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by Preezy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Straight out of the gates I'm going say Fury Road is the best (not "one of the" THE) best action film ever made.

Wrong, but each to their own I guess.

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by Ad7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:36 pm

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Brerlappin wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Mad Max: Fury Road

Some very good action scenes

6/10


I know some people will rip you to shreds for that score, but id agree with it. I really failed to get the hype behind Fury road. I thought it was alright, not bad but didnt blow me away either, but all i heard at the time was BEST MOVIE EVER, which completely baffled me.


Never took much notice of any hype around the movie release and I'd completely forgotten about it until it popped up on my Netflix page.

Liked I said, some very good action scenes but on the whole pretty average and quite forgettable. Certainly not something I'd go out of my way to watch again.


Completely agree. After the amount of hype is heard about it being the greatest thing ever I was well up for it. I actually think it's some knack level meme where people pretend it's amazing at all times.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:52 pm

Preezy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Straight out of the gates I'm going say Fury Road is the best (not "one of the" THE) best action film ever made.

Wrong, but each to their own I guess.


Very much so. I remember when Mystic River came out and won a bunch of awards, but I found it to be nothing more than a boring dredge through middle-Americain malaise. On the other hand I love Bicentennial Man, the goofy robot film starring Robin Williams and often cited as one of the worst films ever made.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I actually had no idea why it's called Mad Max at all (well, I do. Marketing) as this is Furiosa's film.


Max is like the man with no name. He's the stranger to the world that the viewer relates to and experiences the story through. Furiosa is the main character of Fury Road, but Max is the lens through which we watch the events unfold. It allows for exposition that wouldn't make sense if the film had simply followed Furiosa. The same is true of Mad Max 2 and 3.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:01 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I actually had no idea why it's called Mad Max at all (well, I do. Marketing) as this is Furiosa's film.


Max is like the man with no name. He's the stranger to the world that the viewer relates to and experiences the story through. Furiosa is the main character of Fury Road, but Max is the lens through which we watch the events unfold. It allows for exposition that wouldn't make sense if the film had simply followed Furiosa. The same is true of Mad Max 2 and 3.


A very good point. *nods in agreement*

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Moggy wrote:That second group are wrong, blasphemous even. They are evil people that should not be tolerated and we should do our best to remove not just from the forum but from the whole of society. “A half decent action movie” should be more than enough evidence to convict you of this crime and you can expect a painful execution to be carried out shortly.


Can we add people who disliked Dredd to this group also?

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:30 pm

Is there anyone who disliked Dredd?

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by Moggy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:30 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:That second group are wrong, blasphemous even. They are evil people that should not be tolerated and we should do our best to remove not just from the forum but from the whole of society. “A half decent action movie” should be more than enough evidence to convict you of this crime and you can expect a painful execution to be carried out shortly.


Can we add people who disliked Dredd to this group also?


I refuse to acknowledge the existence of people that didn’t like Dredd.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:33 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Is there anyone who disliked Dredd?


I've encountered a few over the years sadly.

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by OrangeRakoon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:36 pm

Dredd is one of the few films I can watch on repeat and never get bored, it's great

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by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:38 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:All opinions are subjective. Some people think that Fury Road was a great movie and is deserving of a high score. Some people didn’t like it so much and so rate it lower.

That second group are wrong, blasphemous even. They are evil people that should not be tolerated and we should do our best to remove not just from the forum but from the whole of society. “A half decent action movie” should be more than enough evidence to convict you of this crime and you can expect a painful execution to be carried out shortly.


I had a baby brother, perfect in every way!


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Brerlappin wrote:Honestly if anyone wants to tell me why a 6-7/10 for Fury Road is wrong, im all ears. I dont mean that in an asshole way, i mean it legitimately, tell me what im missing here with this film because all i saw was a half decent action movie.


Right.

Straight out of the gates I'm going say Fury Road is the best (not "one of the" THE) best action film ever made. I remembering exiting the cinema and being unable to speak. Me and my partner just sort of stuttered at each before collapsing into laughter. I haven't been so happy, so utterly blown away, after seeing a film since... I can't actually remember. It so good it's difficult to figure out what I liked the most: the live action stunt work, the imperceptible use of CGI, the cinematography, the world building, the narrative, the gender-politics... If I had to plump for one I'd go for the design of the whole thing.

The world Miller built is just insane. Literally. There are so many post-apocalyptic worlds out there these days, The Hunger Games, the Divergent films, The Maze Runner films, The Walking Dead show, that it's become boring. So boring. They're usually grey (or brown), full of miserable people moping about hoping not to die. There's usually some extremely obvious allusion to real world politics, or global warming, or some anti-establishment agenda. Which is fine. But Mad Max... it's just as grim as these other worlds but it's yellow, and blue and white and loud and fast and brutal. It's violent, but the violence is messy and (seemingly) unrehearsed. The characters explain themselves through their actions, not hamfisted dialogue.

The War Boys for example: nothing is said of how they began or how Immortan Joe founded them, but you know enough through their reactions to him, through their clothes and their cars and their weapons. The story is told through these, and the action, more than dialogue. Everything, from the War Rig to the Doof Warrior to the ruins of the Green Place, tells you exactly what you need to know. If they set another 20 films in this universe I wouldn't get tired of it (assuming they were all of this quality).

The gender-politics of it were a complete surprise to me, and one of my favourite aspects too. I actually had no idea why it's called Mad Max at all (well, I do. Marketing) as this is Furiosa's film. And Charlize Theron kills it. She's equal parts stoic and scared, mother and child. The core idea of the film becomes the conflict between the matriarchy and patriarchy which is so rare these days, especially in action films which skew towards pleasing the male audience they're targeted at.

Then there's the action, which I can't really say too much about. You either love it or don't, but more than a few times I found myself laughing out loud as cars, real cars not CGI approximations, smashed each other to scrap, or motorbikes flew over tanker trucks going 60, or men on poles swung like demented metronomes. I just...loved it. Fell in love with it. Then there's all the rest; the music, the sound editing, the camera work. Everything. There was not a single thing I would change about Fury Road if given the chance. And I can think of about 3 films ever I can say that about.


Thank you. I might give it another watch.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Baby Driver

Yeah, this was great fun. Snappy, stylish as strawberry float, well written and with a banging soundtrack. Not as good as Fury Road though.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:13 pm

more heat than light wrote:Baby Driver

Yeah, this was great fun. Snappy, stylish as strawberry float, well written and with a banging soundtrack. Not as good as Fury Road though.

8/10


Maybe not, but it has a much better main villain. Kevin Spacey really knows how to play a bad guy, god knows how he manages it.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 pm

Dredd is a great movie. Pity there is no news on a sequel or TV series follow up.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:30 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Dredd is one of the few films I can watch on repeat and never get bored, it's great


Yup. I was stunned at the middling reviews it got from a lot of critics.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:14 pm

I didn't like dredd at all. The guys stupid upside down mouth kept distracting me and it was a rebadged version of the raid, which is far superior in every way.

Baby driver was gooseberry fool too.

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by Floex » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm

The only bad bit about Dredd were those awful 3D bits that they shoehorned in.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Ad7 wrote:I didn't like dredd at all. The guys stupid upside down mouth kept distracting me and it was a rebadged version of the raid, which is far superior in every way.

Baby driver was gooseberry fool too.


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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:20 pm

I'm allowed to not like things other people like :lol:

People who love fury road get genuinely upset when people say they didn't like it. I went in really hyped as I'd heard so much good stuff and apart from how great it looks, I was bored to tears with it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:22 pm

Floex wrote:The only bad bit about Dredd were those awful 3D bits that they shoehorned in.


That's a hallmark of 99% of films that have a 3d version though. OH LOOK THING FLYING AT THE SCREEN


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