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In this movie Mad Max translates to Mad Max. Literally.

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In this movie Mad Max translates to Mad Max. Literally.
Hmmmm....

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Also translates to a misunderstanding among people not steeped in the original three movies. Hardy is in perfect sync with the character.
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Also translates to a misunderstanding among people not steeped in the original three movies. Hardy is in perfect sync with the character.
BIG fan of the OT, especially The Road Warrior.
MG was never better.


Hopefully will get to the Cineplex in the next couple of days....
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BIG fan of the OT, especially The Road Warrior.
MG was never better.


Hopefully will get to the Cineplex in the next couple of days....
If you don't like this movie I will report every post you make from here on out to the mods. I will become a professional victim.

On the real though, Fury Road is shoulder to shoulder with many aspects of all three of the trilogy.

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Don't do that...there is no future in it (trust me).


Ms. Oink has just informed me she is up for a Wed. matinee.

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This film proves once again that stuntmen (and women) should get oscars too. They are as essential to a film as the editor or costume designer, and they risk their lives to entertain us.
I agree. The entire stunt team should land an Oscar for this one. Wow. The stunts blew my mind. Rare is it these days that a film relies so little on CG. They did use some, but it was very constrained and not really noticeable. THAT'S how it's done, Hollywood!
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MG was never better.
Therein lies the rub; Gibson wasn't acting, he was just being himself, LOL!

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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The more I think about it, and the more I talk it up to my friends, the more I realize I'm going to have to go back for a second viewing. That is RARE for me to want to see a movie twice at the cinema instead of just waiting for the home video release.

Anybody here seen it twice yet? Some critics are saying it's even better the second time around. That is awesome.
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Therein lies the rub; Gibson wasn't acting, he was just being himself, LOL!

It worked for John Wayne.
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Clint Eastwood (talking to an empty chair), Chuck Norris, John Voight, a lot of those old action heroes are real quacks IRL

I loved this movie, it was edge of your seat excitement. I'll see it again at home, with frame interpolation.

God, movie theaters 24hz sucks. I say it every time, but hot damn, what a waste. So much action going on, that the motion blur makes it like you're watching the movie with cataracts on during the crucial parts.
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I avoid 3-D added in post, but in this case I may have to go back and see it that way. And sit near the front.
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Therein lies the rub; Gibson wasn't acting, he was just being himself, LOL!
Funny thing is...you're probably right.



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I am old...I already did my duty for the herd.


BTW, I have just been informed by my sow we will be going Thursday instead.

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Welp, I already paid for the 3D blu ray. Now I wait. This will be a tough seat to get in my theater when this baby lands on my doorstep. Can't wait to crank this bad boy up to reference and enjoy the ride.

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It is, in fact, an excellent read ..
Went to my local used bookstore and couldn't find a copy.
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I was trying to remember the last movie that I wanted to get right back in line for, and then it came to me: Star Wars - what, 38 years ago?

Your assessment does it justice:

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Still settling in and some things have sunk in, they should have sent a poet.

It's a perfect fit in the existing series bridging sequel with reboot in all the right ways. Every single character begs for more attention but you just don't have time to stop and smell the diesel soaked roses. Along the way you get glimpses into the maelstrom we know as Max and long time fans don't have to ask how he got here. Like previous installments we get to see how the post collapse survivors build new enclaves and how they are mutants of what we know as normal. You can see they've done the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from. Miller's parlance is on full display here both verbally and visually.

The action starts at 11 and puts a brick on the gas pedal shortly after. Just when you think things peak every stake gets raised again. The sounds of the vehicles are actually musical instruments accompanying the stellar score and never once does that get monotonous. It's a silverback gorilla parting the jungle vegetation, pounding his chest, and asserting dominance from start to finish. That's just the audio.

I lost track of the times I asked myself if I really saw what I thought I saw. Total top tier sequences expertly carried out with some so insane I don't even know if they were CG or real. The best part is you can actually see the action unlike other modern action movies. If the devil is in the details, Hail Satan! He's done fantastic work here.
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I was trying to remember the last movie that I wanted to right back in line for, and then it came to me: Star Wars - what, 38 years ago?
LOL, I remember people actually doing just that.

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Also translates to a misunderstanding among people not steeped in the original three movies. Hardy is in perfect sync with the character.
Absolutely ..


What always amazed me was "Mad Max" was done on a $350K budget ..


I still think Mel should have been offered a cameo .. with the Interceptor now that I'm thinking about it .. a wet dream of a car if there ever was one ..


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What always amazed me was "Mad Max" was done on a $350K budget ..


I still think Mel should have been offered a cameo .. with the Interceptor now that I'm thinking about it .. a wet dream of a car if there ever was one ..


"Fast and Furious" franchise ain't got nothin'


Put it this way, Max wouldn't get knocked to the side like Hulk did Loki because he won't be running his trap.

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Just returned from a 2D showing.

Lottsa very imaginative action, to be sure.
Even heart stopping at times.
Some fantastic set pieces...well done GM.

The crazy vehicles were quite a hoot...especially the double-decker Caddy.
I'm trading in my CTS-V for one of those models.

The story itself was thread-bare, and consequently a little disappointing.
I wanted more.

As someone pointed out earlier, CT really does own this film.
She is the soul (as such) of the movie.
Most of time Tom Hardy wasn't particularly interesting or convincing.
The irony of him facing off against a mumbling Bane character wasn't lost on me.

Speaking of "mumbling...."
Ms. Oink and I had a hard time making out the dialog.
Anyone else?

It is interesting to compare MMFR with the other blockbuster this summer: Avengers 2.
Both have abundant over-the-top action sequences and both are gratuitous for much of the time.
While the Whedon effort has more of a story to grab ahold of, Max is no less entertaining.

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It is interesting to compare MMFR with the other blockbuster this summer: Avengers 2.
Both have abundant over-the-top action sequences and both are gratuitous for much of the time.
I think THE ROCK may have sumpin' to say about that.... After all, why should New York get blowed-up-real-good all the time? What about some love for the left-coasters? Shouldn't they get a little taste of unmitigated CGI destruction now and then? It's only fair.
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I think THE ROCK may have sumpin' to say about that
F_ck The Rock.




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.... After all, why should New York get blowed-up-real-good all the time?
Because everyone hates rude New Yorkers, that's why.




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LA gets its fair share....everyone hates Hollywood.

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Saw this today with my daughter(!)

I have The Road Warrior as one of the best pure action movies. I think this one is as good or better.

As to the discussion of whether Tom Hardy was as good as Mel Gibson, I think the answer is "no" but (and this is stretching my memory) Mad Max was an awful movie and Mel Gibson was pretty stiff in it. Mel Gibson was perfect though in The Road Warrior and that character was just far more charismatic there as Mel was a much better and more relaxed actor at that time developing his "persona" if you will.

But the other actors especially Theron and Hoult were good enough so that it didn't matter. The bad guys were the same sort of cartoonish bad guys that always exist in this Mad Max universe although no one as good as the mohawked guy in The Road Warrior who was a real menace.

The action was amazing and I thought the ebbs and flows (the tempo if you will) of the movie were well done. Not too much at one time and enough to allow suspense and anxiety to build up leading to the big show down. Incredible stunts which, as I understand, were not cgi.

My daughter (17) asked to go to do something with me even though she did not expect to like it. She liked it a lot more than she ever expected. A good part of it was the strong female roles and the lack of fall back into male/female tropes. You can whine about those of us who would like to see less stereotypes on the big and little screen but it makes an impact to change expectations and also opens up entertainment (even to odd niches like action movies) to people who otherwise wouldn't be interested in it.

I, for one, am really tired of seeing the same old stuff happen over and over again as if it has to pass some test audience nonsense. If a bunch of what they consider to be average people get out of their comfort zone, it won't work. Well this film isn't in anyone's comfort zone and it worked. I hope Hollywood pays attention.
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I, for one, am really tired of seeing the same old stuff happen over and over again as if it has to pass some test audience nonsense. If a bunch of what they consider to be average people get out of their comfort zone, it won't work. Well this film isn't in anyone's comfort zone and it worked. I hope Hollywood pays attention.
Posted this in the Tomorrowland thread, relevant here too.

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Every time I report on a remake or a sequel being made, I hear a lot of moans and groans from movie fans wanting to see Hollywood develop more original content. I would love nothing more than to see more films based on original ideas, but making these kinds of films is a gamble in the entertainment industry. Studios are scared to invest in films that don't already have a built-in market. When these studios make a sequel to a popular franchise, they know they are going to make a ****load of money. They don’t have that feeling of security with original film productions.
Disney recently bet big on an original project called Tomorrowland, which was inspired by the theme park attraction as well as the imagination and dreams of Walt Disney himself. The movie was directed by Brad Bird from a script by Damon Lindelof, and for the most part I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was an incredibly fun sci-fi adventure. Even though the general concept had a built-in Disney market, it didn’t do as well as Disney had hoped. It took the number one box office spot during Memorial Day weekend with over $41 million, but the studio was hoping for at least $50 million. The budget for the film was $180 million, and I’m sure it will eventually make a profit, but not the kind of profit that would inspire them to want to try and make another big budget original film.
I'm using Tomorrowland as an example because it's the most recent original movie to be made, but I've seen it happen a lot with other original movies as well. I was sad to see a lot of film critics and movie geeks out there tear Tomorrowland movie down. It gave us something very different from what we’re used to seeing get made with a good message, but a good amount of people out there looked past that aspect of it and focused on the faults. Most films have faults, even the ones that many of us love.
This is the kind of film that movie fans have been begging for, yet when it finally gets made and is released in theaters, they complain about it and bash it. This was an opportunity for people to come out in support of original film ideas, and praise its creators for trying something new. It was an opportunity to get other people pumped about original film ideas and show Hollywood that we are open to new ideas. Unfortunately that’s not what happened, and it’s a shame because now Hollywood is going to go back to being scared to pump out more original movie ideas, because of how this movie was received. Variety even wrote up an article on how Tomorrowland exposed Hollywood's originality issues and it includes several analysts and experts explaining why that's the case.
I’m a big fan of Bird and the projects that he’s done, and for me this movie felt like one of his animated feature films, only it was live-action. What’s funny about this is that I truly believe that if Tomorrowland would have been developed as an animated feature film in Bird’s classic Iron Giant animation style, with the exact same script, everyone would have loved it.
One of the reasons why I liked Tomorrowland so much is because it had that same tone and vibe as The Iron Giant. It had that childhood sense of wonder and imagination that some movies have the power to tap into and bring out in me. This is one of those films — it’s why I love going to the movies! I’m not sure why some people couldn’t see that in Tomorrowland, because it was there. For me at least.
It seems to me that even though people claim to want original, fresh, and unique movie content, they are more interested in spending money on sequels and reboots. It’s a sad truth, and it’s the reason why Hollywood will continue to pump them out. If you want to see original movies get made, you seriously have to start supporting the ones that are getting made. If you don’t, then we need to stop complaining about all the non-original projects that are being released.
Then of course there's the argument that the original movies that Hollywood releases shouldn't be crap. I guess that just all comes down to a person's taste in movies, but at least there are talented people out there trying something new and different. We should at least acknowledge that these people are trying to break free from the Hollywood trap of remakes and sequels.
The audience decides what movies Hollywood makes, and that's whatever they are willing to spend money on, and right now it doesn't seem to be on original film ideas. The power is in our hands to make the change.
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Mad Max was an awful movie and Mel Gibson was pretty stiff in it.
Never understood the love for the 1st movie.

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Well said.

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