Set in final days of World War Two, Fury tells the story of the crew of a Sherman tank who are sent deep behind enemy lines on a deadly mission.
Brad Pitt takes on the role of US Army sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier, the battle hardened father figure of a crew that have fought their way through Germany in the cramped confines of their tank, nicknamed Fury, creating a close bond in the process.
After losing a member of the team, Norman Ellis (Logan Lerman) an ill-prepared and naïve assistant driver with no combat experience is assigned to Fury, but struggles with what is required of him.
With several scenes of intense violence, Fury is not for the weak of stomach, although it’s never gratuitous, more just an honest depiction of war.
Fury offers great character development as Norman grows from someone who can’t do his job to a proud soldier. Thanks to the gritty realism and honest portrayal of the devastation of the Second World War, Fury should be a very strong contender come the awards season.
Review by Matt Blackwell
Frank “Bullet” Marasco (Danny Trejo) is a maverick LA cop nearing retirement whose grandson is kidnapped by a drug baron (Jonathan Banks) in order to facilitate the release of his own criminal son. Bullet sets out to exact a revenge/rescue mission and lots of guns, bullets and blood ensue. A mildly interesting way to pass 90 minutes, but a let down when compared to Trejo’s grindhouse classics like Machete and Machete Kills. Also not as good, and easily confused with, the 1968 Steve McQueen film, Bullitt.
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