I’ll be honest, I’m a complete novice when it comes to the Mad Max franchise. I never saw the original Road Warrior series with Mel Gibson, and I’m sure many of you would frown upon me and question my decisions over the past couple decades. However, I’m immensely excited to see the movie this Friday for several different reasons. Click through to see why.
QUICK DISCLAIMER: all of these comments are regarding the trailer that has most recently come out. There are ZERO spoilers. With that out of the way, read on…
SO Many Weird Things are Happening
Is a guitar that shoots jets of flames a realistic weapon? What kind of lunatics think spears are effective against porcupine-like desert tank-cars? What kind of movie world actually makes those spears super effective?? I don’t have an answer to any of those questions, and even though the movie will likely not even bother to adequately answer them, I can’t wait to experience these ridiculous and jaw-dropping sequences for myself.
The Action Scenes Look Completely Real
…mostly because they actually are real. The cars used were all actually created for George Miller’s epic chase scenes, and the computer-generated, CGI effects look like they’ve been used sparingly. Along with J.J. Abrams taking a stand to employ non-computer effects for his next chapter in the Star Wars universe, it’s encouraging to see the effects trend at least hint at moving away from digitally-crafted movies rather than people-crafted. Call me old-fashioned but it makes me appreciate the effort that went into the movie even more.
It’s Already Pushing Buttons
I came across an interesting article about a male-rights blog expressing their displeasure with the movie (calling it “feminist propaganda”…) and its centering on strong female characters, like Charlize Theron as Furiosa, instead of the Max character played by Tom Hardy. Personally, I have no problems with watching Charlize kick some ass and Tom play second fiddle, and it will be great to see it for myself and figure out where this unusual perspective is coming from.
At 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, It’s One of the Highest Rated of 2015 (So Far)
Granted, I would have seen this movie regardless, but this statistic is downright impressive. Action movies don’t generally garner a lot of attention amongst professional critics, so for one to have this big of a positive effect on so many reviewers has me even more curious than before.
Ethan is the Director of Marketing @ MoviePass and can’t wait for the team movie tomorrow. Guess what they’re seeing?…