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Mad Max: Fury Road

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


  1. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I didn't care either. I don't think that was really ever the point. It's an action movie plain and simple. Practical effects. Blood and explosions. The characters were meh. The story involved going down a road and turning around. But the action was phenomenal.
     
  2. FatFunk

    FatFunk

    Jan 5, 2015
    It didn't quite meet my expectations, that had been raised by some friends after the initial "oh great, a reboot..."
    On a bright note, it did make me want to re-watch the originals. I'm still missing Thunderdome, which I know it's supposed to be bad, but I'll watch it anyway.
     
  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    My wife and I wound up seeing it in the theater (date night!), and I have to admit it was entertaining. Great action sequences, and we saw it in a 'director's suite' theater where the sound was phenomenal. The biggest issue we had was that Max didn't appear to be the central character because Charlize's character pretty much stole the show. Not a lot of character development, either.
     
  4. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    Aus
    i thoroughly enjoyed FURY ROAD, i thought it really delivered on action sequences and i enjoyed the hints back to the original movies. It felt like a really uniquely shot film too.
     
  5. I was hearing how it was such a great movie and I should just buy it no questions asked. well I rented it and glad thats all. it was OK at best but i dont need to see it again. it did make me interested in the lore surrounding the world of mad max. I dont find theron attractive.
     
  6. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    They destroyed Max's Supercharged V8 Interceptor. How can you have Mad Max without his Supercharged V8 Interceptor? C'mon, that's like King Arthur without Excalibur or Willie Nelson without his guitar Trigger.
     
  7. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I just saw it. It was no Citizen Kane but it was entertaining. Screen Junkies nailed it: short on plot but a masterpiece of handcrafted death and destruction in a world of wall to wall CGI.

     
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  8. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I watched it again this weekend. It's still awesome.
     
  9. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Did the same a month ago. Still great!
     
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  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I didn't think much of Fury Road. No plot, no real character development. I didn't really care about any of the characters.The earlier "Mad Max" movies were not notable for having a great deal of either, but they had more than this one. It was just a chase movie with big explosions and good stunt work.

    I like chase movies and enjoy them, but they're "B" movies. IMO this was definitely a "B" movie with an "A" budget. I didn't find anything really outstanding about it. Not even sure I'd buy it on DVD. I'd rather have the original Mad Max to re-run.
     
  11. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I found it boring and was surprised it won so many awards.
     
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  12. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I bought the BD of this movie about a month ago, and I've watched it 1 1/2 times. First time? I quit at the "stop in the Pass to deliver the gas" scene, thinking "well, this was a waste of money & time". After being assured by a couple of friends that it really did get better, I watched it again.
    My thoughts? It isn't exactly the best movie I ever watched, and I never felt much of anything about any of the characters; still, it's not too bad. But, I think the MAD MAX in the title creates far too many expectations among us fans of the original movies. IMO, it should have been titled something like Angry Bob: Fury Road...;)
     
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  13. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    That's a really good point. They should have made it a spin-off instead of part IV. Like Laverne and Shirley or Better Call Saul.
     
  14. The last time I bought a movie disc w/o seeing it first, is when I was paying only $3/disc.
    I definitely wouldn't have shelled out Blu-Ray money for a movie I'd never seen. :woot:
     
  15. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    well, I had to have something for a first Blue-Ray disc to stick in the new player, after my old DVD only player died....;)
     
  16. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I enjoyed it on a transatlantic plane ride
     
  17. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    We're out of the game ... unable to continue pursuit. You'd better send a meat truck.…
     
  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I'm not big on action movies but was curious how it managed to be so critically praised, as action movies rarely are. I loved it. The practical effects and action reminded me of how action movies used to be...any CGI they used blended well and didn't seem unnatural. I loved the characters precisely because they were under-developed...they left me wondering where the hell they came from (apparently the main villain was a major character in the Mad Max comic book) and I liked not knowing too much...its an action movie!

    Oh, and this guy:
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    If there's something more awesome than that ^^^^, I'd love to see it:)
     
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  19. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Like some of you I was also interested in backstory of characters and the story locations etc.. I guess you could read the comics but I'm not much for that so I spent a bit of time reading about some of it at the Mad Max wiki:

    Mad Max: Fury Road
     
  20. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I watched in on cable.
    I never got geeked about the original movies so there wasn't a specific attraction to this movie for me. The director and camera crews did an excellent job of creating a tense movie that makes you anxious. I hated the sped-up\choppiness of the action scenes. Its clearly a trick to make things feel more "action packed."
    Nux would have died instantly the first time he inhaled spray paint like that, but whatever.
    I thought the plot was weak and that it certainly didn't deserve the awards it received. The Academy occasionally gets off their high horse and nominates a movie that people actually saw to throw all the technical awards at. The Force Awakens should have easily taken many of those, but wasn't even nominated.
    The fact that the plot had a none-too-subtle feminist thread to it probably helped its chances. I'm not bothered by it, but thought it was a little overt and ham handed.
     

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