Fury (6/10)

Fury

War never ends quietly.

Overview

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.

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Title Fury
Director David Ayer
Director of Photography Roman Vasyanov
Runtime 2 h 15 min
Certification R
Release Date 17 October 2014
Tagline War never ends quietly.
IMDb Id tt2713180
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There aren’t that many WWII movies being made anymore, so it has been a while since I have seen one. And this one is based around a tank crew which I think I haven’t seen before either.

Fury is visually very impressive. Technically speaking, the cinematography, editing and soundstage are excellent, and seeing this on a big 4K screen with 7.1 surround is fantastic. Lots of pin sharp scenes whilst the thumping of shells is all around you.

Unfortunately, the script doesn’t match the technical excellence in any way. The acting itself is quite good (even Shia LaBeouf is not terrible), but the characters are all severely one-dimensional, making the storyline in the end fairly uninteresting. Even the so-called intense scenes between various characters are really quite shallow and don’t add much credibility to the story.

It is worth watching for the visual spectacle and sense of hellishness, just forget about the script.

Fury (6/10)
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