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post #51 of 2430
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Movie loses NOTHING on second viewing.

NOTHING!!!

ONLY ENRICHES THE WORLD WITH THE DETAILS I MISSED.

MY GOD SEE THIS MOVIE LOUD.
post #52 of 2430
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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... 

I can confirm that there is.

post #53 of 2430
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true dynamic range

 

post #54 of 2430

I wish more actresses were like Theron and stopped giving a fuck how they looked.

post #55 of 2430
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I'm sure she gives a fuck how she looks.

 

What's seems great about her is that she isn't precious about those looks when it comes to the right project.

 

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And she looks amazing in Fury Road anyway. 

post #56 of 2430
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I wish more actresses were like Theron and stopped giving a fuck how they looked.


Unfortunately, the way Hollywood works, an actress' looks are considered their strongest asset.

post #57 of 2430
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I'm sure she gives a fuck how she looks.

Well obviously I'm talking about movies.

post #58 of 2430
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NO!!!!

post #59 of 2430
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Got the soundtrack.  

 

LOVE the Brothers In Arms track.

 

If you're gonna get a digital version, go with iTunes over Amazon.  The iTunes version has more tracks.

post #60 of 2430
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NO!!!!


YEAHAHAHAHAS!

post #61 of 2430
Saw it this evening, really enjoyed it. It's pretty tight - takes a few minutes to set up and the momentum kicks in and bam! You're right till the end. It's a bit of a two hander between Charlize and Tom Hardy in terms of lead characters, and I was surprised at how much development the brides wound up having (in a good way).

Oh, and Thomas Hoult was great, too (edit: I'd had a few beers before I posted that). It's a lot of fun, really.
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post #62 of 2430
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

Got the soundtrack.  

 

LOVE the Brothers In Arms track.

 

If you're gonna get a digital version, go with iTunes over Amazon.  The iTunes version has more tracks.


Going now to iTunes. I must have EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE.

post #63 of 2430
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Got the soundtrack.  

 

LOVE the Brothers In Arms track.

 

 

There's Dire Straits on this soundtrack?

post #64 of 2430
Cant wait for my copy of the Art book to arrive. Should be some great stuff in there.

Anyone want to take a guess how quickly a backlash against the film will start due to all the rave reviews?
post #65 of 2430

Is this a real news site?

 

Next Mad Max Film To Be Filmed Entirely On Sydney's Peak Hour Roads | The (un) Australian

 

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 After the overwhelming success of a promotion adjacent Sydney Harbour yesterday morning, Mad Max: Fury Roaddirector George Miller has announced the next sequel will be shot entirely on every motorway during 6-9 am and 3-7 pm through 2016 in and around Sydney.

 

Please, George Miller, live forever. 

post #66 of 2430

Nah, that's the Australian Onion, basically.

Although the quotes from "Colourful Australian advertising man" John Singleton could easily be true.

post #67 of 2430
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I'm sure she gives a fuck how she looks.

What's seems great about her is that she isn't precious about those looks when it comes to the right project.

350x233px-f1c2bdbc_doody_watermark.jpeg

And she looks amazing in Fury Road anyway. 
Is... Is she showing off the massive poo in the bowl?
post #68 of 2430
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Yup.

 

It was a part of a Funny Or Die sketch playing off of the celebrity phone hack leaks from a couple of years ago (or whenever).

post #69 of 2430
What a movie. Hot damn.
post #70 of 2430

Just got back from seeing this and had an absolute blast. I don't know if it's blasphemy to say such a thing, and I probably need a few more viewings to be absolutely sure, but I think this may be my favorite Mad Max movie now.

 

Gotta put the rest in spoiler text. The last time I wrote about a movie in a Post Release thread, I got told off for spoiling stuff for some reason.

 

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I love the fact that it's so unrepentantly weird in places, whether it's the bad guys swigging breastmilk or crow people walking around on stilts. And the claims about the action scenes aren't underselling it. It's been a while since I've seen such beautifully orchestrated destruction on the screen without my brain telling me that half of it was designed by a guy on a computer.

 

The CGI that is used, is used really well. I think the moment I really fell in love with the movie was during the storm scene where the music swells and we see vehicles and people swept up into the air through the windscreen of Nux's car.

 

It's a real shame that Mel couldn't return but I love Hardy's portrayal here. He seems more human and vulnerable than Mel's version, and I love his grumblings (“First my car and now my blood!”) as he's strapped to the front of the vehicle. He certainly seems a lot more haunted here, and I like the way his ghosts play into the events which are happening in reality (such as his daughter flinging her hand toward him as someone shoots an arrow at his face).

 

Nicholas Hoult is the real surprise here, though. Haven't taken much notice of him before, even though he's in a ton of movies I like, but his character gets a wonderful redemptive arc that actually hit me in the feels at its conclusion (“Witness me...”). Theron is also really great, bringing a wonderful fierceness and drive to her character.

 

If I'm honest, the movie flags slightly just before the final act, which probably isn't a coincidence seeing as most of Fury Road's energy comes from the constant pursuit. When the vehicles stop and Furiosa meets what remains of her people, that energy dissipates. Still, the subsequent final act – and the amazing stuntwork as the women and Max fight in and around the various vehicles – picks that energy right back up again and is one of the most confident third acts I've seen in some time.

 

Really love the ending, with Max disappearing into the crowd like a myth or a legend. I'd gladly watch another two movies with Hardy's Max if they're as good as this. Hopefully the movie does well enough for such a thing to become reality. The afternoon showing I attended today was half full which was both surprising and a good portent.  

post #71 of 2430
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YES UNGH GOOD

 

Hey Saxon, what did you think of the:

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The gasoline boost spit-off?

 

DID YOU LAUGH AS HARD AS I DID???

post #72 of 2430

It's a really great crowd movie too. My audience were so quiet you could hear a pin drop during the fade-to-blacks, but they came alive loudly during some of the action (especially in the third act).

post #73 of 2430
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but they came alive loudly during some of the action (especially in the third act).

 

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(grabs mask)

"REMEMBER ME????"

(RIIIIIIIIIIP)
 
AUDIENCE:  "OUUUGHHHHHHHHH SHEEEEEIT!!!!"
post #74 of 2430

Yeah, that was fantastic. At first...

 

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...I was surprised that Joe got taken out so easily, but then I realized that was THE POINT. He'd made himself out to be a God to those around him when he was just a sick, frail old man. 
post #75 of 2430

Yeah,

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Furiosa taking out Joe like that was awesome.  Even though the crowd I saw it with seemed muted and uncertain at times, that got a HUGE response.
post #76 of 2430

It's quite rare that I get home and I find myself regretting not buying another ticket and just going straight into a second viewing. Will hopefully see it again at the weekend if I get the chance.

post #77 of 2430
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Listen to the soundtrack!

 

Relive it in your mind!

post #78 of 2430

That's probably a good idea. Much better than watching the various Fury Road trailers twice in a row which is what I just did. :(

post #79 of 2430
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WITNESS!!!

post #80 of 2430

Going back for the 3D version real soon. And I usually hate post-conversions.

post #81 of 2430

Mother of God I haven't come back from a movie with such a high in a long time.

 

This was just a ferocious masterpiece.  Calling George Miller a mastermind in the trailers wasn't overselling it.

 

Honestly...this is my new favourite Mad Max film.  I need to see it again right NOOOOW!

post #82 of 2430

I was just thinking about how many great minor characters there are in this movie. I think that's a particular trait of Miller's, in that he is able to create and cast a slew of memorable characters which only have a few minutes of screentime. It's been a few hours since I've seen the movie but I can still remember..

 

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..the weird little dwarf who is in charge of Citadel when father is away, the accountant who keeps a tally of vehicles and warboys which have been lost so that he can chide Joe, the bizarre-looking guitar guy who provides part of the soundtrack, the guy who rides toward them with a blindfold whilst loudly giving himself grand titles..

 

..and many others. I could probably watch a Michael Bay movie right now and would have trouble recalling the same number of characters.

 

Also: I think Nux may be one of my absolute favorite supporting characters in some time.

 

Oh and welcome to the club, Codey!

post #83 of 2430

Breathtaking movie.

 

Just so completely bonkers on so many levels.

 

Imortan Joe was so fantastically grotesque, right from his intro.

 

And the twirling of the umbilical cord just slayed me.  Although I honestly thought during that bit he was going to pull off a leg and offer it around.  Instead we got "I had a baby brother!"

 

Just brilliant.

post #84 of 2430
I'm just stunned at how well crafted this is. The effort put into creating such unique imagery.
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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 is 100% hardcore radical feminist message filmmaking. Credit to them for taking a ideological position and running with it - the ideology is as unique as the visuals. But, yeah it's completely one note; Men destroyed the world, the Patriarchy is universal, all womem are victims used for their reproductive capability, sexual violence is onmipresent, there are no evil women, men have their humanity awakened by women's wisdom and compassion, the only humane society in the world are the Vulvani. The buray will fit right next to your copy of the Vagina Monologues.
post #85 of 2430
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WITNEEESSSSSSS!!!

post #86 of 2430
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WITNEEESSSSSSS!!!

VALHALLAAAAAA!!!

sorry, I'm just really pumped by this film.
post #87 of 2430
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MEEEEDDDIIIOOOOCCRRRREEEEE, WAAARBOYYYYY!!!
post #88 of 2430
SPOILER: YOU MERELY ADOPTED THE ROAD. I WAS BORN IN IT. MOLDED BY IT!
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First of all, I am seething with envy at everyone who has already seen this. Second, I'm currently in Tennessee, visiting my 60-year old mother and 80-year old grandmother. Would you recommend this picture for the whole family?
post #89 of 2430
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uhhhh I probably wouldn't. But I don't know their tastes.
post #90 of 2430
Incredible. I know i just saw it but it feels like a classic already. Flaming guitar man was my favorite.
post #91 of 2430
if, for some reason, you (whoever you are) are still unsold on this, listen to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaL6NxTvWRM

then imagine the most awesome scene that could take place to this amazing piece of music. and then be aware that the scene in which it plays undoubtedly tops whatever you imagined.



if this film isn't among my top 5 films of the year, this will have been an amazing year for cinema.

also, super stoked that this was made by a 72 year-old filmmaker. "silly kids, here's how blockbuster cinema is made".

one other thing I loved: how it presented the girls as undeniable beauties without ever ogling or fetishizing them. very fine line that the film walks perfectly, and totally in keeping with the film's themes.

my god, I love this film.
post #92 of 2430
Yeah its unreal the energy this film had coming from a 70 year old. Im hoping the bluray is packed with stuff.
post #93 of 2430
I also cant believe this got made.
post #94 of 2430

there was ONE line near the end that I thought I even heard hints of Bane.

 

it wasn't an issue to me, though. I quite liked how Hardy's low-key work gracefully ceded the spotlight to everyone else without ever making him seem like a non-issue. a "smaller" actor would have been eaten out of the screen in this role. Hardy plays it just right.

post #95 of 2430

To everybody who has seen it in 3d, is there much of a difference between the two versions?  I have a 12:00 showing tomorrow that fits in real nice with my schedule but it's in 3d and I'm usually very opposed to seeing movies, especially new awesome movies in 3d.

 

So, should I see regular release or will the 3d version be just fine?

post #96 of 2430
I normally hate 3d. This was one of the few instances in which I felt it added to the experience due to one particular shot. It's barely noticeable - and never darkening, I should add - in other scenes.
post #97 of 2430

Just saw this, hopped to the eyeballs in painkillers (I have Arthritic Psoriasis, so, a couple times a month, I wake up feeling like one of George Miller's stuntmen; painkillers and bed rest are a must those days, but fuck bed rest on Mad Max day).

A fever nightmare of blood, gasoline and fire, its what I experimented...sometimes a nightmare, another times a vision, but a transcendent experience every single second.

What a movie...the only praise I can mutter at this moment is that I need to see this again.

Age of Ultron was the spectacle for my inner kid, but this...this was exactly what my older, jaded self needed to get kicked in the teeth and feel alive again while watching a movie.

Pure greatness. Long Live Miller.

 

Also, I feel the urge to grab a copy of this and slap Michael Bay across the face with it, while screaming "THIS IS SPECTACLE!!!".

Seriously. Miller grabbed a model who was awful and stiff as cardboard in Bay's mechanical abominations, and made her absolutely shine and be , well, Splendid here.

Theron own every second she is onscreen as Furiosa, and Hardy carries on Max's character from Gibson's shadow effortlessly. Hoult was a revelation, and the Brides were all lovely, unique and mesmerizing.

The shot of Furiosa screaming while kneeling on the dunes has to be one of the most gorgeous shots Ive seen in ages.

 

I cant even imagine anything else surpassing this movie this year or in decades to come.

 

Just perfect, and coming right at the perfect time.

 

Random thoughts:

-I refuse to believe Miller didnt get any stuntmen or actors maimed or killed filming this. Its just impossible for me to believe there wasnt blood and bone paid for this to be made.

-One single thing I hoped for: That creepy stumped midget to get thrown of the citadel's deck at the end of the film; seriously, Im amazed Miller didnt give us that.

-Max's wandering into the muddy fog, and returning bloodied and triumphant carrying a freshly acquired arsenal was the highlight for me. Just tells you everything you need to know about Mad Max. 

-"REMEMBER ME?" = every woman in the theater letting out a shout of amazement and awe.

-"THAT's MY CAR!" = Those bastards never stood a chance.

post #98 of 2430
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To everybody who has seen it in 3d, is there much of a difference between the two versions?  I have a 12:00 showing tomorrow that fits in real nice with my schedule but it's in 3d and I'm usually very opposed to seeing movies, especially new awesome movies in 3d.

 

So, should I see regular release or will the 3d version be just fine?

 

If 3D is the only option you have for seeing this on the best and biggest screen available to you, go for it.

But if not, I dont think its a dealbreaker, except for a couple shots/sequences.

post #99 of 2430

It just fits my schedule better, I want to see this ASAP and it sounds like the 3d doesn't detract much, if at all, so I'm probably gonna go ahead and do that. 
I will be back here tomorrow good sirs.

post #100 of 2430
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Also, I feel the urge to grab a copy of this and slap Michael Bay across the face with it, while screaming "THIS IS SPECTACLE!!!".

 

I KNOW!!! so many times watching this, I kept thinking "how do people give Michael Bay a pass on his action sequences? THIS is what they should be!!!". not only him, I'd show this to most action filmmakers right now. Roland Emmerich is better than Bay, and yet he'd learn heaps from this.

 

but there's the thing... we hold action films to a lower standard than most films. here's hoping this changes that stigma. this isn't "great ACTION filmmaking". it's "great filmmaking", period.

 

in fact, I think this film has (at least formally) more in common with David Lean, Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, Sam Peckinpah (A LOT in common with him, really) and William Wyler (his big films) than it does with our current genre films.

 

you see those names and you don't think of great Action filmmakers, you think of great filmmakers and great films. the only recent films I can consider formally akin to this are "The Matrix" and "Snowpiercer", and those are STILL quite different from the films of the directors I mentioned. I don't know if this was said on this or the Pre-Release thread, but I echo the feeling that it feels like a classic from the first frame.

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