Skip to comments.‘Fury,’ Starring Brad Pitt, a Raw Look at Warfare
Posted on 07/30/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT by Theoria
In the first minutes of the writer-director David Ayers Fury, about American soldiers slogging through Europe in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt, as the tanker Don Collier, slides his knife behind the eye of a German lieutenant.
Piercing his brainpan with a CRACK, is how Mr. Ayers screenplay describes the move. (In Dolby Digital sound, it will be a very loud crack.) Mr. Pitt, our hero, then calmly wipes his blade clean on the Germans uniform.
The Good War this is not.
In what promises to be one of the most daring studio movies in an awards season that will bring several World War II films, Mr. Ayer, Mr. Pitt and a band of producers backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment are poised to deliver what the popular culture has rarely seen. That is, a relentlessly authentic portrayal one stuntman was run through with a bayonet on the set of the extremes endured, and inflicted, by Allied troops who entered Germany in the spring of 1945.
Quentin Tarantinos Inglourious Basterds, which also starred Mr. Pitt, was brutal but surreal. Few believed that a real-life counterpart to his blood-crazed Lt. Aldo Raine had collected Nazi scalps by the hundred.
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‘Fury’ was the name of my first band in 9th grade. We had to change it cause everyone thought we were ‘Furry’.
He was great in Inglourious Basterds.....”Bon Jorn Oh”
The US harasses and spies on political dissidents.
We IMPORTED the political system that we fought.
What made that War Good, if it qualified, was not that it was kinder and gentler. By definition, war is nothing of the sort, no matter how much we might like to pretend it is.
It was Good because it destroyed an evil system that had a quite good chance of taking over the world, which it most certainly would have done if not fought.
It was a damn good war. Nazis didn’t suffer nearly enough.
Last time it was zombies
At that point in the war we should have been pushing through to fight the Russians — a far worse threat to the world in 1945.
Shoulda dropped a nuke right on top of Zhukov’s HQ.
War is war.
Not going to war every now and then is worse though...
It’s no secret the Sherman was an inferior tank to the Panther and Tiger. I guess the general public may not know that since we’ve had the best tank in the world since the 1980’s.
Sometimes quantity has a quality of its own.
It was the last war we fought where the enemy was utterly destroyed.
They were hard men. They had to be. They were living in hard times. Everybody wants to kill tanks. And tanks want to kill everybody....even the crew. This fighting and killing and dying is a hard business.
Sherman were light for a tank and easy to pack on ships.
Oddball summed it up best on Shermans locking horns with tigers. Really bad idea but few other choices.
After lying about our Vietnam soldiers and atrocities for decades, they are going to show some reality about our WWII soldiers and atrocities.
I hope these recent WWII movies don’t mean they are turning against our WWII troops also.
Even Band of Brothers showed Lt. Speirs (or implied) that he mowed down German POWs.
Ever notice how we are still chasing Nazi war criminals, but the Japanese war criminals still alive get a pass.
When I saw the title “Fury” at first I thought it was going to be a remake of the old Bobby Diamond tv western. But I guess Brad Pitt is a little too old to play Joey Newton.