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Title: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Cadaverine on July 27, 2014, 03:04:01 PM
Trailer for the new Mad Max film has been released.  Written and directed by the same guy that did the first two Mad Max flicks, and it looks good.
Bonus: the same actor that played Toecutter in the first film is the main baddie in this one.

http://youtu.be/akX3Is3qBpw (http://youtu.be/akX3Is3qBpw)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on July 27, 2014, 03:33:28 PM
Looks great but I see a distinct lack of blood in this trailer.  If this is pg-13 I'm just out, as good as everything else looks if it's not violent it just won't be mad max to me.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on July 27, 2014, 03:44:01 PM
All I can say is, Fuck yeah.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Megrim on July 27, 2014, 05:59:21 PM
These people look entirely too clean.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on July 27, 2014, 07:32:53 PM
....I'm sorry, but someone who thinks that trailer shows a movie that is insufficiently violent is someone who needs to go to the eye doctor and make sure their vision isn't impaired.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on July 27, 2014, 09:16:02 PM
....I'm sorry, but someone who thinks that trailer shows a movie that is insufficiently violent is someone who needs to go to the eye doctor and make sure their vision isn't impaired.


Bloodless pg-13 family friendly violence sure.  Watch the trailer again, he "shoots" a driver point blank in the face and all you see is the drivers head jolt back to indicate something happened.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on July 27, 2014, 10:04:14 PM
 :uhrr:

It's a trailer. Like, trailers unless they're red band have to be PG-13. The mood that it clearly conveys suggests to me that Fury Road is AT LEAST as violent as Road Warrior 2. So if that passed muster with you, fine. If it didn't I don't know why you're caring about whether Fury Road has blood in it or not. If blood specifically matters that much to you, go slop some ketchup on your arms and run around pretending to be Lord Humongous.

It's also George Miller, who made all three of the previous films in the series. So again, if the others passed muster in the blood department, I think there's no reason to suspect otherwise this time around. I don't think you're getting a PG-13 when your main character gets strapped to the front of a mutant's car and has a gimp mask welded around him after having had words carved into his flesh.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on July 27, 2014, 10:31:59 PM
It was a 200mil dollar movie that went way over time and budget, there is a very heavy chance suits got involved to ensure this returns on their investment and an R rated movie has slim chance of that.   Is it possible it's an R?  Sure.  A 200mil dollar R movie?  That hasn't happened in a LONG time. 

I got burned by the robocop reboot.  Never again!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on July 27, 2014, 10:48:53 PM
It's George Miller. It will be late, over-budget, and bug-fuck crazy with a 50/50 chance of being awesome or stupid.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: DraconianOne on July 28, 2014, 03:27:51 AM
It's also George Miller, who made all three of the previous films in the series whose last three films where "Babe: Pig in the City", "Happy Feet" and "Happy Feet 2".

Fixed that for you.  :why_so_serious:

Trailer looks mental - love it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on July 28, 2014, 03:43:30 AM
"Happy Feet" was a fucking brutal movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Setanta on July 28, 2014, 03:45:43 AM
Got excited when I saw the Interceptor returned - the rest was meh. It didn't look to be anywhere near the original 2 in terms of grittiness - and yes, I am old enough to have seen the earlier movies in the cinema when they were released uncut and un-dubbed in Aussie cinemas.

Judging Miller on Thunderdome is a bad move - that was nowhere near the first two in terms of decent movie making.

I'll be very happy for this film to be awesome, but like others, I've been burnt before on expecting too much of a franchise.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Tannhauser on July 28, 2014, 04:48:40 AM
I'm ready for some gritty, dystopian future, but enough about America, bring this movie on!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on July 28, 2014, 07:17:04 AM
Pig in the City is also really dark. Big mistake to think of it as a light-hearted kid's film.

I actually like a lot of Thunderdome. There's some great and twisted stuff in the first half.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rishathra on July 28, 2014, 11:25:11 AM
I was already down with Tom Hardy as Max before seeing a single image, but that little moment where he gives the half-hearted thumbs up sold it.

Also, I love Thunderdome.  Never understood why people disliked it.  Maybe it wasn't as strong as a whole compared to the other two, but it was chock full of great moments and characters.  Pig-killer, Master Blaster, Auntie Entity, that weird announcer dude, Thunderdome itself, the aviator - who technically wasn't the aviator from Road Warrior even though it was the same actor... okay, that bit was kinda weird.  Even the kids, who many seemed to dislike, had their moments, like the history lesson with the frame on a stick to represent a TV screen.  "Pox-eclipse!"

One of my favorite lines,
"If you've got nothing to trade then you have no business in Bartertown."
"I've got skills.  I can trade them."
"The brothel's full."


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ingmar on July 28, 2014, 02:54:57 PM
Pig in the City is also really dark. Big mistake to think of it as a light-hearted kid's film.

Yeah Pig in the City is definitely not what you'd think. It's a plus as far as his film resume goes IMO.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: jgsugden on July 28, 2014, 02:57:42 PM
Well, the leaked script for Babe, Pig in the BLT was much darker.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: DraconianOne on July 28, 2014, 05:38:42 PM
I could have sworn I put a  :why_so_serious: in my last post.

I'm not casting nasturtiums on either Happy Feet (which I love) or Babe 2 (which I also like but not as much as Babe which Miller also produced and co-wrote the screenplay of). I'm just highlighting the fact that his last three films have all been kids films and largely devoid of R-Rated blood, violence  and lacking in people being tortured, raped, strapped to the front of cars, having their hands sliced off, heads caved in or being blown apart with shotguns.

Also, I love Thunderdome.  Never understood why people disliked it.

That's the only film of George Miller's that gets a "meh" from me (apart from maybe Happy Feet 2 but that's based on not actually remembering much about it after half watching it with the kids) - he's got a pretty flawless resume otherwise. It's not that it didn't have some great or memorable scenes but the pacing was off, the messianic sub-plot felt very out of place and, I don't know, it just didn't have that same, visceral gut-punch feeling that the first two had. Plus it always reminded me of Lord of the Flies which I was studying at the time with a teacher I despised so it has those associations too, I guess.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on July 28, 2014, 05:45:28 PM
I don't know, it just didn't have that same, visceral gut-punch feeling that the first two had. Plus it always reminded me of Lord of the Flies which I was studying at the time with a teacher I despised so it has those associations too, I guess.

This is also due to the fact that thunderdome was a pg-13 movie which is exactly why I fear for the rating in this new one.  If you cannot show the brutal reality of the mad max apocalypse it really loses it's punch. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Tannhauser on July 28, 2014, 05:56:14 PM
Never have been able to sit thru the first one.  Second is godly.  The third one was pretty cool.  Lots of good lines in it.

I've heard that:

MM=The Fall of Civilization
RW=the pure anarchy
BT=Civilization Rebuilding

I like Tom Hardy, I have faith in this being good.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Signe on July 28, 2014, 06:29:46 PM
I loved all the Mad Max films so I'm happy about this.  Tom Hardy is wonderful.  He was awesome in Inception and that film about the boxers that has the name I forgot.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Setanta on July 29, 2014, 05:00:08 AM
I always have to double think when people say RW. It was never titled that on release - they dropped the Mad Max 2 title for US audiences because as I recollect, Mad Max had never been released in the US prior to 2.

Watching the original again - I can never choose between it and the second movie. They both stand on their own feet exceptionally well without being part of a series - I have the uncut version of 1 and it aged really well - I still see some of the 60s and 70s metal on the road today over here. Two is eminently watchable - I don't even feel it to be dated although I have to remind myself how long ago it was shot. Sadly, some of the actors went on to do Aussie soap operas or kids shows which ruins the immersion a little bit.

I'd love to see Bruce Spence as the gyrocaptain again - he always seems to do quirky roles. He also played in Finding Nemo and was the Mouth of Sauron in LotR


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Teleku on July 29, 2014, 06:23:03 AM
Never have been able to sit thru the first one.  Second is godly.  The third one was pretty cool.  Lots of good lines in it.

I've heard that:

MM=The Fall of Civilization
RW=the pure anarchy
BT=Civilization Rebuilding

I like Tom Hardy, I have faith in this being good.
Well, also, location matters to.  He started out as a cop in what was left of society as it broke down due to gas shortages and economic collapse in the first movie.  This was the remenants of civilization on the coast.  After the first one, he drove straight into the outback were there was no law and order left.  And thats what we see in the next two films.  So its not that everywhere was like that per say, just that he left behind what was left of civilization in the first movie to get away from it all.

Though I think they also retconned things in the other two.  First seemed to just be society as we know it falling apart due to economic collapse.  Next two movies implied there was a nuclear war that wiped out everything instead.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: angry.bob on July 29, 2014, 07:05:34 AM
Got excited when I saw the Interceptor returned

Yeah, i just hope they don't make the blower turn on and off again. Ugh.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Speedy Cerviche on July 29, 2014, 09:16:59 AM
looks pretty stupid

can't these clowns use any imagination? it's all the same vehicles from road warrior, but has more CGI explosions, more flipping, and guys swinging around on long jump poles, 50 feet in the air above speeding vehicles like its cirque du soleil, while shooting fireworks randomly too.

So as noted above, 200$ million for a PG-13 ripoff, for dumb kids who never saw the original, and older suckers who remember them fondly and will be lured back if you slap that name on the title. Hope it (along with tmnt) flops bigtime like Robocop. Unfortunately enough rube foreigners will go see it to at least get a break even.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on July 29, 2014, 10:07:51 AM
TMNT won't flop.  That cunt Bay seems to walk on water.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Teleku on July 29, 2014, 03:10:14 PM
I'm intrigued by it, and think it has potential.  I wont go see it opening day, but if reviews and feedback are good, I'll certainly watch in theaters.  It does indeed have an above average chance of being mediocre and/or shit, but the trailer gets the feel right (which gives me hope it could be a worthy Mad Max film).  It really only showed us one small subset of the movie, which was a big car chase.  For all we know, that was just one or two car scenes out of the entire movie, and it didn't show any of the other plot at all which could make it stand out from the others.

Or it could be complete shit that just rips off all the other movies.  Will wait for reviews.

Right now my biggest concern (as a total nerd obviouisly) is that it shows his car crashing and breaking up in the trailer.  From what I've read on this movie, it takes place between the first and second movie.  His car was in much better condition than that at the start of the second film!   :mob:

 :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mazakiel on July 29, 2014, 03:23:28 PM
I read somewhere that most of the movie is the chase, hence the title Fury Road. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: UnSub on July 30, 2014, 09:06:50 AM
"Happy Feet" was a fucking brutal movie.

True. It's a rare kids' film that has the main character wimpering in absolute terror while hiding from something that almost ate him.

As for this film, I look forward to seeing if such a long period of time between movies can be overcome.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on July 30, 2014, 09:17:53 AM
Also, he went batshit insane and suicidal due to captivity.

I'm telling you, it was actually brutal.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on July 30, 2014, 10:05:29 AM
Well, also, location matters to.  He started out as a cop in what was left of society as it broke down due to gas shortages and economic collapse in the first movie.  This was the remenants of civilization on the coast.  After the first one, he drove straight into the outback were there was no law and order left.  And thats what we see in the next two films.  So its not that everywhere was like that per say, just that he left behind what was left of civilization in the first movie to get away from it all.

Though I think they also retconned things in the other two.  First seemed to just be society as we know it falling apart due to economic collapse.  Next two movies implied there was a nuclear war that wiped out everything instead.

Not sure it was so much retcon as progression. In MM, things were going to shit but not quite there yet. Somewhere between there and RW the balloon had gone up and everybody said, "fuck it, party at ground zero". Max was far enough away from population centers that it didn't matter to him. By Thunderdome, he was dealing in the pick up the pieces stage. The kids in the oasis were just old enough to have been either on a plane that went down after the bombs dropped or born shortly after.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Numtini on August 01, 2014, 07:32:33 PM
Thunderdome exists in a universe with Aliens 3 where we saw things that never actually happened.


Title: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on December 10, 2014, 04:08:38 PM
Trailer just out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWNWi-ZWL3c

Charlize + Twisted Metal == Win; return 1.  Hardy and Hoult too.  They cant eff this one up, can they?  Please lords dont mess this up.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on December 10, 2014, 04:21:18 PM
Fuck yeah.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Teleku on December 10, 2014, 04:48:47 PM
They really need to create an academy award for best trailers.  I mean, there is a not small possibility this movie will be shit, but I want to see it badly after that.  This has happened to me several times before.

The trailer makers deserve recognition for creating 1 minute tidbits that are often more enjoyable than the 90 minute bullshit they are pushing.


I do like that they seem to be channeling borderlands.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: 01101010 on December 10, 2014, 05:47:32 PM
Not a Mad Max fan... which is odd because I liked playing borderlands; but I will watch any movie with Charlize in it... even Monster.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on December 10, 2014, 07:02:49 PM
Seems more like a live-action version of Car Wars to me, rather than Borderlands.  Car Wars > Boderlands.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on December 10, 2014, 07:06:59 PM
Looks awesome and makes me almost want to deal with 3D. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on December 10, 2014, 08:47:25 PM
Re-watched the sneak peak trailer...  ummm, almost the exact same as this "official" one.  Hrmph.  Wasted post.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: shiznitz on December 10, 2014, 09:19:57 PM
Why does an apocalyptic world of anarchy need killer tornadoes to make it actiony enough?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on December 10, 2014, 11:07:04 PM
They could have been sharknados!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: apocrypha on December 11, 2014, 01:39:51 AM
Seems more like a live-action version of Car Wars to me, rather than Borderlands.  Car Wars > Boderlands.

I loved Car Wars. Still can't quite believe that nobody ever made a *decent* PC game from it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Trippy on December 11, 2014, 04:25:13 AM
Interstate '76 was a pretty good effort.



Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: apocrypha on December 11, 2014, 04:47:03 AM
Very true, IS-76 was one of those little-known gems, great game that never got much attention. The car designing process was also echoed for me in Eve's ship fitting.

As to the film, well I treat trailers in the same way that I am resolved to treat early access games from now on: watch & wait.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Sir T on December 11, 2014, 05:33:56 AM
Trailers are not what the film is really about. They are what people want you to THINK the film is about.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on December 11, 2014, 07:00:16 AM
Interstate 76, there's something I haven't thought about in a long time. It had its flaws, but it was pretty good.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on December 11, 2014, 02:41:58 PM
Darkwind is the closest thing to Car Wars I have ever seen. It is flawed, but it definitely scratches that itch.

I am in the minority- I wasn't terribly excited by the trailer. I may be officially too old for big budget action sequences. There was no substance to it- just lots of explosions. Meh.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ingmar on December 11, 2014, 02:50:46 PM
Interstate '76 also had the greatest video game soundtrack of all time.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on December 11, 2014, 11:02:25 PM
Another I76 fan here. That game was my shit. *poof*


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: apocrypha on December 12, 2014, 03:25:09 AM
Darkwind is the closest thing to Car Wars I have ever seen. It is flawed, but it definitely scratches that itch.

Cool, I'll check it out.

I approve of the direction this thread has taken.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: CmdrSlack on December 15, 2014, 10:13:13 PM
Autoduel was loads of fun. This is a serious nostalgia call, however. Granted, I had a copy that a friend gave me...I didn't have the map that came with it, so navigating city to city was a bitch. I used to follow one wall until I found my way.

I just picked up the Car Wars box at my local comic shop. There's nifty 20 buck starter version. I had forgotten how fiddly the rules are, in particular when you have an almost-9-year-old who wants to play, but wants simpler rules.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: 01101010 on March 31, 2015, 03:18:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

Good gravy man... I was on the fence but this pushed me over. I just want to SEE this. I don't even give a shit what the story is about now.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on March 31, 2015, 03:32:52 PM
It's not possible for me to be any more erect than that trailer makes me.  :drill: :drill: :drill:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on March 31, 2015, 03:51:39 PM
Stopped the trailer halfway through because I know I want to see it and I really want to see it fresh.

I'm sure there's plenty of nerd whining folks can manage in between now and the opening though. "Oh, it's not going to be R enough for me", "Oh, those dust storms don't seem very realistic", etc.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: DraconianOne on April 29, 2015, 07:24:55 PM
A final trailer has been released for this but I'm not linking it because of the previous post and you're going to have to work for it if you want to see more.

Also, for all those who were worried about it being PG-13, fret no more. It's rated R. Curiously, it doesn't seem to have been rated in the UK which is surprising given it's being released in 2 weeks.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: DraconianOne on April 29, 2015, 07:33:30 PM
As an aside, I noticed that the BBFC have recently reclassified the original '79 Mad Max and now rated it 15 in the UK (US PG-13 sits between UK 12A and 15).  Not only that, but the given running time is 93m3s which is the longest version to be passed. Even in 79 the running time was 90m 46s and that was passed cut to get an X rating. Video releases from 86 onwards got an 18 rating and were cut to 88m 54s.

Mad Max 2 has also been reclassified down from an 18 to a 15 as well.  :drill:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on May 09, 2015, 11:35:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

Good gravy man... I was on the fence but this pushed me over. I just want to SEE this. I don't even give a shit what the story is about now.

Ok, was there a dude playing a double necked guitar on one of the vehicles chasing Max while other dudes played the drums???  Shut up and take my money.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 09, 2015, 11:52:44 AM
According to Variety Edgar Wright went to the premier and he'd already seen the film two other times.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 09, 2015, 01:20:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8

Good gravy man... I was on the fence but this pushed me over. I just want to SEE this. I don't even give a shit what the story is about now.

Ok, was there a dude playing a double necked guitar on one of the vehicles chasing Max while other dudes played the drums???  Shut up and take my money.

You can't have a proper war without drums.
Also in that trailer... an homage to the "thunderdome."  Only it looks like a slave's quarters to me, or some kind of play area.  Not sure.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: kaid on May 11, 2015, 10:57:03 AM
Very true, IS-76 was one of those little-known gems, great game that never got much attention. The car designing process was also echoed for me in Eve's ship fitting.

As to the film, well I treat trailers in the same way that I am resolved to treat early access games from now on: watch & wait.

Stampede give me a poem!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 11, 2015, 01:11:59 PM
The reviews are rolling in. 23/23 positive at the moment on RT.

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Phildo on May 11, 2015, 03:16:54 PM
Wait, this is going to be good?  Seriously?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 11, 2015, 04:43:20 PM
Apparently it's very good, yes.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 11, 2015, 06:09:37 PM
Oh, dear, is the pearl-clutching hereabouts going to be (once again) proved premature? We shall see.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 11, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
 :headscratch:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 11, 2015, 10:47:02 PM
I can't recall the last time I saw a movie like this at 97% on RT.   This is not supposed to happen.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: jgsugden on May 12, 2015, 04:49:26 PM
I was really hoping it'd stink so I could look forward to a truly horrible porn parody: Mad Minx: Furry Road.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Samprimary on May 12, 2015, 07:24:31 PM
"In an age of weightless movie spectacles, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of studio money, fleeing with it to the Namibian desert, and sending footage back to Hollywood like the amputated body parts of a ransomed hostage."


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 13, 2015, 09:19:39 AM
I read a review hinting at the damned thing being the Citizen Kane of the genre.  Really?  Wtf am I about to go see?   :ye_gods:     The gravitas is so strong that I'm tempted to drive 1+ hrs to the closest IMAX.  I wanna say the last time I saw this happen was the Matrix?  Yah, it might have been that long.  Definitely for post-apoc movies obviously.

edit:  I read they really didn't even use a traditional script for this movie; just a storyboard that kind of evolved as the movie was being made.  It was essentially one big scene and none of the actors really could tell wtf was even going on contextually.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Shannow on May 13, 2015, 01:16:45 PM
"In an age of weightless movie spectacles, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of studio money, fleeing with it to the Namibian desert, and sending  footage back to Hollywood like the amputated body parts of a ransomed hostage."

Well shit if that doesn't make it must see.  :drill:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 13, 2015, 02:56:26 PM
edit:  I read they really didn't even use a traditional script for this movie; just a storyboard that kind of evolved as the movie was being made.  It was essentially one big scene and none of the actors really could tell wtf was even going on contextually.

I imagine the first Mad Max's script was pretty barebones too.

That reminds me of a time a friend and I were flipping channels and caught Mad Max on a spanish channel. We laughed and thought it would be hilarious. Then we realized there really isn't a lot of dialogue.

Edit: As of 10:20am Pacific on Thursday... we're at 102 reviews on RT. only 1 negative review.

Jesus christ. WHATS HAPPENING.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 14, 2015, 02:09:37 PM
Yup, up to 99% now.  Ridiculous.  "....worth waiting 30 yrs to see."  and "Theron is the new Ripley"  are quotes that have been said.
Though I read an article saying Pitch Perfect 2 would dig heavily into the profits.   :awesome_for_real:    The world is broken.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 14, 2015, 02:35:00 PM
If you're looking for some of the best practical effects and stunt work you won't be disappointed.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 14, 2015, 03:29:27 PM
In its defense, the first Pitch Perfect was pretty fucking funny.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 14, 2015, 04:32:13 PM
Didn't really NEED another reason to see the film, but thank you mouth-breathers!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/mens-rights-activists-mad-max_n_7276144.html?utm_hp_ref=tw


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 14, 2015, 04:37:06 PM
/facepalm

Also, shouldn't Mad Max be considered Australian culture and not American culture since the original movie was set in Australia?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 14, 2015, 04:43:04 PM
YUP.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 14, 2015, 04:47:03 PM
In its defense, the first Pitch Perfect was pretty fucking funny.

I didn't think it would be my type of movie, but it's definitely one of the better comedies in the last few years.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on May 14, 2015, 05:09:52 PM
Didn't really NEED another reason to see the film, but thank you mouth-breathers!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/mens-rights-activists-mad-max_n_7276144.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Hahaha.  Haha.  Ha.  Fuck You.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: DraconianOne on May 14, 2015, 05:17:28 PM
/facepalm

Also, shouldn't Mad Max be considered Australian culture and not American culture since the original movie was set in Australia?

BUT HE DROVE A FORD!!!!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 14, 2015, 09:44:08 PM
oh, christ, someone said Candyman three times. Here it comes.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 14, 2015, 10:32:17 PM
Random crazy person on the Internet says something stupid. Doesn't really deserve even this small amount of attention.

It's a good movie. I'd still suggest tempering expectations somewhat. I know some people are going to see all these great reviews and get their hype meters up to a level no movie can live up to. There's an odd pacing at the start, and it takes a little while for the real action to get underway (it's largely non-stop after that though). The plot is minimal and straight-forward, and there's not a lot of character development. Other than Theron, the women in this movie are all fairly interchangeable. Max doesn't talk much of course, and while Theron eventually offers up a brief origin story, it's not really a big focus. There's never a lot of downtime for the characters to deal with much other than survival, and yet despite most of the cast only getting very minimal characterization there's a genuine tension anytime one of them is in danger. The acting is solid, and Nicholas Hoult in particular does a fantastic job. And like I said before, the action is top notch.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 14, 2015, 11:15:46 PM
Well, I just got out... and I see what the reviewers are talking about.  It deserves WAY more than something like Furious 7 will get, bar none.  I mentioned The Matrix before as having been the last action movie to attain this level of critical praise and I see why.  Is it better?  No.  Is it the best non sci-fi, pure action flick in the past 30yrs?  You could make a case.  Best post-apoc?  Yah. 

Tips:
-Go see it in 3D, if not just for the ending.  Very well done effects, though it's not like it's in your face all the time.
-Do not skimp on the movie theatre (like I did).  It's terribly important that your theatre have a pretty strong center channel, as the dialogue struggles to come through over the carnage.  Also, the soundtrack is an important part of the movie. (as evidenced by the drums/guitar).  If you can find an IMAX or RPX, do it.
-See it in a crowded theatre; definitely a group experience.  This movie gives no actual fucks what it portrays really.  The shock value multiplies in groups.

For what you would expect to be a carnage-filled crazyfest, it really is a visually glorious and beautiful film. 
I'm probably going to see it again in a better theatre.

Theron was Theron.  She's no Ripley, but her character does grow on you even without much dialogue.  Hardy nailed it.  Everyone nailed it really.  I'll disagree with Velorath on the women being interchangeable.  They're not at all.  Everything from their mannerisms to the way they look are pretty important, though subtle.  There is no interchangeable vibe there.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 15, 2015, 12:09:48 AM
I'll disagree with Velorath on the women being interchangeable.  They're not at all.  Everything from their mannerisms to the way they look are pretty important, though subtle.  There is no interchangeable vibe there.

Three out of five of them have no real acting experience and almost all of them are known more for being models. Zoë Kravitz is the only one that seems to spend a lot of time acting. Given what's been said about the near lack of script for this movie, I think it's a bit of a stretch to believe their mannerisms are some sort of subtle acting that says something about each of their characters. Their characters all have the same backstory, and I wouldn't even know any of the characters names without looking at IMDB. You could remove at least 2 of them from the movie entirely and it wouldn't change anything.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on May 15, 2015, 12:44:37 AM
oh, christ, someone said Candyman three times. Here it comes.


angry.bob...angry.bob...angry.bob


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ingmar on May 15, 2015, 01:51:12 PM
You might have to wait to see it on an IMAX screen; at least around here those are all still being pretty well monopolized by Age of Ultron.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 15, 2015, 02:09:12 PM
The fallback is RPX or whatever proprietary system the theatre uses to pander their quality stuff.  Just don't see it in a regular theatre.  You can see Ultron in a regular theatre; not this.  Similar deal as was with Gravity I suppose.

I'll disagree with Velorath on the women being interchangeable.  They're not at all.  Everything from their mannerisms to the way they look are pretty important, though subtle.  There is no interchangeable vibe there.

Three out of five of them have no real acting experience and almost all of them are known more for being models. Zoë Kravitz is the only one that seems to spend a lot of time acting. Given what's been said about the near lack of script for this movie, I think it's a bit of a stretch to believe their mannerisms are some sort of subtle acting that says something about each of their characters. Their characters all have the same backstory, and I wouldn't even know any of the characters names without looking at IMDB. You could remove at least 2 of them from the movie entirely and it wouldn't change anything.

You say that like it's a bad thing. They're hot sweaty models in the desert with blunderbusses and a 2000hp war-rig.  You've got a spunky, independent redhead.  The crazed half-genius blonde waif with odd teeth.  The pic-perfect eastern euro. "favorite" of the overlord.  Kravitz as the angsty half-black engineer type with close-cropped hair, etc.  Granted, these are all physical things...  I thought they were decently separated.  It's not like they all played the same character, even if they had the same over-arching sexSlave backstory.  Given the idea of the film, that's as far as it could go anyways.

If the movie focused on just the models with Theron, it would've been just as good assuming they'd developed them more.  Max was just some random dude who ended up helping, which was kinda the point.  As has been always.  He has his demons but they don't pound you over the head with it, except when they need the impetus to get him to do shit that would seem Mad.

It's just a fuckin brilliant film.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 15, 2015, 03:57:58 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.

No I just say it as a statement of fact. There's not a lot of characterization in this story, and there doesn't really need to be.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 15, 2015, 04:42:06 PM
You might have to wait to see it on an IMAX screen; at least around here those are all still being pretty well monopolized by Age of Ultron.

Yep and the next movie scheduled to replace it here is Tomorrowland. No Imax for Mad Max. Boo.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 15, 2015, 09:35:43 PM
My friends seem to not be on the bandwagon for this, they said the action is awesome but the story and everything is crap.  I kind of expected them to be fanboys of the movie too.  I personally am not a fan enough to really care to see it in theaters.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 16, 2015, 12:15:37 AM
This movie is bonkers. Loved it and so did my wife (which kinda surprised me).


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MournelitheCalix on May 16, 2015, 02:37:27 AM
i loved it, it seemed to me that the Max character took a large back seat to Theron's character.  I found that a really brave and refreshing move by Hollywood's standards.  Even though Max took a back seat I thought the character wasn't diminished at all.  I loved the way that the writers/ director showed he was actually mad, it was a great move on their part.  Every change to the character from the Mel Gibson version I liked.  This movie so far has been the most enjoyable to me ( kind of surprised to say that I enjoyed this movie more than ultron).


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 16, 2015, 02:27:37 PM
Movie was great. I agree that Max took a back seat to Furyosa, but it didn't matter. The story became hers, Max was a player in it. (Underscored by him doing several things offscreen that would have been onscreen if it were his story.)

The world was so awesomely fleshed-out it really grabbed me. I had a great time watching it, even if it wasn't in 3d or Imax. (The only cheese scene would have been that last explosion.  :awesome_for_real: )


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 16, 2015, 03:36:18 PM
Heh, this comment on AVClub summed it up

Quote
THIS MOVIE IS LIKE A WOMEN'S STUDIES COURSE, TAUGHT BY 'MACHO MAN' RANDY SAVAGE.  WHILE HE'S ON FIRE.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 16, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
It also makes you want to play Fallout again.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 16, 2015, 04:26:33 PM
A friend on Facebook had posted that he wasn't sure if he wanted to see it because it obviously borrowed too much from Borsrlands.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lantyssa on May 16, 2015, 04:41:00 PM
Heh, this comment on AVClub summed it up

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THIS MOVIE IS LIKE A WOMEN'S STUDIES COURSE, TAUGHT BY 'MACHO MAN' RANDY SAVAGE.  WHILE HE'S ON FIRE.
Ooooh, YEAH!

Now I want to see it more than ever.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 16, 2015, 04:56:31 PM
Saw it last night, this was a blast. Nonstop explosions and the setting was great. I also want to reply Fallout now.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 16, 2015, 05:33:45 PM
Witness me!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 16, 2015, 05:43:39 PM
43,000 user ratings on RT at this point...  93% positive.  98% critical consensus.  For an action film. For me, best movie of the year so far, by far - easily blows away Ultron as a "movie."  I don't see how anyone can have anything negative to say about it at all really, except for maybe it being too graphic for some?  It's really not even that gory; it's more like watching a crazy scene from City of Lost Children or something, with fire, and greasy models.

I didn't get the Fallout vibe, I got the Twisted Metal vibe.  The whole movie is pretty much Twisted Metal on a dragstrip, wherein the world itself is also trying to kill you.  You're exhausted by the end (ala Blackhawk Down), but still want more.  There will be sequels, you can take that to the bank.

My only gripe?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 16, 2015, 06:06:28 PM
The world building they did in the movie, which is god tier, did feel like fallout to me but the movie itself was more in the vein of twister metal for sure.

The shot at the end.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 16, 2015, 06:10:59 PM
There will be sequels, you can take that to the bank.

Hardy is signed on for four movies, and Miller has said he'd like to do a couple more. It took them a long time to get this movie out though (started filming at the end of 2011, and Miller had first started talking about it in 2006) and Miller is 70 now. This isn't the kind of thing they can just churn out sequels for, at least not if they want to have the same quality of movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 16, 2015, 07:03:45 PM
I wouldn't be so sure. It is not going to be #1 this weekend and will struggle to clear 150M in the US. It will have to do big overseas to make back its money and that is tough with the IP not being that big internationally and no big name star.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 16, 2015, 07:12:46 PM
Any potential sequels would likely have nowhere near the budget of Fury Road. Hell, even Fury Road wasn't supposed to have a budget this high.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on May 16, 2015, 07:24:18 PM
This was one long glorious orgy of a road chase.  I loved it!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 16, 2015, 08:25:34 PM
So many good lines but one that had me laughing(As I believe was intentional)



Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 16, 2015, 08:43:31 PM
This may be one of the rare movies I see twice in one weekend.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 16, 2015, 11:20:21 PM
I wouldn't be so sure. It is not going to be #1 this weekend and will struggle to clear 150M in the US. It will have to do big overseas to make back its money and that is tough with the IP not being that big internationally and no big name star.

Didn't the same thing happen to the Matrix?  Didn't open well at all if I recall; my theatre was crickets for that movie also, on opening night.  Then a few weeks later reality struck.  I think the same will happen for Fury Road.

This may be one of the rare movies I see twice in one weekend.

Critics said you have to see it twice.  The first time the shear awe of the thing is a distraction.  The second time you can actually appreciate and understand it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 17, 2015, 12:15:05 AM
Jesus God, how did this movie get made? And how in fuck can we get more of them made?

It was gobsmackingly gorgeous and fucking insane. The story might as well have been written on a napkin yet it was perfect. It didn't need any more explanation, it didn't need any more dialogue. It was like a David Mamet film if Mamet was on meth and totally fucking awesome. I was smiling and laughing the whole time, and I'm sure the expression on my face was like I was being shot into fucking space.

EDIT: Also, having now seen the movie, what the fuck were the men's rights activists getting their panties in a twist about? I mean, in order for you to think the movie was some kind of feminist propaganda, you'd have to think that a good starting baseline is that women as the breeding chattel of the biggest warlord is somehow either a positive or at least a net neutral. I just... I don't even...


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 17, 2015, 12:34:09 AM
No. Women standing up for themselves rather than accepting their lot as breeding chattel is what they object to. God forbid, some bitch isn't barefoot, pregnant or making them a sammich.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 17, 2015, 12:44:22 AM
EDIT: Also, having now seen the movie, what the fuck were the men's rights activists getting their panties in a twist about? I mean, in order for you to think the movie was some kind of feminist propaganda, you'd have to think that a good starting baseline is that women as the breeding chattel of the biggest warlord is somehow either a positive or at least a net neutral. I just... I don't even...
They weren't, it was probably an 'Outrage Marketing' stunt. All the actual "MRA" forums and such have no idea who these people that are supposedly them that are "upset", actually are.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 12:50:40 AM
I thought Return of the Kings (which is where all that nonsense started) was a fairly well-established MRA site.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 17, 2015, 12:54:56 AM
I thought Return of the Kings (which is where all that nonsense started) was a fairly well-established MRA site.
Not that you really want a taxonomy of that particular dark corner of the internet, but RotK is a neo-reactionary "Red Pill" site closely connected to the fundies, they mock MRA's as beta wannabe feminists.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 12:58:45 AM
I don't know what any of that means. And I don't want to.  But that doesn't sound like some bullshit false-flag operation. Sounds like some chucklehead wrote it because he thought that way.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 17, 2015, 01:02:55 AM
The point is that said chucklehead isn't a Men's Rights Activist.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 01:11:49 AM
Sorry I can't distinguish between all the various shades of fuckwits that inhabit that particular backwater of the gene pool.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 17, 2015, 01:14:05 AM
The point is that RotK being the source is not evidence that it is not 'Outrage Marketing' astroturfing, those guys are pretty sketchy even outside of their rather...unusual ideological position.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 01:17:51 AM
I'll apply Occam's Razor and conclude it is more likely to be a solitary dope with a web page.  Marketers don't like controversy on principle and suggesting a boycott as some sort of double-reverse back flip psychology is the "worst...astroturfing...ever".


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Riggswolfe on May 17, 2015, 01:21:21 AM
I posted on the Kings site to point out the Australian/American mixup. I regret it already as I feel like even a simple post like that has somehow forever stained me. I did it in hopes of tossing a small, innocuos bomb in there.

Anyway, it's a very good movie that I don't think will make very much in theaters. However, I suspect it will make a killing once it hits the home market and be remembered for years.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 01:24:50 AM
Box office will depend to a large degree on how Tomrrowland hits.  It looks goofy as hell but I will follow Brad Bird into pretty much anything, so will go see it.  Its possible that MM:FR will have a long run-out if the great word of mouth really gets going. I hope it does as I want Miller to make more films out of his bugfuck head.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 17, 2015, 01:26:47 AM
I'll apply Occam's Razor and conclude it is more likely to be a solitary dope with a web page.  Marketers don't like controversy on principle and suggesting a boycott as some sort of double-reverse back flip psychology is the "worst...astroturfing...ever".
I'm not going to derail with other examples, but 'outrage marketing' is more common than you think, with several other cases directly involving movies. Forget double-reverse back flips, the rabbit hole goes much deeper than that.

In essence, any time you find yourself wanting to spend money because you're trying to spite some third party, odds are high that there's a setup involved.

Anyway, separate from all of that bullshit, the movie looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 01:28:13 AM
any time you find yourself wanting to spend money because you're trying to spite some third party

Which is exactly never, because I'm not insane.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 17, 2015, 01:43:47 AM
Box office will depend to a large degree on how Tomrrowland hits.  It looks goofy as hell but I will follow Brad Bird into pretty much anything, so will go see it.
On one hand, Brad Bird but on the other, Damon Lindelof.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 17, 2015, 01:53:12 AM
Ya, definitely conflicted although Bird has a co-credit on both the story and screenplay so hopefully his influence prevails.


Oh, and "Mediocre!" is my new catch-phrase. Just letting you all know.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Comstar on May 17, 2015, 06:27:21 AM
I saw it in a Village (the people who helped fund it) theatre. The sound was broken or missing any side volume, so half the dialogue you couldn't hear or understand. The lights stayed ON for the first 5 minutes. Note to self- do not go to movies at Village theatres.

With the crappy sound, I'd only give it a 6/10. Hope you all see it in a place with better volume.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 17, 2015, 10:21:30 AM
I saw it in a Village (the people who helped fund it) theatre. The sound was broken or missing any side volume, so half the dialogue you couldn't hear or understand. The lights stayed ON for the first 5 minutes. Note to self- do not go to movies at Village theatres.

With the crappy sound, I'd only give it a 6/10. Hope you all see it in a place with better volume.


Warned you. 
The plus side is, it's a good movie to see twice.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 17, 2015, 11:09:12 AM
Ya, definitely conflicted although Bird has a co-credit on both the story and screenplay so hopefully his influence prevails.


Oh, and "Mediocre!" is my new catch-phrase. Just letting you all know.

I really want the Helpdesk folks to shout "Witness me!" when answering tickets.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 17, 2015, 12:07:45 PM
Yup, up to 99% now.  Ridiculous.  "....worth waiting 30 yrs to see."  and "Theron is the new Ripley"  are quotes that have been said.
Though I read an article saying Pitch Perfect 2 would dig heavily into the profits.   :awesome_for_real:    The world is broken.

Pitch Perfect 2 - 70 million
Mad Max - 44 million




Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 17, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
If I had a tweener daughter with half-a-brain, I'd take her to see Fury Road tbh...  rather than PitchPerfect 2.  The former actually has a larger dose of useful reality than the latter; by far... especially for young girls.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 17, 2015, 12:20:59 PM
any time you find yourself wanting to spend money because you're trying to spite some third party

Which is exactly never, because I'm not insane.

This. I value my money a shitload more than some dickhead's outrage.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 17, 2015, 12:21:34 PM
It is more the fact that the last Max movie was 30 years ago.  it is mainly us older people that are going to have more of an interest in it.  Plus Pitch Perfect was a pretty popular movie and is recent.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 17, 2015, 12:26:43 PM
This is one of the reasons I'm flabbergasted that this movie got made. The last movie was 30 years ago, and wasn't very well received. The star of that one isn't in this one at all, and he's also gone so bugfuck crazy most of Hollywood won't touch him. The name Mad Max has almost no real cultural cache (Road Warrior might and Thunderdome less but Mad Max? Almost zero). The director is goddamn insane and the screenplay was probably written on a roll of toilet paper in crayon. With Hollywood's aversion to anything that isn't a sure hit, I cannot understand how this got a dime, much less how it got $150 million. I can't imagine a Hollywood exec getting dailies on this and not shitting themselves about how much money they tossed down the drain.

And yet it is such a perfect fucking gem of a movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Trippy on May 17, 2015, 01:01:20 PM
Yup, up to 99% now.  Ridiculous.  "....worth waiting 30 yrs to see."  and "Theron is the new Ripley"  are quotes that have been said.
Though I read an article saying Pitch Perfect 2 would dig heavily into the profits.   :awesome_for_real:    The world is broken.
Pitch Perfect 2 - 70 million
Mad Max - 44 million
Mad Max is rated R so you can't really compare. 44 million is a decent opening for an R rated movie:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/mpaa.htm


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 17, 2015, 01:13:16 PM
This is one of the reasons I'm flabbergasted that this movie got made. The last movie was 30 years ago, and wasn't very well received. The star of that one isn't in this one at all, and he's also gone so bugfuck crazy most of Hollywood won't touch him. The name Mad Max has almost no real cultural cache (Road Warrior might and Thunderdome less but Mad Max? Almost zero). The director is goddamn insane and the screenplay was probably written on a roll of toilet paper in crayon. With Hollywood's aversion to anything that isn't a sure hit, I cannot understand how this got a dime, much less how it got $150 million. I can't imagine a Hollywood exec getting dailies on this and not shitting themselves about how much money they tossed down the drain.

And yet it is such a perfect fucking gem of a movie.

It may be that Theron and Hardy signed on to get the movie made, which is a smart tactic for stuff like this.   Find the big names first, and then pander the bean-counters.  Recall, the real star of the last Max was Tina Turner, not Gibson.  She was awesome in that.  Miller ran with that trope again here, with Theron.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on May 17, 2015, 02:34:51 PM
Just to chip in here ;  beyond, arguably, Max 1, was Max ever Really the driving force of the film ?  Was it ever really about him ?



Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 17, 2015, 02:47:54 PM
I just had the same discussion with the wife after making her sit through Road Warrior and Thunderdome last night and then seeing Fury Road today. Max has always been a bit player in his own movies. It fits well that way. I read a review that likened Max himself to a legend and the movies are stories told by other people that remember him being there, but didn't necessarily get the details all right. From the Feral Child to Savannah Nix to now, Furiosa and the wives. I like that angle.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 17, 2015, 03:58:22 PM
Yup, up to 99% now.  Ridiculous.  "....worth waiting 30 yrs to see."  and "Theron is the new Ripley"  are quotes that have been said.
Though I read an article saying Pitch Perfect 2 would dig heavily into the profits.   :awesome_for_real:    The world is broken.
Pitch Perfect 2 - 70 million
Mad Max - 44 million
Mad Max is rated R so you can't really compare. 44 million is a decent opening for an R rated movie:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/mpaa.htm



I was really just confirming what was said about Pitch taking profits from Max, which it did.  The R rating being a hindrance has been slowly going away... hell the Hangover films proved that and those were comedies to boot.  I think Deadpool, whether the movie is good or not, will be a bigger R opening than Max.

Also crazy that Pitch has already made back its production budget by over 100% and made more than the originals total domestic box office. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Trippy on May 17, 2015, 04:04:52 PM
The overlap between the Pitch Perfect and Mad Max audiences is small. I disagree with whatever article said PP2 would dig heavily into the profits.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ruvaldt on May 17, 2015, 04:12:13 PM
Pitch Perfect 2 - 70 million
Mad Max - 44 million


That's domestic.  Add in the international numbers and you get this:

Pitch Perfect 2 - 118 million
Mad Max - 109.4

Mad Max made 65 million overseas, which is great considering the fact that it isn't a big IP like Marvel.  This is a really good haul for an R rated movie and everyone involved with Mad Max have to be happy right now.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on May 17, 2015, 06:16:09 PM
Just got back. Spectacular stunts, but I was bored to fucking tears after an hour. I really don't get the hype.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Tannhauser on May 17, 2015, 07:29:49 PM
Just got back myself.  Good, not great film.  Over the top action with none of the pesky character development.  :oh_i_see:

It was a visual feast, but I won't dine there again.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on May 17, 2015, 08:38:17 PM
I broke my normal rule and took the wife and saw it in 3d. It was glorious in its nonstop action. I have never wanted a beer to calm down after a film so much.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 17, 2015, 09:20:02 PM
Just got back. Spectacular stunts, but I was bored to fucking tears after an hour. I really don't get the hype.
Why do you hate fun?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on May 17, 2015, 09:29:06 PM
I hate cotton candy too. I need substance with my flavor. This was like watching a 2 hour trailer. After the spectacle wears off, there is just nothing there.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 17, 2015, 09:30:53 PM
This was like all those movies known for great chase scenes, except with none of the bullshit non-chase scenes bogging it down. Different strokes, I suppose.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 17, 2015, 09:58:42 PM
I hate cotton candy too. I need substance with my flavor. This was like watching a 2 hour trailer. After the spectacle wears off, there is just nothing there.

I think you perhaps got caught up in the spectacle and overlooked the substance.  There's plenty there.  Too much in too small a space really.  I can see how it might be an issue for some.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Pennilenko on May 17, 2015, 10:56:45 PM
Literally just got home from watching this five minutes ago. I have a theater across the street. This was a great movie. I loved every second of it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ruvaldt on May 17, 2015, 11:20:59 PM
This is an unbelievably good movie.  I'll be watching it again soon, but in 3D.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 18, 2015, 12:50:45 AM
I hate cotton candy too. I need substance with my flavor. This was like watching a 2 hour trailer. After the spectacle wears off, there is just nothing there.

This feels slightly akin to going to a Cirque du Soleil performance and complaining that there wasn't enough plot.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on May 18, 2015, 04:29:36 AM
I hate cotton candy too. I need substance with my flavor. This was like watching a 2 hour trailer. After the spectacle wears off, there is just nothing there.

This feels slightly akin to going to a Cirque du Soleil performance and complaining that there wasn't enough plot.

It was an opera on the big screen. And it was glorious. I'd love to hear how people view it after four or five viewings. I'd really suggest anyone who wants to see it to see it on the biggest screen they can, the 3d wasn't too in your face. But usually the two go hand and hand. Tomorrowland will be taking this off the big screens I'm pretty sure.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 18, 2015, 04:46:01 AM
I'll probably see it a second time sometime this week. First time was in 2D in a Dbox seat, but I'd like to watch it in 3D also (I've checked out bits and pieces of it in 3D when I've had time and it looked good).


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Comstar on May 18, 2015, 05:02:45 AM
This feels slightly akin to going to a Cirque du Soleil performance and complaining that there wasn't enough plot.

It was a Cirque du Soleil performance  - the guys on the end of the poles.

Also, the 70 year old grandmothers did their own stunts.

There's a lot of detail in the back end of things.

I've raised my opinion to a 7-8/10.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 18, 2015, 07:53:01 AM
Where the actual shit did you find out the grannies did their own stunts?? Did you actually google that?   :ye_gods:
And yah, the grannies were amazing.  They almost seemed the older versions of the models, really.  "Headshots... every last one of em - heh heh"


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on May 18, 2015, 08:53:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wc58__rEFQ

Behind the scenes footage from the movie.  Those pole riders really were insane, not to mention the fact that they really did build those to actually work. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 18, 2015, 09:14:22 AM
Where the actual shit did you find out the grannies did their own stunts?? Did you actually google that?   :ye_gods:
And yah, the grannies were amazing.  They almost seemed the older versions of the models, really.  "Headshots... every last one of em - heh heh"

Need a boom, headshot meme for granny.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 18, 2015, 10:54:30 AM
Main granny was "Granny" from Farscape, Noranti.  Played by Melissa Jaffer. Was amusing to see her again since she's been out of circulation for a while.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on May 18, 2015, 01:33:19 PM
So Pitch Perfect 2 made $70 million last weekend compared to Mad Max's $44.4.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

I guess the lessen is never release a reboot of an older action movie on the same weekend as the sequel for a popular, more recent chick flick.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Trippy on May 18, 2015, 01:35:04 PM
http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=24332.msg1364051#msg1364051


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2015, 01:42:41 PM
1) Not a reboot
2) Can we stop using chick flick already?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ruvaldt on May 18, 2015, 01:46:34 PM
Again, the international release makes this a very profitable film.  Don't just look at domestic numbers.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Trippy on May 18, 2015, 01:53:32 PM
2) Can we stop using chick flick already?
Pitch Perfect 2's opening weekend audience was 75% female. Conversely Mad Max's audience was 70% male. Hence my earlier comment about the audience overlap between the two movies being small.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2015, 02:56:46 PM
I don't care. The term is dumb. I'm not arguing against demographics.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on May 18, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
The term is as accurate as dudebro shooter.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2015, 03:07:47 PM
Also a dumb term.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Typhon on May 18, 2015, 03:17:10 PM
How do you feel about Sandy Vagina as a term?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2015, 03:19:11 PM
It's a little rough.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Typhon on May 18, 2015, 03:24:44 PM
 :rimshot:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: kaid on May 18, 2015, 03:27:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wc58__rEFQ

Behind the scenes footage from the movie.  Those pole riders really were insane, not to mention the fact that they really did build those to actually work. 


This movie is getting my money when it comes out on blu ray so I can get the uber blu ray version with all the making of stuff cause this shit is cray cray.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: kaid on May 18, 2015, 03:47:32 PM
So Pitch Perfect 2 made $70 million last weekend compared to Mad Max's $44.4.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

I guess the lessen is never release a reboot of an older action movie on the same weekend as the sequel for a popular, more recent chick flick.

Well it is also rated R. If they wanted the biggest possible first week totals it would not have been an R rated movie. I think word of mouth is going to give mad max some really good legs as well.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mac on May 18, 2015, 04:45:02 PM
Can't wait to go see this again, it was just my kind of stupid.

I only really enjoyed the second Mad Max film and this one is even better.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 18, 2015, 07:12:47 PM
Saw it again today in IMAX. Fuck yeah.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Pennilenko on May 18, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
2) Can we stop using chick flick already?
How would you feel if I told you to calm your tits?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on May 18, 2015, 11:05:57 PM
Well, it IS cold in here.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ozzu on May 19, 2015, 12:55:25 AM
I absolutely adored this movie. I had the goofiest grin on my face the whole time and even got choked up during the emotional parts. I will definitely see this one again before it leaves the theater.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: murdoc on May 19, 2015, 10:54:16 AM
I loved this movie - like Ozzu, I felt like I had a grin plastered to my face throughout most of the movie. I'll totally see this movie again in the theaters.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 19, 2015, 02:03:28 PM
They'd be really dumb not to include some kind of coffeetable book of imagery with the collectible Blu-Ray.  I've been thumbing through some of the still shots and you'd be hard-pressed to find any movie with the shear volume and bombacity of live-action movieart.

It's going to be nice when this actually gets out of theatres so people can really pick it apart.

And yes, there's already a script for the next one (Mad Max: 'Wasteland'):
http://screenrant.com/mad-max-fury-road-sequel-the-wasteland/


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Pennilenko on May 19, 2015, 06:06:35 PM
And yes, there's already a script for the next one (Mad Max: 'Wasteland'):
http://screenrant.com/mad-max-fury-road-sequel-the-wasteland/

Heh, I bet its like three pages of dialogue and a thousand pages of scene setting.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mac on May 20, 2015, 04:36:07 AM
And yes, there's already a script for the next one (Mad Max: 'Wasteland'):
http://screenrant.com/mad-max-fury-road-sequel-the-wasteland/

Heh, I bet its like three pages of dialogue and a thousand pages of scene setting.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 20, 2015, 05:45:37 AM
He had a script for another movie back before he started filming this one (initially planning to film them back to back). I'm sure he's not lacking for material if he really does want to make another and WB will let him without keeping a much tighter rein on him this time.

But damned if I don't have a vision of him walking out of the desert in his mid-70's after spending another 4 months out there filming, holding a film reel canister up to sky, shouting "Witness Me!" and then dropping dead.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MediumHigh on May 20, 2015, 08:01:22 AM
I liked this movie a lot but I saw no reason for it to get an R rating slapped on it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 20, 2015, 12:17:23 PM
Nipples on screen for more than a flash = R rating.

Or did you fall asleep during that glorious wet-T-shirt homage?


Ed: Ok, that's disingenuous. I think they also used more than their allotted curse words and the violence was the majority of the movie. It's an 1980's PG which is a modern R.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 20, 2015, 01:05:11 PM
Too many fucks. And that wet t-shirt scene was too short.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 20, 2015, 03:32:43 PM
Too many fucks. And that wet t-shirt scene was too short.

This.  I honestly thought they'd run with this scene a bit more, but it was gratuitous enough already.  "So shiny! So chrome!"


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MediumHigh on May 20, 2015, 04:56:53 PM
A wet tshirt contest barely registered in my mind as rated R since every transformers movie has a moment like that in 3D and with slow mo, and maybe an explosion in the background just to let you know what you should be doing with your hands. But yeah this could have been PG13 and probably made 3 times as much money without skipping a beat or being considered a sell out.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on May 20, 2015, 07:10:40 PM
I kinda figured it was the face being ripped off scene.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 20, 2015, 09:55:15 PM
Nah. That was too short. And we all know boobies and the F-Bomb are far more damaging to American minds than faces being ripped off.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 22, 2015, 02:24:35 PM
So bro asked me to go see this with him.  I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

That being said, it was alright.  The action was great but it got boring about halfway through. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Pennilenko on May 22, 2015, 03:03:57 PM
So bro asked me to go see this with him.  I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

That being said, it was alright.  The action was great but it got boring about halfway through. 

This guy...(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/868747/madmaxguitar.png)...wants me to tell you that you don't know what fun is.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 22, 2015, 03:05:18 PM
I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

There are so many things wrong with this sentence I don't even know where to begin.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 22, 2015, 03:10:47 PM
So bro asked me to go see this with him.  I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

That being said, it was alright.  The action was great but it got boring about halfway through. 

This guy...(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/868747/madmaxguitar.png)...wants me to tell you that you don't know what fun is.

I thought that guy was one of the cooler parts of the movie.  I dunno, this should have been the type of movie that I love.  I think if it just had something more it could have been better.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 22, 2015, 03:22:52 PM
I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

There are so many things wrong with this sentence I don't even know where to begin.

Seriously.  This thing is so far away from the shit that Bay does your comment comes off like saying no one can complain about Adam Sandler films if they like MM: FR any more because they are both movies.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Riggswolfe on May 22, 2015, 04:01:37 PM
I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

There are so many things wrong with this sentence I don't even know where to begin.

Seriously.  This thing is so far away from the shit that Bay does your comment comes off like saying no one can complain about Adam Sandler films if they like MM: FR any more because they are both movies.

Watch a later period Michael Bay movie, like the Transformers movies. Watch an action scene. Come back and tell me if you can figure out who was doing what and when. Now, watch any scene in this movie. Odds are you know exactly who is where and what they are doing most of the time.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: grebo on May 22, 2015, 04:02:59 PM
Maybe you're just too used to Hollywood telling you what to care about.  This movie is very subtle, srsly.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 22, 2015, 04:15:57 PM
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who played the favorite wife in mad max and played the megan fox stand-in in transformers 3 is by far the best way to differentiate the two movies.  Here we have a super hot model playing on one side, a real life character who has been through some shit.  On the other side you have someone who can go through a crumbling building and not even get her makeup and hair messed with cause Bay is jerking off with his camera on her all day long.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 22, 2015, 04:30:46 PM
Good point. Bay basically films her scenes up her ass crack and uses her as a statutory rape joke. Miller   

Totally similar.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 22, 2015, 04:56:36 PM
So bro asked me to go see this with him.  I think anyone that loved this movie can never bitch about Michael Bay again.. cuz this was like the ultimate in Baysplosion type action with the same lack of story.

That being said, it was alright.  The action was great but it got boring about halfway through. 

(http://i.imgur.com/qOxtIfX.jpg)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Setanta on May 22, 2015, 08:02:52 PM
Mentioning Miller and bay in the same sentence  :ye_gods:

This sums Miller up nicely and I like the fact that they use Mad Max 2 as the example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnOrinHibsc



Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 22, 2015, 09:01:01 PM
That's a great breakdown. Thanks for sharing it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 22, 2015, 10:44:19 PM
Curiouser and curiouser... (http://bbbambi.tumblr.com/post/119249110997/darshelle-stevens-and-i-reinacting-some-madmax)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 23, 2015, 02:27:58 AM
Oooooooookkkkkkkk...

/* backs away slowly */


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 23, 2015, 07:24:25 AM
Hot/Crazy scale in full effect here.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 23, 2015, 09:28:38 AM
Glad someone else said it before me.  It's like every stereotype wrapped up into one, short vine.  I stopped at the pink hair.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Strazos on May 23, 2015, 11:14:52 PM
Wow...so this movie, it was just intense action practically non-stop, beginning to end.

And definitely better than a Bay movie - very little, if any, CG. Practical effects are just...better, when possible.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Bunk on May 23, 2015, 11:46:29 PM
Just came back from watching it in 3d (with beer). Leaned over to my buddy as the credits rolled "What the fuck did I just watch?"

I'm the guy who constantly bitches about pacing in movies - like ten minutes too much robot fighting in Age of Ultron vs 20 minutes too little plot - yet this was a movie that was 95% car chase scenes, and the damn pacing worked just fine. I can't explain it.

I can't honestly decide if I thought it was great or not, but I certainly enjoyed watching it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on May 24, 2015, 12:24:09 AM
My mouth wasn't agape on the 2nd viewing, but the picture and sound were crisp and great (added bonus, no trailers at the Pacific Science Center IMAX). The acting in this by Hardy, who really made Max mad, and Nicholas Hoult who's performance was stellar, and I don't think Charleze Theron has acted this well in years, was incredible.  Went with Engels and Ard. We timed it with the Seattle Folklife Festival so parking was impossible and marijuana was everywhere.  I don't see how a better post apocalyptic car chase movie can be made.

And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbdv1GzxAto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbdv1GzxAto) for the inevitable videogame...


Bonus
https://youtu.be/hatTUJT0Kxg (https://youtu.be/hatTUJT0Kxg) if you want to see some b-roll.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 24, 2015, 10:37:35 AM
The game's been in the works almost as long as the movie. No real connection other than the titular character.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Bunk on May 24, 2015, 09:18:16 PM
I always like to go imdb a movie after I see it, see who random familiar looking characters were played by. This had a couple surprises: Elvis' granddaughter as one of the brides (red). And the heroic warboy was Tony from Skins.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 24, 2015, 09:52:08 PM
Wait. You recognized him from that but not from x-men?  

Also dark skinned bride was Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonets daughter. Now I feel really old.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 24, 2015, 11:27:02 PM
This movie is essentially the embodiment of "Rule of Cool". Every time you start to think "This shit doesn't make any sense", there's another goddamn awesome moment and you forget such heresy.

There's a guy with a flame-throwing double-necked guitar on the front of the War Machine. Why? Because fuck you. What would *you* put on the front of your war machine? Shut up and enjoy the power chords as Max uses it for a literal Axe.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 24, 2015, 11:52:52 PM
Why? Because fuck you.

That should have been the tag line for all the advertising on this movie. It is literally the only answer needed to any question about this movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 25, 2015, 12:22:12 AM
I'm seriously considering getting a crew together to build a Doof Wagon for Burning Man next year.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 25, 2015, 12:26:46 AM
Only if you run over hippies and assault them with the power of metal.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on May 25, 2015, 12:52:00 AM
I do that as a matter of course.

We've already had a Thunderdome.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6005/6199442617_f03b718364_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 25, 2015, 06:27:06 PM
Trying to breakdown for myself why this movie works so well.

I think it's partly how well-imagined road combat is in the film--the specific tactics, the lingo, the design. It breaks down a bit when you think about it--these different warlord states fight each other enough to have practiced such maneuvers and vehicle designs? But Millar even tries to gesture towards a kind of crude political economy behind the action, like he did in Thunderdome and Road Warrior, and it's all glorious because it's done in whisper-thin gestures and single lines of dialogue, not in exposition dumps.

The design. Holy fuck, the design work. Here, there, everywhere, at every moment.

But the design and visual brilliance is not, George Lucas-style, at the expense of characterization and narrative energy. I expected from what people were saying that there would be no dialogue, no story, no real characters. There was dialogue, story, real characters. Stakes to care about. Full lives sketched out with a few sumi-brush strokes.

Also, almost the best action choreography ever, maybe. It makes the Road Warrior look like a kind of dress rehearsal, but the kinetic beauty of it compares pretty favorably to the best martial arts, the best war movies, you name it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 26, 2015, 12:05:59 PM
To me, the movie made mostly perfect sense, it was just an over-the-top sensibility.  Death metal warmachines make sense; you use drums and noise in battle.  A harem of the finest women makes sense; people do this still today for pleasure and to breed strong families.  The warboy quasi-nazi colonel cult following? (note how pasty white they all were btw; that was on purpose)  Makes sense.  Even the tactical and strategic elements of Furiosa's plan make pretty perfect sense, culminating in the final realization. 

The action choreography...  the one scene with Max initially rolling up on the WarRig was one of my favorite fight-action scenes ever.  It was effing brilliant, the whole thing...  and it went on a good while.  So visceral, so "survival is paramount."  Yet beautiful in some places.  There was no music during much of that sequence if I recall.  I struggle to find a better one that was man vs. woman.  Oddly, the last time I was that into Theron was when she was face-down on the bed for Tobey McGuire.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: MahrinSkel on May 26, 2015, 12:56:33 PM
Yeah, when you just count lines of dialogue, it seems like there's no story. But when you count up story points, it's got at least as many as any action film, more than most. The redemption of the war boy, Furiosa's quest, Max's Hero's Journey, all the beats are there with only the elegant bare minimum of notes, yet never seeming rushed.

And in spite of the complexity of the fight scenes (hand to hand or vehicles), there's never a moment where you lose track of the action, feel like it's just a random flail.

Yeah, you could write all of the dialog on a napkin with room to spare. And it works, there's not a single place you can say 'they really need another line here'.

--Dave


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: pxib on May 26, 2015, 02:49:23 PM
This is what excellent action directing feels like. As wild as the scenes seem, they're all obviously meticulously planned and staged in long-form storyboarding. CG and shaky-cam have made a lot of directors lazy about this, acting like they can create a sensible continuity in editing or post production. Doing things the "old" way shows:

Cuts that include pieces of characters, vehicles, or scenery from the previous shot.
Giving a specific character or vehicle a dedicated side (or corner) of the screen for the duration of a fight.
Following a movement all the way to its completion rather than breaking to another shot part way through.

Basically all of the rules of cinema writ small. Each fight is a visual story made of smaller visual stories. Every stunt is a story. At that point, dialogue is practically unnecessary. If we're given the space to witness and understand them, actions - from a furrowed brow to mass-murder - speak louder than words.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 26, 2015, 02:51:49 PM
I think the fact that most of the effects were practical effects meant that the director is forced to plan those shots meticulously. If you don't know where every piece of machinery is going to be, somebody's going to get hurt.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 26, 2015, 03:57:08 PM
It really just shows how much the cinematography of modern action is a bunch of cheap-shit hackwork. "I don't have time to actually plan this fucking scene, so let's blow some shit up and shaky-cam it, post-process CGI where necessary."


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 26, 2015, 07:24:57 PM
Check out page 1 and 2 of this thread, by the way. You all know who you are.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on May 26, 2015, 08:09:01 PM
Check out page 1 and 2 of this thread, by the way. You all know who you are.


Darkwind is the closest thing to Car Wars I have ever seen. It is flawed, but it definitely scratches that itch.

I am in the minority- I wasn't terribly excited by the trailer. I may be officially too old for big budget action sequences. There was no substance to it- just lots of explosions. Meh.

Hey look, I nailed it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 26, 2015, 09:02:38 PM
It was not pg-13 therefore my earlier worries were unfounded.  I have no shame though, the pg-13 curse has burned me with several movies.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 27, 2015, 03:00:50 AM
Miller is such a crazy fuck. He actually thinks the whole trilogy is better desaturated to black and white (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mad-Max-Fury-Road-Blu-ray-Have-An-Awesome-Special-Feature-71627.html) and wants that as a Blu-Ray extra.  Someone did it to the trailer and it is pretty badass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5s62tpM5fo

After thinking about it for a while after seeing it, Holt is definitely the secret MVP of the flick.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on May 27, 2015, 03:22:18 AM
Check out page 1 and 2 of this thread, by the way. You all know who you are.


I stand by what I said.  Happy Feet was a brutal and chilling movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 27, 2015, 03:30:55 AM
It's George Miller. It will be late, over-budget, and bug-fuck crazy with a 50/50 chance of being awesome or stupid.

Magic 8-Ball says....... Awesome.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 27, 2015, 11:49:52 AM
Miller is such a crazy fuck. He actually thinks the whole trilogy is better desaturated to black and white (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mad-Max-Fury-Road-Blu-ray-Have-An-Awesome-Special-Feature-71627.html) and wants that as a Blu-Ray extra.  Someone did it to the trailer and it is pretty badass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5s62tpM5fo

He's not wrong. Hell, the movie was practically duotone most of the way.

As for my predictions of page 1 and 2 - they were mostly "Fuck yeah" and "I cannot possibly be more erect."

I was right on the first one and wrong on the second.  :why_so_serious:

EDIT: Also, this is a good summary of how good this movie is by Chuck Wendig (http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/05/26/how-mad-max-fury-road-turns-your-writing-advice-into-roadkill/).


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on May 27, 2015, 12:23:11 PM

Giving a specific character or vehicle a dedicated side (or corner) of the screen for the duration of a fight.


I was clapping and grinning because of this during the warrig vs. warboy anti-spike gusoline spitrace.  

edit: a lot of this movie has so much depth I sometimes wonder if it was just accidental or Miller had really planned it out that way.  

I've gotta drive cross-country again and I'm literally canvassing the country looking for the best theatre to see it again in, but sadly now it's gotta fight Ultron and Tomorrowland for theatre-space.  Something tells me that ship has sailed and we'll have to wait for the cult following and re-release.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 27, 2015, 09:58:02 PM
Heh, check the Q&A and reviews:

Silver Color Mist food coloring (http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-5521-Silver-Color-Mist/dp/B005KTVG86/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1432695858&sr=1-1&keywords=wilton+silver+color+mist)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on May 27, 2015, 10:41:22 PM
Win.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Triax on May 28, 2015, 05:24:49 AM
Heh, check the Q&A and reviews:

Silver Color Mist food coloring (http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-5521-Silver-Color-Mist/dp/B005KTVG86/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1432695858&sr=1-1&keywords=wilton+silver+color+mist)

Gah, that was a serious case of the giggles for me.  The comments are way too much fun when I'm this sleep-dep'd


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Malakili on May 28, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGHRWMRUgAALBPA.jpg)

<edit> Unborked it for you


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 28, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
Unbreakable: Furiosa. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSuat6MSwT4)   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on May 28, 2015, 11:11:08 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/704172/F13%20Photos/MediocreJoe.jpg)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 29, 2015, 12:05:38 AM
Dibs!


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mattemeo on May 29, 2015, 07:09:03 AM
Finally got to see this yesterday (visiting the folks and no one else around was interested).

Probably going to be one of my favourite movies of all time. I didn't think it would be better than Mad Max 2: Road Warrior. And yet it was. In every conceivable way. For once, I can say I've seen a film where every cent of every dollar of the $150,000,000 it cost is right there, on screen. Being blown the fuck up. And then run over.

I love the fact that Hardy plays Max akin to a hyper-violent Charlie Chaplin-esque physical act who revels in the near total silence of his survivalist stoicism. I love that the film is really and totally about Furiosa, and how much of a fucking badass and a natural leader she is. Theron is incredible. I need more of her, and I need more parts like hers and actors like her to make cinema and story telling a better experience. I love that Nux even exists (Nicholas Hoult clearly not content with being the best thing about the X-men reboot). WITNESS! I love that the music beats are represented on screen. I love that I can literally see Brendan McCarthy's concept art come to life, and that he shared the script with Miller. I love that Miller has somehow made this impossible, brilliant movie after spending 20 years faffing with CG penguins and a pig. I love that I realised the guy that played Toe Cutter from the very first Mad Max is playing Immortan Joe. Fuck I love this movie.

Chrome. As. Fuck.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 30, 2015, 02:21:20 AM
Word of mouth is starting to pay off for this. Tues-Thurs it jumped over Pitch Perfect 2 in the daily box office which is unusual.  It might be the #2 movie this weekend.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on May 30, 2015, 07:25:23 PM
I think we're going again this week before it leaves theaters with big screens. It's just a great experience. I didn't leave it with a single "I would have done that differently" or "The studio must have demanded that". It feels like something that just completely evaded a bunch of defensive systems to hit the exhaust port on the Death Star.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: KallDrexx on May 31, 2015, 06:42:31 PM
Just got out of seeing this.  My favorite quote was when we were leaving the theater and my friend goes "I have no idea what I just watched but it was awesome".

If was everything I expected and loads of fun, my other friend and I were just giddy the whole movie.  It was definitely much more entertaining seeing it in a theater than at home.

That being said, I really want to play Borderlands 2 again.......


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 31, 2015, 08:39:27 PM
Word of mouth is starting to pay off for this. Tues-Thurs it jumped over Pitch Perfect 2 in the daily box office which is unusual.  It might be the #2 movie this weekend.

Dropped to 4th behind Tomorrowland and Pitch Perfect 2, with San Andreas cleaning house this weekend.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on May 31, 2015, 08:53:47 PM
Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and Mad Max are all pretty close with less than a million separating them in the estimates. All things considered, Mad Max is holding pretty well.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on May 31, 2015, 09:04:49 PM
Ya, MM had a lower percentage drop than the others who are hanging around.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on May 31, 2015, 09:08:18 PM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on June 01, 2015, 09:25:54 AM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:

It's crazy how much money his movies have made.  His early comedy/family movies didn't work at all.  Embracing what made him famous in the WWE, his physicality and charm, and doing more action type roles was the best decision he ever made.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on June 01, 2015, 09:34:53 AM
Heh, check the Q&A and reviews:

Silver Color Mist food coloring (http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-710-5521-Silver-Color-Mist/dp/B005KTVG86/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1432695858&sr=1-1&keywords=wilton+silver+color+mist)

"What a spray, what a lovely spray!" :thumbs_up:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on June 01, 2015, 10:20:41 AM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:

It's crazy how much money his movies have made.  His early comedy/family movies didn't work at all.  Embracing what made him famous in the WWE, his physicality and charm, and doing more action type roles was the best decision he ever made.

He's always done that. But just like any actor, you make enough movies, and some of them are going to be clunkers. Hell, his first movies were action movies.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ragnoros on June 01, 2015, 10:36:07 AM
Austin PSA: This will be in Imax (2D near as I can tell) from June 12, 2015 - June 25, 2015 at Bob Bullock.

My body is not ready.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on June 01, 2015, 11:36:23 AM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:

It's crazy how much money his movies have made.  His early comedy/family movies didn't work at all.  Embracing what made him famous in the WWE, his physicality and charm, and doing more action type roles was the best decision he ever made.

The best decision he ever made was doing Fast and Furious movies. Hercules and G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn't exactly set the box office on fire.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ginaz on June 01, 2015, 07:32:01 PM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:

It's crazy how much money his movies have made.  His early comedy/family movies didn't work at all.  Embracing what made him famous in the WWE, his physicality and charm, and doing more action type roles was the best decision he ever made.

The best decision he ever made was doing Fast and Furious movies. Hercules and G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn't exactly set the box office on fire.

Umm...not really.  GI Joe made over $375 million and Hercules made over $240 million.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=gijoe2.htm
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hercules2014.htm


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on June 01, 2015, 08:21:14 PM
The Rock has been labeled the "Franchise Saver" as he's boosted almost everything he's ever been added in to.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on June 01, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
Not really much you can do against the Rock anyway.   :awesome_for_real:

It's crazy how much money his movies have made.  His early comedy/family movies didn't work at all.  Embracing what made him famous in the WWE, his physicality and charm, and doing more action type roles was the best decision he ever made.

The best decision he ever made was doing Fast and Furious movies. Hercules and G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn't exactly set the box office on fire.

Umm...not really.  GI Joe made over $375 million and Hercules made over $240 million.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=gijoe2.htm
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hercules2014.htm

Yes, fortunately the International box office can even help clunkers like Battleship, After Earth, John Carter, Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet, Grown Ups 2, and the Robocop reboot get into the 200-300 million range.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on June 01, 2015, 08:36:43 PM
Even without the international numbers, the GI Joe movie almost made back its budget as did Herc.

I'm happy to see that MM is over 130mil past its budget with this weekend's numbers. Strong showing even in its 3rd week and you can argue it split second with PP2 and Tommorow land since those were within a 644k range of each other at 14.1 to 14.8 million.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=main&yr=2015&wknd=22&p=.htm


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on June 02, 2015, 02:13:26 PM
I went to a theatre in Amarillo a few days ago and they were still giving away MM shwag posters.  The hype and appreciation for this movie is definitely there post initial release; I'm glad.  Considering this is one of the most dense summer movie seasons I can remember, they're doing well.

I've actually started to look for collectibles but all I'm finding is signed posters.  I'd really like some props from this film but I'll assume they've got everything locked up in a warehouse ala Paramount for use in further movies.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Goreschach on June 02, 2015, 02:24:01 PM
I'll assume they've got everything locked up in a warehouse ala Paramount for use in further movies.

More like Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on June 02, 2015, 06:09:46 PM
I think all bronies should die in a glue factory fire, but this was pretty damn cool.

http://nerdist.com/mad-max-fury-road-my-little-pony-because-of-course/?gallery=260978#gallery


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Setanta on June 03, 2015, 03:20:36 AM
I prefer this
http://nerdist.com/thinkgeek-unveils-mad-max-fury-road-power-wheels/


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ghambit on June 03, 2015, 04:50:45 PM
I'll assume they've got everything locked up in a warehouse ala Paramount for use in further movies.

More like Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's been said these big studios literally have warehouses such as you describe.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mattemeo on June 08, 2015, 11:58:16 AM
Picked up the soundrack today. It's so good, even without the visuals, it makes me feel physically sick. Does anyone else get like that?

Brothers in Arms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgYnKu8RYAU)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on June 08, 2015, 06:03:40 PM
Been listening to it regularly. It's great.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Abagadro on June 09, 2015, 01:50:09 AM
Watch Junkie XL create the drums:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHIBo3d4Rw

He has a whole series. Really interesting if you are interested in the scoring process.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mattemeo on June 09, 2015, 05:20:59 AM
That's just made my morning. I'm on a real percussion kick lately; I knew Holkenborg did all the drums himself but the way he did them I didn't know. Obviously it sounds like a hundred drummers on timps/surdos/toms etc but the idea of recording 500 different drums at varying tunings to such an incredible sample clarity and effectively designing each note in CuBase is staggering. No wonder it took him over a year to put the soundtrack together.

Though now I want a blu-ray with all those samples on so I can play with them...


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on July 02, 2015, 12:29:37 AM
Witness me! (http://i.imgur.com/VOzJlRE.gifv)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on July 02, 2015, 09:24:10 AM
That's got to be Russia. Goddamn nutso Russians.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: shiznitz on July 02, 2015, 12:49:17 PM
Witness me! (http://i.imgur.com/VOzJlRE.gifv)

Now someone just has to set them on fire.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on July 02, 2015, 01:27:19 PM
It's russia, wait 5 minutes.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on August 12, 2015, 02:06:17 AM
It's now available on Amazon streaming for $14-19, I think I'll wait another two weeks for the Blu-ray.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on August 12, 2015, 10:47:01 AM
In the mean time, Mondo (http://mondotees.com/) has some pretty sweet posters. They're running at timed exclusive on this instead of their normal "storm the gates and miss out" method.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Severian on August 16, 2015, 05:27:31 PM
Deleted Scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB0D-Egq46M)


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Threash on August 19, 2015, 05:57:39 PM
After watching the movie it seems like the difference between R rated and PG13 would have been extremely small while making a huge difference at the box office.  This wasn't like Deadpool going all out with the blood and violence, maybe just toning down the wet tshirt contest and face ripping would have been enough.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on August 19, 2015, 06:33:56 PM
After watching the movie it seems like the difference between R rated and PG13 would have been extremely small while making a huge difference at the box office.  This wasn't like Deadpool going all out with the blood and violence, maybe just toning down the wet tshirt contest and face ripping would have been enough.
As a counter arguement, the film was awesome and made money. I'm glad they didn't tone it down.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Samwise on August 20, 2015, 12:58:42 AM
After watching the movie it seems like the difference between R rated and PG13 would have been extremely small while making a huge difference at the box office.  This wasn't like Deadpool going all out with the blood and violence, maybe just toning down the wet tshirt contest and face ripping would have been enough.

Fuck that.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on August 20, 2015, 10:16:08 AM
Yeah, I just looked at the box office. It has made back its production budget just on US box office receipts alone and over twice its budget if you factor in international. There was no reason to compromise on the R-rating - it wouldn't have served the story and the movie made bank anyway.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Miguel on August 20, 2015, 03:50:26 PM
My wife never fully watches movies at home - like NEVER.  She always has her laptop open or a tablet reading something else.  15 minutes in I look over and see the laptop closed and her watching intently, and I was giving her a "WTF???" look and she didn't even notice.

Jesus Christ that was glorious.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on August 20, 2015, 06:00:20 PM
WITNESS


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: stray on September 17, 2015, 04:00:29 AM
All of those complaints about feminist injection? True. But I'm shallow enough to enjoy action and car crashes.

Also, Mad Max is a superfluous clown character. There's no point to him anymore. Which is a shame. It could've been all Furiosa and gone full retard with feminism, and I still would've been entertained.


The biggest lull is when they don't find the Oasis and there aren't any car crashes. And I get a little exposition on the setting of Mad Max and old women. Which sucks. I don't care. This is why Thunderdome sucked.


Last 15 minutes of Road Warrior is still better.



Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on September 17, 2015, 10:03:22 AM
Buy a new fedora?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: stray on September 17, 2015, 10:14:35 AM
Buy a new fedora?

Is that post for me?

Either way, I like my sun tan.


I was simply entertained. I don't understand the complaints about feminism. All I care about is a product. That's the problem with games. If they're going to shoehorn their bullshit, they could at least make good products. Instead we get shit.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on September 17, 2015, 10:25:39 AM
Why do you think it was shoehorned in, other than just being a part of the story?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: stray on September 17, 2015, 10:36:07 AM
Why do you think it was shoehorned in, other than just being a part of the story?

I never said it was. I said Mad Max seemed superfluous and I could have enjoyed a story that was just Furiosa. It seems like the Furiosa story was the main one. Doesn't sound like shoehorning to me.... when it's the main basis. It's barely a Mad Max movie. And I'm fine with that. It had car crashes.


I said games have shoehorned things. Not this.


Other than that, the whole Fedora thing is for guilt ridden white dudes. Leave me out of it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on September 17, 2015, 10:57:00 AM
Your original post had a few lines in it that seemed particularly fedory, especially the opening line and the retard/feminism bit. But, I'm apparently reading into it. So be it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: stray on September 17, 2015, 11:02:09 AM
Your original post had a few lines in it that seemed particularly fedory, especially the opening line and the retard/feminism bit. But, I'm apparently reading into it. So be it.

Cool. I don't recognize your name.. I've been gone for 3 years or so, so I'm just having fun posting whatever meets my eye. In any case, some must remember me enough to laugh at this.

Only point is that I was entertained and tried to ignore the dumb shit. I think it's a shame that Max turned into a joke character.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: tazelbain on September 17, 2015, 11:14:27 AM
Also, Mad Max is a superfluous clown character. There's no point to him anymore. Which is a shame. It could've been all Furiosa and gone full retard with feminism, and I still would've been entertained.
I like the comparison to Spider. The guy passed in to legend.

EDIT: I.E. Post Apocalypitic Odysseus


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on September 17, 2015, 11:16:08 AM
The movie had no shit parts, your argument, like furiosa is invalid.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: stray on September 17, 2015, 11:21:59 AM
The movie had no shit parts, your argument, like furiosa is invalid.

Damn. I can't even be that proud of stuff I created myself. But definitely not someone else's.

I kind of make a shitty "fanatic", I guess.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: angry.bob on September 25, 2015, 09:03:37 PM
This was pretty terrible. It was as if Micheal Bay made a remake of Thunderdome without any of the plot to slow stuff down.

Also, this needed to not have Mad Max in the title.

Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a completely cunty shitwad in interviews.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Samwise on September 25, 2015, 10:52:27 PM
Well, at least the crazy contingent is all in agreement on this one.   :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Surlyboi on September 26, 2015, 12:06:49 AM
Well, he is right about Tom Hardy though. Guy's a festering shitweasel to lots of people.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on September 26, 2015, 12:34:31 AM
I will make one complaint about the film. In the scene before he gets the chain cut off his neck, only the blood line is showing, not the chain.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Threash on September 26, 2015, 12:01:13 PM
This was pretty terrible. It was as if Micheal Bay made a remake of Thunderdome without any of the plot to slow stuff down.

Also, this needed to not have Mad Max in the title.

Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a completely cunty shitwad in interviews.

In a long and storied career of being wrong this is truly your magnum opus.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Ironwood on September 26, 2015, 12:02:21 PM
Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a completely cunty shitwad in interviews.

Link ?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Hawkbit on September 26, 2015, 01:09:10 PM
Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a completely cunty shitwad in interviews.

Link ?


I don't have links, but he gets very shitty to people that want to ask about his sexuality. Which, he should, because it's none of anyone's fucking business and has zero relevance to his ability as an actor.

I'm of the exact opposite opinion on bob's post, but this is not new territory for me.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: angry.bob on September 26, 2015, 02:38:16 PM
Well, here's a link (http://defamer.gawker.com/remember-when-tom-hardy-had-sex-with-men-1707182772) that will help put things into context for this next thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNOBl1CQ2dg

Summary:

Back when Hardy was a nobody actor and myspace beefcake model he played a closeted gay english mob guy. He gave an interview to a gay magazine. When asked if he had ever had sexual experiences with other men he said yes and bunch of other shit. Quotes are in the first link. Inception comes out and the interview gets reprinted in a bigger magazine. Hardy comes out with a "Wait a minute, I'm all man. Gay stuff doesn't bug me, but I don''t like dicks. I've never put my dick in another guy and never had a dick in my ass." Apparently follow ups about his mouth go unresolved.

So now, the second clip is from a press conference for Legend, where he plays the Kray brothers. So once again, a role directly related to homosexuality. The guy asking the question did a really terrible job following up and clarifying, and it certainly wasn't the ideal setting for the question. But it's not as if the question was random bullshit out of thin air, or not related to the role, and it certainly has a direct relevance to Hardy's history in the industry. There were a lot of other ways Hardy could have dealt with that weren't as dickish. For instance pointing out that it's the second gay gangster he's played, but that doesn't make him a gangster either. Or an answer about the importance of public perceptions on an actor's career. Or an answer about the natural sexual experimentation during youth. Or just saying it's not something he talks about anymore because what he's said in the past has been taken out of context. Or, in this case not taken a general question about the difficulty in discussing sexuality in the industry and turned it into a specific, direct question about himself just so he could be a dick.

That's just one example though and he gets like that about any subject, not just his sexuality. That's pretty much the way he is. He just has no tact or class. I get a really strong Russel Crowe level asshole vibe from him. Hopefully he torpedoes himself like Crowe before he gets Crowes success.

This was pretty terrible. It was as if Micheal Bay made a remake of Thunderdome without any of the plot to slow stuff down.

Also, this needed to not have Mad Max in the title.

Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a completely cunty shitwad in interviews.

In a long and storied career of being wrong this is truly your magnum opus.
The three statements I made are all factually correct. If you disagree then state your case. Otherwise slink back under whatever shitass rock you crawled out from to snark like a bitch.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Evildrider on September 26, 2015, 02:48:57 PM
Dude sucked a dick and now has PTSD and gets agitated when the subject is broached. 


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Threash on September 26, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
"This was pretty terrible" is not a factually correct statement, it's an opinion.  The opinion of someone who is wrong about everything ever to be more exact. "It was as if Michael Bay made a remake of Thuderdome without any of the plot to slow stuff down" is once again an opinion, once again coming from you, which makes it factual only in your addled brain. Just because YOU can't figure out a plot without a George Lucas style introductory crawl doesn't mean every movie needs to be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. "Also, this needed to not have Mad Max in the title" doesn't even make it to the opinion level, it is more of a suggestion and a pretty idiotic one to boot.  "Also, fuck Tom Hardy for being a complete cunty shitwad in interviews" no, fuck cunty shitwad interviewers for asking personal questions about where someone likes to put their dick, Tom Hardy's reaction was fucking perfect.  Also, that's not a factual statement you dumb asshole, its your retarded opinion.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Velorath on September 26, 2015, 03:05:16 PM
I don't see any problem with the way Tom Hardy responded in that video. The way Bob set it up I was expecting some crazy fucking rant, but I think Hardy responds about as well as anyone could have when you're there to promote a movie as opposed to talking about sexual orientation in the film industry. Also in that article excerpt he states pretty unambiguously "But I’m not into men sexually". I'm not sure why any "journalists" would feel the need to follow that up. Are they asking for specifics about what he's done with other guys? If he touched another man's dick at some point in his life does that somehow make him gay, even if he's not actually into men sexually? Is there any reason anyone should give a shit?

Edit: Debated just deleting this post because there's really no need to help Bob drag a movie thread down into politics, especially since he has his own thread down there for this sort of stuff, but I'll refrain from deleting my post for now.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on September 26, 2015, 10:28:18 PM
Bob gets bored with the traffic in Politics now and again and goes cruising. I'm just surprised he didn't decide to talk about Furiosa.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 26, 2015, 10:33:41 PM
Bob gets bored with the traffic in Politics now and again and goes cruising. I'm just surprised he didn't decide to talk about Furiosa.


Pleased don't fucking give him any ideas about additional topics for here, either.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on September 27, 2015, 12:14:10 PM
Yeah, I don't really see anything wrong with Tom Hardy's comments or his reactions in that video. I thought the question was kind of stupid.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on September 27, 2015, 12:46:43 PM
Yeah, I don't really see anything wrong with Tom Hardy's comments or his reactions in that video. I thought the question was kind of stupid.

If some "reporter" started asking me about my sex life, I think I would tell them to fuck right off.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: NowhereMan on September 27, 2015, 01:23:54 PM
It seemed like a pretty dumb question that was either so broad as to be largely off-topic (if we take it to be all about Hollywood and sexual openness) or so specific as to just be asking Hardy if he finds it difficult to talk about his sexuality (though again pretty off-topic). The reporter really did a bad job of linking it to the movie.  He was kind of a dick about it but nothing seemed to be Russel Crowe levels.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Xuri on September 27, 2015, 01:55:15 PM
This movie could have been named "There and Back Again". Because that was the entire plot, really; Going from location A to location Ć (they moved slightly past their intended target, Z, and went all the way into the Norwegian alphabet), and then back to start again. With explosions along the way at C, D, H, M, N, R, S, T, U, W and X.

Entertaining, but I hope it doesn't win any "storyline of the year" awards.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: NowhereMan on September 27, 2015, 02:09:50 PM
I don't people are blown away by the depth and complexity of the plot, what is impressive is how little dialogue and plot manages to convey a pretty well told story. There is very, very little dialogue really in this movie but at no point was I ever bored and just hoping something would happen. Neither was I ever confused about who the fuck someone was, what they were doing or why they were doing it. I mean some of the why was down to my own interpretation but I had plenty of material to base my guesses off. It's a good example of visual storytelling.

I found the separation of the viewpoint character from really the 'main' character of the plot interesting. I enjoyed it because I thought the movie was strong enough to carry that and I think it's a brave creative choice that's really fucking rare in Hollywood movies. I thought it was handled well but it's going to be jarring for people because it's not something we commonly see. I know my dad hated it because Max didn't really do anything and spent the first third stuck to the front of a car (he also hated the Man from UNCLE because it was all too stylised). I think it's fair to bring that up as something you didn't like about the movie, I think it's wrong to use it as a critique of why it's a bad movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on September 27, 2015, 02:56:58 PM
Trying to do complex, over-the-top "EPIC" stories in every film is one of the reasons so many fail and are unfulfilling after being watched. The reliance on exposition rather than telling things visually in modern films doesn't help, either.

Somewhere along the way studios forgot sometimes you can tell a simple story and do it well. This movie did that and was well-rewarded for it.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on September 28, 2015, 11:33:35 AM
One criticism I often have for movies is "that story was basically 2 pages worth" because all too often Hollywood tries to stretch that thin veneer into 2-2.5 hour movies and it doesn't work. Michael Bay is a huge culprit of this because things like his Transformers movies are these huge, sweeping, epic shitfests that when boiled down become 2 pages of story surrounded by 80 gigs of Baysplosions. And even that 2 pages is utterly fucking incomprehensible (the second Transformers movie was this - the story never made sense even though it was essentially robots fight over new thingie).

Fury Road wasn't great because it was a vast, complicated story - it was simple story told visually with style. Everything made sense with the barest of exposition. And it was visually stunning. It should be required viewing for every action director/screenwriter ever.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rendakor on September 28, 2015, 04:15:50 PM
The reliance on exposition rather than telling things visually in modern films doesn't help, either.
This right here is why I loved this film; Fury Road nails "show, don't tell."


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: sickrubik on October 06, 2015, 02:56:39 PM
there's nothing modern about exposition. Bond films, My Dinner with Andre, Noir Films....


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Mattemeo on October 06, 2015, 06:20:30 PM
Picked it up on blu-ray yesterday, watched it over dinner with some family who hadn't seen it yet. Pretty much everyone forgot they were eating at various points. If you can make my family shut the fuck up and/or tear themselves away from hot chicken and crusty french bread for a movie, you're working miracles. Miller had them.

Quote of the night: 'Well, there goes the hot one..." - my sister's GF as Splendid meets Monster Truck.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Slayerik on October 08, 2015, 06:11:43 AM
Maybe I was really tired but I fell asleep in this. Explosions. Driving. Couple hotties. Psycho white guys wanting to die for mask dude. Driving through the desert. Breaking down for 10 minutes but somehow the huge pack of bloodthirsty speeding maniacs seem to be taking their time. I made it to some mountain pass where they had some deal and I think I passed out then. I'll probably try rewatching it just cause I usually agree with the majority in here, but I wasn't super awed by this in any way.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 08, 2015, 10:48:21 AM
Maybe I was really tired but I fell asleep in this. Explosions. Driving. Couple hotties. Psycho white guys wanting to die for mask dude. Driving through the desert. Breaking down for 10 minutes but somehow the huge pack of bloodthirsty speeding maniacs seem to be taking their time. I made it to some mountain pass where they had some deal and I think I passed out then. I'll probably try rewatching it just cause I usually agree with the majority in here, but I wasn't super awed by this in any way.
Pretty much exactly my response. I was bored for long sections of the movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Sir T on October 08, 2015, 11:34:09 AM
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Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Shannow on October 14, 2015, 09:38:49 AM
Tried watching on a plane. I'm kinda with Van Damme and dumpster fire on this one.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Teleku on October 14, 2015, 02:37:31 PM
It is a very visual movie, so an airplane probably doesn't do much justice to it.  I only ever saw Gravity on an airplane, and was equally unimpressed with it, despite a lot of the praise given to it by people here.  Same goes for Oblivion, though I think it suffered other major issues, heh.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on December 24, 2015, 10:34:15 PM
We've been looking for a new Xmas Eve movie to replace Fellowship of the Ring, and we tried this. On a big screen TV, it totally fit the bill. This is a ridiculously entertaining and sometimes beautiful movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on February 28, 2016, 08:53:55 PM
How many academy awards is this going to take???


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on February 28, 2016, 10:40:53 PM
Apparently every single effects one. I'm beginning to think it will get picture too.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Rasix on February 29, 2016, 12:37:59 AM
There was too much Oscar bait for that to happen.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on February 29, 2016, 11:47:56 AM
Yeah, there's no way this was getting best pic or director nods. #OscarsHateSciFi


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Furiously on February 29, 2016, 12:57:07 PM
He has one from happy feet, they gave his wife one that night for editing. How many did the movie win? Six or seven total?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: HaemishM on February 29, 2016, 01:28:20 PM
Six. Just not in the glory categories.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: carnifex27 on March 01, 2016, 03:54:22 AM
Which is really a shame. That scene where Immortan Joe tells his people to avoid getting addicted to water gave me chills. Literally. Last time I can remember a movie affecting me like that was Strangeland.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 04, 2016, 10:09:36 AM
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‏@ConanOBrien

Sorry you didn’t win Best Picture, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but if Trump wins the election, you can re-submit for “Best Documentary.”


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: SurfD on March 05, 2016, 06:16:53 AM
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Sorry you didn’t win Best Picture, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but if Trump wins the election, you can re-submit for “Best Documentary.”

But Would it win against Idiocracy?


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: lamaros on July 17, 2017, 09:02:11 PM
Very bump.

Watched this on my tv. At first I was a bit meh, then I quite liked it. Then it dragged just a little, then I really liked it.

It's essentially cirque du Solei does SF odyssey, but it does it really well.

I'd love to see it at the cinema.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Samwise on July 17, 2017, 10:11:17 PM
I think I saw Fury Road in the theater three times.  Once by myself (because when it first came out it got rave reviews and I was afraid if I didn't go see it on my own I might end up never seeing it in the theater), then once with family and once with friends.  It held up really well to repeat viewings.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: K9 on July 18, 2017, 03:15:26 PM
I caught this in cinemas when they re-released it in black and white; it's definitely the better way to watch this film imo. I think the DVD includes it by default.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Severian on July 18, 2017, 04:49:13 PM
I saw it in the theater twice, back to back nights. The second night I was in an overpriced "D-BOX" seat which moved and shook with the action. Never had tried them before, probably won't again, but it was both distracting and awesome. As if the film wasn't already visceral.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: SurfD on July 18, 2017, 06:11:13 PM
I saw it in the theater twice, back to back nights. The second night I was in an overpriced "D-BOX" seat which moved and shook with the action. Never had tried them before, probably won't again, but it was both distracting and awesome. As if the film wasn't already visceral.
Mad Max and Fast and the Furious movies are the kind of thing that D-Box was literally made for.  Most other stuff isn't worth it, but anything with kickass vehicular action is almost always better in D-Box (Though I mainly only say that because I work at a movie theater and can watch D-Box movies for free :P  )


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Merusk on July 18, 2017, 11:39:14 PM
I caught this in cinemas when they re-released it in black and white; it's definitely the better way to watch this film imo. I think the DVD includes it by default.

Well I know what I'm watching tomorrow.. I didn't realize that.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: Khaldun on July 19, 2017, 06:29:13 AM
This has become our new Christmas movie.


Title: Re: Mad Max: Fury Road
Post by: lamaros on December 30, 2018, 06:41:42 AM
This has become our new Christmas movie.


Yes I'm bumping this again. I bought a new TV and okish speakers. This movie is insanely good. Almost perfect. I can't think of anything else I've seen in a long time that comes close.