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post #361 of 432 Old 09-10-2015, 08:44 PM
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Actually I think MM is rather deep than most think, there is quite a lot of backstory, 3 movies worth. Now there is a little wanting to know what happened with Max between thunderdome and this movie
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I enjoy Days of Thunder knowing it's not a great work of cinema. I would never claim it is.

Nor would I say it's a movie for people who love movies.
Actually, that movie was probably broadcast during the TV series "Movies for Guys who Like Movies" by TBS which is what I was referencing in my previous post. They played movies like First Blood, Terminator, etc. So I never said you thought it was a great work of art, I was simply reiterating the hypocrisy of your statement about my post implying that movies like MMFR are for rednecks and then go on to say how you are obsessed with a movie about NASCAR.
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I loved the original Mad Max (1979) but think the later editions in the franchise lost a step or two.

I agree that none of the pre Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) films in the franchise are likely to appeal to many women but that this latest edition is an exception. The Charlize Theron character was terrific, the best thing in the movie it seems to me, so I see how she appealed to so many women.
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This is not a remake of the original movie, is it?
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I'm probably in the minority, but I liked Mad Max and The Road Warrior better. It's not bad, but it's not a movie I would watch again.
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I'm probably in the minority, but I liked Mad Max and The Road Warrior better. It's not bad, but it's not a movie I would watch again.
Yeah, I saw Mad Max Fury Road in the theater. Thought it got off to a slow and muddled start but improved markedly in its second half. It was all right but less fun, to me at least, than the earlier editions of the franchise.
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If I had to rank them...

1 - The Road Warrior
2 - Fury Road (very close to 1)
3 - Mad Max
4 - Thunderdome

To me, this character will remain synonym of Mel Gibson, which makes it hard for me to see another actor in that role, even if I like Tom Hardy a lot and I thought he did fine. Fury Road is Charlize Theron's show though, like I said before, Max is almost a supporting character here. In terms of pure and frantic "action" however, Fury Road is the most enjoyable imo, a crazy ride that never stops I do hope the next film will have Max back in driver's seat

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I do hope the next film will have Max back in driver's seat
Hardy needs to be replaced...or reformatted.
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Hardy needs to be replaced...or reformatted.
I thought Tom Hardy, a terrific actor, was just fine as Mad Max. His problem was that nobody, I say again, nobody, does as good a job of portraying characters who are both charismatic and certifiably nuts as Mel Gibson did in his heyday. Gibson has done it again and again throughout his long career. For example, think Braveheart and the Lethal Weapon franchise. Given Gibson's history, it's not surprising that he does this sort of thing well.
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I thought Tom Hardy, a terrific actor, was just fine as Mad Max. His problem was that nobody, I say again, nobody, does as good a job of portraying characters who are both charismatic and certifiably nuts as Mel Gibson did in his heyday. Gibson has done it again and again throughout his long career. For example, think Braveheart and the Lethal Weapon franchise.
Maybe that's it.
IMO, his on-screen charisma falls short.
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I thought Tom Hardy, a terrific actor, was just fine as Mad Max. His problem was that nobody, I say again, nobody, does as good a job of portraying characters who are both charismatic and certifiably nuts as Mel Gibson did in his heyday. Gibson has done it again and again throughout his long career. For example, think Braveheart and the Lethal Weapon franchise. Given Gibson's history, it's not surprising that he does this sort of thing well.
And more recently, Get The Gringo showed us that years may have gone by, but he hasn't lost his edge. I wish he would do more films as an actor.

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Maybe that's it.
IMO, his on-screen charisma falls short.
Did you see Hardy's performance as the chilling psychopath, Freddie Jackson, in the British miniseries, The Take (2009)? It was as good as anything I have seen on film. Great series, great performances. Highest recommendations, 10 Stars out of 10!
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I thought Tom Hardy, a terrific actor, was just fine as Mad Max. His problem was that nobody, I say again, nobody, does as good a job of portraying characters who are both charismatic and certifiably nuts as Mel Gibson did in his heyday. Gibson has done it again and again throughout his long career. For example, think Braveheart and the Lethal Weapon franchise. Given Gibson's history, it's not surprising that he does this sort of thing well.
You forgot Payback.

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You forgot Payback [1999].
Thanks for reminding me to this terrific film. Payback is based on a Donald E. Westlake novel, The Hunter, which I like so much I have read more than once. The book had been made into another film earlier, Point Blank (1967), starring Lee Marvin. I thought it was as good as Payback, which is to say, very good indeed.
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Did you see Hardy's performance as the chilling psychopath, Freddie Jackson, in the British miniseries, The Take (2009)?
Sorry, I didn't.


Is the series worth checking out (beyond Hardy)?
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Sorry, I didn't.


Is the series [The Take (2009) worth checking out (beyond Hardy)?
I loved The Take. Hardy's fascinating performance as the sociopathic Freddie was one for the ages. 10 Stars out of 10! In short, see it if you can, you'll be glad you did.
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I loved The Take. Hardy's fascinating performance as the sociopathic Freddie was one for the ages. 10 Stars out of 10! In short, see it if you can, you'll be glad you did.
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Blind bought this one when it hit Vudu. Watched it the one time. As suspected, I haven't thought about it again (other than when I see this thread). Odd movie. Now that time has gone by I'm not even sure I liked it that much.

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Blind bought this one when it hit Vudu. Watched it the one time. As suspected, I haven't thought about it again (other than when I see this thread). Odd movie. Now that time has gone by I'm not even sure I liked it that much.

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Yep. Pretty much how I feel about the film.

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wth is up with you guys? Are you now finally aging out or something? Fury Road was badass and awesome!
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wth is up with you guys? Are you now finally aging out or something? Fury Road was badass and awesome!
I rented it a few weeks ago and will definitely be buying it.There is enough motorized mayhem and bottom end to give it a few watches.And the dudes swinging on the poles was just awesome.
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Tried to snag it from the nearest Redbox a few hours ago. Might try again tomorrow.
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I rented it a few weeks ago and will definitely be buying it.There is enough motorized mayhem and bottom end to give it a few watches.And the dudes swinging on the poles was just awesome.

Heck yes.



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Yeah, replace that sand with some concrete and we could call it the 405.
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The only issue I had with Fury road was the guitar dude was kinda silly. lol Other then that I thought it was brilliant from start to finish. Sound was excellent, as was acting and cinematography. This is a classic and a wonderful addition to a superb franchise.


If I had to rank em...

Mad Max 4th and the other 3 even.

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wth is up with you guys? Are you now finally aging out or something? Fury Road was badass and awesome!
What he just said ^ above.

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