enough, both character’s leave their spy life behind at this point in the film. Pitt’s character is a member of the English air force and appears to have a desk job. Cotillard, on the other, becomes a stay at home mom. The bulk of the movie develops their relationship with the set dressing of being in WWII England.
The complication that comes into play, is that Marion may or may not be a German spy. Brad Pitt’s character then has to deal with this turmoil. Is she a double agent? Is it a false lead? One way or another, he has to find out and prove that she is not the villain some would say she is. I won’t give anything away, but going into the movie, I had no idea it was going to be a romantic WWII drama. All the action in the movie trailer is really misleading as 90% of this movie is focused on the relationship between the two main characters. It’s a well done film, and a sad movie, but ultimately it wasn’t what I was after. Thus if you’re looking for a break from Rogue One, you may or may not want to consider this one.
I’d give Allied a three out of five metal bikinis. It’s not a bad film, but WWII romantic dramas aren’t my kind of movie.