Fury

Fury

DVD - 2015
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April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, 2015.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) version.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 135 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, 5.1 Dolby Digital, rda
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda

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LowellAdam
Nov 14, 2020

Contrary to most of these reviews, I think Fury is an excellent movie. I haven't seen T-34 yet but I don't think it's right to compare the two, as Fury isn't just another ww2 action movie. It comments on the brutality and bleakness of the war, instead of glorifying combat and war machines. Fury is about the trauma, the sadness, the death, while I'm sure T-34 is much more about the tanks and shooting.
Someone here commented on the scrambled eggs scene as "useless". In my opinion, that is one of the most relevant and heartwarming scenes of the film, as the U.S. soldiers just want to have sex with the village girls, while Norman and Wardaddy are genuinely nice and try to make the mother and daughter a nice meal.
I'll admit, the ending was unrealistic, with a single tank mowing down elite Nazi soldiers, but it too has significant emotional relevance, as the crew are taken out or wounded one by one. The driver takes a grenade to save the others in the tank, Bible takes a direct hit from a panzerfaust, and as Norman is hiding under the tank and he gets seen, he raises his hands in surrender, as a gesture of "Please let me go..." and the SS officer allows him to live...
Fury isn't a movie like Red Tails or T-34, I'd hardly even call it a traditional war film. Fury is a tragedy, with loss and grief, while showing what the Allied advance into Germany was really like.

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rsmunoz
Sep 30, 2020

Despite the star power of Brad Pitt, this wasn't very good. Very much a Hollywood movie with a lackluster cast. It's a mere shadow compared to the more thrilling Russian movie, T-34, also a WWII tank action drama and available on Hoopla. Don't waste your time with Fury; watch T-34 instead.

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Courier2003
Jul 17, 2020

Brad Pitt was one tuff Sargent. Five men crammed in a tank! A bunch of animals. War does that to you. Final stand off against the Nazis was more Hollywood than reality. I wonder if movie was fashioned after a real life experience? Lots of blood and guts.
Hundreds of Nazis against one lone surviving tank. It was like the Alamo. War is hell.. Special features shows some real life tank soldiers who were interviewed for the movie.

JCLCharlesH Jun 24, 2020

This World War II action film features a tank crew on the front lines during the 1945 final Allied push into Germany. A story of humanity, atrocities, heroism, and hate; this movie tries to give the viewer a sense of the competing emotions that lay at the heart of the sacrifice of the soldiers.

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TheBlakePhillips
Apr 27, 2020

This is one of my favorite war movies. Fury takes you inside the life of a tank crew and shows you everything these guys were thinking, what they went through, how they felt. It shows you just how hard it was. It’s a little gory so if that’s not your thing you should be prepared. Overall it was a solid movie for anyone looking for an action movie to kill time, or anyone looking for a historically accurate film from the Second World War.

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maipenrai
Jan 25, 2020

As a World War II history reader, I am always skeptical about commercial films of the era. I had an uncle who was a tank driver in WWII and was at one time assigned to Patton's army. He only told me one story about the war. As he was driving down a street in a French village they came nose to nose with a tiger tank. They were too close to each other to fire. Both backed off, much to my uncle's relief. As a claustrophobic person, I could not imagine serving in a submarine. To be contained in the small space of a tank would have been terrifying. One of the facts that is often glossed over in "Hollywood" dramas is that American tanks were no match to the Panzer tanks, especially the tigers. You often see Shermans wiping out German tanks. The truth is shown in this movie when two American tanks are wiped out by a Panzer. The German tank is crippled only when the U. S. tank was able to get behind and hit the vehicle in a vulnerable spot. The film does an excellent job of portraying the bonds between men who have been fighting together for years and have survived much longer than would be expected. The crew believes that their leader, Don 'Wardaddy' Collier, is responsible for their continuing existence. This man ( Brad Pitt ) believes that he has to keep his crew alive. In private moments the movie shows us the pain and despair in this soldier. The film highlights the "total war" declaration of Hitler which made every German, women and children included, a combatant. We see in the film German men and women who have been hung with signs of shame because they would not fight. So much for all my positive impressions of the film. When we reach the point of the final battle, the film lost credibility for me. I really could not believe that one tank with limited ammunition could hold off 300+ Germans for the length of time suggested by the film. The hand-held weapons inside the tank were able to cover 360 degrees in shooting the Germans all the time during the battle. Mounted machine guns have a limited swivel range. Five men were able to always see the approaching enemy and kill them for seemingly hours. Overall I liked the film until the end. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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BBRUTTIG
Oct 05, 2019

2015 action adventure war. It was OK to watch. I thought the bullets and rockets & mortars firing looked pretty fake. Stereo-typical of a "buddy crew" , the tough commanding Sgt, the uneducated tank shooter, the religious member, the rookie, the "hardened" tank driver. I thought the scrambled eggs scene with his drunken crew in the German town was incredibly dumb and a waste. And the execution of the soldier..as all the US soldiers stand around and say nothing. DUMB.

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nfntplsr
Apr 16, 2019

I watched it twice

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

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Patrick1282
Feb 07, 2019

Stupid movie... I found it boring and not actually entertaining at all...
They should have done a better job on casting. All of them had no talent...

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Wardaddy: Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2015

Norman Ellison: I've never even seen the inside of a tank. I'm a clerk typist. Was heading to Fifth Corps HQ, and they pulled me off the truck. They sent me here. It's gotta be a mistake.
Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis: Mistake? Army don't make mistakes. It wouldn't do.
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Norman: I'm sorry. Okay, l am trained to type 60 words a minute. I am not trained to machine-gun dead bodies. I am trying my very best.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2015

From IMDb:

Boyd 'Bible' Swan: Here's a Bible verse I think about sometimes. Manytimes. It goes: And I heard the voice of Lord saying: Whom shall I send and who will go for Us? And... I said: Here am I , send me!
Norman Ellison: [Mumbling] Send me.
Wardaddy: Book of Isaiah, Chapter six.

Wardaddy: Hey, you want to talk Mexican? Join another tank, a Mexican tank. This is an American tank, we talk American.

Irma: Where are you going?
Wardaddy: To take the next town. And the next one. Until you people quit.

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Aug 08, 2016

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 31, 2015

Violence: Some pretty gory and brutal battle scenes, with scattered human body parts, and plenty of killings.

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