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« on: June 02, 2015, 10:01:57 PM »

Mr. Ihavefury will tell you the exact same thing.

It's a whole different kind of animal compared to traditional action films.

Send Hollywood a message that we want more movies like this.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 11:06:08 PM »

I agree. It was awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 01:01:37 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 09:41:51 AM »

Haven't yet, but I'm planning on it. It's right up my alley. I'm just giving it a little time to die down in popularity. Crowded theaters are a waste of ticket prices, IMO. Thankfully, everything is digital these days, so I don't have to worry about the tape being all old and cut up and shit.
Seriously can't wait. There's an awesome craft brewery next door to our favorite theater, so chances are I'll be half drunk to increase viewing pleasure. =D
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 11:59:57 AM »

Oh man, haha, I love crowded theaters. The energy of the audience always gets me pumped.

Related (no spoilers) best song in Mad Max:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaL6NxTvWRM
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 12:34:31 PM »

I saw it and agree with everyone that it was excellent. It was more than just your typical action movie. It had symbolism, character development, an intriguing world, and no pretension.

My favorite part was

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near the end when Max finally tells Furiosa his name. I loved how it wasn't just telling her his name, but an assertion and reaffirmation of his identity, sanity, and his role as protector. I thought that was a perfect way to resolve his internal conflict, and endure him to Furiosa and the wives.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 10:07:25 PM »

^ 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
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2015, 03:06:30 AM »

One of the two good action movies that I've seen in the past 5 years. The other one was The Edge of Tomorrow.
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