Within the crowded canon of war films, few capture the horrors of combat with such authenticity and bombast as Fury.
The pertinent violence and chaos that punctuates throughout supplies the film with a sustained, bold bravado and intensity. The action’s realism bled into the film elevates the project and opens the eyes to the hells of war, reinforced by an impressive Pitt and a potentially career-saving turn from LaBeouf.
Humanity runs raw and pertinent, with the silence often speaking louder than Fury‘s actions. However, the overarching message of “horror breeds heroism” is blurred by the film’s bewilderingly brutal conclusion.
Raw and realistic, Fury’s strength derives from its people whether in combat or its aftermath. It’s only when it loses all feeling in the finale does it fail, as it converts individuals into exploding shadows in the fog of war.
CAST: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs
DIRECTOR: David Ayer
WRITER: David Ayer
SYNOPSIS: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.