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Just got back from seeing Fury with Brad Pitt. Phenomenal movie, but brutal in its gritty protrayal of a WWII tank crew. If I were interested in any tanker gear, I'd snatch it up before this movie hits theaters! It's like the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan for two hours.
 

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Just got back from seeing Fury with Brad Pitt. Phenomenal movie, but brutal in its gritty protrayal of a WWII tank crew. If I were interested in any tanker gear, I'd snatch it up before this movie hits theaters! It's like the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan for two hours.

Yeah?

I think I'm gonna like it, then.
 

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I never really gave Shia LaBeouf much thought as an actor, since most of the roles I've seen him in have been pretty much fluff, but this movie changed my opinion of him. Fantastic job.

The attention to detail in the props, uniforms, etc., is top notch, too. Pitt is wearing the M1940 cavalry boot throughhout, which I thought was a cool little detail. I liked the fact, too, that their ears were constatly black from the rubber in their helmet earpieces, too. That's one of those details that typically mean they did their research.
 

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Just got back from seeing Fury with Brad Pitt. Phenomenal movie, but brutal in its gritty protrayal of a WWII tank crew. If I were interested in any tanker gear, I'd snatch it up before this movie hits theaters! It's like the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan for two hours.

Oh, that was the good bit of SPR - the Hollywood dross cam along in the latter half of that film, imo.

I'll be interested to see how this one is; one to see on the big screen? I used to go to the cinema a lot, but since the cinema got as expensive as it now is, not so much. The killer blow was when my local supermarket starting putting out all the big name releases on DVD for a fraction of the price of one cinema ticket.... I love the cinema experience, but there just arent that many films I love it more than three times the price of the disk a few months later! ;)
 

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I'm really looking forward to this (opens in 9 days here in Oz) and this is one I do want to see on the big screen. Like Edward I don't go to the flicks much for much the same reasons and also with two young kiddies I don't have the opportunity.

But I'll be putting in for a "leave pass" to go and see this.

Thanks for the write up MJ.
 

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I'd say definititely see it on the big screen. Like Saving Private Ryan, it's going to lose a lot of it's impact on the small screen. It's a no holds barred look at what combat was really about; muddy, greasy, bloody, and gritty. There is no glorification of war here, but the humanity is at the fore.
 

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Watched it tonight. It is a good movie for all of the technical correctness, for the most part. I thought that the character development could have used some work. It was almost as though the movie should have been three hours long, but in order to keep it 134 minutes they cut out detail that would have made the characters better. Overall it was a good film. I also recommend seeing it on the big screen.
 

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I saw it Friday night. It’s not as well written as Saving Private Ryan, but it’s still a very powerful movie which was done to an amazing degree of authenticity. I can see why some people wouldn’t love it, as there’s more than a few seriously uncomfortable scenes within it. You almost have to be into the technical aspects of the film as I am to get some of it. For example, there’s a scene where a bunch of GIs are giving particular grief to a German solider. While a background character says why, it’s easy to miss and if you weren’t into uniforms you wouldn’t have a clue he’s wearing an American rain coat. The tank battles are very well done, even though the tanks are way closer than they’d be in real life. They’re possibly the best representation of tracer rounds being fired in a movie I’ve ever seen. When the Shermans get lit up, it’s all digital but you really believe it just happened. The thing people will likely take exception with is the depiction of GIs in combat. We’ve put the ‘Greatest generation’ on a pedestal and it’ll be tough for people to think that their grandfather did stuff like this (likely as it may be). This sure isn’t a movie for kids or folks with sensitive ears. I’ll buy it on DVD immediately once it comes out, though, as it’s probably the most accurate movie ever made about tankers in WW2 (even though they show the tanks being comically close to one another). And those scenes with the world’s only running Tiger I? Man, that was worth the ticket price just to see that!
 

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Oh, that was the good bit of SPR - the Hollywood dross cam along in the latter half of that film, imo.

I'll be interested to see how this one is; one to see on the big screen? I used to go to the cinema a lot, but since the cinema got as expensive as it now is, not so much. The killer blow was when my local supermarket starting putting out all the big name releases on DVD for a fraction of the price of one cinema ticket.... I love the cinema experience, but there just arent that many films I love it more than three times the price of the disk a few months later! ;)

I hear you, Edward. I rarely go to the cinema these days - the final nail for me was at a late night showing of the director's cut of The Exorcist - and there was hardly anyone in there - but it was utterly ruined by a couple who roared with laughter at the most terrifying parts … and I was all set to give 'em what for in the lobby afterwards, but they got up to leave when the epilogue was running and made a big noise, chatting away about where they'd parked and don't forget the popcorn and bring your coat - and the film was still running! My home cinema just felt better and better - and after that, I more or less gave up.

But this well deserved the exception and the cinema experience - for sure. I jumped right out of my seat a few times! It's pretty intense.
 

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One of my grandfathers served in the 2nd Armored Division during The War. He was over a maintenance truck that repaired Sherman tanks. The ending of Fury brings to mind a story my grandfather shared. He and a few other men were sent with a T2 retriever to collect a burned out tank. Just after they got the tank on the retriever, a Messerschmit decided to do a strafing run. The men dove for cover My grandpa got down under the retriever. After he was sure the raid was over he made his way out. What he saw were dead men and a shot up retriever. Later an officer came to the area on a half track. Only my grandpa and one other man had survived. My grandpa asked about the infantry men who were accompanying them. The officer just shook his head.

I'd love to hear my Grandpa's take on this film, but that is not likely (he understandably avoids war movies). Also, I found this WWII photo... looks like there was a tank named Fury, although not anything to do with the current film.

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I was completely enthralled by this film. It's absolutely one of the best war films I've ever seen.
 
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Strangely enough this movie sort of came and went without any fuss over here. Nobody talks about it. I haven't seen it yet and I wonder if it's even showing anywhere now.
 

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As I said in previous posts and other forums:

Sorry as a Vet I just couldn't get past the opening premise. You've a combat tank crew that has somehow managed to survive in inferior American Armor from Kasserine Pass to western Germany and they're going to put their lives in the hands of a clerk typist? Unbelievable I just can't buy the premise. They got away with it in SPR because the guy had a particular skill needed to finish the mission... translator I believe. This kid brings nothing, knows nothing... has nothing.

They're standing in the Repl Depot surrounded by infantry SOMEONE has to be a .30 cal gunner!!!! But no we have to have the tired tale of callow youth turned into "first class fightin' man" through beatings, brutality, sex and murder. This is not Bastogne (The Battle of the Bulge) where EVERYONE became a rifleman. The acting is first rate, Pitt is steady and believable as the battle scarred veteran of the tank wars in Europe. I particularly liked breakfast scene with the two women.

If I didn't know soldiers... if I hadn't been one, I might have enjoyed this film better, but as it is they lost me at the start.

Worf
 

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As I said in previous posts and other forums:

Sorry as a Vet I just couldn't get past the opening premise. You've a combat tank crew that has somehow managed to survive in inferior American Armor from Kasserine Pass to western Germany and they're going to put their lives in the hands of a clerk typist? Unbelievable I just can't buy the premise. They got away with it in SPR because the guy had a particular skill needed to finish the mission... translator I believe. This kid brings nothing, knows nothing... has nothing.

They're standing in the Repl Depot surrounded by infantry SOMEONE has to be a .30 cal gunner!!!! But no we have to have the tired tale of callow youth turned into "first class fightin' man" through beatings, brutality, sex and murder. This is not Bastogne (The Battle of the Bulge) where EVERYONE became a rifleman. The acting is first rate, Pitt is steady and believable as the battle scarred veteran of the tank wars in Europe. I particularly liked breakfast scene with the two women.

If I didn't know soldiers... if I hadn't been one, I might have enjoyed this film better, but as it is they lost me at the start.

Worf

I don't usually ask veterans if war films are anything like their experience, simply out of respect, but thank you very much for this insightful post. I can see your point about the realism, but for me the point is, like in Saving Private Ryan, to take somebody that's simply not used to the battlefield and thrust them into the front lines. I actually found the film very similar to Saving Private Ryan in several ways, which is why I liked it, but I do think you bring up a very good point about realism, especially with a film that is attempting to portray war as realistically as possible.
 

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I thought the film was fantastic. It was a must-see at the cinema too as the Dolby Atmos was amazing - I could feel my hair vibrating! That's something that no home cinema could replicate (not without the police being called, anyway!).
I was enthralled from the very start to the very end. It felt very authentic to me. And Brad was superb.
 

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