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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Begins filming next spring, according to star Tom Hardy:

http://collider.com/mad-max-fury-roa...g-date/110421/

The film also stars Charlize Theron, and is being spear-headed by George Miller himself.

Fury Road will be a relaunch of the Mad Max franchise that rocketed Mel Gibson to stardom in 1979. The story takes place in a dystopian future, and Miller has been hard at work designing new vehicles and such for the update.
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No Mel=No sell for me.
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Originally Posted by ratpacker View Post

No Mel=No sell for me.

+1. Why call it Mad Max if there's no mad Mel?
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Wow..is it just me or there seems to be a butt load of reboot, remakes, and prequels. I guess the studios are either running out of ideas or just lazy and relying on past success.
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Wow..is it just me or there seems to be a butt load of reboot, remakes, and prequels. I guess the studios are either running out of ideas or just lazy and relying on past success.

It's not just you. It's ridiculous.
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Hope it's a good movie. It's in good hands - George Miller's hands. The first two Mad Max films were fantastic. The third was an abomonination.
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+1. Why call it Mad Max if there's no mad Mel?

Dude, I'm there.

This is freakin' ridiculous.
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Mel is Mad Max. Period, full stop. At least they could bill it as Mad Max Jr. or something.

larry
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No Mel is disappointing.....but Charlize Theron in post apocalyptic gear sells me anyways. Yes, I am shallow like that.
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

+1. Why call it Mad Max if there's no mad Mel?

Spot on!
post #11 of 130
I'd much rather watch a film where Mad Mel re-enacts his phone conversations than a continuation of the series without him.

larry
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Well, at least George Kennedy is directing this.

Then again, he also directed Beyond the Thunderdome. While it isn't pointless or terrible, it's at least worth seeing once and can be entertaining at times.

Mel Gibson is Mad Max. Just as much as it being low budget and in Australia is Mad Max, too.

This new one cannot have CGI. It's must be gritty and real. I'm willing to give the lead a chance.

I'm afraid that nothing can compare to Max Mad or Road Warrior, though.
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I had new real issues with BT. Tina Turner, MasterBlaster, etc., it was a lot of fun. It wasn't made from the same mold as the first two, but there's been plenty more worse movies.

larry
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Totally agreed. BT isn't bad. I certainly didn't fall asleep, nor did I hate my life while watching it. I actually was entertained much of the time with it (especially the end racing scene, or the Thunderdome scenes...haha). I think fans give it much too hard of a time even though we all know that it doesn't stand up to the first two. I don't like the ending, and I didn't like some other minor things about it. But overall, I think it's "good."

Mad Max and Road Warrior are a tie for me. Both are epics in their own rights. There's some things that's better about Mad Max. There's some things that's better about Road Warrior. You can say the same thing about Terminator 1 and Terminator 2.
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There is no way I would see this without Mel Gibson. It's that simple. I feel I'm not the only one.
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Gibson is way past his prime, and carries a lot of excess baggage with him at this point .. a fresh start is probably a good idea .. or maybe they should CGI him a la "Tron:Legacy" ..

Let Gibson score a part in the next "Expendables" ..
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Originally Posted by FendersRule View Post

Totally agreed. BT isn't bad. I certainly didn't fall asleep, nor did I hate my life while watching it. I actually was entertained much of the time with it (especially the end racing scene, or the Thunderdome scenes...haha). I think fans give it much too hard of a time even though we all know that it doesn't stand up to the first two. I don't like the ending, and I didn't like some other minor things about it. But overall, I think it's "good."

Mad Max and Road Warrior are a tie for me. Both are epics in their own rights. There's some things that's better about Mad Max. There's some things that's better about Road Warrior. You can say the same thing about Terminator 1 and Terminator 2.

I loved Thunderdome, as I think it is different enough from the first two, to almost stand on its own. I like it more than the first two, probably because I saw it first, and the feel and music just work for me. The first two are definitely a different type of movie.

I'll go see this one, and even though Mel was brilliant as ol Maxy, I'm looking forward to seeing if they can pull it off. Although I don't see them making it as gritty and real as it will need to be.
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Mel is Mad Max. Period, full stop. At least they could bill it as Mad Max Jr. or something.

larry

Agreed.
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Gibson is way past his prime, and carries a lot of excess baggage with him at this point .. Let Gibson score a part in the next "Expendables" ..

Ooooohhhhhh...talk about a badguy-role that people would love-to-hate, or hate-to-love, if they did it right. Good call there!
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I also love Thunderdome. I like it better than the first by a long shot. I find it genuinely emotionally moving. It's always had a good deal of hatred piled on it and I cannot understand why.
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I would rate:
1. R.R.
2. B.T.
3. M.M.

Just my 2 cents....
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

i would rate:
1. R.r.
2. B.t.
3. M.m.

Just my 2 cents....

r.r. ?
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I had new real issues with BT. Tina Turner, MasterBlaster, etc., it was a lot of fun. It wasn't made from the same mold as the first two, but there's been plenty more worse movies.

larry

It was another "the third movie in the trilogy/series blows chunks" syndrome. We have seen that before. . . . many times
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MM and TRW felt liked what they were- low budget, plucky, gonzo action movies with a charismatic lead and tons of atmosphere. BT felt like a glossy Hollywood recreation that completely lacked soul. I absolutely hated it. Even if this new one had Mel in it, I'd still be skeptical.
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

At least they could bill it as Mad Max Jr. or something.

Charlize Theron in it? I think I've got the plot. It's the kid in The Road Warrior who grew up and meets Charlize who walked out of the house and disappeared in the movie The Road. Both are in post-apocalyptic world so it's perfect!



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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

r.r. ?

Doh!

I guess I was thinking Road Rarrior....
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Well when it does happen, i'm betting this



will look more like this



Victor
post #28 of 130
dodge aint a bit too american for a hero car? holdens and falcons? Cars from the more recent Ford FPV series, Holden Commodores?
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Doh!

I guess I was thinking Road Rarrior....

I was thinking Road Runner.
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

will look more like this

Nope, it would have to be an Australian car.

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