Having seen the film Fury at the cinema as an early screener, the movie was enjoyable but not overly so. After looking at other reviewers waxing lyrical about the Pitt and co in the tank film, it appears that some people are so desperate for a war film that they want to march to the beat of any drum, whether it fits or not. This sort of “Charge of the Light Brigade,” on a smaller scale than the actual suicidal campaign, is good as far as combat movies go, Fury has something for everyone.
Columbia Pictures with their version of World War Two in Fury has Brad Pitt with a Platoon type tank unit that argues, fights, and has a love/hate relationship with each member; alternatively bullying and connecting with one another. Written and directed by David Ayers (Sabotage, Street Kings) the film is set in April 1945 and follows the tank crew of the Fury as they advance deep into Nazi Germany. The premise of the movie deals with the fact that the German tanks were far superior to the Allies’ machinery.
Since the paper bag incident at the Berlin screening of his latest film, Shia LaBeouf has upped the oddness factor and he is now doing public penance for his plagiarism; or, he is partaking in some sort of publicity stunt. No one seems to know for sure. Out of all the folks who lined up, in a queue that appears to go around the block, to bear witness to LaBeouf’s bizarre version of self-flagellation some have written about their experience, but, no light has actually been shed on just what the actor is up to.