The softer side of war


‘Fury’ review

By Megan West, Contributor


Set in 1945 in the heart of Nazi Germany, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman bring the struggle of war to the big screen in David Ayer’s Fury. Centred on a single platoon led by the terrifyingly loveable leader Wardaddy (Pitt), viewers are exposed to violence as well as love, courage, and loyalty that will rival any Nicholas Sparks adaptation.

For this film, an authentic Tiger I tank was used on screen and the legitimacy cannot go unnoticed. But the props were not the only thing making this movie so captivatingly realistic; the performances were gut-wrenchingly genuine and made the film what it was. We all know the hype behind Pitt and LaBeouf, but I’ll be keeping an eye on Lerman in the years to come.

Even if you’re not one for war-era film, this movie has something for all kinds of viewers. Undoubtedly, this film will rank high on my list of Top 25 Movies of All Time.