I was quite looking forward to this one. A gritty looking WWII film starring Brad Pitt sounded quite promising. And it’s not bad. I just didn’t think it was that good, either. I can’t really be bothered to summarise the plot, so instead here’s what they say on the good old IMDB
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. IMDB
The costumes and sets are all good, there are some decent action set pieces and some surprising plot points. For some reason though, I just didn’t think much of it. I didn’t really care about the characters. I didn’t like how the gun shots looked like lasers. The major set piece was annoying. Wardaddy’s actions go against everything we’ve learnt about him during the rest of the film. It doesn’t seem to fit.
It gets bonus points for having Shia LaBeouf though, because it means I can share this again.