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Anyone else see the new Mad Max?

  1. May 19, 2015 #1
    It is very very good. 9+/10 IMHO
    See it in 3d if at all possible.
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  3. May 19, 2015 #2
    I am seeing it in a couple hours! I couldn't believe the ratings. I thought for sure it would be a dud.
  4. May 19, 2015 #3


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    Saw it in 2D (3D gives me headaches), really good film! Nothing more than it pretends to be, a high octane crazy car chase. Was totally Charlize Theron's film, Tom Hardy was good but she really carried it.
  5. May 19, 2015 #4
    Just got back. A real trip. Love the artistic direction.Totally over the cliff in every possible way, but that is the glory in it. Pure fun entertainment. Good job.
  6. May 20, 2015 #5
    So it is true, that Max isnt even the main character. They should have been honest at least, and rename the fim...
  7. May 20, 2015 #6


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    Uh ... wait ... you are expecting honesty from Hollywood? Listen, I've got this really impressive bridge in Brooklyn that I'll sell you at a great price.
  8. May 20, 2015 #7


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    No that's not true, Max is a main character but there is arguably one other leads the film better than he does.
  9. May 20, 2015 #8
    Max is pretty main, but it's an ensemble situation. I think the theme is exactly that too. I like Tom Hardy, and he was a pretty awesome Max.
    I thought the Hoult kid was pretty darn good.


    But the filmmakers do a great job of making the cast just a part of medium, and not distracting.

    I agree that the overall art was dead on, true to the original, as was the pacing.
    Some stunning cinematography. The scene where Charlize is just kneeling in the desert, screaming. All you hear is music. Can't get that one out of my head.

    You see something like that, and you are like, "that's was good" then later, it's like.... How...did they do that!.
    I'm just talking about the rust. The rust was perfect. And some of the stunts... CGI, yeah sure lots of it. But I think some of that was real, at the edge, stuntwork.

    So many details, used to set the stage, tell the wider story... that's the key. That's the immersion...

    The "tacit in-dwelling of narrative" as M. Polanyi would say.
  10. May 20, 2015 #9
    I saw a late show and had real trouble falling asleep after. It's like riding a roller coaster for 2 hours.

    Honestly I could very rarely tell what was CGI and what was real (obviously bodies flying)
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  11. May 20, 2015 #10
    I like Charlize as action chick (what's not to like). She impressed me in Aeon Flux. And she didn't disappoint here.
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    When I saw the trailer, I thought it looked like it would be one of the worst films of all time. If a hundred people tell me that it's good, then maybe I'll have to watch it some time, but no way I'll go to see it in a movie theater.
  13. May 20, 2015 #12
    I was the same way. Trust me, I hate Fast and Furious and Transformers, but Mad Max is about as good as it gets. It's a must see in a theater. Just do it! :)
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    Hm. You guys are singin' my song. Maybe I'll change my mind too.

    Wait wait wait waitwaitwait.


    You don't like the characters to distract from the story?? :eek:
  15. May 20, 2015 #14
    I don't like the actors to distract from the story. A film where I know none of the actors is at an advantage before the title even rolls.
    I should have been more clear in differentiating between cast of actors and cast of characters.

    In this one I buy all the characters. And the actors barely register. Just the way I like it.

    Go see it, I doubt you'll be sorry. I think it's a classic of the future.
    I need to learn more about George Miller.

    Wait are you saying he did Transformers and F&F? That would explain why I hadn't heard of him. Those are fun as comics, but definitely board room movies. This is not. This is top shelf post apocalyptic Sci-fI.

    I'm already itching to see it again...
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    Ah. Upon rereading, I thought maybe that's what you meant. In your defense, you did say "cast", which is a reference to the actors, not the characters. My bad.
  17. May 22, 2015 #16
    Wonderful movie as many others have said before. Funny in some places, but sort of serious in others, and the wonderful part is that it does not pretend to be some dissertation on life the universe and everything (which obviously would be about the number 42) but rather about getting to see a high octane car chase through the desert, and it does that splendidly.
  18. May 22, 2015 #17
    This moivie is awesome! I was afraid that it would be worse then previous parts, but instead it appeared to be even better! I don't remember when was the last time when I had so much fun while watching a film.
  19. May 22, 2015 #18
    My friends are going out tomorrow to watch it and asked me if I wanted to come. I was thinking about saying no, but I'm having second thoughts now after coming across this thread...
  20. May 24, 2015 #19


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    I wan't sure what to expect. I didn't know watching a car chase for two hours could be so thrilling. The girls were really hot too.
  21. May 24, 2015 #20
    They have written the script for a laughable action babe. I think i have better things to do then go to the cinema and watch a dumb action movie that isnt even Mad Max.
  22. May 24, 2015 #21


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    What makes her laughable? Have you even seen the film? If the only reason you don't want to see it is that Max is thrown together with a strong female character then you're missing out on a great film for a poor reason.
  23. May 24, 2015 #22
    Agreed, I thought Furiosa (Charlize) was an extremely strong feminine character that you wanted to cheer for.
  24. May 24, 2015 #23
    I really liked the chem between her and Max. Understated, as a post apocalyptic romance might be.
  25. May 25, 2015 #24
    I wouldn't really have said that I felt that there was any form or romantic chemistry between them.
  26. May 25, 2015 #25
    I was being a little ironic, in calling it an understated romance.

    It was like a joke.
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