“War Never Ends Quietly” is the tagline for this gritty, powerful, and terrifying World War 2 film that definitely deserves to be mentioned in the same breathe as some of the all time great war movies.
From director/writer David Ayer, a rising star who’s made his mark in film in writing with Fast and Furious and Training Day, comes a movie starring Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, along with up and comer Logan Lerman.
Fury portrays a very real look at the grimy side of war. In spring of 1945, as the allied forces are advancing beyond enemy lines into Nazi Germany, a young fresh faced boy joins veteran Sherman’s tank crew (whose tank is aptly named Fury) and is given the ultimate crash course in warfare. He is of course reluctant and fearful but with the guidance of his tank leader, he works to help his brothers in arms defeat a great enemy and turn the tide of the war.
I loved the direction of this film as it was made all the more real by David Ayers’ military experience and extensive research coupled with strong performances from a very well put together cast (Shia LaBeouf actually cut his face to give himself realistic war wounds and Brad Pitt takes on the Nazis once again!!!). I give this film 4 out of 5 stars.
Review by Sean Daniel Stephens, Austin Texas
Born September 12 1989 in Killeen, Texas, Sean is a Licensed phlebotomist, an aspiring filmmaker and film enthusiast. “Growing up, I always had a love for films. That is how I bonded with family and friends. Along with my love for books, films helped to open up my imagination to new worlds and ideas.”