I would be a fool and a hypocrite if I sat here tonight in the comfort of my home and tried to rate a classic effort by Brad Pitt and many other men and women who set out to tell a story that reflects the heart and soul of the Sacrifice from the Men of the Greatest Generation who went in “for the duration” to defeat the most egregious villain the World had known in the deadliest military conflict in history.
What I can say is that Marty and I 100% recommend you experience this film in the theater. When it was over we sat while the credits rolled and said nothing – not reading them but reflecting on what we had just seen and thinking of the almost half a million Americans who paid the ultimate price in The Big One. What greater gift can a man give except to lay down his own life?
I said almost nothing on the ride home as I tried to parse my feelings to share with you. The closest thing that comes to mind compares to how I have felt on very few occasions at a Spirit filled Memorial Service that touched my heart and caused me to look inside myself and wonder if I could have been one of those men.
I’ll close with this. Words don’t capture the feeling of appreciation this film engenders for the Men of the Greatest Generation and their sacrifice. If I had my way viewing Fury would be mandatory for those of us Americans who have benefited so greatly from the resolve and commitment of the men and women who paid the ultimate price on the biggest stage the world has ever known.