Originally Posted by DenverMDM
Everyone has their opinion and yours is valid because it’s your own. However realize that your opinion isn’t a point that needs to be argued especially in this thread. You didn’t like the movie; we get it. The subtext of feminism, fighting for a home or religious fanaticism was lost on you. The old school live action direction with very little CGI by George Miller was also. Hopefully you’ll revisit this sometime later and understand why most of us think it’s one of the greatest action movies in the last few decades.
I was only responding to someone's over-the-top reaction to watching that movie...sheesh. Get over it. As for subtexts, I don't call NOT using CGI a reason to celebrate (otherwise there are no real 'duds' made before the 1990s! Unless you count TRON or the Last Starfighter, but I actually loved both of those). A feminism subtext where the heroin needs a man save her, gets her old mates in the desert killed on the way back and could have spared all those deaths if she just killed the fat guy in his sleep? Yeah, what a gesture to feminism. Bald head = feminist.
Religious fanaticism? Those guys? Give me a break. They were NUTZ with a capital Z. You want a good movie about fanaticism, watch, "Not Without My Daughter" with Sally Field.
Basically, some of you are trying to make this movie into something it's not. It's a well executed action movie with great sound and visuals that simply lacks anything remotely resembling a plot or deeper story.
It's what we call a "brainless" action movie, kind of like say Commando, except I actually was amused by Commando as it was really a comedy in some senses (absurd to the point of being entertaining). Plus there was a basic plot there. Rescue daughter. Whereas Furiosa wanted to "get away" with the fat guy's wives. Then she turned around and went back....
But clearly there are fans out there even for Chuckie Chuckie Norris movies (again, no accounting for taste in this world).
Now give me THE MEG
3D in ATMOS over this rot any day. Now THAT
was an action
movie baby! A GREAT continuation? JURASSIC WORLD! It did what two previous sequels couldn't come close to, which was recreate the magic of the first movie. I mean TRAIN velociraptors and go hunt the bad guys WITH them? I sure as hell didn't see that one coming in a sequel.... Color me speechless when I saw that movie. Plus it had a really good looking seemingly redhead which counts for a LOT in action movies (THE CRAFT! Now THAT is a movie that deserves an upgraded soundtrack!)
But please continue. I'm highly amused by people trying to convince me fourth
time heated over meatloaf (even if spruced up with a puff pastry and gravy) is as good as prime rib.
I had the same kind of conversation with fanatics that LOVED Star Wars: The Force Awakens (another example of twice backed hash served as if it were Filet Mignon). Derivative? It was a blatant COPY of parts of the prior movies with some absurd notion about Stormtroopers (like one goes roque in all the Empire?). At least it had a really cute girl in it.... and I can't fault Harrison Ford's 'old' Han Solo. He's quite believable in the part. It's just too bad they didn't give him a proper part with Luke.... My god...Luke.... the poor green milk drinking bastard...I don't even want to talk about the Last Jedi!
Geeze, I'm really just pulling you guys' chains a bit. I've seen far "worse" movies than Fury Road (it's that over-the-top post that bugged me). It just didn't make me want to watch it again any time soon...maybe in 20 years if I'm still alive?
Now get me a Crocodile Dundee movie with his kid like that Superbowl teaser spoofed and we'll have an Australian movie I really WANT to see!