Mad Max: Fury Road Film Review

I will just say I have never seen the first one outside of parts here and there.

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Writer: George MillerBrendan McCarthyNick Lathouris
Director: George Miller  Runtime: 120min
Cast

I saw the trailer and was blown away by the visuals. The high octane feel of the driving how it felt like a rock and roll video on acid but without the harmful side effects. I honestly felt like this was going to be a new form of cinema (or story telling) for the most part I was right.

The story of Mad Max has always confuzzled me. A guy hates the world due to a past trauma, gets kidnapped and tries to escape. I would always ask myself why would I care?! But then this came out and I loved the look to it.  (Can you tell I went to see this movie more because of the visuals yet?) But the oversimplification of the plot aside, the story in general still seems lost on me. Or rather the point to it all. So muh happens and it’s not that it’s unclear, it’s just.. when I left, as much as I enjoyed the picture, I was wondering just what was the point to all of it?

Visually a stunning picture all around. I think there were some shots and such that didn’t work or could have been done better with a lens adjustment like a fish eye or a wide angle lens buts that’s just me. What I thought was interesting, was the choice to have most of the film in centre of the frame. For the life of me, I can’t fathom why that was. But it is a rather interesting concept to investigate further.

Mad max as a character is interesting. Not sure if he’s as interesting to play but interesting nonetheless. I really do enjoy tom hard as an actor minus that 3rd bat film. He was directed rather well. Now Ms. Theron… she is just a talent beyond. I can’t think of too many things she’s been in that I dislike.  In this film, she embodied a rather bravity that I haven’t seen in a lot of actresses. Well, in an action film. Her role is a big spoiler so I won’t get heavy into it, but she isn’t some damsel in distress. Actually, a majority of the females aren’t. They all find a means to kick ass.

I think with that said,  this film really isn’t about mad max’s story at all. But much rather about the female’s he’s in contact with. At the end of the movie, I’m closer to the women and understanding their turmoils than even remotely caring about the films title character. Remember folks the grass may be green on the other side, but most times if you watered your own lawn, you would have just as green a lawn.

My biggest complaint about Fury Road was the absolute pointlessness to making it in 3D. I know I like the use of depth it brings but there’s so little use of it that you barely even notice it. Being this is a mammoth of a action film, with cars and such exploding every which way, you would have thought they’d capitalize on the pop out feature most are accustomed to with 3d. I know I went for that possibility.

All in all. If you want fun but with a moral at the end go see thus film… just save your money and see it in 2d.

  • Overall rating of the movie: 8 out of 10,
  • Cinematography: 8.9 out of 10,
  • Editing: 8 out of 10,
  • Audio: 10 out of 10,
  • Acting: 7 out of 10,

Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Definitely worth picking up. but just skip any 3d showings. It’s just a cash grab here.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: the “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

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Comic nerd. Movie lover Director Gaffer/Lighting Tech D.O.P. Photographer

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