In "Fury," it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men f...more
In "Fury," it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. less
“Fury is on of the most intense, compelling, violent and raw war dramas in recent times. A definite must watch. ”
Set in 1945 Germany, this gruesome film takes us into the lives of the 2nd Armoured Division & its beautiful tank Fury, lead by Sergant Don "Wardaddy" Collier, aka Brad Pitt. I dont think I'm biased but I surely love watching Brad Pitt in action. He packs a punch, is totally bada** and can surely act. I have previously loved David Ayer's Training Day, so what does Fury do for me?
It delivers one of the better War films of recent times, yet nowehere close to the magic of Full Metal Jacket or Saving Private Ryan.
1. Great way to tell the story from the POV of a man averse to war who totally revels in it after a point.
2. Phenomenal performances by Brad Pitt & Logan Lerman. Pitt plays is straight as an arrow, completely cutting out the humour that he laced his performance in Inglorious B with.
3. Some fantastic action pieces & barbaric visuals. I'm all for gruesome bits, but stay away if you are squeamish.
4. Some lovely scenes, especially where Don goes to the scared German family's house & finds mental peace.
5. Gritty first half that has great visual tonality.
1. Somewhere along the way, it takes away for the issue of man killing man & makes you cheer for some Nazi killing & the underdog victory.
2. It doesnt quite pack the same emotional punch that Full Metal Jacket or Saving P Ryan did.
3. Very often, the visuals get too heavy and towards the end, the film gets quite grim & dark.
4. Tends to be repetitive through its linear storyline.
All in all, we all know that World War 2 was not a good time & Fury reinstates that fact. It's intense, gritty & quite grim, making you walk out a bit heavy but still not as emotionally connected as one would want.
Its technically great with the set pieces & shot taking so will surely not leave you unhappy, but one expected more than that and a soulful journey that is missing.