Fury, which hits Blu-ray and DVD today, is about the five-man crew of a United States army tank that set out on a potentially suicidal mission behind enemy lines to stop the Nazis from gaining a crucial foothold against the Allied armies. Anchoring everything around this single tank and its team already sets it apart from other WWII movies, but what takes it even a step further is that director David Ayer isn’t just making a generic action movie with tanks.
War is hell, and few movies show that hellscape better than Fury. Death lingers in nearly every corner of the frame, and this constant visual that the world is burning and crumbling and bleeding around these five men gives the movie this unbelievable sense of dread that’s more apocalyptic than most movies that are about the actual apocalypse.
So how did David Ayer pull it all off? Attention to detail. Not only is everything as accurate to World War II as possible, but Ayer kept control of a constant swarm of little character details until everyone swirled together in a perfect storm.
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and more of the Fury crew singing their director’s praises in this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray.
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