Brad Pitt is back on the big screen in ‘Fury’, a film about the harsh realities of war. Is ‘Fury’ the next ‘Saving Private Ryan’? The reviews are in!
The highly-anticipated film Fury finally hit theaters on Oct. 17. Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf and more, Fury is one of the most dramatic and daring flicks of the fall. So, is Fury a compelling work of cinematic art or will you walk away angry?
It’s the weekend, so what movie should you see?! Should you emotionally prepare yourself for Fury or should you just go see Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me? The critics are sounding off, and they’re obsessed with Fury. Plus, check out HollywoodLife.com’s review of the film!
Written and directed by filmmaker David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch), Fury does something slightly miraculous: It actually manages to find new space in the seemingly overstuffed WWII movie sub-genre, in order to tell a story that is both poignant and powerful in its themes and insights about war, while simultaneously delivering a fantastic and satisfying genre film experience.
A fatalism unites all of Ayer’s movies, even his best film, End of Watch. He makes police movies about how moral and spiritual corruption function in broad daylight. The move to war seemed inevitable. This is the first of his movies in which that fatalism culminates in a state of grace I’ve never experienced in a war film before.
If memorable war movies mean something to you, open that book to a new page and add “Fury” to the list. It belongs there.
Ayer captures the buried feelings of men in combat with piercing immediacy. Pitt is tremendous in the role, a conscience detectable even in Wardaddy’s blinkered gaze. But it’s Lerman who anchors the film with a shattering, unforgettable portrayal of corrupted innocence.
HollywoodLifers, will you go see Fury? If you already have, tell us what you thought of the flick!
— Avery Thompson
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