Fury was a dark, dismal, and ultimately realistic depiction of the final days of World War II. It was far better than I expected and had an amazing climax that ended with a bang.
Brad Pitt plays against type, playing a brash, cynical, and at times scary commanding officer that you want to like but can't bring yourself to. Logan Lerman surprised me, delivering an honest performance that made me believe his naivety and kindhearted nature. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Peña all did a fabulous job and rounded out a definitely solid cast.
All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at Fury. It had its moments of hardcore war action, but remained at its heart an honest drama about the horrors of war.
War is hell. This is a statement that Fury reminds the viewer of constantly. It presents one of film's most realistic depictions of war and the horrors that one goes through in the process. Supporting that statement are some phenomenal, committed performances from the main cast and explosive action scenes. Needless to say, Fury is another standout war film.
The movie depicts the final days of World War II through the eyes of a young kid who is sent in as a new member of a group of battle-hardened tank soldiers. The young kid being played by Logan Lerman, who delivers a knockout performance. His character serves as the eyes of the audience and Lerman does wonderfully, personifying the naivety and good nature of his character. Brad Pitt also gives a stellar performance as the commanding officer of the tank unit. He is at times both scary and kind to the people around him. Rounding out this fantastic cast is Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Michael Peña, who all deliver amazing performances. Compared to most WWII movies, Fury had a very realistic feel to it with how the men looked, acted, and the general environment. This attention to realism is extended to the film's fight scenes, which are a sight to behold. I never thought watching tank battles would be this exciting.
While not one of the all time best war film's, Fury is still a knockout for the war genre that shows how it can change a person, for better or worse. The actors all step up to the plate, deliver honest performances. Finally, the action scenes are very well done. Even though the realism may turn some off, I still encourage people to give this film a chance. You won't regret it.