Fury: an epic and powerful World War II film

Fury
Well worth the price of admission
Nick “Chico” Hernandez
Managing Editor

Many will have flocked to the theaters just to see Brad Pitt star in another WWII movie, but the real guts of this movie come from how close to the battlefield “Fury” is. According to Bustle.com, “Fury is actually based on a collection of true stories from real-life army veterans who spent their time during World War II in tanks.”
“Fury” is set in April 1945, during the last month of the European Theater in WWII.
When the tank crew of “Fury” loses their assistant driver, a young typist named Norman Ellison (Loagn Lerman) is sent to fill the gap. While Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt), Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LeBeouf), Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal), and Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Pena) want anyone besides a greenhorn, they soon accept him into their “brotherhood”.
The horrors of war are evident and not whitewashed over, but instead are left there to remind us that war is not funny or something to be taken lightly. To support this idea, the former assistant driver is shown in his seat minus his head and a piece of his face behind the body.
The movie rolls along with a strong balance between the drama and good old fashioned tank fighting, with very little slow periods. This plot shows the calm and brutal side of war, and is never dull of emotion. From when the innocence of Ellison is lost to the ending battle, “Fury” refuses to disappoint.
Few movies have the ability to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire running time; however, “Fury” not only kept me focused but covered me with goosebumps for all 2 hours and 15 minutes of it.
“Inglorious Bastards” this is not, but a headfirst dive into the emotional and dirty world of WWII it is.

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