“Fifteen years ago, this film would have won every award possible. It’s just that type of polished and sprawling film. Today, eh. It’s an outlier in every category. I guess the way to describe the reaction was impressed but unphased. Or at least that’s how it felt for me. Yeah it was well put together on all fronts, but missing some “”je ne sais quoi”” to make it special.

I saw this movie summed up as Mr and Mrs Smith meets Casablanca, which is pretty damn accurate. The plot’s pretty similar to Smith with a more serious and stylish feel. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are spies that are paired up together on a mission in Casablanca. They fall in love and get married, but it turns out she might not be who she claims. Oh and it’s directed by Robert Zemeckis, who’s pretty reliable, but I didn’t feel like he really pushed any boundaries. The story was also a bit too predictable, not as twisty as it thought it was.

It was a fine and enjoyable film, but it will rightly be overshadowed as Oscar season really starts to pick up. This is more of an appetizer, especially given its wide release. Something to get you going while you wait for the smaller releases to expand.

Allied – \m/ \m/ \m/”

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