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The movie “Fury”, though not based on an actual unit in World War II, very well probably could have been. It is about a tank team who finds itself serving together in Germany many years after first coming together in North Africa.
The movie is highly successful at capturing the horrors of war as well as the psychology behind it. Footage, such as pieces of a dead German’s face kept as a keepsake and living and dead soldiers being trod over by the tracks of the tank, seem to create haunting imagery that one is likely to remember long after watching the film.
It also portrays the American soldiers in a rather obnoxious manner such as when the group liberates a town and forces itself into the home of some German women. Where as most films utilize such footage against the bad guys, it creates sort of a surreal feeling seeing it coming from American soldiers.
All actors and actresses gave incredible performances herein. Brad Pitt, in my humble opinion, deserves an award for his performance here. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena, and Logan Lerman deliver excellent performances as well. Lerman plays the part of a new soldier formally serving as a admin clerk who has been tasked to be a replacement member of their tank crew. Brad Pitt’s character, Sgt. Don Collier, takes it upon himself to teach the timid soldier to fight and kill the enemy.
The movie is extremely memorable and well-written and produced. My wife and I are looking forward to adding this movie to our Blu-Ray collection as soon as it comes out. My wife actually commented, “This was the best performance from Brad Pitt in his entire film career.” I feel this movie is worthy of 5 out of 5 stars as it shows one of the most realistic portrayals of war as I have personally heard stories from those who have been.