ALLIED 4K REVIEWED
“Allied” is another one of those recent Zemeckis films that I totally dig. While many are kinda put off by adult films that try to bite over more than they can chew, I appreciate the effort. Marion Cotillard raises the bar by trying to create a darker look at the kind of war romances that birthed tales like Casablanca. Meanwhile, Brad Pitt struggles to play Canadian. The action is solid, but the atmosphere is almost the only thing keeping the film moving forward.
The 4K presentation is quite possibly the best modern Paramount presentation that I’ve seen. The colors are rich and play strong across all backgrounds. Plus, the Atmos tracks are strong enough to blast your kidneys out during the heavy action. Unfortunately, there’s also a ton of melodrama to beat down the audience members that are rise on the edge.
I’ll spoil slightly here, but I have to say that I love the downer ending. The lengthy build to trying to beat the odds and do the impossible gets crushed in a way that I won’t even call traditional. However, it was ballsy enough to make a Holiday timed release seem super questionable. While not one of the best films of 2016, I’d still recommend picking it up.
- 2.39:1 2160p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 2/28/17
- Video - 99%99%
- Audio - 100%100%
- Supplemental Material - 93%93%
- Film Score - 89%89%
The Plot Thus Far
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa 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.