Impromptu date nights are the absolute best. Wednesday nights are the only night the hubs and I are both home at a reasonable time, so we try to spend the entire evening together. Usually we make a dinner that takes longer than 20 minutes to prepare, go to the gym together, and then come home and catch up on the New Girl we missed on Tuesday night.
Last night was different. We both arrived home around 7:00p.m., too hungry to make the dinner I had planned, we threw on our gym clothes and headed to Chipotle. We pulled into the gym parking lot around 8:15 p.m., and before I knew it we were at The Warren for an 8:30 p.m. showing of Fury. Funny how The Warren does that to you. Like a moth to a flame, we can’t stay away.
Instead of working out, we watched a movie in our workout clothes. I think it still counts. We had good intentions.
Fury was really great. It’s a very raw, filthy depiction of war. I don’t think I saw one flag or clean uniform; a very muddy, muddy movie. It definitely gave a different take on war than a lot of films you see. Bodies being pushed around by bulldozers, a corpse melting into the mud as tanks and trucks continue to run over it, and innocent German citizens hanging because they wouldn’t fight for the Nazis. Too much info? Maybe so. I just want you to be prepared. I don’t know what word to describe it with other than raw.
We both couldn’t stop talking about Shia LaBeouf’s character. He played it SO WELL. Unhappy with how the make-up team created the cut on his face; Shia actually repeatedly cut his face throughout movie production to make it realistic. …and he had a tooth pulled. They must’ve been paying him REALLY well. That’s some serious dedication. Man, he was good. So good I didn’t even think about Even Stevens one time. Until now, dang it.
Although it’s not based on an actual tank crew in the war, similar situations are still relevant. Chase and I talked for an hour trying to imagine being in some of the situations and conditions that were depicted in the movie – we couldn’t do it. In the movie they got so callused to these unimaginable situations that Logan Lerman’s character is a breath of fresh air. If you like war movies, go see it! Great, great movie.
I hope all Wednesday’s are this great.
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