Brad Pitt’s Underrated Movie Crushes Him Free Streaming
By Douglas Helm | 14 seconds ago
Brad Pitt is one of the greatest actors of our time, so it’s not often that one of his movies goes under the radar. However, that is exactly what happened with 2014 Fury. Fury is an underrated Pitt film that features a strong acting performance, excellent cinematography and battle scenes, and great performances from the rest of the cast. If you missed this one when it first came out, you’re in luck. Fury is currently breaking the top ten movies streaming on IMDb TV and you can stream it for free.
Fury stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collie a Sargeant who commands a Sherman tank during World War II. Rounding out the tank crew are tank driver Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Peña), tank gunner Boyd “Bible” Swan (Shia LaBeouf), tank loader Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal ), and inexperienced assistant driver/tank loader Norman “Machine” Ellison (Logan Lerman). The film is definitely unique among WWII movies because you don’t normally follow a tank crew, and it’s interesting to see what they go through and how these war machines were used.
In addition to being an excellent Brad Pitt film, Fury is also one of director David Ayer’s finest efforts. David Ayer strived for realism and authenticity, depicting the brutality of war and the realistic daily life of tank crews. He even put his cast through hell to get the shot he wanted. Ayer had his cast prepare for four months to accurately portray their characters. First, he put them through a week-long Navy Seal boot camp. The actors also had to live in a tank for an extended period, eat, sleep, and use the bathroom there. Moreover, he even encouraged the cast to insult and argue with each other often. While these measures may have been extreme, it seems everyone has their own process.
In terms of box office success and critical reception, the over-the-top preparation seemed to pay off. The film was a box office success, grossing an estimated $211 million against a budget of $68 million. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 76% rating from critics and an 84% rating from audiences. Overall, the film is well-regarded and makes a lot of money for the studios. It may be an underrated Brad Pitt movie, but it at least lived up to expectations when it first came out.
While Fury is well in Brad Pitt’s rear view mirror at this point, he’s still doing a ton of acting and producing projects in the near future. In fact, you can see him in a new movie very soon, because he co-stars in The lost city which hits theaters on March 25. Apparently Pitt’s role will be more of a cameo, with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe leading the show. The film tells the story of a romance novelist and his cover model kidnapped and lost in the jungle.
Once the summer hits, we will once again see Brad Pitt teaming up with his Fury co-star Logan Lerman in High-speed train, which hits theaters on July 29. The film tells the story of five assassins on a train who learn that they all have a similar goal. Pitt plays one of the assassins, named Ladybug. The cast also includes the aforementioned Lerman, Pitt’s The lost city co-star Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Karen Fukuhara and many more. David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) assumes the functions of management.
Finally, at the beginning of next year, we should see Brad Pitt in Damien Chazelle’s next film. Babylon. Babylon doesn’t yet have plot details, but it does have a star-studded cast that includes Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Jean Smart, Eric Roberts, and more. So if Fury isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you should have plenty more Brad Pitt movies to look forward to in the near future.
However, if Fury sounds like your cup of tea, definitely worth a visit. It’s a unique side to WWII that isn’t always represented, and everyone involved goes to great lengths. Stream it for free while it’s still available if you have a few hours to spare.