THE DGWGO FRIDAY DVD REVIEW ‘FURY’ AND ‘INTERSTELLAR’

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I bought the film for £7.00 at the supermarket, fairly open minded as what to expect overall Fury’s action scenes and stellar cast  are what really sell the movie and get you gripped from the start, Director/Writer ‘David Ayer’  creates a very violent and blood thirsty atmosphere in the movie with frantic tracer rounds and Hollywood explosions visually enhancing the flow. Although the film does lack in originality with some characters and parts of the story feeling very familiar .

“Fury” is the name of the Tank at the centre of the film and the story evolves around its  five man crew during the last days of World War II, in April 1945, at a moment when allies were  deep in German territory.

The story is set over a few days and  is seen  through the eyes of a young rookie soldier, Private 2nd Class Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), who was transfered  as a replacement to “Fury” as a machine-gunner. Ellison has never seen any combat before, as he was just a typist at HQ, and cannot understand why he has landed where he is. The film becomes very dark focusing on the psychological effects surrounding war and how it affects the tanks crew in different ways . Showing mental scars left on the seasoned veterans, and the bond between men at war and the sacrifices made by all.

With it being the 70th Anniversary of VE day Today , May the 8th 2015 we thought for our first DGWGO DVD Review we would choose an appropriate movie .  We Chose ‘Brad Pits’ WW2 tank adventure ‘FURY’

Description

2014 film
In April 1945, the Allies are making their final push in the European theater. A battle-hardened Army sergeant named Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Hopelessly outnumbered, outgunned and saddled with an inexperienced soldier (Logan Lerman) in their midst, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds as they move to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.(C) Sony
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As War Movies go , in my opinion this is not the best I have ever seen , some disappointing acting considering who the cast includes , and no depth of back story into who these characters are , Plus like many Hollywood movies it does make the enemy seem a little weak and stupid , and if the Germans had been as poor fighters as this movie makes them to be, in reality  the war would never of gone on for as long as it did . But its a movie ,   and at £7.00 it was a good 2 hours entertainment , many may argue that it glorifies war , some might say its a typical Hollywood look at WW2 , But if you like War movies its a must see.

Would I watch the DVD again , probably not .

R.B’s Rating 3.5 Stars

The Second DVD review for this weekend is ‘Interstellar’Staring Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.  This DVD Cost me £13.00 bought at the Super Market.

Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home. (c) Warner Brothers

“Man kind was born on earth, it was never meant to die here.”

Sci-Fi at its best in this Hollywood blockbuster with  a real taste of some of the Sci-Fi greatest movies from the 60’s and 70’s including ‘2001 A  Space Oddesy’, ‘Silent Running’ and ‘Forbidden Planet’ .

This movie was harshly reviewed by some when first released, and I was a little dubious that I might not last the whole way through , but it  was a great surprise, and I enjoyed it all the way through.

For a movie set in the near future, firstly on earth, you really do get a vision of what may be around the corner for us all , but when the story  goes more , well spacey, the movie totally changes from what is basically a family relationship –  impending apocalypse movie into a slick and well thought out, beautifully shot  time travel, thriller with twists and turns and seat gripping action all the way through .

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It’s almost like the wizard of Oz but for grown up Sci-Fi fans  , in the way , the film starts off on a farm in a windy dust bowl, and finishes up in a land far, far away with a battle to try and get home.

Some may say that’s a simplistic view of a huge Hollywood Blockbuster , but in my reviews I’m trying to keep things simple and honest, and just say what I saw and feel .

If you want a good couple of hours of escapism , with a fantastic movie cast , great special effects , robots that look like giant silver Rubiks cubes, but a great story that takes you beyond our own dimension and time, then you will love ‘Interstellar’ .

Would I watch the DVD again? -Definately (several more times)

R.Bs Rating 4 Stars

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