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  1. gilfalko
    May 16, 2015

    So much for being a “black sheep” eh? 🙂
    If I could sum this movie with one word I’d say: OVERRATED.

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  2. Joseph Belanger
    May 16, 2015

    To be fair, I did really enjoy the film but I’m not tripping over myself with love for it like so many other people are. It isn’t a masterpiece but it is pretty innovative and pretty fun.

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  3. Steve Sauve
    May 21, 2015

    CAVEAT: I have not yet seen this film.
    The more reviews I read, the lower my expectations for this film. The first Mad Max film, and to a lesser extent the second, were post-apocalyptic nightmares with a deep personal connection to the barren wastelands and hideous savagery on display. In those films, the stunt driving was remarkable and the camera work and wardrobe excellent, but Miller kept bringing us back to the emotional and moral problems faced by Max and those around him, who were all trying to survive without turning into monsters. But I have yet to read a review of this new film that notices anything other than the miracle of in-camera visuals, the perfunctory nod to feminism, and the non-stop excitement. Mad Max is a simple story, yes, but need not be a vapid one.

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    • Joseph Belanger
      May 21, 2015

      Thanks for reading! If you’re looking for any depth or emotional grounding in this film, you will not find it. It is highly enjoyable and does on occasion show a softer side but those moments are extremely brief and do not lend any real emotional weight to the film. I still think it is worth seeing but if you go in looking for that connection, you will be disappointed.

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  4. Chris Lindsay
    May 27, 2015

    You nailed it with this statement: “It is hard to get fully on board the feminist road show when their nipples are showing the whole time.” Furiosia is not a damsel in distress, but she was transporting five of them and needed the help of a man to save them. I wrote a short essay on Fury Road called “When Barbarians Rule.” If you would like to read it, here is the link: https://christopherjohnlindsay.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/max-max-fury-road/

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