Movie Review: Fury

Alisa Posey, staff writer

A great film needs a great cast.  Director David Ayer has done a fine job for his film “Fury,” casting seven great actors in Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Scott Eastwood and Jason Isaac.

The film takes place in 1945, towards the end of World War II.  A crew of five men run a tank called “Fury.”  In the crew there is Don (Pitt), Trini (Pena), Boyd (LeBeouf), Grady (Bernthal) and later Norman (Lerman) joins the crew after the group loses one of their men.

Norman had only been in the Army for eight weeks and was inexperienced.  He had never been in a tank nor had he ever killed a man. Norman gains the experience he lacked by his growing bond with Don “the war daddy.”  He eventually gains a large amount of courage to stay and fight, to fight for what he believes in.

What made the film work was the cast paired with an excellent, action packed and informative screenplay and story.  It takes the audience to the world of the war and shows them how thankful they should be  for the soldiers who risk their lives for their job and country.

It is a film that everyone should see.  There are predictable points and some scenes run too long, which can cause disinterest. It is a war movie, which causes some to immediately discount it. But maybe the dislike comes from people not actually sitting down to watch the genre for themselves.

Fury is worth it.  Worth your time, money and energy.