Fury2 min read

Capt. Ramsey: You do qualify your remarks. If someone asked me if we should bomb Japan, a simple “Yes.” By all means sir, drop that fucker, twice! I don’t mean to suggest that you’re indecisive, Mr Hunter. Not at all. Just, uh… complicated. ‘course, that’s the way the Navy wants you. Me, they wanted simple.

Hunter: Well, you certainly fooled them, sir.

Capt. Ramsey: [chuckles] Be careful there, Mr Hunter. It’s all I’ve got to rely on, being a simple-minded son of a bitch. Rickover gave me my command, a checklist, a target and a button to push. All I gotta know is how to push it, they tell me when. They seem to want you to know why.

Hunter: I would hope they’d want us all to know why, sir.

The above is an interesting conversation between Gene Hackman (Capt.Ramsey) and Hunter (Denzel Washington).

Fury is about a group of such ‘simple’ soldiers and a complicated young recruit who is just assigned to be the co-driver of their tank, ‘Fury’.
As ‘Fury’ rides roughshod over the battle terrains, and flirts with danger and destruction, this group of men, deal the ravages of the war in their own way.  Brad Pitt plays the tough team leader with a spark of conscience, and does a good job of it. So is the rest of the cast. Director David Ayer depicts the war in the brutality that it deserves and it makes you uncomfortable in quite a few scenes. (Like the shooting of the an old German etc)

In the end, ‘Fury’, is a story of coming of age and reconciliation, both for the young guy and the rest of the team. As the horrors of war are heaped on them, they emerge clean with their intentions.

Movies I was reminded of: Saving Private Ryan.

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