^ Thematically the movie is absolutely insane, less was totally more. Between men, women, warlords, resources, and I especially love how the two main characters are both running to and from parts of their past.
I was completely floored by how well this film turned out --- and really, unexpectedly so, this almost feels like it came out of nowhere (indeed a lot of reactions seem to be people going in with "no expectations
" coming out pleasantly surprised).
It's odd, and for how big a nerd and geek I am, I have been happy at the "rise of Superheroes" hitting mainstream media and cinema... It hit hard and fast; and I feel like they're the only 'big action movies' released anymore.
Then along comes Mad Max, a revisitation to a bizarre world that -- and I don't get why exactly -- got it so damn right. Maybe because it the story doesn't force feed everything down your throat, maybe because it didn't bother to usher in predictable and unremarkable love interests, maybe because it (for the most part, as far as "action movies" go) doesn't show off ridiculously strong superpowers (beyond some ridiculously awesome welded cars). It basically does what an action movie should: Convey a sense of 'energy
', and that word basically sums up Mad Max's 2 hour run where besides a few moments the viewer can finally breath, there is a constant adrenaline throughout the whole thing.
Like Jimmy said as well, there's little pretension; and I think after so many films your expectations start getting in check with what you expect in these sorts of movies; they're popcorn flicks, you go in and have some fun even if it's not always good.... But Mad Max delivered in a way more action films should, but don't, it was probably the most literal attempt at a "full action movie
" we've seen in a while.
Anyways, between this and my other dumb lengthy post on it
, I think I'm done talking about it. :S
EDIT: Oh yeah, I took my BFF...he didn't like it. He's now a "BB" (Best Buddy).
EDIT II: Oh and here's some MLP x MM mashup dollsp
to give you nightmares