Hola, lovers of the Zoo. The last couple of days have been pretty slow news-wise (So slow that Screen Rant and Screen Crush are reporting on Evangeline Lilly’s haircut. It is THAT slow), but we zookeepers will try to bring some more original content at you this coming weekend and the following week.
Moving on, let’s get to the latest movie trailer!
The newest trailer to the upcoming film—Fury—dropped recently and I gotta say that it has my attention. The aforementioned film features Brad Pitt (who is referred to as Wardaddy in the movie) leading a squad of stars that include Shia Labeouf (Nymphomaniac; or better known as the serial plagiarizer), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Michael Peña (American Hustle).
What’s interesting about this film is that it is told from the point of view of Wardaddy’s tank crew (it specifically looks like Lerman’s character might quite possibly be the focus/focal point or might steal the show, but I’ll get to that). We’ve seen countless war movies in the past from the POV of infantry soldiers, fighter pilots (Pearl Harbor specifically comes to mind here for me…and AJ, and she doesn’t really remember it as kindly/neutrally as I do, so…), rebels (Inglorious Basterds ftw), and even bombers…but never a tank brigade. I’m really curious to see what the immediate differences or nuances that will appear because of this POV, especially since this movie takes place near the end of World War II.
But before I continue, here’s a quick synopsis:
The film is set during the last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany (Film Drunk).
And before I dive into further observations/pseudo-analysis, check out the trailer for yourself:
Now, that you’ve seen it, allow me to do a little explaining. In the trailer, Lerman’s character is specifically featured a lot. Lerman plays a young, doe-eyed soldier who joins up with Pitt’s tank crew…and has probably never seen some of the darker horrors of war that Pitt’s character Wardaddy has (as evidenced by his near-breakdown in the trailer). That being said, I don’t know if he will be the main focus of the movie or function as the lens that we the audience will see the movie in, but either way, I am very compelled to see how Lerman’s character changes as the movie proceeds. And it’s been a hot minute since I’ve seen Brad Pitt in a movie; so there’s that.
What about you? Are you excited for this upcoming film? Do you think it might be an Oscar contender? Let me know in the comments below.
Fury blasts into theaters on October 17, 2014.
Images From: Wifflegif.com, Screen Crush