Fury is a American war film set during the last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.Wikipedia
Brad Pitt's Fury is the first one off the block from the long list of war movies to hit the screens this year, and, quite inevitably, it will be compared with the one true king of of war movies. Is it better than Saving Private Ryan? Absolutely not. Is it really terrible then? Again, absolutely not.
I would recommend that the movie be watched because it is a good watch undoubtedly. But it’s not a Saving Private Ryan or any other war classic that it is feverishly being made out to be.
Fury may not be everyone's cup of tea but it serves as a great reminder of the devastation wars bring with them...
Fury is unflinching in its depiction of war from the get-go to the point of being unsettling. As unrelenting as the iron tracks of a tank crushing everything in its path, it is indeed a juggernaut of action - tank against tank and tank against artillery. It is also surprisingly sophisticated in terms of the drama and interplay between all of the characters. Largely devoid of jingoism, not since Saving Private Ryan has there been a World War II film that looks so convincingly 'real'.
While Fury never lulls, it also doesn't surprise as a war drama, its emotional range rather limited. Nonetheless, the film is a hard reminder that with war leaves many scars, both seen and unseen.
For those who like war movies, Fury is eminently watchable and even as a action film, it succeeds.
"Fury" is technically brilliant, packed with military action and drama, but as a narrative, it is thematically stunted, riddled with cliches and oft-seen scenes.
Director David Ayer gives this motion picture his best shot. He tries to spruce up the action. He even sneaks in one or two great lines. Dialogue like ‘Ideals are peaceful, history is violent’ muster up enough steam. But all said and done, this authentically styled but not-so-new picture ends up at the mercy of its superstar lead. And if you like watching a film for Brad Pitt, this one’s bang bang!
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Despite its lengthy running time, you never once look at your watch impatiently, which is a huge achievement for the film. It keeps you emotionally involved with the fate of its characters, keeps you hooked till the very end and gives you food for thought when you leave the theater. Add to that great performances and some badass action sequences involving tanks, and there's a great time to be had this weekend at a cinema near you.
It truly is a cinematic moment worth experiencing when a group of soldiers who are just a bullet away from death chant "Best job ever!". Fury is undoubtedly a hardcore, serious film that will stun you with its power-packed presentation. With stupendous performances by A-list actors, this movie is definitely recommended for one and all.
Ayer did a lot of research to make sure everything was authentic and the look and feel of the movie does transport you back to those times, or what we imagine Europe in 1945 looked like. Smoke and mirrors rule and you can watch Fury to see Commando comics come alive.
Fury is a genre war film that rises above the generic, thanks to believable central performances that deliver its uncomfortably realistic content of battle carnage and moral ambiguities.