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10 September 2015 @ 11:24 pm
Finally got to see "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Don't judge, I don't get out much these days). As a huge fan of the Max films, I've really looked forward to it. With that, a couple things need be said.

- I was a little surprised at the slow build of a lot of the plot. I didn't see this as a bad thing; in fact, it stayed pretty true to the pacing of the other flicks. Was just not expecting to see that in today's cinema culture.

- I did NOT buy in to Tom Hardy as Max. The grey hair was missing. The scar on the eye was missing. He was too bulky for Max's build. He just didn't seem or feel like Max. Not that Hardy did a bad job, it just wasn't MAX.

- I would have liked a little more background on the antagonists. It was great to see Hugh Keays-Byrne again, but I was left wanting on the back story of Joe, and the Bullet farmer, and the People-Eater. Cool, but no depth at all. Even The Lord Humungous felt less shallow than these guys.

- Lastly, but definitely not least...I didn't see a thing to complain about. I mean all the flap the so-called Men's Rights crowd lost their damn minds over. What was the big fucking deal? I didn't see any emasculation of the males, and I didn't feel Furiosa's actions in any light of sexism, but rather as the right thing to do. J and I both tried to figure out what the problem was, and came up snake-eyes. Just more modern-day examples of people looking for something to be offended by.

All in all, good stuff, loved it. Too bad I'm hearing soch weak reviews of the game tie-in, but that's not wholly unexpected. i'll play it eventually, anyway. Only down note of it all was that I ordered it through Amazon, and instead of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo, the one we got had 2 identical DVDs inside. Amazon is shipping us a new one, so hopefully it was a random error and not a general defect with the first run or something.
Stax: Misandrystaxxy on September 11th, 2015 03:34 am (UTC)
I loved Fury Road. I totally missed the misandry flack it received.

Barbara Dearaujoibdreamy on September 11th, 2015 10:09 am (UTC)

Wow your still posting on LJ? Good for you. I just read some of my old posts from 14 years ago. Blows me away how much has changed on the good old internet. Less interaction but they claim it is social but in my opinion Livejournal will always be the best. I cant get to know you truly with 147 characters or less. I have never been able to submit to the short post mentality. Haha. Anyway good to see you and hugs!!!

God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Red Bunnyarchmage on September 11th, 2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, still here, trying to keep the ol' journal alive. FB is fine for short notes and funny crap, but I miss the long form of LJ and the interaction it created. Sucks that so few stayed or have returned, but we gotta keep the home fires burning, right? ;)

Always good to see familiar faces. Love to the family!

Edited at 2015-09-11 12:14 pm (UTC)
Barbara Dearaujoibdreamy on September 12th, 2015 09:11 am (UTC)
I 100% agree. we need to keep true interaction alive even in the midst of the new and supposedly improved youngsters and their instagrams and Facebooks.
Live journal allowed me to really and truly connect with people on a much deeper level and I miss it sooo much. I am sure we're like the oldies but goodies who miss Am Radio. Haha! But I say NO and REVOLT! LJ LIVES!
Barbara Dearaujoibdreamy on September 11th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)

Oh and I wanna see Madd Max and I will! :)

God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: 100% Zombiearchmage on September 11th, 2015 12:15 pm (UTC)
It was a great flick. It took some time to get into, but it ended up a fab and powerful flick.