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End of watch was better and the script there made a hell lot more sense.

He really should never write a script again going by Fury. Maybe he can direct. I don´t think he should produce though.

I agree. End of Watch was the better film - still stretched credibility at times, but nothing like the last act of Fury.
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Try Lebanon really good.

 

Googling made me find The beast of war. Will try that though it´s just another hollywood tail I presume :)

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He really should never write a script again going by Fury. Maybe he can direct. I don´t think he should produce though.

 

Fury 

 

Budget $68 million
Box office $211.8 million

 

Actually as a producer he did a good job.

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MI Rogue Nation.    7/10.

 

Entertaining surely. The female lead and Pegg are really the only actual characters in this one. It moves well with a neat storyline which in typical fashion gets blown way out of proportion to the point of unbelievability. Pure escapism and probably going to be one of the last. Tommy is looking a little too long in the tooth for this already.

 

 Watch this one if you like an actioner and really don;t want to have to stare at a 60 year old Arnie or put up with asinine superheros.

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Fury 

 

Budget $68 million
Box office $211.8 million

 

Actually as a producer he did a good job.

Dunno it´s just because of stupid guys like me buying the bluray :(

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I think Fury was made to be like one of the old world war pulp comic books, as opposed to a realistic war movie. It doesn't make the actual movie any better, but it makes more sense. Didn't care much about The End of Watch either, the acting was awful like in Fury.

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I think Fury was made to be like one of the old world war pulp comic books, as opposed to a realistic war movie. It doesn't make the actual movie any better, but it makes more sense. Didn't care much about The End of Watch either, the acting was awful like in Fury.

 

The acting wasn't bad in either of them - not sure where you're coming from there; certainly not awful. The only real downer of Fury for me was the plotting.

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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

I think Fury was made to be like one of the old world war pulp comic books, as opposed to a realistic war movie. It doesn't make the actual movie any better, but it makes more sense. Didn't care much about The End of Watch either, the acting was awful like in Fury.


I think I would have much rather watched a filmed episode of :The Haunted Tank :)

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I sense this Fury debate is overstaying its welcome, so sorry to leave the door further ajar, but It's just not correct to say that Fury is supposed to be pulpy or comic-book like - David Ayer is on record, in numerous interviews, as saying that he was aiming for absolute realism. Whether or not he succeeded (and consensus here would suggest he definitely didn't!), he certainly intended to make a realistic war movie.

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I sense this Fury debate is overstaying its welcome, so sorry to leave the door further ajar, but It's just not correct to say that Fury is supposed to be pulpy or comic-book like - David Ayer is on record, in numerous interviews, as saying that he was aiming for absolute realism. Whether or not he succeeded (and consensus here would suggest he definitely didn't!), he certainly intended to make a realistic war movie.


That is rather the issue. You could have pulled any biography of a tanker off the shelf and filmed that. Instead you get some interpretation by a guy whose only interest in history is limited to how many butts he put in seats last night.

 

 My issue at a large with these dramatizations is the incredible disservice they do to the actual people who fought.

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That is rather the issue. You could have pulled any biography of a tanker off the shelf and filmed that. Instead you get some interpretation by a guy whose only interest in history is limited to how many butts he put in seats last night.

 

 My issue at a large with these dramatizations is the incredible disservice they do to the actual people who fought.

 

That's taking a rather cynical view of Ayer's M.O. - he's made a big thing in the interviews I've read of wanting to do justice to the men who fought in WW2, so you'd have to conclude he's lying about that and that his real intention was simply to make a fast buck.

 

Anyway, surely the majority of war films employ a degree of artistic license - while I don't deny that the best films can be edifying, a large part of the remit is surely to entertain and, yes, from the producers' and backers' point of view, recoup a profit on their investment at the box office. If a film eschewed entertainment in favour of 100% accuracy and realism, it would be unlikely to go down well with the general cinema-going public.

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That's taking a rather cynical view of Ayer's M.O. - he's made a big thing in the interviews I've read of wanting to do justice to the men who fought in WW2, so you'd have to conclude he's lying about that and that his real intention was simply to make a fast buck.

 

Anyway, surely the majority of war films employ a degree of artistic license - while I don't deny that the best films can be edifying, a large part of the remit is surely to entertain and, yes, from the producers' and backers' point of view, recoup a profit on their investment at the box office. If a film eschewed entertainment in favour of 100% accuracy and realism, it would be unlikely to go down well with the general cinema-going public.


No, not at all. What I am concluding is that when you are embedded in that culture your outlook is so hopelessly skewed toward entertainment that any effort is hopelessly co opted by factors which the director is so immersed in that he or she becomes unaware of them.

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