The ultimate storyline may have this typical patriotic war movie feel, but Fury directed by David Ayer is a really gripping story of a 5 member squad of the US army. The brutality of the scenes is something that might even make you vomit. But by using that realistic visualization to establish the situation, Fury narrates its story very violently.

The story is set in the last phase of World War 2 where the US military forces are facing major attack from the German army. They are making significant movements and Fury is a tank with a five member crew which is also a part of this warfare. What Fury trying to tell us are the feelings of the characters. How they get evolved, how they celebrate, why they became so rude to the enemies and many things that moulds a soldier to be so aggressive.

There is a sequence in the middle of the movie which kind of made me curious about its relevance as it was too long. But the tail end of this sequence which is a military attack, tells us why it was created with such patience. There is this character played by Logan Lerman named Norman who is very much a representative of the viewer. The kind of fear, shock and “getting used to it” side are same for Norman and us. The climax patriotism is a clichéd one, but I must say that the raw approach in visualization just boosts the feel to a great extent.

Brad Pit has done a good job as Wardaddy. It was nice to see Shia LaBeouf in such a character. Logan Lerman did the character of Norman brilliantly. Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal also did a fab job.

David Ayer who also holds the writing credit of the film has managed to conceive it in a different way. The normal tempo and the brutal scenes are mainly the reasons for this uniqueness. Some scenes take enough time to establish its relevance, but if you have the curiosity to look for its reason, you will definitely get the answer and it will satisfy you. Cinematography is good. Art direction and visual effects is top notch. Engaging background score also makes fury furious.

Fury has emotion, content, technical brilliance and proper actors with talent. My rating is 4/5 for David Ayer’s slow paced war drama. It is not the typical USA booster film.

Final Thoughts


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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