Fifth about The Seventh

Allied

AlliedAllied: Robert Zemeckis’ plot revolves around a relationship; the problem is, as the connection is not there, everything around it crumbles: the urgency doesn’t generate suspense, the involvement with the story doesn’t grow, the romance doesn’t engage. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are strong and attractive performers, but they display little screen chemistry here; they are not completely to blame, however, as their characters are presented as consummate professionals and the transition to the second half of the film feels tacked in, inorganic. (As do some superfluous modernities that are out-of-place and add nothing to the story at hand.) The film has, nevertheless, great production values: Joanna Johnston’s costume design and Gary Freeman’s production design are top-notch, well-captured by the cinematography of Don Burgess. Alan Silvestri’s musical score barely registers.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: