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This was the film that had explosions and extras running around dressed as Wehrmacht soldiers on Armistice Day, even when townspeople asked the director to take the day off from filming, out of respect. None was shown.
It's hard to tell from the promotions if this will be good, but judging from the recent stories about it, Fury might turn out to be something different. Sounds like it will attempt to portray things as hellish as they actually must have been without glorifying. Here's an article from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/movie ... .html?_r=0
One near hitch in the deal making: QED, which is backed by the Russian investors Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, initially found it difficult to sell rights in Russia. Distributors there were wary of a project that portrayed Americans on a push toward Berlin, which, after all, was taken by Soviet troops.
Search for Putin's money, and you will find it.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!
If you want typical Hollywood nonsense, this looks like a real winner. I fully expect people to be thrown 20 feet into the air from a fragmentation grenade. In the trailer I watched his Sherman tank is hit by something, a huge explosion, and the track lays down perfectly on the ground in the next sequence, looking almost like new (but obviously beyond repair)
That's probably when these supermen crawl out of their tank to start their mission to win the war armed only with bayonets, entrenching tools and can openers. I certainly hope I'm wrong and this movie has something to offer other than gratuitous violence and huge explosions. From the NYT review, the uniforms were tailored for authenticity. That's a start.
I just watched Fury tonight, It was amazing. And the track that was mentioned as being hit by an explosion, was blown off due to driving over a mine. Also keep in mind for realism, the Tiger tank featured in the movie is Tiger 131 from Bovington museum..