It’s been almost seven decades since the World War II came to an end. And yet there are still more stories to be told. Be it those that actually occurred, or those that are fictional but imbibe the heroism and the bloodshed of the war. It is unlikely that movies surrounding World War II are going to disappear anytime soon. This year we have already seen one, the George Clooney directed biopic Monuments Men. And now it is time for another, which seems to be more intense and filled with more bloodshed, titled Fury.
What’s the plot about: The movie’s events take place in April of 1945 when the war was nearing to a close. Fury features the story of “a battle-hardened army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.”
Who are the cast members: Brad Pitt is playing the role of the army sergeant Wardaddy, and is going to be the driving force of this film. He’s already led a crew in the same war previously in Inglourious Basterds, but seems more work had to be done. So Pitt is all set to reenter Germany with a new crew that includes the youngster Logan Lerman along with Shia LeBeouf, Michael Pena, and Jon Bernthal. There is a certain young Scott Eastwood in the film too, son of no one else but Clint Eastwood.
Who’s directing the project: It’s David Ayer who has quite a good reputation in making intense and tough films, though you would have to ignore this year’s Sabotage which seemed to lose its plot mid-way. Ayer had previously directed Harsh Times, Street Kings and End of Watch. He’s also been involved in the scripts of quite a few other films, the big names being Training Day and The Fast & The Furious. Ayer has worked as the writer as well on Fury, and hopefully it is more Training Day than Sabotage.
Where to watch the trailer: Right here! The trailer has been wonderfully put together and gives a fairly good idea on the theme of the film. Brad Pitt appears all set to pull-off another great character role, with some wonderful dialogues too thrown in. Enjoy!
Fury releases in the USA on November 14, 2014.