“Fury” Review ✦✦✦✧✧

11 June, 2017

Year of Release: 2014
David Ayer
David Ayer
Director of Photography: 
Roman Vasyanov
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

Synopsis: Set in the heart of Germany during the final months of WWII, Fury tells the story of a group of soldiers, headed by a tough army sergeant, who participate in a lethal mission against all the odds while working to push back Nazi advancement in Europe.

Fury Review:

A straightforward war drama with scene after scene of thrilling ground-level action, “Fury” is the kind of movie that knows how to get into the meat of the matter and it’s ready to strike with a rifle in its hand and a bullet in its belt. The film depicts the vicious final stages of WWII as a beat-up commander played by Brad ‘killin’ Nazis’ Pitt leads his tank full of cannon fodder into battle, reshaping their fear, anger, and frustration into practical action.

“Fury”‘s approach is gory and coarse, often brutally descriptive through dialogue alone as back-to-back sequences convey violence in an endless and sometimes one-sided manner. It’s a battered and bruised movie, inspired by the conviction and sentimentality of “Saving Private Ryan” with whispers of the all-encompassing horrors of “Come and See”; a film that we have seen before but one that effectively depicts the life-altering experiences that turn soldiers into damaged and broken men.

Shot to perfection with scene after scene of earth-shattering action, “Fury” shuns respite, both mentally and physically, as a team of recognisable faces slip into the costume of the past, obliterating hope and nurturing comradery in the lead up to David Ayer’s brutal and impressionable conclusion. By no means uncommon within its genre, the movie does precisely what it says on the tin, reeling in viewers “Platoon”-style and leaving the most invested to ultimately pick up the pieces.


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