Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!)

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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby TheWarriorMax » Wed May 27, 2015 8:21 pm

NuffTorque wrote:I have only seen the movie two days ago. I am afraid i am in the not very impressed group.
The stunts and action were certainly spectacular but not the rest of the movie. It just didnt seem to have much guts to any part of it. George said he had to have fast and lots of cuts to keep up with modern movie making and it think that is its downfall. The stunts were so quickly cut you didnt have time to absorb them for the "oh wow" factor. Thinking of the other movies, the camera poised on the scene for several seconds allowing you to feel what what was happening.

For all the work put into the vehicles, there was hardly any screen time to be able to appreciate them.

I found the speaking parts to be forced and emotionless.

Max was nervous, fidgity and not very confident. I prefer the Mel max as sullen and quiet rather than the flash backs. If i wanted ptsd, i would go see a vietnam movie.

I think they tried to fit too much into the timeframe for the movie and it suffered overall for it. I can understand how george wanted to make it longer, would have given more time to flesh out so parts of the movie.

There was no "oh wow" moment such as mad pulling the blower switch in this movie. I can remember walking out of the first and second movies with the memory of that switch scene. There was one very qick shot of furosia pulling the blower switch but it didnt have an impact on the movie.

I am convinced that george hates the interceptor, as he is contantly killing it off, as if he doesnt like the fans adoring the car as much as the characters or the story line.

I will go see it again as its been a long time between maxs as it is spectacular on the big screen.

Like some have said, its not a mad max movie (for me), it could have been called just fury road with the lead character called Simon or Geoff. As a separate movie, it would have been excellent

We're pretty much the same on it. I thought a second viewing would change things but it didn't. The 2 friends I went with for the second time also weren't thrilled with it. We didn't talk much about it but they basically had a "meh" reaction. I should add they are both Mad Max fans too, one of them was super pumped about it for several weeks. I had a bunch of friends over for a Mad Max marathon a few days before and the excitement for Fury Road was high that night. I was pretty pumped up, watched the trailers and stuff people posted here over and over for weeks and weeks, but I also always kinda expected it wasn't going to blow me away. I'm very tough on things that come back after a long sleep.

I'm still glad it was made though, and I'm also enjoying all the new lore to consume with the game and comics and such. Maybe when I watch it again at home it will get better, but probably not :).
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby Cult Icon » Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 pm

I am a Mad Max virgin. I still haven't even seen the first 3 films. However, I am aware of this type of story genre- the Mad Max world is desertworld to me, and I had previous enjoyed stories such as "Winterworld" and "The Last of Us". The motifs have a commonality and a lot of the plot points (Green place, survival, salvation, journey) and enemies (tribal) were not new to me.

So on a whim, I saw Mad Max: Fury Road on opening day (US) based only on the seeing the extremely good RT reviews and the trailer. I was immediately blown away, and had the most thrilling viewing experience since seeing "the Dark Knight", also on opening day. What stands out is that I had not followed Mad Max at all, and neither did I follow "the Dark Knight". I came in fresh and without knowledge.

So what stood out was the depth of world-crafting, high production quality, and the intensity of the action. The film to me is an instant action classic like T2, Aliens, Nolan Batman, etc. It was so outstanding to me as to be a unique thing. The only flaws, which I discount immediately due to the excellence of the rest, was the characterization- Mad Max, Furiosa, Nux were solid but not something to remember. I also felt that there were too many side characters and the emotional depth there didn't really work.

Still, 5/5.

Afterwards, this world has interested me enough to read the comic, collect photos of all the vehicles, and revisit the film to absorb the details.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby Stamper » Thu May 28, 2015 12:16 am

they basically had a "meh" reaction


Sorry to say, it means they lack intelligence. Or perhaps simply aren't that much into movies. Anyone liking cinema has to be blown away by FR.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby NuffTorque » Thu May 28, 2015 3:37 pm

Stamper, as has been said before in this thread, peoples opinions are their own and each person is free to post that opinion on here without the need of others to abuse them.

As someone who was not overly impressed by the movie, i could say that those of you who rave about the movie are mindless twats that conform to the PR machine in promoting a movie with bad script, acting, and a poor story line.

But that would be nasty and inappropriate so i shall keep my opinion to myself.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby RedHotRyder » Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 pm

P-Tron wrote:Only problem, is that the Interceptor is toast. It go smashed between 2 trucks then blew up.
There wouldn't be much left to salvage.

I originally thought the opening chase should of been longer and shown Max doing a few moves to evade capture but then I though about it.

Everything leading up to the title screen was a little bit sped up, it was basically a quick/abbreviated sequence to show you where Max was when the real story started.
Its not that important to show all the details of his capture just that he was.


Yeah, I meant if the rebuilt Interceptor wasn't destroyed the second time then Miller could have used it as the getaway vehicle.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby RedHotRyder » Thu May 28, 2015 8:03 pm

Ol' Coyote wrote:
RedHotRyder wrote:I think most fans of the movies agree the opening chase should have been a little longer. I would have liked to have seen Max at least take out one bad guy vehicle and do a little evasive driving before the crash.

As much as all of us would have loved to see Max get the Interceptor back at the end I don't think it would have worked in this movie. Unless they all jumped in the Interceptor instead of the Gigahorse. Wait... That's what should have happened, Max and the girls all get in the rebuilt Interceptor as Nux blocks the canyon. Damn. That would have been great.

Yeah, at least they could show what made the Interceptor iconic (taking down bad guys) and what is Max good at (combat driving) so newcomers could appreciate how iconic the car is.

Although i don't think they all would fit in the Interceptor.


I'm pretty sure 4 ultra thin supermodels, 2 old ladies, Furiosa and Max could have fit in the Interceptor. I've fit more and larger people in smaller cars. But It probably wouldn't look good on film with people sitting on laps and what not. Perhaps Miller could have killed off a couple more to make room. :D
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby TheWarriorMax » Thu May 28, 2015 8:33 pm

Stamper wrote:
they basically had a "meh" reaction


Sorry to say, it means they lack intelligence. Or perhaps simply aren't that much into movies. Anyone liking cinema has to be blown away by FR.

Even though that's not really an appropriate response, I will reply anyway.

Actually they are not hugely into movies, not as much as me for sure. Regardless this is a Mad Max movie being watched by Mad Max fans. Even if the movie is great on it's own, you still cannot detach that from the fact that we were expecting something more like the old movies. That "meh" reaction was not so much about the movie itself but more about the disappointment after being extremely hyped over another Mad Max movie. It didn't feel much like Mad Max to us, and it's extremely difficult to evaluate it purely standalone when you're pumped up about something you've been waiting ages for.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby Stamper » Fri May 29, 2015 12:19 am

What I meant is "meh" isn't an argument :)
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby seriz » Fri May 29, 2015 1:24 am

Stamper wrote:Sorry to say, it means they lack intelligence. Or perhaps simply aren't that much into movies. Anyone liking cinema has to be blown away by FR.


Definitely not.
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Re: Fury Road Screening Discussion (WARNING! HEAVY SPOILERS!

Postby MWFV8 » Fri May 29, 2015 4:39 am

Stamper wrote:
they basically had a "meh" reaction


Sorry to say, it means they lack intelligence. Or perhaps simply aren't that much into movies. Anyone liking cinema has to be blown away by FR.


Nonsense. I know many people in the film industry itself not blown away by FR.
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