A film by David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Set in world war II Germany are short on soldiers so he gather men, women, children to fight the war anyone opposing are to be hanged. Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Bratt Pitt) , the commander of a five-man Sherman tank crew that has been together since North Africa, and who he is determined to see survive to the end of the war. His men are the religious dude gunner Bible (Shia LaBeouf), the Hispanic lead driver Gordo (MIchael Peña) and the scumbag mechanic (Jon Berenthal). As the story opens, they have just lost their second driver in battle, and at their next stop, they take on a new man in Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), a rookie who has only been in the war for a few weeks as a typist and who has never fired a gun before, let alone drive a tank. Good move there. They have to keep going to the next town to take it and liberate it. The newbie who throws up at the sight of blood does not impress Wardaddy and the others. He makes a few mistakes that cost the life of men on an other tanker. But he quickly exhale at killing German. Later the get into an ambush barely survive it but the tank is broke down. While the crew fixes the tank 300 SS German soldier are coming. Wardaddy and his men makes a last stand. Will they survive to tell about it?
Here is a Sergent who hates German especially SS. He truly despise SS. He is on a mission to kill german and to get back his men intact home at the end of the war. Norman who has not seen the horror of war being behind a desk for all that time is not crazy about killing Germans. It is them or you basically in the war and it is better that it is them. As many WWII veteran has mentioned it is not easy at first because you are scared stiff but later on you have to do it and it becomes routine. They weren’t scared of death but din’t want to die because they wanted to do more in life. There is some controversy about Shia LeBeouf Playing a religious man but it works there and he delivers it just right. Brad Pitt on the other hand played a much serious Sergeant iin this film than on the Inglorious Basterds Were he played it with humor. Jon Bernthal is mean and violent although he sees good in Norman. Michael Pena’s Gordo is a tutor to Norman. The cast is fantastic and great job on the acting everyone delivers. A great gritty but violent war film.