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Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Old 05-14-15, 10:24 AM
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It really is a thin line between clever satire and raging idiocy.
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Are we sure these guys aren't just some parody group akin to the Onion and people have been duped into taking them seriously?
It looks a lot like other "alpha male" sites I've stumbled upon in the past, so if so, they're hiding it really well.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
That was the whole point to what I said. I liked the the movie I want to see it again. But hardcore man hating feminists are going to lach on to this movie and say this movie was made for them, and its a hard R action movie that appeals mostly to guys. This is a part of the war on men that is currently being waged in America.
If "man hating feminists" "lach" onto the movie, doesn't that mean it appeals to them too? And since Miller brought a major feminist writer in as a consultant, it would seem he did, at least in part, make the movie for them.

Be a man and roll with it, dude.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Are we sure these guys aren't just some parody group akin to the Onion and people have been duped into taking them seriously?
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
This is a part of the war on men that is currently being waged in America.


Anyone who believes such bullshit is a clueless loser.
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There's definitely a "anti-man" movement going on, but it is pretty minuscule outside of social media. According to social media, I should be outraged at everything. I'm told the humorous yellow face on How I Met Your Mother during the last season was more offensive to me than Hitler.

I hate that the Internet has turned into a giant supermarket tabloid. I miss the old days, when it was meant for porn and filling out surveys for money.
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Aw yes, American culture written, created, and directed by Australians is being ruined right in front of our very eyes!!!
You laugh, but next they'll probably remake Monty Python & The Holy Grail with an all female cast. Then Seven Samurai with all he-shes and finally Degrassi Jr. High with an all dwarf cast.

No part of American culture is sacred anymore!
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Apparently Patton Oswalt loved it. His twitter posts were pretty funny.
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Anyone who believes such bullshit is a clueless loser.
http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/...re-of-men.html
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Are we sure these guys aren't just some parody group akin to the Onion and people have been duped into taking them seriously?
Maybe but I've seen similar ideas posted on reddit, other message boards, and even one poster here in this thread!

I'm not sure we should get all worked up but at same time I'm sure those views are shared by many men, even the supposed progressive ones.
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There's definitely a "anti-man" movement going on, but it is pretty minuscule outside of social media. According to social media, I should be outraged at everything. I'm told the humorous yellow face on How I Met Your Mother during the last season was more offensive to me than Hitler.

I hate that the Internet has turned into a giant supermarket tabloid. I miss the old days, when it was meant for porn and filling out surveys for money.
Calling a women's equality movement "anti-man" is like calling the civil rights movement "anti-white".
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Calling a women's equality movement "anti-man" is like calling the civil rights movement "anti-white".
The issue stems from some very vocal "feminists" being in fact "anti-men". In comic book terms, you have your Charles Xavier feminists that want gender equality across the board. Then you have your Magneto feminists that instead want a complete paradigm shift, with no one but women in charge of everything.

The guys that go on anti-feminist rants are unfortunately lumping group A with group B.
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Great reviews so far!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Calling a women's equality movement "anti-man" is like calling the civil rights movement "anti-white".
I don't disagree, but I'm not talking about the feminist / equality movement. The feminism movement right now is huge and definitely not confined to social media.
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I don't disagree, but I'm not talking about the feminist / equality movement. The feminism movement right now is huge and definitely not confined to social media.
which one?

Cuz the general feminist is probably pretty damn logical about how he or she acts.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
The issue stems from some very vocal "feminists" being in fact "anti-men". In comic book terms, you have your Charles Xavier feminists that want gender equality across the board. Then you have your Magneto feminists that instead want a complete paradigm shift, with no one but women in charge of everything.

The guys that go on anti-feminist rants are unfortunately lumping group A with group B.
I like this analogy. I get what you're saying, the extremists are such a small minority much like they are in any group.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

99%... 110 reviews. Jesus.
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99%... 110 reviews. Jesus.
I was curious about the lone critic who gave it a bad review. Nothing extraordinary stands out in his reviews except he gave a more favorable ranking to Fifty Shades of Grey than both Fury Road and last year's Birdman.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

The lone Rotten review

From David Edwards, The Mirror UK

Tom Hardy has gone mad.

The rising British star of Bronson, Locke and last month’s Child 44 steps into Mel Gibson’s dusty-leather boots for a misguided reboot of the classic Australian future-thriller.

The result is noisy, explosive and visually spectacular but depressingly hollow.

The effects are terrific but this Mad Max reboot gives far, far too little screentime to the fearsome road warrior, with original writer-director George Miller more intent on creating a mix-tape of past glories.


There are car chases, sawn-off shotguns and no end of tricked-out cars with skulls on their grilles but where is our leather-clad anti-hero?

It’s been 36 years since Miller’s original Mad Max (essentially Death Wish on wheels) roared into cinemas, making Gibson a star and becoming one of the most profitable movies ever, grossing close to $100million on a budget of just $200,000.

The writer-director upped the stakes with Mad Max 2 (1981), a sequel both electrifying and audacious, crafting a world where you could get crucified and then set on fire for a can of petrol.

We shouldn’t mention the misfiring follow-up, 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome.


This time we return to the near future where Max, sprung from imprisonment from a gang of albino terrorists, hooks up with Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to drive a lorry to the coast in defiance of the masked Immortan.

As Max comes aboard, he discovers six scantily-clad models hiding in the back.

Amid a spurt of diesel and dust, they’re chased all the way to safety.

This may be Theron’s film - and she’s fine - but Max just doesn’t appear half enough.

As for the plot, concerning a truckload of supermodels (including Rosie Huntington-Whitely) hoping to be delivered from a sandy, post-apocalyptic hell-on-earth, it looks very much like Miller throwing sound and fury where a plot should be
Seems like he's just nitpicking like a bitch.
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yeah his main complaint is not enough Max.
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I had ZERO plans to see this movie. NONE. George Miller has always been hit and miss, and was convinced this latest monstrosity would be a huge floppy mess and a total disaster.

But with all these reviews soaring through the roof? DONE DEAL. Tickets already bought and I'm chomping at the bit for Saturday.

I want a feeling like I had during the summer of 1982. I was 11, was allowed to ride my bike to the neighborhood movie theater (with a curtain, balcony, ushers, the works), and there was simply a NEW! AWESOME! MOVIE! EVERY! WEEK! it seemed.

The Road Warrior was one of them. I remember seeing that one and Firefox the same day. I don't want to go in with massively elevated expectations, but I would so love to see a summer action movie that doesn't require me to turn my brain off at the door while providing all the escapist fare you could ask for.

OK, old fart mode off...
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I was curious about the lone critic who gave it a bad review. Nothing extraordinary stands out in his reviews except he gave a more favorable ranking to Fifty Shades of Grey than both Fury Road and last year's Birdman.
I'm surprised it wasn't Brian Orndorf - some critics just bash a movie (or praise one) to be different from everyone else.
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Still at 99% with 129 reviews counted.
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I had ZERO plans to see this movie. NONE. George Miller has always been hit and miss, and was convinced this latest monstrosity would be a huge floppy mess and a total disaster.

But with all these reviews soaring through the roof? DONE DEAL. Tickets already bought and I'm chomping at the bit for Saturday.

I want a feeling like I had during the summer of 1982. I was 11, was allowed to ride my bike to the neighborhood movie theater (with a curtain, balcony, ushers, the works), and there was simply a NEW! AWESOME! MOVIE! EVERY! WEEK! it seemed.

The Road Warrior was one of them. I remember seeing that one and Firefox the same day. I don't want to go in with massively elevated expectations, but I would so love to see a summer action movie that doesn't require me to turn my brain off at the door while providing all the escapist fare you could ask for.

OK, old fart mode off...


Ah, abused as a child, that explains alot.
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Ah, abused as a child, that explains alot.
My dad was an orthopedic surgeon; repairing broken bones was his bread and butter. I was barely allowed to leave the driveway on my bicycle without a full set of protective gear on.

He's almost 80 now, and if I even *think* about getting on a motorcycle he will still pretty much break every bone in my body!

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