The end of World War II in Europe is the backdrop for Brad Pitt’s new war movie ‘Fury.’ ‘Fury’ is the story of a Sherman tank crew on a mission behind enemy lines as the Third Reich collapses.You can tell right away from the trailer that the movie will have a futility of war point to make; hard old angry soldiers that may not make it through this last mission, even though the outcome of the war is certain at this point.
The trailer does look really interesting, all shaded in grey and covered in mud. It’s the dark real take on WWII that ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Band of Brothers’ took, a far cry from Pitt’s turn as the wisecracking Lt. Aldo Raine in ‘Inglorious Bastards.’
Fury stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña and is directed by David Ayer.
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‘Fury’ does look good and I’m certianly going to go see it, of course I will go see just about any war movie. I think ‘Fury’ may be more to my liking than ‘Inglorious Bastards’ since it looks to be a little more down to earth. Not that Bastards was a bad movie, I’m just picky about my WWII films.
You have to ask yourself though will ‘Fury’ be able to bring us something that ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ haven’t already? The futility of war point is a good point, it’s just that it’s been the point for every war movie over the last twenty years.
Brad Pitt’s character’s name of “Wardaddy” also sends up a small red flag. “Wardaddy” is a pretty blunt instrument, nothing subtle about that name. We get it, he’s the grizzled vet and he’s got to take care of and teach these young troops. Shia Labeouf’s line about “wait till you see what one man can do to another man” is fairly blunt as well. That may be just more Shia than the writing though.
I am a bit nervous about ‘Fury’ but my excitement outweighs that nervousness. Here’s hoping we have another ‘Saving Private Ryan’ on our hands.
Do you think ‘Fury’ will be a new ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or another Hollywood rehash? Let us know in the comments below.