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You take the 405 South to and from work? So half your commute is plowing into oncoming traffic?
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

You take the 405 South to and from work? So half your commute is plowing into oncoming traffic?

 

Only if they're not quick enough. 

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I saw this last night. "What a lovely day" indeed!

Its the goods. And then some. I don't think some of you realize yet quite what you're in for.

Also this movie confirms something I've suspected for awhile now: we get "legit" balls-to-the-wall genre movies so seldom now that on the rare occasions that they do come along, they seem to ALWAYS pull that much extra weight. 

Black Swan was every psychosexual giallo/Euro arthouse thriller kicked a dozen times up the face with uppers.

Drive was like every awesome Michael Mann-esque 80s neo noir multiplied in icy coolness a few dozen times over.

Cabin in the Woods was an 80s horror movie with every possible attribute (including its IQ) bumped up by orders of magnitudes.

Nightcrawler was a 70s-esque "day in the life of a scumbag" character study ratcheted up well past 11.

Ex Machina goes that much harder to the mat for that detached, Kubrickian, cerebral/existential sci fi feel.

And now George Miller returns from the depths with a movie that's basically The Road Warrior as filtered through a hallucinogen-addled fever dream.

I suppose its sort of like getting older: you don't get to go out partying anywhere near as often as you used to in your younger days, but on the rare occasions that you do, you do nothing, absolutely NOTHING by half.

Or perhaps maybe its just that our modern genre movies on average are so lame and infantilized that the real ones feel the need to have to make up for all the combined wasted time and energy of the lot of them all in one go, because its like there's some inherent awareness that we get to do these dances so rarely now that when the time comes we gotta make every last millisecond of them count to hold us over for the next few years.

That or, in the spirit of keeping things Patton-centric, you can just go back to Oswalt's old chestnut about not masturbating for a decade and then "PAINTING THE GARAGE!!!" etc. etc. Whichever works best for you.

I digress. Yeah, this movie is currently parading its way across the badlands with the collective severed, shriveled baby-dicks of all the summer tentpole films of the last decade+ hung about its skulls and spikes-adorned belt as a warning to all that dare oppose it.

Also some moron at a friend's showing apparently complained loudly that "They replaced Mad Max with Mad Maxipad!" If this movie is a "camouflaged chick-flick" or "feminazi propaganda piece" or whatever else have you, and Transformers/Marvel/Batman or whatever else are our "real manly men" movies, then I'm just taking this as proof positive that women in the 21st century DO in fact have vastly, vastly bigger balls than men currently do.

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Edited by Agentsands77 - 6/4/16 at 3:23pm
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Seeing this in four days. Glad to hear that it's being received well. Aside from the crazy action and spectacle, I'm really looking forward to what Charlize Theron brings.
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Haven't been active in this thread, but Road Warrior's in my All-Time Top 10, and from the first Dies Irae trailer I've been IMPOSSIBLY GEEKED UP FOR THIS. The reviews have NOT been helping this condition. Seeing it in five hours! Five long aching hours.

 

It is a

 

 

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I have to wait till tomorrow. TOMORROW!
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After working retail through college, I have come to fucking hate Bill Withers and that song. Any time I hear it, it is NOT a lovely daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

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Bill Withers is a genius and you will apologi-- ...I mean, I am so sorry to hear of your debilitating affliction and do wish you well in your recovery. I have family members who have suffered chronic Retail Employment and I know the permanent harm it can cause. God speed. (Menagerie's far from his best work, though; Just As I am and Still Bill are really all you need.)

 

...

 

FOUR HOURS.

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You take the 405 South to and from work? So half your commute is plowing into oncoming traffic?

No. I'm slowly moving to Mexico.
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What a lovely day!
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Thread Starter 

I can't go until Sunday, and I'm going to go insane in that short period of time.

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Perfection.
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Going first thing tomorrow. Maybe twice this weekend.
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Perfection.

WITNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You take the 405 South to and from work? So half your commute is plowing into oncoming traffic?

Don't knock it. It works as a powerleveling strategy in the Saints Row games.

It's easiest if you steal a cop car; motorists pull over for the siren and lights even if you've redone the car in your gang colors.
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I like how it almost seems that Overlord was declaring Johnny's slide into madness as "Perfection". Read in the voice of Ian McDiarmid and it seems quite fitting.

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I like how it almost seems that Overlord was declaring Johnny's slide into madness as "Perfection". Read in the voice of Ian McDiarmid and it seems quite fitting.

 

*shoots lightning bolts from fingers*

 

Even though you'd think they'd be among my favorites, I've never been the hugest fan of the Mad Max series.  I really only consider Road Warrior to be an excellent film ... and I've got my issues with that one.  While I thought I'd like this, I didn't think I'd be this mesmerized by the sheer movie-making craft on display. 

 

Most movies just look like soulless, convey-belt-assembled pieces of shit compared to this masterpiece

 

Just absolutely brilliant. 

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Seeing this tomorrow. Only question is has anyone whose seen it thinks the 3D is justified? Or shall I just save my hard-earned and see it 2D?

I'm not a fan of 3D but the sheer amount of spectacle and shit being thrown at the screen here seems insane.
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Seeing this tomorrow. Only question is has anyone whose seen it thinks the 3D is justified? Or shall I just save my hard-earned and see it 2D?

I'm not a fan of 3D but the sheer amount of spectacle and shit being thrown at the screen here seems insane.

I thought it was good in 3D.  Some clever usage of it at times.  Do I feel you have to see it in 3D?  No, but it doesn't hurt it.  

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I thought it was good in 3D.  Some clever usage of it at times.  Do I feel you have to see it in 3D?  No, but it doesn't hurt it.  

Yup. Some parts caught me off-guard and I flinched; but aside from that, the 3d fell flat.

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There are some pretty great resources out there informing the public of which 3D features are worth checking out. The general consensus I've gathered is that, outside of some night scenes that the polarized tinting make a tad murky the film is a great fit for the format.

I usually wait until the blu is home with us for 3D, so we can pause it or swap to 2D if it's implemented poorly. I had been planning to see this in 3D anyway, knowing that most IMAX screenings are 3D-only, but I hit a snag: no IMAX theaters in Tampa, at least, are even showing Mad Max, preferring to eschew the R-rated film by continuing to give every screen to The Avengers (with Disney locking up IMAX next week with Tomorrowland).

We are seeing it in my preferred assigned-seating theater this evening in 3D anyway, but I was really looking forward to the IMAX sound setup.
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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

Seeing this tomorrow. Only question is has anyone whose seen it thinks the 3D is justified? Or shall I just save my hard-earned and see it 2D?

I'm not a fan of 3D but the sheer amount of spectacle and shit being thrown at the screen here seems insane.

 

Miller has been showing it everywhere in 2D. I saw it last night in one of the few places showing it in IMAX 3D. It all looked great, even the night scenes. Plenty of depth and a good amount of pop out at ya effects. My only beef was that occasionally I got that illusion you can get from 3D that everything onscreen was carefully constructed miniature cars and trucks. But only occasionally.

 

I don't know if standard 3D is worse or better. But I'm definitely trying 2D next.

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I thought the non-IMAX 3D was excellent. The spatial composition worked well and the frenetic action is staged so coherently it doesn't make your eyes cross like some other films. One article I read stated that Miller was originally planning to shoot in 3D but still ended up keeping its implementation in mind during production and it shows. Really one of the best post-conversions I've seen. Certainly better than any of the Marvel ones except perhaps GotG. Maybe on par or a notch below Gravity, without the extra story immersion benefit 3D lends that film.

Basically if you like 3D spectacle it is great, really just terrific fun, but like the entire industry it's not at all required.
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I saw this yesterday in 2D. It looked fantastic; I can't imagine 3D really doing much to improve the visual presentation.

 

Best reason to see this in 3D IMAX: the sound. Our preferred theater/multiplex inexplicably had only three screenings of the 2D, and none of the times were convenient, so we ended up going to another place. The sound system absolutely did not do justice to the film. I'm pretty sure my basic home theater 5.1 system will give better sound. And this is a movie, to steal mcnooj's phrase, that deserves to destroy your ears.

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I saw this yesterday in 2D. It looked fantastic; I can't imagine 3D really doing much to improve the visual presentation.

 

Best reason to see this in 3D IMAX: the sound. Our preferred theater/multiplex inexplicably had only three screenings of the 2D, and none of the times were convenient, so we ended up going to another place. The sound system absolutely did not do justice to the film. I'm pretty sure my basic home theater 5.1 system will give better sound. And this is a movie, to steal mcnooj's phrase, that deserves to destroy your ears.


Yeah, the theater that has the better sound quality is WAY more important in this film than the 3D.  

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Well the kids are in bed, the wife's got the kardashians and REVENGE and I'M FINALLY WALKING TO WESTFIELD SHEPERDS BUSH TO SEE THIS FILM. YESSS. I think some of you have seen it.
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Seen what?

 

Oh, Mad Max? Is that even out, yet? Meh, I heard it wasn't all that great.

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Seen what?

Oh, Mad Max? Is that even out, yet? Meh, I heard it wasn't all that great.
You heard WRONG!

Unless you're joking and have seen it.

In which case carry on..
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