Fury was a fierce WWII movie. Epic tank battles, killing Nazis, gritty underdogs what's not to like?
The middle was a bit draggy though. The movie is no Inglourious Basterds, even both movies have Brad Pitt in it. Fury takes itself very seriously and sometimes, that drags the pace down.
We get it. War is terrible. People die. Body parts have to be cleaned off the inside of tanks.
When Fury gets to the fighting parts, it is clobbering time. And even it's even more entertaining when you know that the Americans are using peashooter M4A3E8 Sherman tanks against vastly superior German Tiger tanks.
What the Shermans lacked in armor and firepower, it made up for in numbers and reliability. And the ability to travel in water. Shermans were the Zergs to the Tigers who were the over-engineered Protoss.
But the German tanks were truly fearsome beasts and a single Tiger could obliterate several Shermans by itself.
Sherman tanks couldn't penetrate their armor without hitting them from the sides or behind, and in one scene, the movie captures this fight brilliantly.
Watching this makes me want to build model tanks again. And maybe play a WWII game. Maybe Battlefield 1942.
[Photos courtesy of Shaw]