to play safe by going under a war genre backfires vigorously..
Fury is a character driven war drama about a troop that goes through various range of emotions whilst fighting against Germany.
Pitt’s urge to play safe by going under a war genre backfires vigorously as the medium chosen in here doesn’t necessarily respects or honors the sincerity of it. Having said that, the feature has its moments undoubtedly but unfortunately that too, is extracted from typical textbook formula.
Stuffing in all such material to keep it alive and breathing for more than two hours, isn’t feasible at all. Such familiar structured script with such safe acts are far away from being furious let alone be morally competent.
If anything it is blighted enough to even take the heat out of the plausible work pulled of by the actors in here. The background score is dull along with editing and cinematography, but what draws the attention is gut-wrenching visuals; kudos to the art designing department, and sharp sound effects.
The writing is more blunt than strong with coherent loud symbols (the dinner table conversation is where the line should have been drawn) that audience gets sick off, listening to. Ayer; the writer-director, is no short on execution and seems to have matured in its own method, no matter how long he still has to go to, to offer its own script some gravitas.
Pitt is putting all his chips in with equal arrogance and raw power foliated in his portrayal with Bernthal’s sassiness and Pena’s reserved act, the feature is quite good on the performance objective. The chemistry among the characters and few comic action sequences (like Pitt’s tank against a huge tank) are the only high points of the feature.
Fury is of safer breed that completely contradicts its genre but then is also immensely gripping.