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Old 05-23-24, 01:43 PM
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread




Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home.




Running Time= 148 minutes

Rated: R

RT Score: 88%


https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/furiosa_a_mad_max_saga


Seeing this tonight at 6pm in Dolby

So far, this is the 3rd "Summer movie" All have been well reviewed.

One barely had any interest in this forum and has been labeled a "bomb" and is now on PVOD


The second has done pretty well so far at the box office.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

6:50p tonight on IMAX. Can't wait.
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That was phenomenally epic. 5 stars.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

Really liked it. The first one is a tighter film, both in plot and length. But this was a ride. The War Rig assault was worth the price of admission. Hemsworth was great and Taylor Joy embodied Charlize (her younger version was awesome too).
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

Maybe my expectations are too high lately. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood lately. This and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes were my two biggest anticipations for this summer . . . and . . . I'm let down. Not destroyed, but not walking out, saying F@#$ YEAH!

I'm going 3.5 stars. It wasn't bad, please don't think I am saying that, but it lacked the heart and excitement of Fury Road. Whereas Fury Road felt visceral and fueled by adrenaline, this is gritty and hopped up on confectioner's sugar and caffeine. While the performances are great, the characters have no arc, just the expectations of the Wasteland. "Heartfelt" moments are just empty echoes among the sand dunes. We don't get any curtain peeled back any further, although that is some of the strength of Miller's post-apocalyptic world: we are just dropped in and meant to fester in the squalor.

This is a prequel, but we get lots of destruction and some characters that magically disappear between Furiosa and Fury Road.

I wondered if this was a Cristopher Nolan film, as I had a very hard time understanding notable sections of dialogue.

Somewhere, Furiosa is still crawling around the underbelly of this film, trying to get the second engine to kick in.

I will catch a second showing and expect my opinion will change now that my expectation has been tempered.

AMC rant: no posters. Heck, they didn't even have the popcorn buckets and cups. I hate AMC.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

I gave it 3 1/2 out of 5 and probably a B. I liked it, but didn’t love it. I might need another viewing in a week or so.

Amazing driving and action sequences. Loved the costumes, make up and set design. But, I think there were some parts that dragged a little. I think the middle act kind of dragged. Also, Anya Taylor-Joy doesn’t show up until the second hour. They spent so much of the first hour on Dementus and young Furiosa as a child. I will compliment Taylor-Joy, she really did embody a young Charlize.

That was kind of cool during the credits to show a clip reel of Fury Road.


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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

Best thing Hemsworth's done. More of this, bud.

Felt a little long overall.

Cool to Max and the Interceptor... but OK...
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I thought this was pretty good. I've not seen any of the old movies, but I loved Fury Road. I think the best part of this was probably the main war rig assault. That might actually have been better than any of the sequences in Fury Road. Overall, it was a bit of a step down from Fury Road, but still very well done. Chris Hemsworth was pretty unrecognizable to me.

Usually, in prequels, I hate how they have to explain everything that you see in the later films. Like in Solo, how everything unique with Han, Chewie, and the Falcon is explained in events that take place over like a 4-day period. So, it didn't bother me as much in this film, maybe because everything happened over like a 15 year period. I do think, however, that the impact of Furiosa's arm in this movie was blunted because we were expecting it at some point, and knew how it ended up.
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Liked it, didn't love it. And I count Fury Road as one of my absolute favorites.
This would have benefitted greatly from being 30 min. shorter. That might also have solved what I found a real lack of flow. Almost every scene felt very much like a start/stop ... I dunno, but found the editing choppy and weird.
Also, it needed a bigger bang ending.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

I really liked this l, but not as much as The Road Warrior or Fury Road. ATJ was very good in the role although she was only in half the movie it seemed.
Two things I really didnít care for were the chapter stops. It really broke up the flow in my opinion and the knock off Max penetrator/mentor.
As for my first imaxÖmeh. Iím sure there are better theaters, but Iíd rather just watch this at my local theater on the ultrascreen in the comfortable chairs.
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I enjoyed it. Not as good as Fury Road but a welcome chapter in the mythology.

I did think this used a lot more obvious CGI, which could be distracting at times. Too bad it's gonna bomb. I doubt we'll see another feature in the series. Whatever Miller decides to do next, I at least hope he writes a novel or another graphic novel installment to finish off the overall story.

I did spot the Max cameo.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

Caught a preview showing Thursday night. Action wise this doesn't even touch Fury Road, but in a world building sense I think it's probably better. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but think they went for a bit too long at the end. I know this is struggling like everything else right now, but I hope it does well enough worldwide for Miller to come back and make his other prequel. I am guessing what we're watching is a trilogy that starts with the final story and then does two character focused movies for backstory. That kind of makes sense, because if the next story is focused on a young Max then Fury Road is essentially the team up movie.
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I thought it was expertly made, and I enjoyed watching it, but it doesn't really build on Fury Road, and of course lacks the awe of seeing this world for the first time that made Fury Road an amazing experience.
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I forgot to mention it earlier, but I saw Hemsworth managed to get his wife another appearance in his movie.
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I forgot to mention it earlier, but I saw Hemsworth managed to get his wife another appearance in his movie.

Not just one role, but two roles:

https://ew.com/elsa-pataky-two-separ...x-saga-8650636
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Oh that was her too.
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Surprised this movie bombed.
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Yeah me too. My friends saw it today and loved it as much as I did.
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Surprised this movie bombed.
Did it really bomb? Wasnít it projected at 40-45? It managed 31.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

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Did it really bomb? Wasnít it projected at 40-45? It managed 31.
$45 million would have been soft and it didn't come close to that. It bombed.
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I really enjoyed it. The way they made some of the action comic book-like with the quickened speed. It was an interesting choice to have the younger version for so much of the film but she was excellent too.
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Aside from needing to be edited down a little bit, I thought this was highly entertaining. 4 stars. I was surprised by how much of the movie is focused on Furiosa as a child and equally surprised at how excellent the performance of the young actress was in the role.
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Re: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, D: G. Miller) -- The Spoiler-Filled Reviews Thread

Back to my earlier kvetching . . .

WHY exactly did we not get a double feature on release day / preview screenings?
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Looks like George Miller’s The Wasteland is dead because the box office sucks for Furiosa.

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Did it really bomb? Wasnít it projected at 40-45? It managed 31.
According to many youtube channels it bombed.
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