Fury Movie Review
Fury is a perfect blend of emotional war drama and hollywood blockbuster action and makes for one of the most heart wrenching and entertaining films of the year.
Brad Pitt stars as the ringleader of four men who are in charge of a tank named ‘Fury’ during the final surge of WWII, although it is new recruit (Logan Lerman) who steals the show. I heard a lot of early complaints about this film saying that the characters are somewhat unlike able and hard to care for which is true for most except Lerman’s for the first two thirds of the film as that is clearly the director’s intention as each character arcs during the film and, I for one, cared immensely during the film’s final battle.
The film has an absolutely gorgeous muted look as director David Ayer’s bold choice to shoot on film and on real English locations genuinely pays off and presents probably the best cinema experiences of the year. Seriously, if you get anything from this review please see this film at the cinema as the art direction and level of detail in the picture is astounding. This is also coupled with incredible sound design that let’s you feel every explosion or shot fired.
The action in the film is not what I expected like a call of duty style shoot-em-up. Even though you are rooting for them to kill the nazis I couldn’t help but cringe at the very graphic and gruesome deaths in the film. The film is not all action however, as it takes a nice little Tarantino-esque talkie scene in the middle which I thought gave a nice break and set up some of the characters very nicely and the film hits all the emotional beats along the way as well, according to the several people tearing up during the Advanced screening I attended.
The only negative things I have to say about this film is nitpick things like the underused Michael Alena’s character who is really only there to add some much needed comic relief in an already surprisingly funny movie and the odd reddy colour scheme for the titles also felt out of place but other than that this film is one of the best films of the year and war films ever made and is one I will definitely be picking up on BluRay.
Note: I don’t care what anybody says about Shia Labeouf’s backstage antics the man is an incredible actor.