Mad Max Fury Road

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OK so went and saw this last night and it was OK. Don;t expect anything in the way of a story, this is one long action sequence. But geez do they know how to do an action film, there was no shaky-cam and weird Michael Bay jump cuts and confusing zoom-cuts. The action was done with real props and real stunt people with minimal CGI, so minimal that apart from some weather effects I couldn't tell it was even there, you know, the way CGI is supposed to be used. :) The characters were well acted albeit with not much to go on, Max is Max of course and there's no character development there at all and Charlize did a good job (probably better) with her character. So basically if you think along the lines of the final chase sequence in Mad Max 2..but 2 hours long then you'll know what to expect. If the thought of a guy standing on the front of a War Rig playing an electric guitar with FLAMES coming out of it's neck floats your goat then you will LOVE this movie.
 
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No offence intended or directed at anyone here, but from what I've seen I think I wont like it. It looks too corny. Probably weird as I think i'd like that zombie movie because it'd be classic low budget movie with obvious faults, but the big budget commercialised movies come across as treating the audience as dumb/simple. It sounds like you've hinted at that in your review Director.
 

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Yes. And no. :) Like I said, don't expect much in the way of storylines but if you like real stunts and comprehensible action scenes then it's probably worth a look.

Here's a review from the guys who did the legendary Plinkett's P{hantom menace review (part 1 here):



And the Mad Max review:




They both might have swearing involved so watch out if the little kids are around. :)