Fury (Film Review)

Oct 26, 2014
It's been garnering mixed reviews over it's noticeable inconsistencies, Director David Ayer's 'Fury' presents us a gut-wrenching picture of the horror and grittiness during the second World War. April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, 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.

I like 'Fury' as it is, but there were major flaws in between. The thing that would really stand out was the two leads of the movie: Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman. Their chemistry and how they basically teach each other to overcome the terrors of doing something they never want to do was the morality this film explored perfectly. How they present the soldiers was very accurate, and unlike most of war films would see them as 'saints', here they display them as monsters -- monsters they created by their own selves to defeat the greater evil.
Brad Pitt, on yet another WWII film, didn't go full-on Aldo Raine on this (well, for some scenes, he actually did). He was superbly good here, and doesn't fail to embody the spirit of the traumatized leader who has seen his faith and beliefs shaken more than a few times. Shia Labeouf plays "Bible", which pretty much explains what he is in this movie. Religious, often reads the Bible, LaBeouf continues to impress us with his acting chops. Completing the circle were Jon Bernthal (SHANE!!!), Michael Pena, and Logan Lerman who were always a great presence on-screen were amazing here. 

Boy, does this movie looked beautiful. The technical aspect for this movie were probably the best thing about this movie. Unlike David Ayer's previous films, 'Fury' didn't dare to attempt at least a single shaky-shot. Every shot looked still, making the viewers pay more attention to it's glorious action sequences. They also used practical effects most of the time, with actual real tanks on the play.
There was a scene in the movie that is primarily there to build/ develop it's characters. However, it actually made the entire film a lot more dragging than it shouldn't been. And made some of the characters more uninteresting, specifically within Jon Bernthal's character. We didn't actually get to feel the drama and emotion this movie tried to convey, and when someone shocking happened to someone, all felt flat. 

'Fury' while still being a very watchable war movie, with it's glorified horrific picture of war, didn't succeed on presenting it's soldiers as it should have been, making them more of monsters than human beings.

The geek rates it 7/10.

'Fury' is rated R-16 by the MTRCB and now showing in cinemas nationwide locally distributed by Pioneer Films!
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