Why am I talking about mustaches? Because I hated Colin Farrell and everything he did until he finally manned up a grew a porn star stache himself for Michael Mann's Miami Vice. Once I experienced the awesome sleaziness he brought to Sonny Crockett's character, I couldn't help but be on board with that movie and every single one of the stories that revolved around his plowing through the young starlets of Hollywood. The power of the stache converted me!
Now I am nowhere near ready to say that I am a Shia LaDouche fan but the mustache he is rocking in Fury almost made me forget the fact that he is by far the douchiest actor in Hollywood right now. He plays the Bible beating member of Wardaddy's (Brad Pitt) crew; a 5 man outfit that mans a tank in war torn Germany during the Allied Force's final push to end World War II. As a matter of fact, his nickname is Bible and he fires the cannon rounds for what is to become a legendary tank in this war.
Writer and director David Ayer has done nothing but make solid movies ever since he got his break in Hollywood and all you have to do is look at Training Day, Street Kings, and of course Fast and the Furious if you need proof of this. He is known for making dark and gritty films that rely heavily on brutal and unforgiving violence to tell his story and that trend continues here with his latest effort in Fury.The film's opening scene has Pitt leaping from his tank and savagely killing what appears to be an SS Officer after his assistant driver was killed in battle; immediately setting the tone for what to expect from this unique tale of war violence.
At first I was a little worried because the first hour of the film is stuff you have already seen or read about countless times before. You have the young and scared idealist in Norman (Pitt's replacement driver), the battle tested and forever changed in a negative way soldiers in Grady and Gordo (Bernthal and Pena), and of course the seemingly crazy and secretive leader in Pitt. They all must get Norman up to snuff as he has absolutely no desire to kill anyone and his apprehension may ultimately get them all killed.
It isn't until they take a small town in Germany where the film's originality starts to shine and you begin to experience Tarantino like tension when Pitt and Norman run into two German women who are hiding out in their home. I won't ruin this scene for you but it's at its conclusion where Norman finally realizes what he's been thrust into and he then begins to undergo the same changes Grady and Gordo have.
The crew then undertakes a dangerous mission where they are outnumbered and are facing superior artillery and must decide if they are going to stand their grand to complete this important mission or do the smart thing and run.
The scene in the small town alone makes this movie worth seeing. It by itself encapsulates everything you need to know about the war and what it does to people and their lives. Pitt says so much without hardly saying a word in that scene but he does make me sick to my stomach in that at age 50, he is still in better shape than I am. There are a few cool battle scenes in the film's last act and you find yourself cheering as the crew is running out of ammunition and starting to panic when Pitt calms them down by letting them know "Bullshit! We still have hand guns and the .50 cal". Haha hell yeah you do Pitt!
I rate this movie as very FRESH and I suggest that you pop in.