Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Movie Review: Fury


Fury Movie PosterFury (2014) directed by James Wan. 
With Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal.



Brad Pitt fights Nazis again! 

But do not aspect him to be fascinating and cocky as he was in Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”. This movie is an incredibly cruent and truthful  representation of what war (in any era) actually is: scary, violent and spares no one! 













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April, 1945.
World War II is almost over as the Allies invaded Nazi Germany and are coming close to Berlin, but that does not mean the troops have an easy life: nazists are fighting harder than ever, making the use of tanks indispensable. The commander of one of those is Sergent  Don "Wardaddy" Collier, veteran, like all his crew: gunner Boyd "Bible" Swan, loader Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis, and driver Trini "Gordo" Garcia.
The movie starts right in a battle and a member of "Fury" (Sgt. Collier’s tank’s name) gets shot and killed, so they need a replacement. The army send Norman, an inexperienced young army typist, who has never saw a battlefield (not to mention a tank!) in his whole life!


The boy is so frightened and disoriented that Collier takes him under his wing... anyway he makes Norman understand that they're fighting a war and that even the lightest hesitation could gets American soldiers killed, so he needs to be focus and follow the saying  “kill before you get killed”. 

After the army gets into a small town and rested a while, they get order to protect an important crossroad and so a group of four tanks,  led by Fury, leave. 
During their way, the platoon is attacked and, by the end of it, only Fury is still operative and working, but it’s not over yet…



My opinion

Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal's characters are the ones who let war under their skin: they're sarcastic and arrongant, think they can behave whatever they want just because it's war. Shia LaBeouf is half way: the crew calls "Bible" because he loves to talk about God and recites Bible verses quite often, but has no problem in killing the enimy. 
I liked  Brad Pitt's character becuse he's the leader and thanks to the many battles, he owns the respect of the crew. He feels responsable for them and hide the fact that he's scared as hell! 

This WWII themed movie is probably one of the most cruent and violent that I’ve ever seen. If you’re particulary sensitive I’m not sure you should watch it: it’s full of profanity, roughness and battered bodies are showed every other minute during battle scenes, but that’s how war is.

I think it's a great movie, I liked the fact that the characters were portrayed as humans: with all their fears, hidden by playing tough, when they all hope is to end their mission as soon as possible and go back home.

Raking : 3/5

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