Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cinema Freaks LIVE: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

(Minor spoilers in this.)

Tony and I saw Mad Max and did this a few days later. The movie was just so fucking awesome, as you've no doubt already heard from every other corner of the internet. The directing was intense and sprawling, the settings were jaw-dropping amazing, the characters were perfect for what they needed to be, there were comedic moments and dramatic moments in all the right places.

And, oh yeah, the action was absolutely astoundingly fucking good. Long, balls-out, sandblasted, fiery explosive scenes that grabbed your attention like a vicegrip. It was so refreshing to just see a good, long chase in a movie again. The mark of a great action movie is when the action and the story compliment each other. The action in this was non stop, careening, chaotic fun, and the story worked its way in through that - magnificently done. Much better than Age of Ultron where the story just stopped cold for the action scenes. I can't wait to see all the originals and to watch this one again. Holy shit, man.