Country: UK / USA / China
Movie Review: Finally a decent WWII movie coming from Hollywood, “Fury” stars Brad Pitt (also co-executive producer) as Sergeant ‘Wardaddy’ Collier, the man leading a Sherman tank and its five-men crew, with an obsessive determination of spreading terror in German territory and drive the Allies to victory. His mission will become even more complicated when a rookie soldier from Chicago arrives to join the team. Wardaddy forces him to experience the coldness of killing and presents him the general horrors of war. Director David Ayer gets back on track, giving continuity to the good work done two years ago with “The End of Watch”, after an unsuccessful experience with “Sabotage” last year. Brutality and tension are everywhere, while a very sarcastic humor draws giggles from the crowd, especially in the moments when the experienced crew is reunited. Regardless its stereotypes and familiarity, “Fury” depicts these men’s bravery with a pungent realism, and the power of its score and images cause us both amazement and anguish. The hardening, meanness, and bitterness caused by the war are perfectly noticeable here, but in the other hand we can also witness slight occasions of tenderness and humanity. “Fury” doesn’t have the visual beauty and claustrophobic intensity of the Israeli “Lebanon” (2009), or the supernatural mysteries of the Russian “White Tiger” (2012), but is still sufficiently implacable, unsentimental and devastating. Fantastic cast also includes Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, and Jon Bernthal.