Rating: 9 stars
Seen 4 times
Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Rated R | Length 135 minutes
Jack Bannon | Zach Avery | Marek Oravec | Adam Ganne | Eric Kofi Abrefa | Eugenia Kuzmina | Jake Curran | Scott Eastwood | Alicia von Rittberg | Anamaria Marinca | Jason Isaacs | Brad William Henke | Xavier Samuel | Kevin Vance | Jim Parrack | Jon Bernthal | Michael Peña | Logan Lerman | Shia LaBeouf | Brad Pitt
We’ve been anxiously awaiting this to come out, so we grabbed tickets for a morning matinee. I think it’s safe to say we all liked it a lot. Easily the best film about war I’ve seen since Blackhawk Down and I fully expect I will end up watching this just as many times over the ensuing years.
All that said, it was not an easy thing to watch. It was probably as difficult to watch this as it was for me to watch Saving Private Ryan the first time. This isn’t the war movie we all grew up with starring Audie Murphy or John Wayne. This was a visceral, unsettling, troubling, horrifying experience that felt closer to probably what the real horrors of WWII were like for the people that experienced it.
It’s not a perfect movie, it feels a little rushed in places (which is weird given it’s a 2 hour 12 minute film), but that’s just nitpicking. I expect I’ll go see this at least once more in a theater with Dolby Atmos because I’m sure it would benefit from the greater sound quality and additional surround. It’s just that kind of movie.