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Mad Max: Fury Road [May. 23rd, 2015|11:12 pm]
Mad Max: Fury Road

Holy crap what did I even just watch.

My brain is tired now, just from all the processing of spectacle.

Even if you've got a strong aversion to dystopian post-apocalyptic wastelands -- and I am very definitely in that camp -- it is worth overcoming to see this movie. It is exceptionally well-done. Like, in terms of being the kind of movie that it sets out to be, it gets a perfect score. It know exactly what it's doing, to the point that there are all kinds of crazy things that you just accept without hesitation, because the movie is so sure of itself.

Also some gorgeous beauty in between the explosions and mind-blowing violence.

Did I mention it's also deeply feminist in multiple awesome ways?


[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2015-05-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
I have to disagree with FemFreq. I think she's focused mostly on Furiosa and neglecting a whole bunch of other women in the movie who do a bunch of other important things besides equal-opportunity violence. Plus, I didn't see the movie framing the violence as fun and awesome; I found it much more on the side of dreadful / unnerving / appalling.

I saw Thunderdome ages and ages ago, but remember little of it. I think Fury Road stands perfectly well on its own; it does a very good job of communicating all the necessary information with remarkable terseness.
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