World War II is an event rife for cinematic adaptation. The last 12 months alone have seen the relase of The Book Thief, The Railway Man, and The Monuments Men – all dealing with different aspects of the conflict and its fallout. There are so many disparate pieces to the war that it has inspired hundreds of films. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to add another name to that list: David Ayer’s Fury.
Darren Aronofsky’s controversial new movie Noah is an account of the famous story in which God decides to drown the world in a flood, leaving the responsibility of saving whatever possible to the titular character (Russell Crowe). The movie plays on some of Aronofsky’s visual strengths, but the script, co-written by Ari Handel, comes up empty where the characters are concerned.