Mad Max: Fury Road

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    i´ve only watche Mad Max 2. It was hilarious!
     
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    Yeah, I though there were a few funny moment in it too! Like the very beginning where Max kills that biker's boyfriend and the biker gets all upset, and, for the entire movie, he's out to kill Max for it. Or the part where the feral kid throws the metal boomerang and one of the raiders tries to catch it, only to get his fingers cut off.
     
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    ^ Max doesn't kill the biker's boyfriend; the boomerang gets him in the head in the same scene just after that moron tries to catch it and loses his fingers. Which then further infuriates Wez, as it would anyone. I'm not sure what could be seen as being funny about it. Personally it shits me to see any gay (or obviously gay but not quite 'announced' in Wez & the 'Golden Youth's' case) characters killed off in movies arbitrarily, but I think it worked as a useful (and common) plot device to turn Wez from just a blood-thristy crazy into a seriously angry blood-thirsty crazy out for some kind of vengeance. But about as 'funny' as that chick getting, erm, 'abused' when Max and the Gyro Captain are watching the compound... Not very.


    But back to the topic of the new movie: That last trailer's done it for me. I've warmed up to Hardy as Max. He's hot so wouldn't be hard to watch on the screen and he pulls off the tough-guy look quite well without looking like a total douchebag as so many actors do these days. BUT it tooks like this movie is just going to be way too over the top. And riddled with American and British accents. Fuck that. I was holding on by my fingernails that it would be at least watchable, but no more, lol. Going by everything seen so far, it looks like it's just going to be a yet another hollywood-style pile of shit to taint an entire movie series... Not really much of a surprise in this day and age of movie production though.
     
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    ^Oh wow, my bad. Yeah, I always thought it was the very beginning for some reason when he died. But the only reason I found that part funny was because how he's just staring, straight ahead, and not even paying attention to his surroundings when he got killed. I guess the "element of surprise" and not expecting that to happen -getting killed by a kid throwing a boomerang- was what I considered something to chuckle at. Not a burst out laughing matter, just a chuckle. And I don't remember the scene with the girl getting attacked by the guys very much, but I don't see that in comparison with the "Golden Youth" getting killed. One kid against one guy VS One girl against 3 (?) guys. Not much of a fair fight there; and at at least the feral kid put "Golden Youth" out of his misery quickly. Unlike the guys beating up on the girl and left her to die.

    Couldn't have said it better on the new movie, Dogpatch ;). Though, I'm still going to go and watch it in theaters -since I've never watch a previous Mad Max at the theaters- but I feel like I'm going to be forcing myself to go rather than 'wanting' to go :/
    This movie has grown to Michael Bay status.
     
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    [YOUTUBE]vjBb4SZ0F6Q[/YOUTUBE]

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    Haha, this is great. :D
     
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    I wish I had one of those :(
     
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    An artist I know has posted Fury Road vehicles compilation in his blog. This is a NSFW blog, so keep that in mind when you scroll down, you might stumble upon some vintage post-apoc VHS porn.

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    Damn. Good. Movie.

    This movie is the greatest! I loved ever minute of it! I rank it being better than my favorite from the original Mad Max series -The Road Warrior. Really, guys and girls, this movie is one that anyone, who is a fan of Mad Max and having a good time, should not miss. So good. Non-stop action. Good plot. Great stunts. Great characters. A movie that will be difficult to beat.

    You know how Michael Bay has non-stop action in his movies, such as Transformers? Well, this type is the action you don't get board of and just want more of it. In total, there's only about 10 minutes of something, that's not actiony, going on; but it fits the movie perfectly. George Miller -the director- does not let down. You don't know how badly I want to keep talking about this movie, but it would be better if you go out and see it. NOW. O-o

    5/5.
     
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    I've actually being reading some stuff and there's a reason why george miller's action scenes in the mad max movies and others don't get boring compared to the other ones. It's something like normal action movies use logic in how their action scenes play out as one thing leads to another which is basically rule number one of writing an action screenplay. Miller though has events which happen randomly and illogically and so if we pictured them in a line, a normal one would be a straight line while Miller's ones would have offshoots entering and leaving Max's line of action.
     
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    Good point. If this is the foundation of a good action movie, then Miller has struck gold and needs to stick with it (which he has)...forever. I've read that he's already got two additional Mad Max stories written up; so we may be seeing sequels.
     
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    Glad to hear it's good. Although I like a bit of suspense and atmosphere in my movies over action - even if they're blockbusters - I see how awesome the car fight scenes could be here.
     
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    I'm sure you'll like it. I was skeptical when I first saw the trailers and imagined that the movie would be okay, but nothing to really leave a positive lasting impression. ;)

    The title, for the next Mad Max movie, has been announced - Mad Max:The Wasteland. Although, the production of the movie has not yet been confirmed, there is already a story to it and all Miller is waiting for is to see if it would be worth making it. He's holding back to see if Fury Road make a good enough profit to determine if he should continue the franchise. I hope that it does, and I also hope that the movie distributors give Miller all the free space that he needs -meaning no appointed deadline- for his next movie (just like they did with Fury Road).
     
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    These vehicles look really awesome from the pictures Komo posted. A colleague of mine told me I should watch this movie, so I just might do so.
     
  15. NuclearWastE3

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    Fun fact: The guy who played Toe Cutter -the gang leader from Mad Max 1- plays as the antagonist, Immortan Joe, in Fury Road.

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    toe cutter was terrifying and creepy
     
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    Watched this at the cinema with my brother today... and loved it! :D It has pretty much all you'd expect from a Mad Max film and more. Very action-heavy as the whole movie is basically one long chase sequence, but somehow it just works and I was never bored. I was also impressed by how much of the props and stuff was made in real life as opposed to CGI. It was visually quite stunning, but in many other aspects quite simple and silly, which doesn't bother me at all as it was still awesome. The characters were pretty great and likable too. Also, it was surprisingly feminist for an action film, which is really cool (obviously, it's nothing groundbreaking from that point of view - not like every film needs to be anyway - but still a nice surprise).

    I guess one major drawback of Mad Max: Fury Road is that there are not as many Australian accents as there should be, which is a shame. Here we have one of the most memorable Australian contributions to world pop culture and its being sort of Americanised. Though it's an Australian film and of course made by the same director, it still feels much less Australian than the others.
     
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