Friday, May 15, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road - Pure Insanity

Yes. That's a dude with a flame throwing guitar. He inspires the troops.
Okay. So this is the most insane movie I have ever seen. Ever. Remember The Road Warrior? Where in the end there is this big chase with a huge semi and tons of tricked out chopper cars? Yeah? Well that sequence lasted maybe 20 mins or so, Fury Road is that for 2 freakin' hours. Seriously. My God.

When I was a kid I played with GI Joes, in the 80's. But I didn't play GI Joe v. Cobra, I mostly played Road Warrior. The dudes would get in their vehicles and ram each other and jump from car to car. Totally awesome. I would play this game for hours and hours and hours.

This movie is my childhood fantasy come true.

You'll read some stuff online about this movie being feminist or something? Well, I dunno about that. Cuz I have no idea what feminism is anymore.

Women are portrayed in a realistic manner. I think the big deal is that there are a lot of women characters, they talk to each other, and it ain't about dudes. There's no talk about boys at all really, though I did have to run to the restroom for 90 seconds in the middle of the movie. Yep. I timed it. 90 seconds on the dot. I probably missed like a million car explosions or something in that minute and a half.

I recommend this movie for any dude. And anyone that thought The Road Warrior was awesome. And anyone that wants to see ladies kick ass without knowing how to ninja fight. Seriously, what is that, every strong lady character has to ninja fight? What an interesting cliche.

In the action genre this one is probably in my top 10. Time will tell, but goddamn, right now I'm still pumped.

Top Three Movies so far this year, in no order: Ex Machina, Mad Max (oxford comma) and Chappie. Sorry Age of Ultron and Furious 7, you are fun but didn't quite make it.

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