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post #1 of 534
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Too soon?

I kind of can't believe this has finished shooting. Is it too soon for me to be this amped?

post #2 of 534

If it's wrong to be excited already for this, then I don't want to ever feel right.

post #3 of 534

I want be more excited but I really needed this to star our own lovable racist. So as of now im more curious and im awaiting a trailer before I can totally get excited for this.

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I think there’s quite a few people who will need to see a good trailer before they can accept this movie (and some who probably never will, even if the trailer is great). Whilst I’ll still happily watch Mel Gibson onscreen despite not particularly liking his off-screen persona, I’m a big Tom Hardy fan and more than willing to see what he can do with the role. And, well, fuck it – I love the world of Mad Max. If Miller has still got the magic, I’m more than willing to buy a ticket for this.

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Originally Posted by Nexus-7 View Post

Too soon?

I kind of can't believe this has finished shooting. Is it too soon for me to be this amped?


Don't Jinx it, Flight Captain G.L. Walker has still got to get us to Jedediah's secret hideout where his plane is and we're on this train with a little guy and Tina Turner is pissed and chasing us.

 

Then we can fly to the next film, finally getting beyond Thunderdome.

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I want be more excited but I really needed this to star our own lovable racist. So as of now im more curious and im awaiting a trailer before I can totally get excited for this.


I feel the same way, I can't get excited just yet. Road Warrior is my favorite movie and I want to believe in Fury Road (what a cool title) but for now I'm cautiously optimistic and wish Mel Gibson was in it.

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I wonder... is this the first time one of these "twenty years later, we're going back to the well" franchise updates has simply recast the lead actor rather than wheel out a sixty-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger or Harrison Ford to do their thing? (Besides the James Bond franchise, of course.) You don't see much 'Dirty Harry 6: The Adventures of Chris Pine' in theaters.

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I wonder... is this the first time one of these "twenty years later, we're going back to the well" franchise updates has simply recast the lead actor rather than wheel out a sixty-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger or Harrison Ford to do their thing? (Besides the James Bond franchise, of course.) You don't see much 'Dirty Harry 6: The Adventures of Chris Pine' in theaters.

 

If memory serves, they FINALLY did a sequel to THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER with Lee Horsley recast with Kevin Sorbo. There was a good 20/30 years in between entries there.
post #9 of 534

Nobody will EVER be able to replace... Lee Horsley!

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It was cools seeing Lee in DJANGO UNCHAINED. That was a neat little cameo for Matt Houston.
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I am sad they could not film in Australia - the landscapes have a haunting, alien quality there. I know the weather gods intervened, but I sort of feel South Africa is bland looking on film and has been used in too many recent productions.

 

With that said I like Hardy and am looking forward to this film, especially since it's going to be so heavy on practical car stunt FX. 

post #12 of 534
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I also wish Gibson was going to be playing Max(or Hardy in another role, but then you don't have the name brand recognition).

Even before his ruined public image, Mel was saying he was too old for the role. Get the Gringo showed me that it isn't the case at all.

post #13 of 534

I'm fine with Hardy taking the role - I just hope the script and Miller's chops are up to scratch. Agreed that not being able to use the actual outback is a bummer, butat the very least we'll be getting to see some insanely resculpted and souped-up cars. Crossing my fingers here.

post #14 of 534

It's going to be PG-13, tho, isn't it? 

 

Don't know - love the title, but more than most franchises, the Mad Max films are a young man's game. Trailer will reveal all, I guess.

post #15 of 534
Beyond Thunderdome was released to theaters in the US as PG-13; one of the first movies to receive that rating, IIRC.
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As both a Mad Max and a Tom Hardy fan, I'm both excited and anxious about this movie. It could end up being the Crystal Skull of the franchise, or it might be the... wait, have there been any movies added to a franchise years later which have been decent? 

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As both a Mad Max and a Tom Hardy fan, I'm both excited and anxious about this movie. It could end up being the Crystal Skull of the franchise, or it might be the... wait, have there been any movies added to a franchise years later which have been decent? 

 

Before Midnight.

post #18 of 534
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As both a Mad Max and a Tom Hardy fan, I'm both excited and anxious about this movie. It could end up being the Crystal Skull of the franchise, or it might be the... wait, have there been any movies added to a franchise years later which have been decent? 

 

It's sobering reading Miller's CV since the last Max movie. He's been making family movies since the mid-80s. Am concerned he may not still have the sadistic impulses required to, for example, bury a razor-tipped boomerang into someone's forehead. My Max is hard R : )

 

On the years-later additions to franchises - if we exclude the franchises that have been consistently produced, like James Bond, going back to the well rarely seems to work out for films in this genre. Before Midnight is the kind of film series that benefits from long gaps between films, whereas action franchises need to maintain some momentum or they become complacent and soft (oh yes Crystal Skull - we will never forget you. Shiver).

 

Basically I just want to be reassured that Miller can still fuck shit up good.

post #19 of 534
After years of making family movies, the guy could be a volcano ready to blow for all we know. He could have decades of unexpressed crazy, ready to unleash on the screen. Don't give up until at least some reviews come in.
post #20 of 534
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As both a Mad Max and a Tom Hardy fan, I'm both excited and anxious about this movie. It could end up being the Crystal Skull of the franchise, or it might be the... wait, have there been any movies added to a franchise years later which have been decent? 

 

THE PHANTOM MENACE

THE GODFATHER PART 3

MEN IN BLACK 3

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL 2

 

THE COLOR OF MONEY

THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER

TOY STORY 3

post #21 of 534

Rocky Balboa 

Rambo

post #22 of 534
Triumph Of The Will 2 really forgot what made the first installment great.
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Rambo

 

Point to you sir. The best case scenario, IMO

post #24 of 534
There are all kinds of pix floating around. I'm surprised none have been posted. Hardy as Max looks pretty good.
post #25 of 534

Where the hell is a trailer??? Or release date??? Shooting wrapped months ago.  I find this troubling. 

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There are all kinds of pix floating around. I'm surprised none have been posted. Hardy as Max looks pretty good.

 

Agreed.  I think he looks aces in what little we've seen.

 

post #27 of 534

Have they confirmed if he's doing an Australian accent yet? I'm assuming so, I mean, but it would be nice to have it confirmed. I swear to God that they better not have hired the voice coaches from Pacific Rim!

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It's sobering reading Miller's CV since the last Max movie. He's been making family movies since the mid-80s. Am concerned he may not still have the sadistic impulses required to, for example, bury a razor-tipped boomerang into someone's forehead. My Max is hard R : )

 

On the years-later additions to franchises - if we exclude the franchises that have been consistently produced, like James Bond, going back to the well rarely seems to work out for films in this genre. Before Midnight is the kind of film series that benefits from long gaps between films, whereas action franchises need to maintain some momentum or they become complacent and soft (oh yes Crystal Skull - we will never forget you. Shiver).

 

Basically I just want to be reassured that Miller can still fuck shit up good.

 

Yeah..... I recently introduced a buddy to the Max films.  He hadn't seen them (how the fuck does this happen?) so last Sunday we ordered a pizza, sticks, several extra dipping sauces and cracked open my brand new Blu Ray set for a triple feature.  

 

He dug the first for the most part, absolutely loved Road Warrior and despised Beyond Thunder Dome.  Now, I grew up with these films, and have fond memories of all three.  Upon this viewing though, I realized that my memories of Thunder Dome are strongly flavored by nostalgia.

 

It unquestionably benefits from the largest budget and production values, and the first half hour is the shit!  The Barter town set is beautiful to behold. To me, though,  this movie's tone loses me when the lost boys show up, and takes on a very 80's adventure feel. Which would be fine in any other franchise, and I'm sure a lot of people still love the film, and feel they can share it with their kids, but I miss the sadistic perversion of Lord Humongous gang, and the Max who chained Johnny the Boy's ankle to an explosion rigged truck and tossed him a hack saw, or directed a child to climb out onto the hood of a speeding semi to grab a lost shot gun shell.  The second half of Thunderdome's violence seems cartoonish in comparison to the first two films.  

 

That is not the Max we see in Thunderdome.   Thunderdome Max is the Han solo who didn't shoot Greedo first, and danced with a Teddy bear at the end of Jedi.

 

All that said, I still enjoy the film on a superficial level,  I guess I just hope that Fury Road is more Road Warrior and less Thunderdome in tone.

post #29 of 534
The stakes are lowered in Thunderdome because Auntie's crew isn't really looking to hurt anyone. They just want Master back. Heck, she just lets Max go.
post #30 of 534
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It's sobering reading Miller's CV since the last Max movie. He's been making family movies since the mid-80s. Am concerned he may not still have the sadistic impulses required to, for example, bury a razor-tipped boomerang into someone's forehead. My Max is hard R : )

 

.

 

Says the person who hasn't seen Babe: Pig in the City and Happy Feet. Miller can still get it up.
post #31 of 534
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The stakes are lowered in Thunderdome because Auntie's crew isn't really looking to hurt anyone. They just want Master back. Heck, she just lets Max go.

 

And then there's this.  I understand that in the end, Tina's people weren't going to let a movie tarnish her image and potentially hurt record sales, but really?  She goes from, "and for those who took him? No Mercy!", to, "Well, Raggedy Man, ain't we just a pair?"  in like no time, after seeing half her crew get waxed.

 

She's a toothless villain.  Especially when compared to Toe Cutter or Lord Humongous.  I know I sound like I'm ragging on this film, but I do still enjoy it.  It just feels to me like the Return of the Jedi of the series, more family friendly.  Is it confirmed Fury Road is getting the PG-13 treatment?  If so, I guess I should plan accordingly and go ahead and lower my expectations now.

 

I wonder how hard core the game will be?  The idea of scrounging for ammo was a bigger deal in Road Warrior.  

post #32 of 534
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Agreed.  I think he looks aces in what little we've seen.

 

 

 

It's impossible to go off just one photo.  I wonder if this film will try to feel more "realistic" like the first film, and Book of Eli, or will they revisit the gloriously ridiculous over the top mohawks, feathers and armor the raiders sported in Road Warrior and Thunderdome?

 

The peaks at vehicles we have seen so far certainly point to an appropriately fantastic look.

post #33 of 534
Why was Turner cast in Thunderdome? She really hasn't acted before or since. She had one huge hit in the 80s. I like her an all, just seems weird.
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I'm fine with Hardy taking the role - I just hope the script and Miller's chops are up to scratch. Agreed that not being able to use the actual outback is a bummer, butat the very least we'll be getting to see some insanely resculpted and souped-up cars. Crossing my fingers here.


That's my only hesitation. South Africa is sort of played out a film location - too many shoots there in recent years. Australia is much more evocative.

 

Love Hardy though. I'm excited.

post #35 of 534

This is mildly of interesting.

 

Love these bits:

 

Beauty Notes
Tina Turner had to shave her head for her wig to fit properly. She had no problem with that.

Fashion Notes
Entity’s dress weighed 70 lbs and was made up of dog muzzles, coat hangers, and chicken wire

Pop-culture Notes
Since this movie, the term “Pig Killer” has come to mean “an outcast living on the edge of society.”

post #36 of 534

No Mel, no Max.

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Says the person who hasn't seen Babe: Pig in the City and Happy Feet. Miller can still get it up.

 

I've seen Happy Feet! That was the one with the dancing penguin? Fun enough, but probably too dark with the zoo stuff for the kiddies. Bit of a missold product that one, pitched as happy dancing penguin adventures and turns out to be penguin goes nuts in a zoo. Admirable in it's intent, but if I were a parent, I'd be pissed : ) That's a different type of getting it up, in my book! 

 

Unrelated, some tasty vehicle porn on Fury Road:

 

*

post #38 of 534

Can't say the recast is putting me off too much on this one (the Hardy pick certainly helps). Then again I think I'm the only idiot who said they could make a decent Indie flick without Ford (could, not should) so maybe I'm just stupidly optimistic. The real question mark for me is where Miller's head is at. I know Thunderdome gets some love around here, but I really hope he takes the Stallone approach and goes back to the unreservedly good stuff.

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I love these mystery "friends". I hold out hope for the film but even if this "friend" is legit, why should I take his opinion on it? Who cares if "someone" thinks it's amazing.

 

The studio giving more money to shoot an extra action scene is a good sign though.

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 Apparently Tom Hardy is still using his Bane voice here

 

I'm a bit surprised to read this. I'll wait for actual footage before I make my mind up, but I was hoping he would attempt an Australian accent. Unless it's the Bane voice with an Australian accent? I guess that might possibly work.

post #42 of 534

I'm not sure I actually understand what that means if you remove the digital filters.

post #43 of 534

After my recent binge of the series, so stoked for this to be good.  MASTA BLASTA!!!

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I'm a bit surprised to read this. I'll wait for actual footage before I make my mind up, but I was hoping he would attempt an Australian accent. Unless it's the Bane voice with an Australian accent? I guess that might possibly work.

 

If Devin says Devin's friend says it's true, it must be true...

 

Anyways, any positive buzz is good. Not that it matters, since I'll be seeing it either way, but anticipation is always fun.

post #45 of 534

A better shot of Hardy's Max.

 

 

 

(Taken from here.)

post #46 of 534
So is Hardy actually playing Max or is it Gibson's kid or just another Max? Or is this info out there and I'm too lazy to look it up...
Nevermind, I looked it up, interesting.
post #47 of 534

He's playing Max, which is stupid.  It's like recasting Indiana Jones or Marty McFly.

post #48 of 534

Or Bond. Or Bruce Wayne.

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Or Bond. Or Bruce Wayne.

 

Well, not really the same. At least with those they re-cast less than 7 years in the series life. With this there's been no Mad Max but Mel Gibson for 30 years. If this was a reboot I could understand but aren't they playing it like a sequel? Which is kind of weird.

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He's playing Max, which is stupid.  It's like recasting Indiana Jones or Marty McFly.

 

I would be absolutely fine with recasting Indiana Jones by the way.

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