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Mad Max: Fury Road

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by skychief, Apr 23, 2015.


  1. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    New MAD MAX flick to be released May 15th. With Charlize Theron! Woohoo! :hyper:

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    Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

    Mad Max: Fury Road -2015 - ComingSoon.net
     
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  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    You had me at Charlize Theron.

    But I'll always go out of my way to see what I call "A good blow-em-up." That promises to have lot of things blowing up.
     
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  3. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    Usually I hate reboots, but I've seen the trailer and it looks worthy of the Mad Max name. Seems like they're no trying to reinvent anything. Just more of the same. I'm excited to see it.
     
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  4. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Indeed. She made watching some horrific movies totally worth it. Hancock, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Snow White, Sweet November, Reindeer Games, and a bunch more I can't remember. She's visually perfect. I suppose she's a good actress too. I don't really know.
     
  5. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    There are three basic components of a great movie: car chases, explosions, scantily clad/naked women. That's it. ;)
     
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  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Meh. From the trailers, this one doesn't have the same gritty feel as the original, so I'll pass. Although I agree on Charlize Theron - I can watch her in just about anything.
     
  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I watched The Legend of Bagger Vance last weekend. Sigh. She is one classically beautiful lady.
     
  8. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Exactly. If it aint broke, don't fix it. Plot and character development were never a big concern with the Mad Max movies. Just lotsa babes, road carnage, and eye candy! That's what the genre demands. They've all delivered so far, I don't expect that to change with Fury Road. :D
     
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  9. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    And she made a good movie even better. Monster. She did a very convincing portrayal of the real-life serial-killer, Aileen Wuornos. Theron studied Wuornos' mannerism extensively before doing the part. It really paid off, imo.
     
  10. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    And don't forget crazy villains. Humungus, Master Blaster, Toe Cutter... I love the insanity. There's something Sergio Leone-esque about how each character's face and clothes tell their story. Now that I think of it, the Road Warrior is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly with cars and gasoline instead of horses and gold. A mysterious stranger wandering the wasteland.
     
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  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Which in turn, is actually a remake of Yo Jimbo.

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  12. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    Aeon Flux, Devil's Advocate...
    And let's not forget her first - Two Days In The Valley
     
  13. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    I think it was the Magnificent Seven that was the remake. But your point is completely valid. Updated takes on classic stories and characters.
     
  14. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    It was - but not of Yo Jimbo.
    Seven Samurai.
     
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  15. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    Oooooooh, Okay. I really need to go back and rewatch those. I have to get myself in the right mood to do subtitles.
     
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  16. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yojimbo's "remake" was Fistfull of Dollars.

    I won't go to the theater to watch the new Mad Max but I'll watch when it comes around.
     
  17. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    And this is one of the reasons I like LaserDisk -- every 2 sides, you _ have to_ take a break.
    It's 7 sides...
     
  18. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    I know what you mean. For me, I have to turn off my phone and eliminate all my other distractions. But it's good to focus like that. It's rare these days. That's why I still see movies in the theater.
     
  19. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Starts TODAY!!! :hyper:
     
  20. Just got back:

    Imagine a truck crashing into a human face, forever.

    On fire.

    Then it explodes.
     
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