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 Posted:   Nov 6, 2015 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I enjoyed it very much.
However, I don't think it surpasses THE ROAD WARRIOR.

For me the big difference is the reality of the action sequences. TRW was truly breathtaking because you could tell they were really doing the stuff (or it damn well looked like they were!)
MMFR , on blu-ray at least, had a lot of fake looking stuff with rear projection being very obvious.

Perhaps the cg was better realized in the theater.
Coolest stunts: the pole vaulters - AWESOME!

check it out!
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2015 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Ralph   (Member)

Jalopy survivalism in the aftermath of apocalypse became the central theme of Miller’s hyper Argosy tale “The Road Warrior.” That wasn’t the original intention; the director had in mind a Joseph Campbell-inspired myth about a loner hero warring against anti-chivalry. The story would evolve into an inflated Jung-heavy pulp journey mixing greed for the 7 Sisters oil and other natural resources with tongue-in-cheek s & m among the lususes naturae. In “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the jalopies — including a Valiant Charger, Cadillac DeVille, Mercedes-Benz Limo — remain prominent and likewise ready for a spread in the annual post-nuke edition of Auto Restoration. Even Rolling Stone will want to wax poetic about the traveling stage complete with multiple speakers and a cuming-with-fire guitar, in essence an update on the history of music in battle.

For a while this 34-years-later retread stays marginally entertaining, with some visual eye-candy supplied by John Seale. Then the inevitable: the de rigueur format takes over, a loss of interest builds, and in spite of Miller’s aim to rely on “real” effects and reduce the expensive fakery, everything begins to look like an overload of tired CGI. Just one example: butching up Charlize Theron isn’t enough so the tricksters give her a gratuitous prosthesis. Devotees, including many here at FSM, talk about the movie’s “depth” and “intelligence,” as if Theron as a stand-in for Sigourney Weaver qualifies, neglecting the fact that viewers have to overlook a few of her lassie charges appearing to be creepy groupies not very eager to be rescued from the Outback’s chief ogre (who needs clarifying subtitles) and that the lady seeders called the Vuvalini are, by optical appraisal, a terminal fancy. The cheat of Miller’s scorched, desolate domain is that sex seems the province of the aberrant, but what are we to make that here he adds ghostly white, kohl-eyed saltpeters from Cirque du Soleil as sub for the Hell’s Angels bondage in “TRW”? No surprise in Miller duplicating “TRW” climax, yet even with the Cirque du “pole dudes” it’s a lot less exciting — very minute is storyboarded to death. He also lifts the wrong bits from “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdrome,” what with the menagerie of freaks laboring to utilize the makeshift mechanics. (Okay, there aren’t any “right” bits to lift, either.)

Difficult diva Tom Hardy as the current Max isn’t provided the lengthy stargazing shots that Miller gave Mel Gibson. Wrong penalty: both the audience and the movie require Hardy’s testosterone. What’s allowed, once the iron bar mask is removed, manages to be sufficient to guess the potential to re-charge Max’s batteries and in the next outing confirm he can get it up for someone else, moving beyond suspicions of autosexuality. There is one surprise: Occasionally suggesting a British Tom Berenger, Hardy becomes a bonnie version as well as the ideal candidate to do the bio of Charles Laughton.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This movie is still my all time favorite! Can't wait for the next one which is still being held up by a lawsuit. But in the meantime I can't wait for Miller's next film THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. He's my all time favorite director too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Love it.

Can't help but wish Mel Gibson was still Max.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

You ever get that feeling of "If there was just one more ______ movie"? Happened to me all the time with the Mad Max franchise. And with Fury Road, I can honestly say that this film delivered on that hope and I can't get over how good it is! I was ready to settle for a decent five minute action scene so long as it was Mad Max, but the whole movie wound up being a triumph! I simply cannot get over how much I enjoyed this film!

How many directors do you know who actually get better when they're given bigger budgets for subsequent movies? George Miller is such a unique director.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Thumbs up from me!

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I must admit i watched this with some trepidation of "oh that'll be another movie old henry over-promotes with his generous 10 scoring" - wink but fair play to him, it had a good pace and was most decent.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I must admit i watched this with some trepidation of "oh that'll be another movie old henry over-promotes with his generous 10 scoring" - wink but fair play to him, it had a good pace and was most decent.

Oh, henry's just a generally positive person. I wish I could be more like that, actually...

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm torn, it just looks so ugly. I don't like the look of the characters and if I can't get past that I won't enjoy the film. But then its also got that band of hot babes in it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm torn, it just looks so ugly. I don't like the look of the characters and if I can't get past that I won't enjoy the film. But then its also got that band of hot babes in it.

My friend, I just had the flu and this film helped get me through it!wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm torn, it just looks so ugly. I don't like the look of the characters and if I can't get past that I won't enjoy the film. But then its also got that band of hot babes in it.

solium, I have an idea, if you don't like the looks of it watch the black and white version.smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I really enjoy the movie but Tom Hardy can't act to save his life.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Another cool thing about this film is it also works as a silent film, with story and character development achieved through visuals. You could literally turn the sound off and still know what's going on.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I really enjoy the movie but Tom Hardy can't act to save his life.

I've never seen him in anything except Dark Knight Rises but that doesn't count.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)


I must say I enjoyed reading Ralph's review/comments on this film. It reminded me of some of the "tougher" critical essays of yesteryear written by some of the great critics, mostly gone now.

My own review to the film contains a far different perspective hopefully some will enjoy here:

http://thecinemacafe.com/the-cinema-treasure-hunter/2015/12/9/now-listen-to-me#Mad-Max%3A-Fury-Road

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I'm torn, it just looks so ugly. I don't like the look of the characters and if I can't get past that I won't enjoy the film. But then its also got that band of hot babes in it.

After having finally watched this on 4K Blu Ray with HDR recently, "ugly" is definitely not a word I would use to describe this film.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I really enjoy the movie but Tom Hardy can't act to save his life.

I've never seen him in anything except Dark Knight Rises but that doesn't count.


People rave about him in Bronson... but all I ever see when I look at him is Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm torn, it just looks so ugly. I don't like the look of the characters and if I can't get past that I won't enjoy the film. But then its also got that band of hot babes in it.

After having finally watched this on 4K Blu Ray with HDR recently, "ugly" is definitely not a word I would use to describe this film.


I agree with Khan. solium, you're one of the best buddy, but I think the cinematography is beautiful, it was nominated for an Oscar too. And, the costume design won the Oscar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Here is an interesting video on FURY ROAD!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2019 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Question guys, who has seen the Black & Chrome edition of FURY ROAD and what did you think? Did you prefer it over the color version or not?

 
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