The Tuesday Cinema Clubs have been few and far between lately, partly due to busy schedules and partly due to lack of inspiring film offerings, but Fury looked like a good start to getting back into the routine.
It was filmed about 5 miles away from where I live and yet there is a distinct lack of “I saw Brad Pitt buying a pint of milk” stories floating around the neighbourhood.
As far as I know in the last year Taylor Lautner, Brad Pitt and Shia LeBoeuf have all been filming locally and all went under the local gossip radar. Yet someone gets a new car or has a house refurbishment and everyone knows about it. Priorities people!
Anyway, Fury was uncomfortable to watch at times but as with most American war movies you get the distinct impression that without them the war would have been lost.
You have to admire the men who fought in tanks, it doesn’t look like a comfortable environment to be trapped with men who haven’t had a decent wash in a while. Let alone the fact you were pretty much trapped in a tin can and open to ambush with a distinct chance of being burned alive.
The film is over the top, at times implausible, difficult to watch in places and in parts annoying but I enjoyed it anyway.
It seems the film has been panned a lot by the reviewers and at times it is a bit self-indulgent but I do love a good war movie and I think this falls into that category. Good, not great and if you are looking for a movie to see this week then give it a chance.