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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    yeah, all action with nothing else is like eating steak every day for a year. sure, a steak is a delicious thing, but all steak all of the time would start to become bland and you wouldn't remember how much you'd enjoyed it eventually...

    I only noticed the 3D really during the last accident, when everything flew towards the viewer, otherwise it didn't strike me as truly impressive...

    we must have watched different movies... I took to eating jalapenos from the snack area to stay awake!
    Gotcha on the steak ... I was only expecting steak I guess, so wasn't disappointed that was all there was on the menu!

    I know the scene you mean, yes there wasn't a constant of flying debris, I guess I liked how each scene seemed to incorporate the 3-D, from subtle to in-your-face, almost everywhere.

    Enjoyed hearing your thoughts, I wonder if some theatres are better for 3-D than others? It would stand to reason the answer is yes. And that there's an optimum viewing distance for it too ... (I'll google it later to satisfy my curiosity lol)!!!
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    I didn't do 3D
    +1 on the intense tho & drum & gtr soundsystem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Saw it Sunday afternoon with the hubby ... was ferocious non-stop action, fantastic 3-D effects. A sprinkle of reclaimed humanity and a dash of redemption.

    I always feel massively overstimulated by movies like these, but was glad I saw it in the theatre. I had the most visceral experience I've ever had in a 3-D movie, thought I was literally about to fall off a cliff. Kind of mind-blowing how it was like I was right in the scene! Worth seeing
    I had a lot of fun watching it and was glad I saw it in real 3d.
    Everything was so over the top. The guitarist really made me laugh.

    Acting was solid, story made sense, the stunts were pretty spectacular (and hugely real versus all CGI), great art/prop design. Usually when I laugh at a non-comedy, it's with derision; I laughed more than a few times here simply because it was so cool to watch and I couldn't believe they managed to go even crazier.

    I liked how Max didn't just become their "bud" when they met, it was a gradual process (including his opening up a bit). It seemed more authentic than your typical "everyone forced to join up" movies.
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    Finally, a summer movie that delivers a satisfying story and nails the ending. Almost reminds me of the heyday of summer movies in the 1980s. Only turned up to 11.

    The complaints people have about "no story" are puzzling to me. In an action movie, I'd rather have a simple story that's told coherently and well than a more complicated one that's riddled with plot holes, dead ends, and red herrings (see any Marvel movie or Transformers movie). George Miller has just schooled everyone making action movies.
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    hvaen't seen it...waiting for my bro to come into town...but it should be noted that the first two mad max movies story wise and acting wise were probably the two best movies ever made - aliens would keep it in a vault of humanities greatest accomplishments.

    that being said...i'm okay with this one having less story and more action because the actors can pull it off...and it seems like it does have a rad story anyways.
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    Watched it loved it loved the female character too.

    I think max in this version is a clear ISXP. I wouldnt even be surprised if he was an isfp.

    There is absolutel nothing that i saw in his which indicated he was a Ti user (T over F).

    I liked the fact that tom hardy is short (comparatively) and they didnt try to make him look taller than the female character. All that bulk in that short stature had an unstoppable look to him.
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    I really enjoyed it (I still have never seen the original though -- not sure how that would or would not have impacted my experience watching this one).

    I thought the visuals / sound / cinematography was excellent. Thought the rawness of the world was captured really really well. (I did however have my hands over my ears for half the movie, literally, because it was way too loud for me in the theater - haha)
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    I haven't watched Fury Road yet, but I am very encouraged to do so now, haha.

    As to the original trilogy, as previously stated, Mad Max was an original take on the vigilante revenge picture, with a very prescient few of the modern court system and law enforcement. The young Mel Gibson plays the role to perfection.

    Road Warrior is near perfect action flick, with minimal unnecessary dialogue. I haven't seen Fury Road in part because I was afraid it works ruin a great thing.

    Thunderdome has it solid qualities, but it feels too big budget and studio. I might need to rewatch it to see if I would be disappointed again, as it feels less than it could have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    I think that's what makes Road Warrior work so well. Too many filmmakers feel a need to tell the audience everything. The brief flashback gives us enough information about Max, and the rest of the film is self-explanatory. Some filmmakers would have tried to explain who the good tribe was and why they were guarding a refinery; why the bad tribe are marauders... It's more fun to deduce and speculate without already knowing everything.

    Miller gives us what we need to know, then throws us headfirst into the film with minimal backstory, so we experience it more from Max's perspective (who is an outsider to begin with). Backstory is good sometimes, but it would've detracted from The Road Warrior and ruined the film's pacing. A lesson could be learned by younger filmmakers who too often need to make every action film an "origins story."
    I am so worn out by origins stories. You hit the nail on the head with this. I much prefer having Max just be Max in Road Warrior. You didn't to watch Mad Max to get the character and what motivated him.

    I see a similar vibe in the Clint Eastwood westerns. The Man with No Name just is, a force of nature who needs no explanation. I remember a negative review of Pale Rider when it came out, saying Clint uses less than 400 words the entire movie. He didn't need more.

    Origin stories are easier for many filmmakers to do, but too many feel empty.
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    I didn't like it. I don't like the new Mad Max, he is ugly and spent most of the movie tied to the front of a vehicle.
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