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Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 4:04 pm
by scfc68
Never seen them at the cinema before as was too young being born in 1968, really enjoyed them despite seeing them both multiple times each on vhs/dvd/bluray. The big, panoramic shots in MM2 just looked amazing on a big screen. The quality of the prints was first class too. Noticed as well they were both downgraded to 15 certificates despite being fully uncut too - times have changed I guess!

I was disappointed to see a couple of people (only about ten people in for this one off showing) get up about halfway through MM1 and leave. I guess they hadn't seen the films before and the slow pace of MM1 turned them off - needless to say it was max & Jessie's vacation. Have to be honest, I always fwd those scenes at home now myself. They probably are aghast at the normality of those scenes compared to the Fury Road trailers??... :roll:

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:40 am
by roadwarriormfp
Sadly in this day and age most young audiences have the attention span of a gold fish.

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:22 pm
by CriticAndProud
roadwarriormfp wrote:Sadly in this day and age most young audiences have the attention span of a gold fish.


As a 15 year old, I have to say that sadly, that's kinda true.

Which is kinda weird, because mainstream movies are getting longer and longer.

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 4:05 pm
by roadwarriormfp
CriticAndProud wrote:
roadwarriormfp wrote:Sadly in this day and age most young audiences have the attention span of a gold fish.


As a 15 year old, I have to say that sadly, that's kinda true.

Which is kinda weird, because mainstream movies are getting longer and longer.


Ill clarify, while movies are getting longer and longer, its the action/ suspense which is designed to hold peoples attention.

Mad Max starts out as a roller coaster and then the "soapy" bit in the middle with Max and Jesse would leave todays younger audience going ho hum.... this is booooring.
Us older folk grew up with the flared pants, weird hair dos and aussie accents.

Sadly i think we have a generation who is becoming more distant (thanks to the internet and lack of real socialisation).

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 4:26 pm
by Uncle Entity
Have the movies been digitized/transferred on digital for the big screen? 8-)

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 6:38 pm
by Stamper
Yeah they are DCPs. They look like the Blu-rays, thus look like shit.

Only go see the early movies if you're certain you will be watching a release print. They and only they represent the films as seen back in the days, not crappy revisitations with the colors changed.

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:19 pm
by Spitfire
I saw MM2 at the cinema a couple years ago for a special film festival that was on, it was tons better than watching it on DVD. There was only about 6 or 7 other people in the cinema, which wasnt a lot, but even when I saw Fury Road, a lot of the audience was made up of older people, not teenagers

Re: Just got back from seeing MM1 & MM2 at cinema...

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:37 am
by Turbofurball
I think the grating part of the holiday scenes in MM1 is just that it's at odds with the world portrayed in the action bookends of the film, rather than specifically the content - Max is suddenly wearing nice clean clothes, there's a guy selling dogs by the side of the road who's wearing a deerstalker, and the world just seems to be nice.

If it had been a holiday of making the best of what was around, with a rough old van and well worn clothing, and having small islands of normality amongst areas of desolation (like perhaps having water you could swim in being something rare and special), it could have worked.