Monday, August 29, 2016

Fury - Nick Glanvill

Nick Glanvill
      After watching the movie, Fury directed by David Ayer, and the looking at the poster, I see many, many similar things. Every detail in the poster points out a detail in the movie. We are going to look at the direction that all the characters are looking, the dark gloomy skies, what the characters are wearing, and of course the tank.
      Let's start with the tank and the clothing on the characters. This movie was made in 2014 but set in April of 1945. These men are of course fighting a war against Hitler's Nazi's and are bound to this tank named Fury. As you can see in the poster, the only things pictured are the five men and the tank, Fury. Well, this was basically the setting of the whole movie. It was five guys in a tank. So it's fitting that all you see on the cover is what you see in the movie the majority of the time. Throughout the War, Fury is Don "Wardaddy" Collier's (Brad Pitt), Boyd "Bible" Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), Grady "Coon Ass" Travis (Jon Bernthal), and Trini "Gordo" Garcia's (Michael Pena's) home. Four of those men were together from the start of the war, but, Norman joined later. These men wore the typical army clothing; worn down, shredded, dirty clothes. The cover does a very good job depicting where these men will spend the majority of their time and what these men will look like throughout the movie.
      Next, the dark gloomy skies seen in the poster. To be honest, I can't remember very many sunny days in the movie. Meaning, it was constantly dark throughout the movie. Yet, more importantly, it was a dark movie. And not dark, like your night time dark. This movie was a serious, drama filled, heavy movie. It wasn't your happy, everything turns out well in the end kind of movie. That's why I think the maker's of this poster decided that it needed to be dark and gloomy. It needed no signs of hope or sunlight on it. I think the poster captures that idea very well.
      Also, something minuscule that I found was the placement of a few characters. If you are looking at the poster, on the far right you see Boyd "Bible" Swan. On the far left, you see Grady "Coon Ass" Travis. Grady is the tough guy in the group. He is the guy that doesn't think he needs someone to save him. He is incredibly selfish, cruel, and a bit of a savage. Then there is Boyd, who is also selfish and uses bad language, but throughout the movie continues to trust in the Lord. He put his faith in the Lord time in and time out. In the tank, all the men were close with each other, except when it came to religion. Grady seemed like the man that had no believe in any religion or faith. This is why I thought it was interesting when they put a man of faith (Boyd) on the opposite side of a man with little or no faith (Grady).
      Finally, the direction of where all the characters are looking. It took me a long time to notice that all the characters were looking in one specific direction. Of course, I don't know what, who, or where they are looking at but I could have a few guesses. Even though I said earlier that this poster couldn't show any signs of hope, well, I think this is a hidden message of where hope could be found. You don't see it just by looking at it. You see it by looking for it. Each character is looking in the same direction with the same look on their face. The look of exhaustion and desperation for something or someone to help them. They are looking for hope.
      I think that this was an exceptional movie. I thought the acting was phenomenal, the story line was great, and the ending was the best part. I highly recommend this movie to those who like war related films. However I don't recommend this movie to those who are not a fan of violence or blood.
I felt Fury was a movie of hope. Even though things won't always work out, you can't give up.

1 comment:

  1. Your analysis of this film was right on. From someone who has seen the movie I couldn't agree more