David Ayer brings a tremendous, biographical flick with “Fury.” It stars many well-known actors, but the audience will see these actors in a stage of massive-catastrophe.
The month is April, and the year is 1945. Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman-tank and five men tag along. The men are Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia Labeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Trinio ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Pena), and Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis (Jon Bernthal). Together, they are all trying to challenge the overwhelming odds in their best chances to reach the point of conclusion in Nazi Germany.
“Fury” was action-packed with shootings and explosions. Ayer did what he can to get actual rifles to make the movie feel more realistic. All actors did well in the action moments. Bernthal was ruthless and nosed no mercy, while Labeouf, Pena, and Lerman all did what they can do best–and they can obviously act well in a war flick by Ayer.
The lead role which was Pitt was the main focus of this triumphant classic. He was great as the leader in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” (2009), and it was great to see him play this role seriously and dramatically.
To be honest, some moments dragged. There were times when some scenes felt they were longer than they needed to be. However, the surprise explosions kept my attention.
Despite the films minor drags, “Fury” is great, spellbinding, and heroic–definitely to be seen on the big screen.