“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 her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, 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.”
On the surface, this movie is about four assholes in a tank, that get a new guy. No but really this movie does some things very, very well, and some things that just kind of fall by the side. To start, this is probably the best rendition of tank warfare ever. The scenes with tank on tank action are really well done and done in way we haven’t seen before. The acting here is also really well done, by everyone. You get some ideas of what everyone has gone through and why and how they had gotten to the places they were when Norman joins the crew. There are some definite slow downs in this movie. Some of the sequences seem to go on for a very long time, and while some do, do well to build a lot of tension, some times you are wondering when will this scene end. So that leads us to the bad parts, when this movie slows down, it slows down. And when it does, it seems to wander around the place a bit. Its also a bit predictable in parts and as a whole. So overall this is a solid movie that showcases the horrors of war and what it does to the people in it, with some great work on tank warfare (btw brad is still wayyyy cut for 50).
Review Score : 7 out of 10