Fury Movie Review
Although Brad Pitt has clearly stated that the movie is not a video game, a careful observer will acknowledge that director David Ayer has drawn inspiration from games like Call of Duty, as well as movies such as Inglorious Basterds, Saving Private Ryan and The Dirty Dozen. Pitt, for his part, plays the protagonist of the film, who is a rugged Nazi-hating mud-caked American war veteran. Named Wardaddy, he is a commander of a US tank ploughing through the terrains of Europe with his rag-tag crew of five through mud, bullets and mayhem. The team sees the addition of innocent and wide-eyed Norman (Lerman) when one of their crew is killed. It is interesting to watch the internal battle this newbie fights: to kill or be killed. Wardaddy says to him at this point, ideals are peaceful, but war is violent. This shows us that Fury is not one of those usual American war propaganda movies, but is willing to also question the morals of its deeply American characters.
Ayer tests the breaking point of a person under extreme stress, the human capacity to handle violence and explorers the morality of war. There is also a good dose of action apart from the emotional quotient. The true achievement of Fury is the camaraderie between the members of Wardaddy’s squad. All of them have a single mission: to load their guns and kill.
The acting skills of the cast is surely up to the mark, Shia Le Beouf, who plays Bible in fact cut himself off-camera so that he could sport a scar required in the script.
Ayer depicts the strange uneasy atmosphere of war well and also delves deep into a psychological study of the violence of war. The film is not exactly a historically-apt description and sometimes the script seen realistic. It also becomes preachy at times, with Pitt delivering speeches on comradeship during the tense moment the Germans are heading towards them. Some critics have even suggested that it is the tank named Fury that seems to be the hero who single-handedly won the war against the Germans.
But all in all, this World War II film delivers what it promises and is worth watching. In India, Fury will be dubbed in hindi and renamed Fauji.
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