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Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
05.14.2015
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PLOT: Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) is taken prisoner by the followers of a tyrannical warlord, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). To escape, he's forced to make a pact with Joe's top lieutenant, the mysterious Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who's on a quest for redemption which involves rescuing Joe's enslaved brides.

REVIEW: It's rare for me – as a guy who's privileged enough to write about films regularly – to find myself at a loss for words after seeing a movie. Love it or hate it, I can usually jot down five hundred words and be done with it as soon as I can get to a laptop, but MAD MAX: FURY ROAD threw me for a loop. I knew I was going to like it. Heck, I knew I'd probably love it, but I truly did not expect to find myself so shook-up and maybe it's because I feel like I've just witnessed the birth of a full-on action classic. I feel like I did when I walked out of THE MATRIX in '99, or the way people probably did when they saw DIE HARD in theaters in 1988, or (appropriately) THE ROAD WARRIOR in 1982. Make no mistake, FURY ROAD is on par with those films and the closest to a modern action classic then I've seen in some time.

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Sure, there have been other great blockbusters over the years. INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT, etc, but those weren't really action movies. FURY ROAD is a f**kin' action movie through and through. Big, brash and unapologetic with a hard-earned R-rating, FURY ROAD is a throwback to an era where action movies were made by veteran directors who knew what they were doing, and not some hot flavor-of-the-month making a leap-to-tentpoles before they were really ready.

Clearly, George Miller has spent years – probably even decades – tinkering with his concept of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and the result is a film that you can tell Miller put his whole heart and soul into. There's no saving anything for the sequel here. Miller's made the absolute best movie he can. More than anything it feels like the MAD MAX movie Miller's always wanted to make but just didn't have the technology or resources to do back then – and that's not a dig at the incredible original trilogy. This just feels extra special and like the movie a kid making movies in the Australian outback with his mates dreamed of doing but didn't have anywhere near the resources he needed (even though he did pretty damn amazing without them).

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Everything about FURY ROAD is perfect, to the extent that writing a review feels almost unnecessary as you should just go see it as there's nothing I can write that does it justice. While it would have been a treat to see Mel Gibson come back, Tom Hardy is more than able to slip into Max's one-armed leather jacket. While clearly canon, Hardy wisely avoids ape'ing Gibson, doing his own thing instead. Appropriately, he plays Max as absolutely “mad” as in full-on insane. The character history is the same, but here he's the guy who we saw eating dog food at the beginning of THE ROAD WARRIOR, a former hero who's had everything he cared about taken away and is now an animal. As such, Hardy plays him as vicious, more likely to growl than speak – almost feral in a way. Yet, he also conveys the repressed nobility and heroism of the guy, making him a hero you can root for. Importantly, he's also incredibly dynamic in the action sequences, which are absolutely nonstop.

For her part, Charlize Theron is equal to Hardy, with Furiosa just as much the hero as he is – possibly even more so as she's got the real arc. Max is the enigma, Furiosa is the heart. Here, Theron and Miller have crafted one of the most memorable action heroines since Ripley, and if there's a dearth of female action heroes out there, Furiosa is a new one and immediately one for the ages. Theron has done action before, but she's never had a character like Furiosa, and it's the kind of performance that's going to turn her into a legend.

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While Hardy and Theron can't help but dominate, the supporting cast is excellent. Nicholas Hoult steals scenes as the future fan-favorite Nux, making his henchman into a character with real compassion and humanity. Hugh Keays-Byrne (who played Toecutter in the first film) is formidable and freakish as the terrifying Immortan Joe, while the “wives” played by Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton are all fully rounded characters and not merely damsels in distress.

On the technical side, FURY ROAD is a marvel. The photography and editing are Oscar-level, while the hard-driving score by Junkie XL is off-the-charts great, with it being worked into the film in a diegetic way I won't spoil here. Tying it all together – of course – is George Miller who, at seventy, has just kicked all modern action auteurs asses, with action scenes that feel un-toppable. The film is literally almost non-stop action, but all of the beats are so distinct they never feel like one big set-piece. The final battle royale is a masterpiece of virtuoso action film-making and worthy of applause at any screening you attend.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is so great, and hopefully it'll be recognized as such by fans and critics alike. It's a shame tentpole fare is often overlooked at the awards-level, but for what it is FURY ROAD is absolutely flawless and I'm not exaggerating when I say Miller's made a true instant classic. Go see it and then go see it again. I know I will.

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9:24AM on 05/18/2015
Saw it yesterday - what a fucking ride! Best money spent so far this year. Old school action film through and through.
Saw it yesterday - what a fucking ride! Best money spent so far this year. Old school action film through and through.
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10:10PM on 05/16/2015
Saw this at 8 p.m. show in Chelsea last night. Absolutely breathtaking/ edge of your seat / virtuoso filmmaking. I hope the new generation pick up on this one and drive to huge numbers, it absolutely deserves it. Amazing feat.
Saw this at 8 p.m. show in Chelsea last night. Absolutely breathtaking/ edge of your seat / virtuoso filmmaking. I hope the new generation pick up on this one and drive to huge numbers, it absolutely deserves it. Amazing feat.
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6:40PM on 05/15/2015
Miller and his crew deserve Oscar nods.I have no idea how you would even film a movie like this.That high shot of the truck in the middle blowing up as the guy swings into frame on the pole,what if the pole didn`t work,what if he missed his cue.Just the planning that must of wen`t into this movie.Oscars really need a award for stunts.I tip my hat too the crew and stunt men and woman of this movie.
Miller and his crew deserve Oscar nods.I have no idea how you would even film a movie like this.That high shot of the truck in the middle blowing up as the guy swings into frame on the pole,what if the pole didn`t work,what if he missed his cue.Just the planning that must of wen`t into this movie.Oscars really need a award for stunts.I tip my hat too the crew and stunt men and woman of this movie.
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5:56PM on 05/15/2015

5.5/10

This reviewer put it best. "Two hours of action scenes that are well crafted, but entirely lacking in suspense."
This reviewer put it best. "Two hours of action scenes that are well crafted, but entirely lacking in suspense."
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2:59PM on 05/15/2015

Mind offically blown

Absolutely amazing. Just scene after scene of brilliance. Need to see this film again.
Absolutely amazing. Just scene after scene of brilliance. Need to see this film again.
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11:21AM on 05/15/2015
I really need to see this with my dad. He introduced me to Max. He still has the old VHS copies and used to watch them annually. But I'm the one who needs to remember to get him out to see it because he's not as in tune with what's new out there, and I'm pretty sure I've neglected to mention it.
I really need to see this with my dad. He introduced me to Max. He still has the old VHS copies and used to watch them annually. But I'm the one who needs to remember to get him out to see it because he's not as in tune with what's new out there, and I'm pretty sure I've neglected to mention it.
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11:45PM on 05/14/2015

This is the best movie I have seen

Seen in a decade or so...amazing achivement ..a true masterpice.
Seen in a decade or so...amazing achivement ..a true masterpice.
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8:20PM on 05/14/2015

FUCK YOU MICK LaSALLE!!!

You just had to give it a negative review to stand out. You sir, are an asshole.
You just had to give it a negative review to stand out. You sir, are an asshole.
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7:27PM on 05/14/2015

HOLY FUCK

I never see a 10/10 ever. I can't wait to see this movie for sure. I'm seeing it sat.
I never see a 10/10 ever. I can't wait to see this movie for sure. I'm seeing it sat.
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5:34PM on 05/14/2015
Glad to hear it is so amazing! I can't wait to see, massive fan of this series!
Glad to hear it is so amazing! I can't wait to see, massive fan of this series!
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5:16PM on 05/14/2015

Why No Imax 3D for me!?

I just noticed the 3d Imax is only being released international, not a smart move I would have paid extra.
I just noticed the 3d Imax is only being released international, not a smart move I would have paid extra.
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6:45PM on 05/15/2015
It was in 3D Imax here in TX.
It was in 3D Imax here in TX.
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4:11PM on 05/14/2015

Cannot wait to see this tonight!

Normally whenever a hyped up action movie, especially all the recent Marvel films of the last three years, gets a 9 or 10 review on Joblo, it always feels like the review was prematurely scored before the film even began.
I am thrilled with all the love Mad Max: Fury Road is generating so far, I and hope it is that great of an action film. The success for this kind of action film is MUCH NEEDED, as the box office has been plagued by the same Marvel action films. We need a large scale action
Normally whenever a hyped up action movie, especially all the recent Marvel films of the last three years, gets a 9 or 10 review on Joblo, it always feels like the review was prematurely scored before the film even began.
I am thrilled with all the love Mad Max: Fury Road is generating so far, I and hope it is that great of an action film. The success for this kind of action film is MUCH NEEDED, as the box office has been plagued by the same Marvel action films. We need a large scale action epic to bring audiences back to original action material, rather than having all big budget releases be the same back to back material which is copied and pasted from the comic book source. Hopefully Mad Max: Fury Road is the film to bring us back.
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3:46PM on 05/14/2015

JUST SAW IT ...

... easily 10/10. Hardy fits the shoes, you won't miss Mel. Charlize and Hoult somewhat steal the show. It fits either as a sequel or reboot, whatever you prefer.
... easily 10/10. Hardy fits the shoes, you won't miss Mel. Charlize and Hoult somewhat steal the show. It fits either as a sequel or reboot, whatever you prefer.
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3:35PM on 05/14/2015

Cannot wait to see it this weekend but...

Please don't flop, please don't flop, please don't flop!
Please don't flop, please don't flop, please don't flop!
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2:37PM on 05/14/2015
I know it wasn't a stretch per say, but I called this as the best movie of the year. Can't wait for tomorrow!
I know it wasn't a stretch per say, but I called this as the best movie of the year. Can't wait for tomorrow!
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1:52PM on 05/14/2015

Awesome!

I don't think I've ever seen such positive early reaction for a film. Cannot wait to see this in RPX!!!
And I disagree with those here who say this review is too fanboyish. These guys are some of the most honest film reviewers out there, and they don't have to give any score, they choose to. Often they give scores that are opposite of expectations. Anywho, so stoked for this!
I don't think I've ever seen such positive early reaction for a film. Cannot wait to see this in RPX!!!
And I disagree with those here who say this review is too fanboyish. These guys are some of the most honest film reviewers out there, and they don't have to give any score, they choose to. Often they give scores that are opposite of expectations. Anywho, so stoked for this!
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1:34PM on 05/14/2015

From The Master Mind Himself!

Maybe George Miller's Justice League wouldn't have been so bad...
Maybe George Miller's Justice League wouldn't have been so bad...
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12:49PM on 05/14/2015
I am so amazed to see how well this is doing with critics. This isn't the first perfect score I've seen for the film, and it currently has 99% on RT. I'm not sure many people suspected this to be one of the top rated films of the year, but it's looking like the film will likely be THE best critical hit of the year. I was already planning to see it, but now my excitement is over the top.
I am so amazed to see how well this is doing with critics. This isn't the first perfect score I've seen for the film, and it currently has 99% on RT. I'm not sure many people suspected this to be one of the top rated films of the year, but it's looking like the film will likely be THE best critical hit of the year. I was already planning to see it, but now my excitement is over the top.
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12:25PM on 05/14/2015
Did you see it in 3D? If so, how was the 3D? Worth the extra cash?
Did you see it in 3D? If so, how was the 3D? Worth the extra cash?
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11:16AM on 05/14/2015

Never doubted this project

After years of development, many were skeptical of the film living up to the hype, but it seems it's surpassed it. I'm so excited to see this tomorrow.
After years of development, many were skeptical of the film living up to the hype, but it seems it's surpassed it. I'm so excited to see this tomorrow.
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10:26AM on 05/14/2015
Okay I am now officially pumped after reading this review. I just sense the absolute joy, excitement and appreciation for the film. I may have to shoot out tonight and catch it.
Okay I am now officially pumped after reading this review. I just sense the absolute joy, excitement and appreciation for the film. I may have to shoot out tonight and catch it.
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9:35AM on 05/14/2015
Fiance is away for the weekend, so starting tonight I'm planning to re-watch all the Mad Max movies (it's been over a decade since I've seen them) and then I'm seeing this on Saturday afternooon. And if it's good, seeing it again Saturday night. So psyched!!
Fiance is away for the weekend, so starting tonight I'm planning to re-watch all the Mad Max movies (it's been over a decade since I've seen them) and then I'm seeing this on Saturday afternooon. And if it's good, seeing it again Saturday night. So psyched!!
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8:06AM on 05/14/2015

So psyched

I can't wait to see it tonight! Haven't been that excited for a movie in a long time and while I normally don't give a fuck about RottenTomates-Score, the fact that it stands at 99% with 89 fresh and only 1 rotten review right now is impressive.
I can't wait to see it tonight! Haven't been that excited for a movie in a long time and while I normally don't give a fuck about RottenTomates-Score, the fact that it stands at 99% with 89 fresh and only 1 rotten review right now is impressive.
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7:37AM on 05/14/2015

Saw it at the 5:30 session

And it is pretty damn good. The action Makes Sense, if you know what I mean. These hyped up guys hunting cars with explosive harpoons like they are whales or elephants. That's all awesome.

My only criticism is one that I have always had with George Miller films. Dialog. He has always been a bit clunky, and laid out too obviously. These post apocalyptic savages are tainted with a bit of, what I'd call "Australian Film School". Not particularly rough people trying to sound tough. The
And it is pretty damn good. The action Makes Sense, if you know what I mean. These hyped up guys hunting cars with explosive harpoons like they are whales or elephants. That's all awesome.

My only criticism is one that I have always had with George Miller films. Dialog. He has always been a bit clunky, and laid out too obviously. These post apocalyptic savages are tainted with a bit of, what I'd call "Australian Film School". Not particularly rough people trying to sound tough. The Feminist angle people talk about... I am cool with a bit of preaching, a bit of Social Issues, in my action movies, but I wish it as done a bit more smoothly. It's a victim of being part of the Talky bits.

That sounds negative, but I loved the movie. Plenty of great ideas, great action, great imagery. Love Guitar Guy.
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10:27AM on 05/14/2015
I usually don't go to an action film for the excellent dialogue.

But I do like if the action film has a few memorable lines.
I usually don't go to an action film for the excellent dialogue.

But I do like if the action film has a few memorable lines.
7:17AM on 05/14/2015
Not buying these reviews, most movies this site overhypes like Drive, Warrior, Dredd, Pacific Rim & now Mad max & usually end up underwhelming me period. I barely tolerated Pacific Rim but the rest have sucked to me. now I never cared for mad max anyway, I just believe movies like this are somewhat forced to get "good" reviews.
Not buying these reviews, most movies this site overhypes like Drive, Warrior, Dredd, Pacific Rim & now Mad max & usually end up underwhelming me period. I barely tolerated Pacific Rim but the rest have sucked to me. now I never cared for mad max anyway, I just believe movies like this are somewhat forced to get "good" reviews.
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7:36AM on 05/14/2015
If you dont like ANY of those movies you listed. I seriously question your taste in films. One? Sure. Two? Maybe. All? Somethings wrong.
If you dont like ANY of those movies you listed. I seriously question your taste in films. One? Sure. Two? Maybe. All? Somethings wrong.
8:39AM on 05/14/2015
Its sitting at 99% with 90 reviews at rotten tomatoes and at 90 on Metacritic with 29 reviews. Let that sink in for a bit.
Its sitting at 99% with 90 reviews at rotten tomatoes and at 90 on Metacritic with 29 reviews. Let that sink in for a bit.
10:24AM on 05/14/2015
Scorpio, it's cool if you disagree with our opinion, but we are a fansite run by fans. We genuinely love movies, especially ones that stand out from the pack. All the movies you listed certainly do that (or did it at the time of their release). We don't "overhype" we simply give our own opinion. Sure, they can sound a bit hyperbolic and geeky, but that's the point; we ARE fans and we geek out over the really cool shit that moves us. Simple as that. Right now there is literally one "rotten"
Scorpio, it's cool if you disagree with our opinion, but we are a fansite run by fans. We genuinely love movies, especially ones that stand out from the pack. All the movies you listed certainly do that (or did it at the time of their release). We don't "overhype" we simply give our own opinion. Sure, they can sound a bit hyperbolic and geeky, but that's the point; we ARE fans and we geek out over the really cool shit that moves us. Simple as that. Right now there is literally one "rotten" review on RT. Also, how is a movie like this "forced" to get good reviews? That makes no sense. Is this another "the studio is paying them off" thing, because those are some deep pockets to pay off 99 percent of critics (that one dude's check must've gotten lost in the mail). Or, are you saying that we are "fooled" by something like this and pretend that we like it to "seem cool?"

Look, I get it, sometimes you just don't agree with an opinion and I respect that. However, if you mostly disagree with our opinion in reviews and don't care for Mad Max to begin with then why comment or interact at all?
10:32AM on 05/14/2015
I liked most of the Mad Max films. I thought Dredd was fantastic. Maybe you're just not into violent action films, Scorpio. Not your cup of tea, perhaps? There's another film opening this week, if you care to go to the cinema. Pitch Perfect 2. Maybe a little a capella singing is more in your wheelhouse? Peace out.
I liked most of the Mad Max films. I thought Dredd was fantastic. Maybe you're just not into violent action films, Scorpio. Not your cup of tea, perhaps? There's another film opening this week, if you care to go to the cinema. Pitch Perfect 2. Maybe a little a capella singing is more in your wheelhouse? Peace out.
3:17PM on 05/14/2015
Well said Shirley ;)
Well said Shirley ;)
6:32PM on 05/14/2015
Appreciate the feedback by the schmoes & Shirey. As I mentioned I have never really been into Mad Max, but it shouldn't allow people to question my taste in movie. I love action films, especially violent ones like ones that came out in the 80s. I have agreed with many movies as of late which have been praised like last years Edge of Tommorrow, John Wick, The Equalizer, & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, all fantastic films to me. I guess I am just an to each their own type of movie fan.

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Appreciate the feedback by the schmoes & Shirey. As I mentioned I have never really been into Mad Max, but it shouldn't allow people to question my taste in movie. I love action films, especially violent ones like ones that came out in the 80s. I have agreed with many movies as of late which have been praised like last years Edge of Tommorrow, John Wick, The Equalizer, & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, all fantastic films to me. I guess I am just an to each their own type of movie fan.

To answer Mr. Shirey about whether I think this film is a you must like this film in order to "look cool", absolutely I feel that way.
8:03PM on 05/14/2015
Scorpio, you are not being fair to Joblo. I might find more insightful and more complex reviews elsewhere, but the ones here are about as honest as it gets. They might be biased towards action genres but so are most of us readers here, right? I don't think I have seen any perfect 10 out of 10 here before. And it's getting rave reviews all around the place. Maybe you are the one trying to be cool by not believing the hype. I think it will blow you away.
Scorpio, you are not being fair to Joblo. I might find more insightful and more complex reviews elsewhere, but the ones here are about as honest as it gets. They might be biased towards action genres but so are most of us readers here, right? I don't think I have seen any perfect 10 out of 10 here before. And it's getting rave reviews all around the place. Maybe you are the one trying to be cool by not believing the hype. I think it will blow you away.
5:59AM on 05/14/2015

AMAZING

How Marvel has to go around and make sure everyone knows that you know.....they're writing about "strong" female characters and how they wanna give females their due course but they don't know exactly how to do it properly and fkin George Miller just goes out and fking DOES IT and doesn't feel the need to justify it or make a big deal about it. Just like Ripley and Sarah Connor
How Marvel has to go around and make sure everyone knows that you know.....they're writing about "strong" female characters and how they wanna give females their due course but they don't know exactly how to do it properly and fkin George Miller just goes out and fking DOES IT and doesn't feel the need to justify it or make a big deal about it. Just like Ripley and Sarah Connor
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12:00PM on 05/14/2015
Agreed. I can't even begin to say how sick I am of rich white Liberal male directors talking about how they are "feminists" and that they can speak for minorities. Just shut up and do your job, and let the people you treat like children speak for themselves.....you know, because they are capable adults and can do it much better than you.
Agreed. I can't even begin to say how sick I am of rich white Liberal male directors talking about how they are "feminists" and that they can speak for minorities. Just shut up and do your job, and let the people you treat like children speak for themselves.....you know, because they are capable adults and can do it much better than you.
2:54AM on 05/14/2015
With all due respect, the review sounds written by someone who is very much a fan of this franchise (which is totally fine). Thoughts on how someone with no previous experience with the old films may or may not need to catch up with them to enjoy/follow this one?
With all due respect, the review sounds written by someone who is very much a fan of this franchise (which is totally fine). Thoughts on how someone with no previous experience with the old films may or may not need to catch up with them to enjoy/follow this one?
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3:42AM on 05/14/2015
You don't need to have seen them. Although they are classics, and deserve to be watched.
You don't need to have seen them. Although they are classics, and deserve to be watched.
6:00AM on 05/14/2015
Mad max was a really cool movie. Watch it but don't expect to die over it. Road warrior is a masterpiece and took all the cool stuff in part one and made it better, thus making part one even better in the process.
People are mixed on thunderdome, but I'm not. It's a fucking masterpiece also. It's hard for me to say which is better between them.
As for this film I'll see it tomorrow. But I think I'll love it. Seems like the only classic trilogy to come back with a new movie that lives up to
Mad max was a really cool movie. Watch it but don't expect to die over it. Road warrior is a masterpiece and took all the cool stuff in part one and made it better, thus making part one even better in the process.
People are mixed on thunderdome, but I'm not. It's a fucking masterpiece also. It's hard for me to say which is better between them.
As for this film I'll see it tomorrow. But I think I'll love it. Seems like the only classic trilogy to come back with a new movie that lives up to the old. Unlike Indiana Jones or the prequels.

Short answer watch them all. It's the best action film series of all time.
7:21AM on 05/14/2015
I totally agree, this site is notorious for forced overhyping certain movies, it's been done with movies like Drive, Warrior, Dredd & pacific Rim. At least give an HONEST review, not to kiss fanboy ass!
I totally agree, this site is notorious for forced overhyping certain movies, it's been done with movies like Drive, Warrior, Dredd & pacific Rim. At least give an HONEST review, not to kiss fanboy ass!
9:19AM on 05/14/2015
Scorpio77, giving an honest review can mean that the reviewer loved the film. Just because you don't like any of those films doesn't mean it doesn't deserve acclaim. You just have different tastes. I'm not going to attack your opinion because it's your own, but you clearly have no problem judging someone else. The writers on the site really liked this movie and others you listed, and so did a lot of critics, whether you agree or not.
Scorpio77, giving an honest review can mean that the reviewer loved the film. Just because you don't like any of those films doesn't mean it doesn't deserve acclaim. You just have different tastes. I'm not going to attack your opinion because it's your own, but you clearly have no problem judging someone else. The writers on the site really liked this movie and others you listed, and so did a lot of critics, whether you agree or not.
2:39PM on 05/14/2015
Thanks for the insight... I'll do my best to check out these movies before watching the new one.
Thanks for the insight... I'll do my best to check out these movies before watching the new one.
7:58PM on 05/17/2015
I'd never watched any of the Mad Max films before this year. I watched the first one and Road Warrior in preparation for this, and while I enjoyed them both, I wouldn't call myself a fanboy of this franchise.

That being said, I feel like this review is right on the money. Even if you've never seen a Mad max film before in your life, you'll love this one, because it is just balls out awesome.
I'd never watched any of the Mad Max films before this year. I watched the first one and Road Warrior in preparation for this, and while I enjoyed them both, I wouldn't call myself a fanboy of this franchise.

That being said, I feel like this review is right on the money. Even if you've never seen a Mad max film before in your life, you'll love this one, because it is just balls out awesome.
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2:24AM on 05/14/2015
Well, here in Melbourne its 4:30pm. There's a session at 5:30 at the local Hoyts multiplex. I might just pop in after work.
Well, here in Melbourne its 4:30pm. There's a session at 5:30 at the local Hoyts multiplex. I might just pop in after work.
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2:16AM on 05/14/2015

Can't wait!

Everything I've heard about this has been great and I can't wait to see it in IMAX. Avengers was okay, but I haven't had anything to really look forward to this year (while last year had a ton of movies I remember getting excited about months in advance). This is going to be a lean summer, but hopefully this makes up for it a bit.
Everything I've heard about this has been great and I can't wait to see it in IMAX. Avengers was okay, but I haven't had anything to really look forward to this year (while last year had a ton of movies I remember getting excited about months in advance). This is going to be a lean summer, but hopefully this makes up for it a bit.
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2:01AM on 05/14/2015
Charlize Theron finally got the role she deserved, it seems.
Charlize Theron finally got the role she deserved, it seems.
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1:59AM on 05/14/2015
I am so happy. I guess I expected something hopefully a bit better than Thunderdome. Instead it sounds like this is even better than all the other Maxes. Bless you Miller!
I am so happy. I guess I expected something hopefully a bit better than Thunderdome. Instead it sounds like this is even better than all the other Maxes. Bless you Miller!
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1:57AM on 05/14/2015
This movie was amazing!! The best film I've seen so far this year.
This movie was amazing!! The best film I've seen so far this year.
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1:54AM on 05/14/2015
Let's hope people come out and see it then - I still think this film will struggle at the box office given the lack of mainstream interest a little like Dredd did. For me I've never been into Mad Max and it doesn't seem like my kind of film I don't know why but nothing in there peaks my interest.
Let's hope people come out and see it then - I still think this film will struggle at the box office given the lack of mainstream interest a little like Dredd did. For me I've never been into Mad Max and it doesn't seem like my kind of film I don't know why but nothing in there peaks my interest.
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1:39AM on 05/14/2015
Man, talk about a Debbie-downer. You really could not find one negative thing to say about this. What are we all going to bitch about then? Just Kidding! Fantastic news this is living up to all the hype. Can't wait to see it.
Man, talk about a Debbie-downer. You really could not find one negative thing to say about this. What are we all going to bitch about then? Just Kidding! Fantastic news this is living up to all the hype. Can't wait to see it.
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1:16AM on 05/14/2015
Oh, and I guess there goes Tarantino's theory that directors get worse as they get older.
Oh, and I guess there goes Tarantino's theory that directors get worse as they get older.
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1:12AM on 05/14/2015
Wow, this movie is killing it with critics. I've never seen critics go so bonkers over a balls to the wall action movie like this. I really hope this does well at the box office, and brings back that spark of fun inventive cinema that Hollywood lost a long time ago.
Wow, this movie is killing it with critics. I've never seen critics go so bonkers over a balls to the wall action movie like this. I really hope this does well at the box office, and brings back that spark of fun inventive cinema that Hollywood lost a long time ago.
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12:58AM on 05/14/2015

FUCK YES!

Knew this movie was gonna be good. But who thought it would be universally praised?! That's fuckin' incredible!!!
Knew this movie was gonna be good. But who thought it would be universally praised?! That's fuckin' incredible!!!
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5:04AM on 05/14/2015
I'm very very surprised that critics everywhere love it!
I'm very very surprised that critics everywhere love it!
12:58AM on 05/14/2015

FUCK YES!

Knew this movie was gonna be good. But who thought it would be universally praised?! That's fuckin' incredible!!!
Knew this movie was gonna be good. But who thought it would be universally praised?! That's fuckin' incredible!!!
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12:58AM on 05/14/2015
*Double Post* sorry!
*Double Post* sorry!
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12:55AM on 05/14/2015
As much as I love the site, I don't always trust your reviews as you guys sometimes give fanboy-centric movies scores that are ridiculously higher than they actually deserve (Iron Man 3, Man of Steel). However, Fury Road is currently at 90 on MetaCritic which is absolutely insane, and 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. On both sites it's the best reviewed wide-release movie of the year so far.
As much as I love the site, I don't always trust your reviews as you guys sometimes give fanboy-centric movies scores that are ridiculously higher than they actually deserve (Iron Man 3, Man of Steel). However, Fury Road is currently at 90 on MetaCritic which is absolutely insane, and 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. On both sites it's the best reviewed wide-release movie of the year so far.
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1:28AM on 05/14/2015
i feel like this site is generally pretty spot on when it comes to reviews, though I think you're right about it sometimes being fan centric. It's nice to go to site run by actual movie fans rather than one by nitpicking critics who'll find anything to bitch about
i feel like this site is generally pretty spot on when it comes to reviews, though I think you're right about it sometimes being fan centric. It's nice to go to site run by actual movie fans rather than one by nitpicking critics who'll find anything to bitch about
2:11AM on 05/14/2015
jmt, agreed. joblo might not have the best written reviews but they write honest movie-fan opinions.
jmt, agreed. joblo might not have the best written reviews but they write honest movie-fan opinions.
12:45AM on 05/14/2015
Expectations couldn't be higher at this point. Movie looks all sort of badass.
Expectations couldn't be higher at this point. Movie looks all sort of badass.
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12:43AM on 05/14/2015
Wow, 10 / 10? Another reason to watch this movie!
Wow, 10 / 10? Another reason to watch this movie!
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