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1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At 50, Brad Pitt is considerably older than the average WWII NCO (non-commissioned officer), who likely would have been in his mid 20s to early 30s. Considering his age, choice of sidearm, and long service record mentioned in the film, it's entirely possible that his character is a WWI veteran. It would also explain why his character knew German before the war started. However, the scene where the tank drives past an entire German town on fire originally ran longer, and had Pitt's character explaining that his mother originally came from a small German town, not unlike the one they are just passing. This would imply he learned German from his mother, See more »
As the exterior shots of the final battle abruptly show the scene in full darkness, later interior shots show daylight through the portholes. They show night much later. See more »
David Ayer is an up-and-down director for me. For every film of his I love (STREET KINGS, SABOTAGE) there seems to be one I equally hate (END OF WATCH). Thankfully, FURY is at the top end of his scale, a straightforward war epic centred around the crew of a single tank as they trundle through the German countryside and encounter Nazis at every turn.
This is a war film as it should be: gruelling, violent, and dehumanising. The attention to detail is remarkable and the action scenes are expertly staged, as you'd expect from the experienced Ayer; you really feel like you're on the ground with these soldiers and taking part in the combat. The first tank assault is my favourite scene, as it's an example of blistering, never-seen-before action, although the extended powerhouse climax is almost as good.
Yes, the story is predictable and the clear-cut characters a little too simplistic. But Ayer counters this by incorporating interesting actors into the tale. A weary Brad Pitt plays virtually the same character as he did in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and is fine for it, while Shia LaBeouf gets to play a character support role for a change. Jon Bernthal (THE WALKING DEAD) remains a scene-stealer, and Logan Lerman shows a little more experience in his acting than in previous years. FURY is a dark and depressing film, but the vibrancy of the cinematography and all-out action makes it one to watch.
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