Fury (2014)

Fury – War never ends quietly.

Fury

Brad Pitt—————————————————–Don “Wardaddy” Collier
Shia Labeouf————————————————Boyd “Bible” Swan
Michael Pena———————————————–Trini “Gordo” Garcia
John Bernthal———————————————-Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis
Logan Lerman———————————————-Norman Ellison
Jim Parrack————————————————-Sergeant Binkowski
Brad Henke————————————————–Sergeant Davis

Directed by David Ayer.
Screenplay by David Ayer.

It is World War 2 and in this film we follow one group of men in a tank. Their leader is Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Pitt) whose tactical knowledge has helped keep his team alive through many different battles.

As we join them they are getting a replacement for the gunner who was shot and killed in the tank. Norman Ellison (Lerman) is baptized in fire when he is forced to clean up the mess his predecessor had left behind. It is gruesome job that will undoubtedly foreshadow his future, but not if Wardaddy has something to say about it.

The group is pushed into dangerous situation after dangerous situation until the odds are so bad even the group knows they are in trouble.

There are several intense but very realistic tank battles that make this film worth watching on their own, but the performances of this team are the real standouts. Shia Labeouf gives one of the best performances of his career and I am not a fan of his acting. There is one particular scene where he conveys a ton of emotion with almost no dialogue and that is incredibly tough to do, but Shia Labeouf did it flawlessly. Michael Pena and John Bernthal give the team life with crazy dialogue and diverse attitudes. Logan Lerman is very good as the new soldier in over his head and watching his character arc makes this movie rise a level.

This is a very good movie with some very good performances. Definitely, take the time to watch this one.

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Runtime: 134 Minutes

Production Budget: $68,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: $85,707,116.
Worldwide: $205,407,116.

CC Rating: 8 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: Street Kings, End of Watch, Sabotage.

If you liked this try: Platoon, Courage Under Fire, Saving Private Ryan.