Fury, 2014

Staring into the distance, a disheveled soldier stands in front of a tank, with "Fury" written on the barrel and other soldiers leaning/sitting on it.

Director: David Ayer

Synopsis: Brad Pitt is at it again in this intense, dramatic film. Fury tells the story of a tank crew that has been together since the beginning of world war 2 in Africa. The assistant tank driver is killed in action and the crew acquires a new young man, who has no war experience and prior to this was working in an office environment, his only skills being able to type 100 words per minute. This action/adventure movie tells the story of the crew coming together despite their differences and fighting to end the war.

Review: I really enjoyed this movie, mainly because of the way the story was told and how it makes you feel somewhat in their shoes. The story is very deep and even somewhat dark, but that is expected given where and when the film takes place. Through all of the intensity there was still some humor, which was nice so you weren’t just completely on edge the whole time. i thought the director did a great job with the role of the new assistant driver, Norman. When he first started on the tank crew he was terrified for his life and did not want to be there at all, not to mention the rest of the crew despised him because of his lack of experience. However Norman and Brad Pitt (Wardaddy) developed a father-son like relationship and Wardaddy was able to give him the strength and courage Norman needed to step up and be a great asset to the crew. Their journey from then on to end the war is a brutal fight and very heartfelt and action packed. I had never heard of the director David Ayer prior to this film, but I discovered he has also directed “Street Kings”, “End of Watch”, and a few other films that I haven’t seen. David Ayer also wrote the movie “Training Day”, “S.W.A.T”, and “Fast and the Furious”. All of the films that Ayer has directed fall in the same realm with “Fury”, very intense, action filled, and dramatic. Although I feel like this is probably the best film that he has directed to date.

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