Pitt delivers in ‘Fury’

By Jennifer Contreras

“Fury” is a two-hour movie loaded with drama and action. Directed by David Ayer, known for films such as “End of Watch,” “Training Day” and “The Fast and the Furious,” “Fury” takes place in 1945 during World War II.

The movie stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd “Bible” Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Michael Pena as Trini “Gordo” Garcia and Jon Bernthal as Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis.

Together, the five soldiers are a tank crew battling through Nazi-controlled Germany. Throughout the film, they go from camp to camp helping to rescue soldiers under fire or overtake a town.

Members of the tank crew have back-stories, which the audience discovers throughout their duties.

One soldier, Ellison, is fresh out of typing school and knows nothing about war. The audience soon understands that Ellison is opposed to killing the Nazis.

Ellison is thrusted into war when he becomes the fifth man to Collier’s tank crew. However, due to Ellison’s view of war, other members of the tank crew badger him. At different points in the film, Ellison has the chance to kills the Nazis but chooses not to, which leads to serious consequences.

Eventually, Collier and his crew, along with two tanks under his order, are asked to hold off a large group of Nazi soldiers from preceding any further. But before Collier and the other tanks can reach their location, the support tanks are destroyed, leaving Collier’s team to fend for themselves.

The remaining part of the movie leaves viewers at the edge of their seats, wondering what will happen next.

According to David Denby in a review for the New Yorker, the film is “literally visceral-a kind of war horror film, which is, of course, what good combat films should be.”

“Fury” is a great depiction of how horrible war is. At every turn in the movie, there are casualties of war. Viewers that aren’t shy of the sight of war and blood will find “Fury” an enjoyable film. From the beginning to the end, “Fury” is a thrill ride.

Overall, this movie is the whole package. It shows courage, brotherhood, love and loss. This star-studded cast definitely delivers a great performance.

“Fury.” which was released on Oct. 17, is in theaters now.

5/5 Stars


Courtesy Columbia Pictures


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