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I think that a more appropriate title for this SyFy drivel would have been "Mud Mux".
Did not really like this movie. It was not bad altogether but it definitely wasn't my favorite. Personally, I did not like the plot (i thought it was kind of lame), and because of the storyline wasn't that great either. I did like the action in the movie, it was the only thing that was interesting in the movie. I really do like the dystopian genre, but this movie just wasn't my favorite. But I am sure others may like it because some of my other friends really did enjoy this movie. Personally, I don't recommend this movie but if someone was to watch it I recommend people aged 13 and over to watch it. I give this movie a 2.5 out of 5 stars @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
5 Stars-One of the greatest action films of recent times, and a worthwhile addition to the Mad Max mythology. I would deem it the second best Mad Max AFTER The Road Warrior starring Mel Gibson. Action films can be well executed, thrilling and intelligent and this film succeeds on all fronts- George Miller does it again.
what putrid shit. really, I thought I was watching a bunch of methamphetamine freaks cavorting evilly around. who needs that? who likes that? the story is simple enough, as are speed junkies.
I don't think I'll ever get over the final shot of this movie. It's a masterpiece of its genre.
Even after two viewings, I feel as though I've only scratched the surface of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller's action fantasy is astonishingly dense for a big-budget spectacle, not only in its imagery and ideas but in the complex interplay between them.
Mad Max: Fury Road was financed by the Koch Brothers along with this summer's big blockbuster, Wonder Woman. Continued support of films like these lines the pockets of villainous men. Watch Maudie if you want to see an inspiring film about a real, and Canadian, woman.
I could pick at the odd awkward moment and the general implausibility of this world, but this is Mad Max: love it or leave it. If you have a problem with its message, that's on you. Action, design, acting, stunts are all wonderful, and its simple story is perfectly told. Fury Road respects its viewers enough to fill in gaps with their own imagination, and leave them wanting more. You wouldn't think there'd be room for much character development in an almost continuous chase movie, but Nicholas Hoult is touching and innocent as War Boy Nux. "I live, I die, I live again...."
. Great " Mad Max " series movie .
. Lots of action , some : goofy .
. no ' dead ' spots - moves right along - like " Van Helsing " .
Five EPIC Stars. Director George Miller has unleashed a grand-looking $150 Million budgeted epic SciFi movie. This gritty, bloody, action-adventure movie, "Mad Max-Fury Road" is set in the bleak, dystopian future world as were the three previous Mad Max movies which starred Mel Gibson. Society is no better off now than before as everything is scarce and it has collapsed into smaller, brutal, socio-economic communities. Max, played excellently by Tom Hardy, haunted by events from his past, is pursued by a group which wants him. Meanwhile, Furiosa, a high-ranking female who is played with abandon by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, sets off on a bloody run down Fury Road that will lead straight into adventure, spectacular battles, amazing-looking vehicles, and mind-boggling mechanical assemblages, amid some awesome physical stunts in these desert vistas.
I really wanted to like this movie, and yet still was disappointed just the same. It had nothing to do with the strong performances of Hardy and Theron .. the plot is bleak and grimy. What a wonderful future our kids have in store!! Another action movie with lots of blow up but no sense of how this can be or that can happen. Still prefer Mel's original version ...
Action doesn't stop virtually entire length of movie! Most action scenes are REAL and NOT CGI'd! Ending credits list virtually HUNDREDS of Auto Mechanics and Technicians who built the dozens of futuristic road vehicles, making Star Wars Credits a bit jealous!
Check out the Movie Extras and Behind The Scenes in the making (DVD2) is also fascinating!
With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life. This is the ultimate action movie. This is the KING of action films and is probably the most visually STUNNING movie I have ever seen. This film is perfect. 10/10
At this point, there's probably nothing original I could write about MAD MAX FURY ROAD. Following a long gestation period and an insane level of hype that it most certainly lived up to, this long-awaited sequel/reboot was just the kind of fuel injection that the action blockbuster has been in need of for quite some time. It's a balls-to-the-wall action film that is brimming with subtext in a way that most dramas don't even come close to matching. What George Miller has done is bring cinema back to the basics of the story told through moving images, with dialogue/exposition brought to a minimum. In the absence of a lot of talking, which some will interpret as a lack of story/plot while others will simply be turned off, the characters are developed through their actions, what they wear, what they drive, etc. It's basically a production designer's heaven, as there are no superfluous details. Everything and everyone in this world has a purpose, but you have to be perceptive enough to catch it; it will also take multiple viewings to be able to truly absorb all of the little things because a lot of them pass by so quickly. In response to the ignoramuses who belittle the film for its apparent feminist stance, a careful viewing of the film will put that to rest.
Vroom! Vroom!... Crash! Bang! Crash! Bang! Crash! Bang! (ad nauseam)
You know, just like 80-year-old director Ridley Scott (and his Alien movies) - I believe that 72-year-old director George Miller (and his Mad Max movies) is becoming more & more senile (and, yes, cynical) as his movie plot-lines regress more & more into one of the bleakest states of pure cinematic tunnel-vision that you could ever imagine possible.
I mean - Here we are again (ho-hum) taking yet another look at man's future - And, guess what? - Yep - That's right! - It stinks.
And, above all else - What I'd like to know is this - Where the hell in all of this utter wasteland were all of these fantastic vehicles and precision weapons being manufactured, anyway? Eh? Where?
'Cause in this $150 million production where cruelty, torture, and deformity ruled - There was certainly no evidence, whatsoever, of there being anyone bright enough to even have the capability of putting together such amazing vehicles and weapons as these. No way, Jose!
And, $150 million later....
Mad Max is yet another one of those painfully predictable "set-in-the-future" action films where (even though it's been given a "Restricted" rating) its brain-dead story completely caters to a juvenile mentality.
Within less than 30 minutes - Mad Max's over-the-top action sequences (of one vehicle crash after another) got so annoyingly repetitive that, in no time flat, it all became too tiresome for words.
This is definitely one of those pictures where you could easily watch a good part of it in "fast-forward" mode and you know that you're not gonna miss a damn thing of any importance.
And, yes - As I figured - This picture's story ended on a note that (unfortunately) had "sequel-to-follow" written all over it.... Yawn-city to the max!
In its basest form this latest addition to the Mad Max mythos from writer/director George Miller is essentially a two-hour high speed car crash, but it is delivered with such pyrotechnics and adrenaline you hardly notice it all hinges on a hare-brained plot. Red filters and a touch of CGI turn magnificent Namibian locales into crimson martian landscapes where flotillas of outlandish war machines—one even sporting a demented musician wailing on a fire-spitting electric guitar—crash, roll, flip, and explode while a thrashing orchestral score barely manages to keep pace. Spectacular stunts, surreal panoramas, and acres of sweaty, muscular man flesh manage to keep you in your seat, and in a welcome twist to the genre Miller cuts through the heavy pall of testosterone with a few slashes of high-octane estrogen when Furiosa joins up with a gang of rebel grannies. Anyone with a medical background will smirk at the highly improbable ending but at least the promise of a sequel comes more as a reassurance than a threat. A fast and furious screen-burner guaranteed to entertain as long as you keep your brain firing on one piston.
This movie is a real dud. I can't believe it got so many Academy Awards, but then again, that was in the technical categories. There is no real story here--the characters are boring. You just want it to end. How about some dialog for story development? Forget about it. Move on! Next gratuitous violent scene!
I wanted to like this movie. I really did. But I couldn't. The first twenty minutes or so were incredibly boring. I couldn't get into it, and I didn't care about any of the characters. Once it finally got into it, I liked it much better, once the characters of Furiosa and the brides were expanded on, but it wasn't enough.
Much of the technical cinematic behind-the-scenes items, like the special effects, are amazing. But if the story isn't there, all the best cinematic tricks in the universe won't save it.
Rated 1/10. If you like a movie with no real plot, a lot of driving around, and senseless violence, this is the one for you.
My second time watching this movie and it does not disappoint! Simply amazing - George Miller doesn't worry about trying to explain his world to you rather you are just dumped in it and you feel like you are trying to survive as well.
An added bonus was that the material in the special features was truly interesting and not just boring filler which is typical.
Easily one of the best action movies I've ever seen. If you like action movies, you should watch this movie.