Tuesday | September 25, 2018

Fury1A movie set in a time of World War II, this is about a little small tank by the Allied forces going into Germany to shut down Hitler’s reign of conquering Europe. Directed by David Ayer, this movie will definitely grip you since movies like Saving Private Ryan or Behind Enemy Lines.

It is April 1945, and Don “WarDaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt ) and his crew of Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LaBeouf), gunner, Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal), loader and Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Peña), driver command a M4A3E8 Sherman tank named FURY. With a strong cast in this movie, Brad Pitt is simply explosive in this movie, it is better than what he did in World War Z. David Ayer directs this movie with some awesome sequences of battle possibly from his experiences from S.W.A.T and Fast & Furious 2001. Putting them together for this movie, with Shia LaBeouf of Transformers will definitely make it a big hit in screenplays.

The battle starts from Fury moving through some war torn towns and headed back to base, after surviving some fierce battles. They move into camp and just when you think that they move into some boring movie plot, they get a new crew played by Logan Lerman ( Norman ) to replace their dead driver. Norman who is enlisted into the army as a clerical clerk, has been moved to the frontline as a tank driver or front gunner. After getting into the FURY team, he soon realizes that Don is a veteran tank commander and won many battles with his team. Trying to fit in, Norman is teased bullied, and brought to face the harsh realities of war.

Right after Norman joins the FURY crew, they are to go join the frontline battle in a German town to rescue some Allied forces stuck on the fringe. Don takes the Germans and leads the Allied forces to take down the German forces whereby they captured an artillery German gunner and force Norman to execute him with a pistol. Norman refuses and this when the movie takes a different perspective that not every soldiers is able to kill another human soul in cold blood.

The rest of the movie put you into the seat of being in an underdog tank. In WWII, most of the Allied tanks were not as superior as the Germans but the sheer mass of the entire Allied forces forced Hitler to be defeated. The tank battle between three Sherman Tanks against the one German Panzer Tank was simply epic. David Ayer definitely captured the audience in that scene, epic, and exciting as one would call it. After that battle scene, one would understand how much stronger the Germans were and they had an elite army called the “SS”. This was the personal vendetta of Don which was to eliminate all soldiers of the “SS” battalion.

This is a movie that you need to watch in the cinema as the sound effects are awesome, with the loading of artillery into the tank turrets. Try to get into the D-Box seat if you can, as that would even be better for a movie of this nature. FURY takes you to the other side of a war movie, never had I seen a movie from the inside of a tank, and with a great storyline with a great cast, FURY takes it big for the year. Not possibly the biggest blockbuster for the year, but it is good and enjoyable!

Rating 8.5/10