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

Old 05-12-15, 05:01 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Mad Max: Fury Road" (Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult)

Release Date:
5/15/15

Rating:
R (for intense sequences of violence and for disturbing images throughout.)

Running Time:
120m. (2h. 00m.)

Budget:
$100 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
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An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.


IMDb Info and Rating:
9.1 (5,729 votes as of 5/14/15

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:132 Rotten:01 (99% as of 5/14/15)

Metacritic:
91 metascore ('Universal acclaim reviews' as of 5/14/15)

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

I saw it last Saturday, and loved it quite a bit. The action really is insane and over the top. I only have two minor complaints. The movie drags somewhat in the middle, and the slightly feminist spin in a guys movie kind of bothers me. Charlize Theoren's character makes up more of the story than Max's. But still the movie deserves all the praise and I hope its a huge hit. I want to see more risk taikng summer movie's in the future. 4 out of 5. I will be seeing it several times.

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

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
the slightly feminist spin in a guys movie kind of bothers me.
Newsflash: Action movies are not for men alone.




This is the movie of the year (so far) for me, and the most fun I've had in an action movie in a long time. Everything is thoughtfully, skillfully put together. The set pieces are nicely varied even when the entire film is essentially a car chase. I've never seen the originals so I'm new to this franchise, but I think this is going to be the surprise hit of the summer and WB is going to greenlight sequels within the week.

The first can't-miss of the year. Highest possible recommendation.
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"The creator of the original Mad Max trilogy has whipped up a gargantuan grunge symphony of vehicular mayhem that makes Furious 7 look like Curious George."

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I don't disagree with that statement.

I would also recommend to avoid any reviews as there could be some cool moments spoiled for you.
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Newsflash: Action movies are not for men alone.
Besides, the most beloved movie in the series, Mad Max 2, doesn't really focus on Max in regards to the main plot. Yes, he's the character we follow as an audience but ultimately the main plot wasn't about him, despite the narration from the boy.
Spoiler:
Heck, he was tricked into being a decoy.
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I was never wowed by the trailers, but the 98% rating on RT has definitely convinced me to see this opening weekend. Hope it lives up to the hype.
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I think this site, and most of culture, has a really bad definition for what feminism is. By standard definition, Feminism is pretty awesome.

Unfortunately we tend to look at the extremes over the norms.


Speaking in a general form...

Action movies aren't totally for men anymore. YES, they've been catered towards men cuz it's a male dominated society but at some point.. the female gender had to jump in teh bandwagon with what was given and roll w/ it. IE... girls ended up liking action movies over time. Look at the Fast and Furious films. Women enjoy those too. A lot of women love Kill Bill too. Mad Max has never been obsessed w/ catering to men. Yes, it attracts men more cuz of the genre types but... it isn't so skewed towards men like say... The Expendables. It's also not wrong having a great female character be the moving force for a male character's franchise. It's just another form of telling a story. Not that new. The female audience has grown bigger in being a very important factor for big studio films.
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I don't really care, as I'm effin' stoked to see this thing, but is there any sort of plot development at all? I haven't seen a review that says anything other than it's a balls-out car chase.
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I think this site, has a really bad definition for what feminism is.
But we have Dave.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Chris Stuckman said in his review that it's a milestone in action movies much like Raiders, Die Hard, T2: Judgement Day, Matrix and TDK.

Gonna be seeing it with my dad this weekend.
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The reviews have me super excited about this film.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

This thing is 99% fresh over at RT. WTF?

Gotta see it now.
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This thing is 99% fresh over at RT. WTF?

Gotta see it now.
I'm more impressed it has a 9.1 / 10 overall rating.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

I have said many, many times on this forum that I don't care what a review says and don't let it influence me when going to the theater. If I want to see something I do. Praise or panned.

I have been pretty disinterested in this movie; expected it to underperform; didn't like the trailers; upset that I don't know where it fits in the Mad Max realm; stated that in the other thread and got several upset.

BUT...

http://twitchfilm.com/2015/05/review...sterpiece.html

this review has me rethinking all of that. I am going to have to check this out. I have to admit my thinking on this has been misguided.

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99% w/ 75 reviews?!

Jesus Titty Fuckin' Christ....
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I know he doesn't count much these days (never did) but Roeper (he's doing written reviews now) gave it an A+ and proclaims it's one of the best action movies ever.

His review seems to have more spoilers than the others, I'd avoid it.
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Makes me wonder if this movie would have been as well received if Gibson was still in the lead.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

The crime is it's not even tracking to finish first this weekend. Heck, it may wind up in third.
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Makes me wonder if this movie would have been as well received if Gibson was still in the lead.
Maybe. If people could be objective about him.

He might be a piece of shit or something along those lines of a person but when I look at his work, I pay attention to the work. The work and the man are two different things. Though it can be bridged in many ways. I've never personally been a Gibson fan. Much like Cruise, he's been in work that's attracted me but not because he's in it. He's just a part of the equation for me.

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The crime is it's not even tracking to finish first this weekend. Heck, it may wind up in third.
It'll probably be 2nd, nothing is taking down Pitch Perfect 2 on opening weekend though.
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I'm hoping it does be first. This film may be something that changes the landscape for how things are done and I want that badly.

Realistically though... 2nd or 3rd is what I see.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) The Reviews Thread

i wish i could go this weekend but seeing a play in the city. perhaps next weekend. i can't believe these reviews...
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I'm hoping it does be first.
I'm seeing this doing a Kingsmen repeat (Staying in the top 5 for weeks to come, but never reaching #1)

But how often does an R-rated apocalyptic, action movie receive this much praise? I really hope the buzz and curiosity gets bigger than we all think and this storms into #1.
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This will be the first movie since Dark Knight that i will be seeing opening day
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