Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury Road

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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby MWFV8 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:40 am

Yes, I agree there's a very strong new theme of self-sacrifice which contrasts the every person for themselves theme underriding RW. I've tended to assume the newer theme is more a reflection of modern western society dealing with the concept of suicide bombers.

I think it is fair to say the comparisons between RW and FR are closer if you compare RW-Max to Furiousa.

As for Gyro Captain, in a previous Rob Ager study, he put a strong case forward for him representing a man holding onto his humanity. Suggestions like his more effeminate attire, the flower he wears, his links to the past world, and his immediate attraction to a mate in the compound.

Nux to me is more like a different element of Max's psyche, the part that lost faith in the organisation he believed in and became suicidal for a greater cause.
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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby tehCal » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:50 pm

Saw that this guy apparently prefers the score from RW to MMFR, and didn't bother watching his video.

Seriously. Junkie XL's score has been stuck in my head for months. It's moving, urgent, epic. Whereas, as much as I love RW, the music is cheesy as hell. It's something that would play while Captain Kirk has a fistfight with a lizard man.
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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby tehCal » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:55 pm

As for action, sure, RW tops any car chase movie ever made... EXCEPT Fury Road. Miller didn't lose his touch, he refined it. The only difference in RW is more open-road combat (as opposed to combat in environments like desert plains or canyons), and more evolved combat, which makes sense -- the War Boys would have perfected anti-vehicle tactics like the harpoons and ploughs, or the polecats, and nobody can deny that it is used to full effect.
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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby KamicrazyWarGal » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:23 am

tehCal wrote:the War Boys would have perfected anti-vehicle tactics like the harpoons and ploughs, or the polecats, and nobody can deny that it is used to full effect.


Totally! You can tell the polecats came out of necessity as a natural way of fighting against war rigs, and simple improvised explosive devices propelled the way humans have propelled weapons for tens of thousands of years, the spear! Dragging vehicles by harpoon or grappling hook to be surrounded by your carmada is common sense. Watching this film, I had no trouble believing anything in it isn't the way it would really be done at the end of the world. (except all those guns and bullets)

That said, I still prefer the action in Road Warrior, but only by a little.
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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby MWFV8 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:51 am

The end of the world has been happening in one region of this planet for the past decade. I wouldn't say Fury Road aligns with reality that well at all, and I wouldn't say Road Warrior does either. Both align a lot better with your local deep south mud bog event.

This is the brutal reality; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O77Xx3uEAY
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Re: Rob Ager - Action scene psychology: Road Warrior V Fury

Postby Turbofurball » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:16 am

Thats not the end of the world, humans have many decades of war to look forward to before we make ourselves extinct.
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