Film Review: Fury

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Fury was a film that, for some almost unexplainable reason, had completely passed me by. In fact it wasn’t until my Mother mentioned having read an article about it in her daily newspaper that I even knew it existed. An article that was printed only days before its release. With the tank having now rolled into view and my Mother asking to potentially see it, it became a case of just waiting for the major reviewers to give it a passing nod of approval and then find a time head to the big screen.

Set in the dying embers of the Second World War as the Allied forces pushed further and harder into Germany, the film purely centres around the tale of a tank’s American crew. Brad Pitt takes the role of Sergeant Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier, leader and commander; while the rest of his crew is made up of: Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis (Jon Bernthal). And as they undertake ever increasing orders to drive harder towards victory, we are treated to a story which shows the birth, development and acceptance of what is, akin to a family, simply bonded through scenario and through reliance on each other to survive. Read more