If your fandom of World War II films you need to see theories. It’s quite simply currently one of the best films out there in its genre. The director David hires is known to be a stickler of detail and it shows in this film tenfold. Although the story is not complex you can still feel the sense of raw emotions that would probably be present in that time hires does not pull any punches the result an excellent genre film worthy of respect as its predecessor.
The story is about a tank crew working together behind German lines, a motley crew of personalities that don’t seem to have much in common yet it works. In theory we follow the point of view of Private Norman Ellison (played by Logan Lerman) as he is transferred to be a front gunner into this tank crew led by Dawn war daddy collier played by Brad Pitt. Pitt’s character almost seems to play a father figure as he teaches the young Allison the ropes and how to survive Private Allison Trent is transformed from being the green as he experiences the horrors of war which we also witness so we feel for him and that makes for powerful filmmaking.
The other crew members, Boyd ‘Bible’ Swam (Shia LaBeouf), Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Pena), and Grady ‘Coon- Ass’ Travis (John Byrne Bernthal) are excellent support cast, and one thing I found pretty interesting about this film is it doesn’t build up the soldier as some sort of superhero like other similar films, instead it shows the true realities of war and how men are affected in it.
The tank battles are everything you expect in this film. It is gritty dark bloody and realistic and its immersion grabs you through the entire film and doesn’t let go. One scene where the crew in a Sherman tank, go one-on-one with a Tiger Tank. It’s easily an edge of your seat moment and worth the price of admission alone. I don’t think it could get any better than that. If you are a fan of the genre or like me, just hungry for a good World War II flick then Fury will leave an impression on you that will set the bar on future World War II films.