Fury

furyAs the credits rolled, my father turned to me and asked, “Why does Hollywood produce so many war films?”
There’s a scene early on, in which a tank is hit by some sort of bomb or missile, immediately catching fire, and kills everyone inside.
Everyone but their commander, who, now a human torch, gets off the vehicle, screaming, and shoots himself in the head.
The sight is brutal and disturbing, as are the myriad other sequences in which bullets mow down hordes of enemy soldiers, heads are blown and limbs splatter in several directions.
The answer to my father’s question I think lies in that Hollywood aims to tell the audience that no matter how many heroic war tales we may have heard growing up, war is nothing to be romanticized.
At least visually, this film hammers the point quite well.

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