Dennis D. McDonald ( consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management.

David Ayer's FURY

A movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

One of the most impressive things about this war film is its attention to detail. I’m referring not only to the brutal and gory action sequences but to the sequences in between where we see the tank crew interact with each other and with those on the “outside.” These guys have been brutalized by war and have difficulty doing more than just following orders, staying alive, and “…killing Germans.”

The underlying “story” appears at first to be constructed from bits and pieces of war movie clichés but when all is said and done the film’s editing, photography, and overall excellent acting elevate it way beyond that. Inglourious Basterds, except for its opening sequence, was a cartoon compared with Fury.

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Review copyright (c) 2015 by Dennis D. McDonald

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