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Old 05-27-2015, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not a blockbuster movie goer type. 99% of action films and comedies fly right by me without notice. I am a movie buff and critic though.

This movie is unreal. It reminds me of how I felt after I watched Sin City and 300. Like there was the genre before those movies, and then after.

Very little CGI, real stunts, straightforward plot, the action is just retarded. It took the first 30 minutes to realize they were speaking English there was so much going on...but its watchable. Not like the way they make the Transformers look where everything is too much too fast.

I plan to go see it a couple more times in the theater. Movie media was Sony 4k.
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Hmmm... interesting. I'm usually not a big fan of Hollywood remaking classics that were great despite actually being terrible movies. You know what I'm talking about. Those movies that while you're watching it, you're really enjoying it while at the same time fully understanding that in actuality this is a terrible movie. That's Mad Max. It's also Point Break which they're also remaking. It's just really hard to remake those types of movies while retaining the charm that made the original special. Those types of movies weren't special due to their phenomenal script, plot, or acting. They just had a certain "it factor" to them that you can't really describe or explain.
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My understanding is that this movie takes place between 2 of the earlier ones in terms of storyline, I'm planning to go back and watch them all at home soon. So it isn't really a remake as much as an addition to the universe.

There are so many things to talk about this movie, but the sense of ethos is grand. Its like there is a pervasive universe happening before the movie starts, and you get this complete feeling of like culture, religion, etc. Every scene just bleeds iconography and comic books.

Ill admit per your comment that this movie is actually a little TOO good for the series!

Come down to Littleton to see it we can drink beer at the Alamo!
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Well, he has the Interceptor in some shots that I have seen. I was bummed when it was destroyed in the Road Warrior and something tells me it doesn't last long in this one because it's not in any of the previews of the major chase scenes. I'll have to wait until I see it, probably this weekend, to kind of figure out where this fits if it is indeed in the same MM universe. I have purposely avoided any reviews and spoilers to this point.

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If it's an in between it should have Dog, or I won't go. And better yet he'll live through the whole thing.
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Hmmm... interesting. I'm usually not a big fan of Hollywood remaking classics that were great despite actually being terrible movies. You know what I'm talking about. Those movies that while you're watching it, you're really enjoying it while at the same time fully understanding that in actuality this is a terrible movie. That's Mad Max. It's also Point Break which they're also remaking. It's just really hard to remake those types of movies while retaining the charm that made the original special. Those types of movies weren't special due to their phenomenal script, plot, or acting. They just had a certain "it factor" to them that you can't really describe or explain.
It's less of a remake than a semi-sequel to Road Warrior. If you watch Road Warrior and then this one it makes sense... Sort of. It's most similar to Beyond Thunderdome in plot but different in a few ways. Also it is directed by George Miller so I was happy it wasn't some hollywood reboot with Michael Bay or some cash cow action-figure director at the helm.
Overall a really solid flick, the lack of CGI was awesome and the real stunts made it true to the original. I like a more cerebral film with better dialogue but if you roll with it and immerse yourself in the world created it is quite the spectacle.
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It's also chock-a-block full of Megan Gale. I rest my case.
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Shouldn't it be called Fast and Furious?
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Shouldn't it be called Fast and Furious?
Fast and Furious Road?
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