Main Plot Points:
- April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) 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.
What We Thought:
- Fury has some really great action scenes, but I wanted a bit more.
- I love war movies. I love action movies. I love tanks. This could have been amazing and it has moments, but I wanted more tanks/action and less story in a way.
- The tank fighting and the action scenes are fantastic. Director David Ayer does action really well. There’s a scene of four tanks just lighting up a battlefield and I was in awe. It looked badass and got my red, white and blue blood pumping.
- But unfortunately the film delves into some story telling and the film slowed down a bit. There’s a section of the film when the tank ends up in a city and the soldiers meet up with 2 German women. The scene looked good and Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman are very good in it together, but it took me out of the movie for too long.
- Once it gets back into action mode I was hooked for the rest of the movie. If you’ve seen the trailer you know Pitt and his men get stuck alone after their tank is damaged. From this point on, the movie’s tone is very dramatic and tense. It’s almost claustrophobic as you see these 5 men inside a tank trying to take on the Germans.
- That’s the stuff I like and what I wanted more of. It was incredibly tense and nerve racking. You know someone if not all will have to die and you genuinely root for them. All 5 men serve their purpose well and all 5 give great performances (yes including Shia).
- Fury is still a very good film. I wanted a balls to the walls action movie, but I still enjoyed what I got. War is violent. War is men doing things they normally wouldn’t. This reminds us of that. The younger generation doesn’t understand that and some of the complaints I heard about the movie made me laugh. I heard it was too violent and too trigger happy. It was World War II, it was kill or be killed, let’s not forget that.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Brad Pitt
- Shia LaBeouf
- Logan Lerman
- Michael Pena
- Jon Bernthal
Recommended if You Like:
- Band of Brothers
- Saving Private Ryan
- War movies
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