Sunday 25 August 2019

The Movie Show: Brad Pitt's WWII flick 'Fury' and terrifying horror 'The Babadook'

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

George Byrne and Aoife Kelly review this week's two big releases, Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and, in honour of Halloween, Aussie horror flick 'The Babadook'.

David Ayer directs Brad Pitt's latest outing, WWII flick 'Fury', a film about a tank full of US soldiers battling its way through Germany.

Shia LaBoeuf, The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena, and Logan Lerman star as his charges, and although the film doesn't offer anything particularly new, George says it's definitely one to catch on the big screen thanks in the main to great performances from Pitt and LaBoeuf as well

The Babadook, meanwhile, read like your average horror on paper.  A woman's young son thinks he's being stalked by a monster and when he finds a book called 'The Babadook' things start to escalate to the point where his mother thinks he may be right.

However, George says it's a notch above the average, building tension and suspense the old fashioned way as opposed to relying on cheap shocks, and boasting stellar performances from Essie Davis as the terrified single mum and Daniel Henshall as the terrifying little boy.

If there's one horror to catch this Halloween it's this one.

READ George's review of Fury: Fury - 'has some of the edge of classic Das Boot, which is praise indeed'

READ George's review of The Babadook: The Babadook - 'easily the best horror movie of recent years'

READ Paul Whitington's Fury review: Fury - 'Brad Pitt and Shia LaBoeuf excellent in a film you won't forget in a hurry'

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