Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Seeing it the fourth time, I was just as impressed with the crew and how accurate every tank scene was--until the final battle scene when everything went all John Wayne. I did not leave the theater in the same emotional haze that enveloped me as I walked form the theater the first time. That night I walked out of the theater ready to re-enlist for six years--if I could serve in tanks.
My favorite scene remains the four American Sherman tanks battling the single German Tiger tank until just the heroes' tank remained. I loved watching the gunnery procedure in fine detail. Four times watching Bible shoot, Coon-ass load, Gordo drive and Wardaddy lead the crew just made the whole scene look better.
Of course, by the fourth time, I realized my view of the action is very different from someone who has never sent rounds downrange from inside a tank turret. Like a helicopter pilot in a simulator, I can feel and smell things that non-pilots completely miss.
I may see the movie again in a theater before it goes to video. I am sure I will own the video when it is available.
If you haven't seen it yet, enjoy!!!!
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Fourth time watching Fury
Faith in Fury
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