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.
Directed: David Ayer
Not many people were convinced by David Ayer’s violent action romp Sabotage. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s DEA agent didn’t really bring anything new to the table other than pure carnage!
Perhaps it might have had something to do with the setting of the film. Or the fact that when the blood shed and bodies piled up nobody really cared too much.
Here Fury’s backdrop is the front line of one history’s most revered and fiercest battles. When men gave everything in order to save humanity from an ungodly real life evil.
The conclusion of WWII is approaching, and for Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Pitt) and his crew the end is almost in sight. They’ve battled from the deserts of Africa into the lions den of Germany.
Norman Ellison a young solider is assigned to their tank crew. With no battle experience he has to learn the hard way about what he really has to give for this war, and learn he does.
Ayer keeps the tension taught enough that even when travelling tanks make head way through the quiet countryside there is an unknowing fear something might happen at any point.
Brad Pitt gives an emotionally charged performance, in command the whole time he’s idolised by his crew. Baring the scars himself, in what surely must have been a written in shirt off moment, we get to see for ourselves.
The band of brothers tank crew including Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, and Shia LaBeouf (who knew that he could actually act) all put in a shift, particularly when the chips are down and they’re up against it.
The final third is one of the most pulsating trips I’ve had at the cinema this year, and for me its one of the best war films for some time. Crafted with dramatic interludes while still letting Ayer loose with bursts of action.
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