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YES YES

UNGH UNGH

 

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Edited by mcnooj82 - 5/7/15 at 8:06am
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I'd love to see your facial expression right now.
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It's Bond when he's getting whacked in the balls.

YES!! YES!!!

UNGH UNGH!!!!!

(cackles)
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YES. Now I'm picturing an entire cinema doing that.
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Pfft. Avengers.

What a joke.
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Is it bad that I have no idea whether you hated it or not. SPEAK DEVIL!!!!

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Pfft. Avengers.

What a joke.

oh thank god..

 

George Miller the one and true savior. ALL ARE FALSE GODS!!!

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A breezy nutty beautiful 2 hour delight.

Plays for keeps. Clean desperate thrilling action.

3D not really 'necessary' (how often is it really?) but it's good.

Definitely gonna try to find it in IMAX 3D to guarantee robust sound. The theater tonight felt weak. Movie worked past that.

I need this movie destroying my ears.
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Perfect moobie?

 

(for what it is?)

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A breezy nutty beautiful 2 hour delight.

3D not really 'necessary' (how often is it really?) but it's good.

Definitely gonna try to find it in IMAX 3D to guarantee robust sound. The theater tonight felt weak. Movie worked past that.

I need this movie destroying my ears.

how was the crowd?

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Solid crowd. Nothing too insane, but proper reverence and reactions in the right places.

I hope this movie does really well.
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My crowd sucked. I was the only one freaking out. I think some people were simply caught off guard by how breathlessly it barrels forward. One guy near me seemed utterly stoic for the entire runtime, only to explode into a standing ovation when it ended.

 

Can't wait to see it a few more times this summer. It'll be the first time I go back to a movie multiple times during its first run since Speed Racer.

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Just when one couldn't get more hyped for a movie...

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are...are you comparing this to our lord and savior Speed Racer?

 

 

Oh my shit.

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It's an amazing chase film in that it never really stops once it gets going (and it gets going fast)... yet never feels monotonous in pacing.

It's violent in ways that have impact. It's hilarious without any quips (sparse dialogue). Genuinely thrilling.

Hardy is so sneaky good. But Theron is amazing.

Honestly, the only thing I can say against it is that some of the compositing is a bit wonky here and there... and we've kinda seen this movie already with The Road Warrior.

...........

BUT WHO GIVES A SHIT???
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My crowd sucked. I was the only one freaking out. I think some people were simply caught off guard...

Sucks when that happens. My theatrical viewing of District 9 was like that, which ended up muting my response to it a bit.

I'm VERY impressionable.
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 and we've kinda seen this movie already with The Road Warrior.

I know this is a criticism, but I fucking came. 

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By the way, everything I have said is a lie.

The film is...

only so-so.
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How's the score? The Max music has always been great. THUNDERDOME had a beautiful score.
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Well as you've seen in the trailers, one of the cars carries a band that occasionally is literally mickey-mousing the mayhem diegetically. That's frequentyl amazing, especially when Max grabs hold of the guitar and is slamming it into War Boys.

 

The main theme hook (that you can hear some of the trailers) is a bit of an ear-worm, even though its just a repetitive looping crescendo of notes followed in between drum beats. I kept humming it and pantomiming the drum beats on the way home.

 

Oh, the movie also makes use of Verdi. It ain't just in the trailer for nothing.

 

--

 

Theron is indeed amazing in this, but I think it was Nicholas Hoult who really surprised me. He's the heart of the movie.

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Yeah, Hoult is great. 

 

And I can't wait to get the score.

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Glad to hear the good word of mouth about Hoult.  Always been a fan of the guy.  Saw Warm Bodies recently and he elevated the fuck out of a film that really was only so-so.

 

8 more days...8 more days.

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are...are you comparing this to our lord and savior Speed Racer?

 

 

Oh my shit.

 

Don't expect a similar transcendent catharsis, plus this film is pretty much the anti-Speed Racer with regards to its economy of story-telling (there's maybe 15 minutes of plot in this film), but there's the similar elegance to the execution of its profoundly singular vision.

 

It's nice to see a film surprise you with its visuals in this age of samey CG spectacle.

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I pity the poor individual for whom the film doesn't click (for whatever reason it happens sometimes).  

 

Statistically, it must be so.

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Like Age of Ultron?

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hahaha

 

yea right

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Sucks when that happens. My theatrical viewing of District 9 was like that, which ended up muting my response to it a bit.

I'm VERY impressionable.


My crowd clapped a few times - end of the storm chase sequence,

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Furiosa's AMAZING and brutal dispatch of Immortan Joe.  Someone actually yelled "OH FUCK!"

.

 

But man, this fucking movie.  This is this year's auterist blockbuster, no question.  By any rights this should launch Theron to, like, Cruise or Ford-level action stardom.  She's the goods here.  And Hardy's terrific too, I think my favorite bit with him was

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the offscreen takedown of that tank car.  Him stomping off into the dark, the flash of light, then him just stomping back with all the gear was hysterical.

 

Great stuff.  Gonna be seeing this again opening weekend with a bunch of friends who are all Mad Max mega-fans who are actually gonna dress up for it.  Can't wait to see them completely lose their minds with joy.

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Yeah, but the real question is: is it fucking alley?

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By all accounts, it's real fucking alley.

 

That is so entering my personal lexicon now.

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Another thing that I completely loved about the movie...

 

...that Tom Hardy sounds dubbed the whole time.  And it clearly can't be anything but intentional since everyone else sounds like production audio.  What few lines Max has is blatantly ADR'ed by Hardy to sound like he's getting over a 1000 year old sore throat.  It's like the delight of listening to Bane again!

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I hated Hardy as Max, but maybe I'm just a Gibson-as-Max loyalist. Otherwise, I thought the film was brilliance. Some of the most inventive, energetic and uniquely personal epic filmmaking I think I've ever seen. And yes, agreed that Theron steals the show. There's a good reason why she's favored in all the promotional key art: She owns this movie.

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LITMUS!!!

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must.. not.... read... thread

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SPOILERS HI FRONT PAGE THERE'S A BIT OF A SPOILER HERE IT WON'T RUIN ANYTHING BUT YOU HAVE TO CLICK THE THREAD HI THEN BYE

 

Does it still end with Tom Hardy giving a voice-over that makes Max sound like Batman?  "But I will disappear... into the shadows..."

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ENDING SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS  HEY ISN'T THE MAD MAX TRAILER AMAZING GO WATCH THAT INSTEAD OF READING THIS

 

 

 

 

 

No, it just ends with him vanishing into the crowd after a last exchange of looks with Furiosa.  But he does have the opening voiceover.

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Ugh. I'm already in withdrawal. Seeing the film has only made me re-watch the trailers over and over, and listen to the preview selections of the OST on iTunes on a loop (really great score!).

 

I need to return to the Wasteland.

 

This must be what those depressed AVATAR fans went through.

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I know it's from Hardy, but I googled "real fucking alley" just to see if it was a thing and all I got were porn sites.


On the upside, I burned a good two hours I wasn't using for anything...
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So...

 

Just how feminist is this film? I need to know to truly make the most out of my impending thinkpiece. 

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So...

 

Just how feminist is this film? I need to know to truly make the most out of my impending thinkpiece. 


It's not exactly a radical text, but the film manages to avoid depicting the women as victims despite them being former captives (remarkably, considering the subject matter, there's no sexual violence, either on-screen or inferred). Furthermore, Furiosa is never once positioned as a romantic foil for Max (they function as a platonic team), and she frequently demonstrates herself to be the more capable warrior, a fact that Max recognizes without any condescension or emasculating anxiety. In short, it shows more sensitivity and consideration towards the representation of women and sexual violence then these kind of films (including the previous Mad Max films) usually do. 

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There's a fight between them that's SO simple.

SO awesome.
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SOOOOOO excited for this!

I've managed to make it up until now without seeing one flicker of moving footage (no TV spots, trailers...nothing) or learning about anything that happens. Going in at LEAST 99.99% cold and that's exhilarating. I need this movie NOW!
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Then there's that wonderful bit with the sniper rifle. 

 

Miller's been quoted a lot on the junket claiming to be inspired by that old Hitchcock chestnut about making a visual film that can play anywhere without subtitles, and though I feel like he's always been that kind of director (you can watch The Road Warrior with the sound off, and understand all the stakes and character relationships), it really comes through in this one.

 

Now that I've been thinking about it, I think the only thing I'm really disappointed in, is that I'm pretty sure there are no patented Miller "bug-eyes".

:(

 

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EDIT: Scratch that, there may have been one in the flashback flash frames... 

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I honestly think Hardy probably didn't actually have nice sentiments about Suicide Squad, but decided to mask it with fake British slang to appear polite. 

 

EDIT: Though based on that reddit thread, there does seem to be an origin of the expression.


Edited by PeterKapow - 5/9/15 at 6:45pm
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Live Stream Q&A with George Miller:

 

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Nice little interview, that. Probably the first time I've liked anything Robert Rodriguez has done for quite some time!

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SAW AGAIN

EVER MORE BEAUTIFUL

YES YES

UNGH UNGH
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hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.

post #49 of 2430
I thought Nooj hated everything. Except Marvel movies.
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