So this time I was able to pay attention to the movie the whole way through. I didn't have the same problems like my last film I reviewed. However, there was some time where I thought I was getting a little bored with the film. Specifically, I'm talking about the sequence where they hang out with a couple German women and, uh, enjoy themselves. It went so long that I was totally sick with it and wanted it to end. BUT... then the end of that sequence made me feel like it was all worth it. I don't hold that agains the movie at all.
Also, I didn't really like any of the characters (except one, I'll get to it) in the beginning. They were all kind of jerks, but then throughout the film you start to go over to them, just like the main character's arc. As for the one character I liked the whole time though, I can't believe it was Shia LaBeouf. I loved his character the whole time. Never would have thought that would be the case.
Fury sucks. Okay, most of the movie was actually alright, but then the protagonist rapes someone in what is meant to be a tender moment. Hurr, I bet somebody being forced into a bedroom by two soldiers with guns can definitely give consent. And then Brad Pitt's character's depicted as this great leader who keeps this ragtag group in check by forcing them to shoot unarmed POWs and as this gentleman by threatening to rape someone and swapping plates instead of just telling the men who he's in charge of to stop being assholes. What fantastic leadership skills, what a true war hero. Of course, war itself may not be glorified in this movie, but Pitt's character definitely is; Pitt himself said that it helped him become a better father. And then ending happened and hahaha, that means the Americans in this movie are literally worse than Nazis. The action was bad, it was just this huge cacophony and colour-coded tracer bullets that looked like light beams from Star Wars. The sound mixing was pretty muddy but that's probably the screener's fault.
I knew that quite a few people had complained about the realism in this movie even though it hold high ratings on most movie sites. I was hoping that the complaints were mostly nitpicking like wrong model of Sherman tank and such like. Well, I am afraid that it was a bit more than that. I would say that this movie is clearly written by some Hollywood writer sitting in his comfy chair and never ever having been close to any military activities, not to mention live action, in his life.
I can live with a movie being inaccurate or somewhat unrealistic if the rest of the movie is good but I have to say that I did not really like the movie even after trying to filter out the unrealistic nonsense.
The movie is very dark and gritty and there are really no likeable characters in it whatsoever. Well, the clerk that got thrown in as a tank machinegun gunner was perhaps somewhat likable but then him getting assigned as a tank machinegun gunner in the first place was one of those nonsensical bits. In this movie the “heroes” are not really any better than the Nazis. The scene where “Wardaddy” forces previously mentioned clerk to shoot an unarmed POW is just disgusting. I am sure this is not too far from reality in some cases during the war but I’ll be damned if I am watching a movie to be entertained by it.
Having said that I must also say that the movie was very well done in terms of acting and cinematography with one exception. The ridiculous overuse of tracer bullet effects. Tracer bullets do not look like you are in a Star Wars movie and yes I have been using tracer bullets during my military service, obviously unlike the producer and consultants (if they had any) of this movie.
The pacing of the movie was somewhat uneven. Some of it was fairly fast paced but then some parts, like the part in the apartment of the two German women was quite slow and somewhat dull.
The “last stand” at the end was just silly and nonsensical. It started pretty much right away when the poor clerk spots the arriving German infantry just using his eyes. Then it just takes forever until they actually arrive so our “heroes” have all the time in the world to prepare. There would of course be no way for a lone Sherman to hold off an assault like that and the Germans would of course not be charging around shooting useless fine caliber weaponry against said Sherman. Also when they had all this time to prepare why the f… did they leave some of the ammo outside the tank? Obviously because some dumb scriptwriter thought it would make for a good scene. And do not get me started on the fact that the Germans apparently just stops in their tracks every time the director thinks it is time for some slow scene inside the tank.
The ending? Well I do not like bad endings and this one certainly did not give me any feeling of reward for having suffered through over two hours of this movie. Needless to say I am a tad disappointed.
Fury actually begins quite good. It isn't uncommon for war movies to reduce "realism". So it is rather the standard that enemy forces attack just in the right size, so that the heroes can take care of them. We wouldn't want enemy PAKs and Panzerfäuste to attack organized, all at once from different sides, wouldn't we? I might even accept the shallow characters, trying to represent the result of their harsh experiences.I could even accept the fictional scenario that a Tiger would engage a battle all on its own, so that "Fury" could prove its point of Americans fighting a technically superior opponent.But the final battle ... I don't know, I think that's how you insult the intelligence of your customers.
Watched this last night, and wow still thinking about it the next day. Fantastic acting all round. Really hits home what the final months of WWII were like. I have never been a fan of war films but this one blew my mind.
A great movie and Brad Pitt at his finest
one of my favorite movies i liked that short love story :p
Great movie, with suspense.
I do not know good or bad , look at the first！我不知道好不好看，看看先！
The boy who lived, 2.0.
If war ever had a face, it will be ugly.
"Fury" is a movie that shows what it needs to show, and that is the brutal and hard things in war and how it effect's people.
The use of sound in this movie when the bombs go off or the sound of shoot outs, it sounded so real and loud. I got to give the guy who did the sound in this movie a thumps up for that.
Brad Pitt plays the broken but tough Wardaddy, and he is the kind of character that you can see all the pain and stress in his eyes, as he has been through wars that will scar a person for life. Logan Lerman did a good job as well. He was great in this movie better than those Percy Jackson films. But there is this one actor in this movie that I've got to say that this is best performance yet, and that is Shia LaBeouf, yes he may went crazy last year and early this year, but in this movie he did a fantastic job.
Overall rating: Fury is the most brutal and hard hitting war drama since "Saving Private Ryan".
Brad Pitt leads the cast in the gritty and ultraviolent WWII film Fury. The story follows the crew of a U.S. Sherman tank that works its way through Nazi Germany during the spring of 1945. The film makes a concerted effort not to glamorize war, and in fact depicts American soldiers committing a host of war crimes (from shooting unarmed POWs to raping civilians). And, most of the characters are pretty unlikable. However, the battle scenes are shot exceptionally well and are full of intense, high-adrenaline action. Also, the score delivers some sweeping themes that are quiet powerful and emotionally evocative. Yet, Fury is ultimately an ugly film that focuses too much on how war brings out the baser instincts of man.
War is hell. It is a macabre sarcasm of Life. It perverts all normal socially-accepted truths. And, in such a hell, only demons can survive -- - only demons can know how to excel. War Daddy (the inhuman, nearly immortal, soulless, progenitor of all destruction) says it best: "We're not here for 'Right or Wrong'... we are here to kill them." Perhaps, one imagines that there will be peace and happiness, beyond the unrelenting violence... but, after such implacable destruction, not only of lives... but of Life... what consolation can there be? Every chicken-hawk, war-mongering coward, should be required to witness this film. It is harrowing. It is cleansing. It teaches that violence begets violence. All that is pure and good, is destroyed by war... and it is only the purity of goodness, that restores goodness after the war is over. One wonders if it does any good to know the fact... for the demons in charge refuse to learn. And their deaths, after a time, proves nothing. I am filled with unrelenting sadness over this film. Its perfection shall go on, unappreciated. Its unblinking honesty will go on, unheeded. For, there will be other wars (there are many, now). There will be other demons, who's lust for conquest will obliterate everything they know... even/especially the things they profess to love. Because war is hell, and paradise does not exist in this realm... or, even after. The perversity of war... the final image... testifies to this fact. Life with war, is tainted. A poisoned well does not come clean.
A cross between Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line . Freaking intense and well-acted. It showed war for what it is.
Les acteurs sont parfaits, l'histoire est bonne. Dommage que les scènes de combat soient un mélange de Star Wars et du 14 Juillet...
wow. amazing. very good movie. if Hans Zimmer would've made the music it would've been phenomenal.
was a fine movie...peace out
@aldy man I'm sure people love having you over to watch movies.... it's real and it's how it was during war times. Maybe you should stick to PG movies. It's war. War is ugly & raw. They did an amazing job capturing the realism of a tank crew during WWII and I'm not sure where you get that the Americans were worse than the Nazis... must have missed the part where American were putting Jews in showers and gassing them. But I digress, sorry you didn't like the movie. But don't be so sensitive. This world is ugly so I'm sorry if I came off like an ass hole but I disagree with your comments and that's OK. I love war movies on if you can direct me to abother well made war movie let me know please. Sorry hope you have a blessed night.
What was the story behind this movie really? People are either killing or being killed. Just like every war.
Entertaining if not so realistic so what ?
Why Norman was not killed by the Nazi who noticed him under the Tank?
its sad that the pros die.
The movie was great for being what it is: Showing want Tank warfare was like and all the feelings that go around while deployed in one of those machines. Yes a large portion of the movie could have been guessed but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Great acting, suspense and overall flow.
I liked the movie. Also war scenes, tank fighting was something real. I also liked the final, the sacrifice is something that real heroes did in that war.
Não sei como ver aqui o filme e as séries
great story and great cast
I was actually surprised by this movie. One can argue that its story has a few holes. But I felt that the actors actually have done a pretty decent job. The scenes involving tanks were the best I've ever seen. Cruel, insane and heart wrenching. It is a must see war movie. I rated 8.0
This movie might not had a decent plot, but it does a GREAT JOB in painting the horrors of wars.WARS SUCKS yet we are always eager to start one.
Rent it: not as good as saving private Ryan but still worth watching
The most liked comment by far is one that basically rips the movie apart. Yet at nearly 4k votes the movie get nearly 80%. Just saying.
Personally I liked it, much better than I thought. It´s dark and gritty, this isn´t war glorified. I liked the fact that the movie slows down at times, I´m a little tired of these hour-long CGI bombardments that do little in terms of story telling. Of course there are some issues with this movie, you´ll find them in any other one. This isn´t a documentary.
But I´m with everyone else who says the tracers look silly. That`s way over the top and totally not needed. Other than that, watch for yourself and make up your own opinion.
I liked this movie. Good story.
Amazing movie, I love it.
"Ideals are peaceful. History is violent."
Great movie. 9/10
with a BIG cast and a massive history behind, this movie is absolutely INSANE, so good that I can't even describe, one of those who make us really think the horribles of war
I actually thought this was better than Saving Private Ryan....War sucks
Wow! I thought John Wick used up all the ammo last night until I watched this one. Great movie.
Of course it had to be directed by David Ayer. Fury is like a bigger-scale sequel to End of Watch. Claustrophobic and overwhelming at times. Pitt, LaBeouf and Lerman give excellent acting in their respective roles. However, the real protagonists are the weapons, with the tank Fury being the heart and soul of the movie. One of the more brutal war movies that, while not on the same level as Saving Private Ryan, will definitely be part of top 10 war movie lists.
This movie was excellent! Especially when I found out after watching the movie that all the actors were trained by a 22 year veteran and went through a rough bootcamp to learn their roles inside of the tank(all tanks were real). They even did a live fire exercise to test the actor's ability to act as a team(with gunning and driving the tank and all!). Michael Pena, the hispanic actor part of the main cast, actually drove the tank in all of the scenes, which I thought was quite impressive.