Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby Turbofurball » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:15 am

Well, removing exclusion is also change ;)

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As a kid I thought that too, but then the gang would have stopped to take her out too and Max's subsequent arrival would have got messy story-wise. I was also disappointed that Jessie didn't try and bolt across the fields to slow the bikes down, but then perhaps audiences weren't ready for Bubba to gun then down from a distance, or the grass would have made it difficult to frame or something.
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby LicensedMotorCarTraderNo.1927 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:13 pm

It is not change, it is status quo for mad max, in this story women have been bad ass, children have been bad ass, old people have been bad ass, full of physical determination and mental and moral resolve:

May Swazee
Warrior Women
Feral Child
Jedidiah Jr.
Aunty Entity
Savanah Nix
and my favorite, Anna Goanna :D

Savanah and Anna as essential to the progression of the plot as Furiosa.
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby Turbofurball » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:39 pm

Yes, but apart from Aunty Entity they haven't been key to the whole plot, and there haven't been a proportionate number to the men. Warrior Woman was probably the most frustrating, since she dies before getting to contribute much at all, as well as not getting a proper name.

Miller writes better women (and old people, people with disabilities, children, too) than is seen in the vast majority of action movies, but Fury Road is the first time you get to see that really dug into thoroughly rather than being a neat little touch.
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby DetritusMaximus » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:59 pm

Turbofurball wrote:Well, removing exclusion is also change ;)


I know, I just see distinction between the change we have seen in the role of women in the past 100 years or so versus a deliberate desire to exclude women after said societal change has already taken place. Sometimes eliminating a 'negative' is still not the same as a 'positive'. Simple analogy, replacing a defective carburetor just gets you back to where you should be, but fuel injection is an actual improvement.
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby draknoir2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:52 am

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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby themanw/oaname » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:57 am

where exactly is there a critic in that article?

that's the creator of vagina monologues. she's "another person" that thinks there's a feminist angle only she actually has something valid to contribute to that movement: credibility.

Her interpretation brings no credence to the theory.
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby draknoir2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:10 pm

To which "theory" are you referring? Or did you mean to say "Therony", which would have made more sense.


I suspected this would not be a Mad Max movie, but rather a Charlize Theron vehicle... both figuratively and literally. I went anyway, hoping I would be surprised. I wasn't [in that respect, at least].
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby Taipan » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:12 pm

A feminist film?

That's interesting. Especially after Miller's interview with VICE (if I remember correctly) where he said all the consultants he hired for the movie were all equally important. There was Eve for The Five Wives, there was a military consultant for The War Boys (I think the actor who played The Ace was one of consultants, he's ex-SAS) and others. So yeah, who's saying that her contribution made it a feminist film again?
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby draknoir2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:20 pm

Who indeed.

Never thought I'd be seeing the title "vagina monologues" included in a "Mad Max" review... but then that was a bit of a misnomer, wasn't it?
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Re: Pressure on sequels due to feminist angle?

Postby draknoir2 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:37 am

Looks like the next "Mad Max" movie isn't going to be much about Max either.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4575512/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4

Good news for some...
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