Brad Pitt leads an Army tank crew through Nazi Germany, ready to take on the enemy in the new drama, ‘Fury.’ Be prepared for blood, blood, and oh yeah, more flying blood.
Don Collier (Brad Pitt) is used to war life. He’s been fighting the Germans all over the world with his crew — all inside “Fury,” their M4 Sherman tank. However, when one unexpectedly, the crew gets a new soldier, and Norman Ellis (Logan Lerman) will have to quickly learn how to become assistant driver, fit in with the dysfunctional group, and more than anything, protect his country under Don’s watchful eye and intense gaze.
‘Fury’ Reviews: A Bloody Truth
Don has led gunner Boyd Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Boyd’s loader Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal), and the driver of Fury, Trini Garcia (Michael Peña) throughout Germany and knows how to run things — like a leader. His no-nonsense attitude is angry and forceful, but director David Ayers made the right choice casting Brad Pitt. His flawless charm creates a likable tough guy, which creates an overprotective father feel for the crew.
Almost immediately, Don takes Norman under his wing, and is responsible for not only teaching him how to do his job, but more than that, making him the man he feels he should be. They quickly become the father/son of the group, and it’s impressive that we see Norman transition from literally crying that he can’t do the job, to looking at Don as a leader, and as someone he’s proud to work for.
They make time for some good old R&R with the company of women from the town, which in my mind, was an insightful look at what life as a soldier is like.
Is It Just Another War Movie?
Of course, most of the film is set right inside the tank while it slowly creeps around Germany. The film isn’t for one who cringes at blood — or war movies, in general. War movies aren’t my thing, and I may be the only one alive who actually hated Inglorious Bastards. But I do have to say that while the plot was a little faded, the effects and character development more than made up for that.
Fury gets sent on a nearly impossible mission which brought the crew together even more than imaginable — and gave each of them the chance to individually prove how valuable they were to the operation. With the tears of Shia LaBeouf and the comic relief of Michael Peña, I can say that the film may have been far too bloody for me, but in the end, I had tears in my eyes and was moved by each and every character.
Fury hits theaters everywhere on Oct. 17, and trust me — you’ve never seen anything like this.
— Emily Longeretta