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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

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    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds High Expectations...One of the Best

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    Absolutely loved this movie. It's the closest any film has ever come to being non-stop action. While that may turn some people away, it's good to know that even though there is so much action in this movie, it does not slight on character. The story isn't much, but is more than enough to propel this movie forward. I love visual storytelling and this is the absolute best example of that. You get to know the characters and their motivations by what they do, not by them simply telling you everything. Director George Miller literally drops you into this world and doesn't take the time to explain a single thing (also brilliant) and just brings you into this experience, letting it wash over you. While Max may not be the real star of the film, he is terrific in the role and does the original trilogy justice in portraying him as a tortured man, obviously reeling from the death of his family, as well as many others he could not save. Charlize Theron gives my favorite performance of hers in what will be up there as the best of feminine heroines like Ripley from the Alien series. This is really Furiosa's story, but her and Max's mostly unspoken bond & respect is a real highlight of the film. It comes through in their actions based on each side out of the necessity in order to survive. When I think about the Mad Max series, I think about the finale of the Road Warrior and how I had never seen anything like it before. This entire film feels like that. It's intense, daring, and has a lot of weight to it because of the lack of CGI. I also have to give a shout out to the music in this film because I feel it's difficult to effectively score an action film. However, Junkie XL really knows how to keep the blood pumping throughout. He's does a great job with the loud, bumping action beats -- as well as the more tender and quiet moments. Fury Road is one of those movies I will never get tired of watching. I would love to see Miller & Tom Hardy come back for a couple more movies because I love this world and I love these crazy characters....but I honestly don't know how they could top this. Easily the best film of the year, and one of my favorites of all time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

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    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

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    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Max is back with a bang

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    Mad Max is back with a bang. The latest George Miller film follows the tradition of his earlier manic action films following the life and times of an outcast group of dysfunctional ‘survivors’ from a post-nuclear war, global apocalypse. Let’s be honest, no one goes to a Mad Max film for the careful character development and the nuanced screenplay. In fact, Mad Max (Tom Hardy), is almost irrelevant in this film; for most of the time his identity is hidden behind a small inverted garden hand-fork, forcibly strapped to his face, as a marker of his ownership by others. Even his blood is literally being stolen by his enemies. For a more dynamic and less broken human interest we turn to the left arm amputee ‘Furiosa’ (Charlize Theron). She is still active in her world and is seeking signs of ecological survival and ‘redemption’, in this blasted landscape of utter alienation (the Namibian desert). Max merely hopes for escape and freedom. Theron carries what little plot there is, and she does this well. But Miller thinks visually and this film is an auditory and visual feast. Director/writer Miller pays a little ‘knowing’ homage to the westerns of John Ford at the beginning of the film by choosing a section of the Monument Valley skyline as a place to begin. Ford, like Miller, thought in visual terms. Plot and screenplay were usually subsidiary to sketched story-boards. In this case the story-boards preceded the script by many months The plot is silly, circular and repetitive. What makes this film so visceral and so spectacular is the sheer effort and energy put into the splendid cinematography and sound-track. Usually a review emphasises acting and directorial skill. Here we must acknowledge the extraordinary creativity of the artwork, the costumes (Jenny Beavan), the weapon experts (Simon Bethune), the stunt drivers (‘Western on Wheels’) and the vehicle-chase co-ordinators (Lauren Wild) The film is unapologetically loud and brash (a theme taken up by the audience in the cinema I visited). The scenery and the sets are breath-taking, but above all, the trucks and combat vehicles are superb. Bosch would have loved them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOVIE

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    The Mad Max series is finally enjoying a long awaited (30 years!) return to form (or is it?). Fury Road brings our titular hero back into the spotlight where he deserves to be. This time around Mel Gibson has been replaced with fan favorite actor Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises). Not only was Hardy a perfect cast from the aesthetic standpoint (looks very much like a younger Mel Gibson in the movie) but the way he plays the character makes it feel like he's been doing it forever. The supporting cast was anything but lost in this one. In fact many people will say they stole the show (mostly because of Hardy's more limited role). Theron turns in an excellent performance as the Imperator Furiosa and raises the bar of the female hero almost to the levels of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies. Nicholas Hoult (Google him) plays someone that hardly resembles him or anything else he's done and does a great job making you feel conflicted about his character Nux. Chaotic and brutal, those are the two most defining words to describe this movie. The action in this film is so intense and so constant the minutes in between scenes where it slows down (albeit with an uneasy tension) are just enough for you to catch your breath. Don't be fooled by the extravagantly improbable scenes. Most of which you see in this film was ACTUALLY done (not CGI). Many, if not all of the race scenes are all done with professional drivers and stunt people, making the movie just that much more incredible George Miller (who also directed the first 3 movies) returns to re-create his dry and desolate world and fill it with vile villains and heroic heroes. This is Mad Max for the new era.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blown!

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    Brad
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    Wow what a movie, George Miller (like a fine wine) has perfected his craft over all the years the Mad Max franchise has been left untouched, and 'Fury Road' may well be his Magnum Opus. I didn't really know what I was watching, or what to expect, all I know is I liked it! From start to finish, this movie is one non-stop, action-packed, explosive (literally) chase that barely gives the viewer a moment to catch their breathe. That's not to say it only appeals to the mindless popcorn flick fans, as there is much more going on, but 'Fury Road' is a little light on expository dialogue. And that's perfectly fine! For those interested in the philosophical themes and implications of the film, look no further than the classic tale of the oppressed being freed and getting revenge on their tormentors. Furiosa is a strong lead character in an era when Hollywood pushes for strong female characters but often fails. You just wait for Charlize Theron's Best Lead or Supporting Actress Oscar Nomination. The titular character Max does play second fiddle to Furiosa, but that shouldn't detract from your enjoyment of this masterpiece in any way. *SPOILERS* As for the 'wow moment' when I was really sold on 'Fury Road': Mauraders are pole vaulting over Furiosa's war rig, dropping fire bombs onto the engine compartment. The front end of her vehicle goes up in flames and we think all is lost for our heroes when the booming overture comes in. Furiosa pulls a lever and drops the 'scoop' on her war rig's front end into the desert sand. This kicks up a huge cloud of dirt and sand, covering the front end of the vehicle, and putting out the fires as the overture continues increase in volume and our heroes escape unscathed. If that doesn't make you want to watch 'Fury Road', I don't know what will.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exquisitely Chaotic and Brutal

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    The Mad Max series is finally enjoying a long awaited (30 years!) return to form (or is it?). Fury Road brings our titular hero back into the spotlight where he deserves to be. This time around Mel Gibson has been replaced with fan favorite actor Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises). Not only was Hardy a perfect cast from the aesthetic standpoint (looks very much like a younger Mel Gibson in the movie) but the way he plays the character makes it feel like he's been doing it forever. The supporting cast was anything but lost in this one. In fact many people will say they stole the show (mostly because of Hardy's more limited role). Theron turns in an excellent performance as the Imperator Furiosa and raises the bar of the female hero almost to the levels of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies. Nicholas Hoult (Google him) plays someone that hardly resembles him or anything else he's done and does a great job making you feel conflicted about his character Nux. Chaotic and brutal, those are the two most defining words to describe this movie. The action in this film is so intense and so constant the minutes in between scenes where it slows down (albeit with an uneasy tension) are just enough for you to catch your breath. Don't be fooled by the extravagantly improbable scenes. Most of which you see in this film was ACTUALLY done (not CGI). Many, if not all of the race scenes are all done with professional drivers and stunt people, making the movie just that much more incredible George Miller (who also directed the first 3 movies) returns to re-create his dry and desolate world and fill it with vile villains and heroic heroes. This is Mad Max for the new era.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    five stars

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    The Mad Max series is finally enjoying a long awaited (30 years!) return to form (or is it?). Fury Road brings our titular hero back into the spotlight where he deserves to be. This time around Mel Gibson has been replaced with fan favorite actor Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises). Not only was Hardy a perfect cast from the aesthetic standpoint (looks very much like a younger Mel Gibson in the movie) but the way he plays the character makes it feel like he's been doing it forever. The supporting cast was anything but lost in this one. In fact many people will say they stole the show (mostly because of Hardy's more limited role). Theron turns in an excellent performance as the Imperator Furiosa and raises the bar of the female hero almost to the levels of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies. Nicholas Hoult (Google him) plays someone that hardly resembles him or anything else he's done and does a great job making you feel conflicted about his character Nux. Chaotic and brutal, those are the two most defining words to describe this movie. The action in this film is so intense and so constant the minutes in between scenes where it slows down (albeit with an uneasy tension) are just enough for you to catch your breath. Don't be fooled by the extravagantly improbable scenes. Most of which you see in this film was ACTUALLY done (not CGI). Many, if not all of the race scenes are all done with professional drivers and stunt people, making the movie just that much more incredible George Miller (who also directed the first 3 movies) returns to re-create his dry and desolate world and fill it with vile villains and heroic heroes. This is Mad Max for the new era

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Diamond In The Rough

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    This was the best kind of find for me. I had heard no buzz about the movie and caught a sneak preview when it was On-Demand by chance, then was blow away by how enjoyable the movie was. I later read that the movie was filmed in 3-d so I picked it up on 3-d bluray. The 3-d is extremely effective at adding perspective to the non stop action, but does not resort to gimmicky effects which would probably end up causing fatigue in a movie which is essentially one long chase seen. I have not seen the UHD version of the film but even in 3-d bluray all of the textural elements are razor sharp, especially the desert which is a constant backdrop for the film. In fact the landscape almost acts as another character in this film, always working against the heroes. I think my favorite thing about this movie is the way that the eyes tell each characters emotional back story and stand in sharp contrast to the bleak backdrop. In fact, in a movie with so little dialog, we really care what happens to these people and feel empathy for them. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy do a great job of squeezing the most out of roles without a lot lines to chew on. It's not brain surgery but as far as action movies go it's right up there amongst the best of them. It definitely takes the 80's Mad Max films up a very big notch. In a movie with so many bizarre and reprehensible characters in it, it all seems to make perfect sense and fits into this post appocolyptic world where normal life is left way in the rear view mirror. Highly recommended when you want to put the pedal to the floor and hold it there for a couple hours!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So shiny! So chrome!

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    Mad Max is legend as a film icon and a monument to world building ambition. From the first film, Miller was creating a much larger concept and limited only by budget and practicality. Modern filmmaking techniques and materials have finally made Miller's vision a reality. As a film, Fury Road excels. It is, in a word, Art. Magnificent cinematography makes every moment Worthy of framing as a print. Miller's devotion to practically driven effects lends an abiding realism to every inch of the film. The ludicrous customized vehicles still impress and fascinate, and multiple viewings lead to another new discovery of extra detail worked into each. The soundtrack by Junkie XL was frenetic, grand, and morose, completely apropos to the moment. It sounded closer to the work of icons like Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman than you would expect from an artist much better known for electronic dance music. The characterization of even the smallest role, through costuming, dialogue jargon, and even body language, makes each standout. Tom Hardy plays a very understated Max, in the unenviable position of walking in Mel Gibson's shoes, and exudes the air of a once comfortable and loved family dog gone just this side of feral. Charlize Theron's Furiosa is a female action hero worthy of the company of Sigorney Weaver's Ripley, a character with a depth and nobility that is compelling and intriguing. Together they combine into an immersive and completely coherent whole. All too often when a director revisits his earlier material it tends to go wrong (the Star Wars prequels, Prometheus) instead of right. This has gone right.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Miller Ups the Ante on Action

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    To best understand Miller's desire for Fury Road is to first know that it was done without a script (up until Warner Bros. required one). Yes, you heard me correctly. WITHOUT A SCRIPT. Miller imagined the entire film through tens of thousands of storyboards. This makes the small use of dialogue understandable and reminds us of the IMAGES he envisioned in his head. The beautiful, raw images we see brought to life throughout the film. The atmosphere and world he dreamed of for almost 20 years finally brought to us in an overwhelming fashion. You can't tell me that your lips didn't feel dry and your body didn't feel hot as they hauled through the desert. I got totally immersed in the atmosphere and it felt so original. Quite frankly, a post-apocalyptic world I actually fear. But, let's talk about something else. The action. Miller's stunts in Fury Road were unprecedented, even in the current film era of superheroes, military warfare, and badassery. Even just an hour in, you think the action can't get any better than at that moment. But it does! Every stunt trumps the last! And it's all very creative and very convincing. I highly recommend you watch the special features on the stuntwork, because it's downright insane. The stunts don't feel repetitive and they surely don't feel fake. No overdoing of strong melee combat or use of firearms. It's fast, hard-hitting, and most of all - creative. Keep that in mind when watching Mad Fax: Fury Road. You'll surprise yourself at how unexpected it can be. 4/5. Beautiful, raw, real, creative.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great movie.

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    koan /'kōän/ noun A paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment. From Japanese, literally 'matter for public thought', from Chinese gōngàn 'official business'. (OED) ----------- the paradox: Last night I dreamt I was lying in bed wide awake, unable to sleep. the inadequacy of logical reasoning: It seemed odd, not being able to sleep, as I was indeed sleepy, relaxed, and in a good mood. I started to turn over, but thought no, don't toss - that will just irritate and drive sleep further away. Sometimes with an ear scrunched into a pillow a certain way I can sort of hear my heartbeat. One trick I have for falling asleep is to make up a short tone poem in quarter-time to my heartbeat and repeat it, like an instrumental mantra. I tried to listen to the music. the enlightenment: After a while I noticed the dim light falling on my eyelids wasn't coming from the direction of the window. As a last resort I decided to open my eyes. I wasn't in the bedroom. I had fallen asleep on the living room couch watching a DVD. The movie was over and was now cycling in top menu mode; the looping music was the somber, insistent drumming motif of Mad Max: Fury Road, decidedly not sleep-inducing. I had thoroughly enjoyed the film so much I had immediately started to watch it again. the matter for public thought: This is a great movie. It's right up there with Kill Bill. YMMV, - Spencerious

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mad max fury road blu-ray release is fantastic.

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    Mad Max Fury Road Blu-ray Review. Movie 5/5 I love mad max fury road, it's one of my favorite movies of all time and its one of the best action movies of all time. It's got incredible visuals and spectacular action scenes with great character depth and its all done with visuals and same with the story of the film. Picture quality 5/5 The picture quality for this film is so good, the colors Orange and blue just pop right at you. And the picture quality is worth the price of the purchase alone. So I can not praise the picture quality enough. Audio quality 5/5 The audio for this blu-ray release is also fantastic and very well done. The sound is big loud and booming its just so cool to listing to. The dialogue for this blu-ray release is crystal clear. Special features 4/5 The special features are great and very interesting. But my only problem with the special features is there is no audio commentary track, which I was disappointed by but whatever review what I got not what you want. Overall score and should you buy it or not/recommendation. 4.5/5 So overall the mad max fury road blu-ray is great and its got eye popping visuals and great action that's a must see for every mad max fan and everyone in general. Thanks for reading and take care.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Blue Ray

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    Mad Max: Fury Road would stun no matter how unwieldy Warner's 1080p/AVC-encoded video presentation turned out to be. But the image doesn't falter or deviate for a second. Faithful to Miller and cinematographer John Seale's every last intention, the presentation is magnificent. The screen bleeds brilliant colors and bold primaries. Visceral reds, rusty oranges, savage yellows and stark, inky black levels, brought to life with vivid contrast and breathtaking visual punch. Detail is terrific too. Edges are razor sharp, textures are wonderfully resolved, delineation is excellent, and the finest veneer of filmic grain is present. Pore over the tattered costumes. The tumorous prosthetics. The welded steel hides of the wheeled war rigs and battle beasts. The dust. The dirt. The grime. The stubble. The scars. The wires. The bolts. The sparks. The hurtling debris. All without significant artifacting, banding, aliasing or other issues getting in the way of everything that's on display. (There are slight hints of ringing here and there, but it was present in the theatrical presentation and has nothing to do with the encode.) The Blu-ray release of Fury Road boasts one of the most striking video presentations of the year.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    George Miller's Masterpiece

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    The film that started a franchise. George Miller's masterpiece. Made on a shoestring budget using actual bikers, his own car, and many unknown cast members, including a young Mel Gibson. Mad Max is a thrill ride with only short pauses in the action so you can catch your breath! Miller's use of cameras attached to vehicles give the audience an incredible perspective of speed. A technique that has been used by directors in action movies ever since. I loved this movie when I saw it as teenager and later when I bought my first motorcycle, it was a Kawasaki. The sequels are probably better films overall, but this one launched the series. I have been a fan of Mel Gibson and George Miller ever since. If you get the DVD, you can switch between the dubbed 'American' version and the original 'Australian" version. The US distribution company didn't think American audiences would understand the Aussie accents, so they hired voiceover artists from Speed Racer! Captain Fifi Macaffy as Pops!! For years, that was the only version we could get in the US. It wasn't until the DVD was produced could we get the original sound.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best sci-fi movie of 2015

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    Mad Max is a classic series. It ranks pretty high amongst my favorite movie franchises. Before this was released in theaters, I was a little concerned because I hadn't seem much promotion for the movie. At least, not as much as your average blockbuster film sees. But it actually turned out to be the best action and sci-fi movie of the year. The cinematography is excellent—they made use of a lot of different classic film techniques (which have unfortunately fallen out of use), used a variety of different filters, and used CGI very sparsely. They used practical effects wherever they could. All of the vehicles in the movie are actually real—which is really incredible. The cast is also really good. Charlize Theron is great as Furiosa, and Tom Hardy plays a great Max. Furiosa really steals the show though; ultimately this is her story, and Max is there for the ride. That's not to say Max is sidelined or anything—the focus just isn't on him. The movie flows well, and is full of amazing set pieces. The action scenes in this movie are some of the best I've seen in a long time. If you enjoy adventure/action/sci-fi movies, or loved the old Mad Max movies, you should definitely check this out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie with immersive 3D

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    In the past I have avoided seeing a movie in 3D if it was not filmed in 3D (I am looking at you, Clash of the Titans!) However it seems like the effects houses have gotten this figured out, both The Force Awakens and Mad Max Fury Road are excellent 3D titles and neither were shot in 3D. I won't get into a movie review too much, but I thought Fury Road was a worth addition to the Mad Max story. I was not wild about Tom Hardy's interpretation of Max (I really wish Mel Gibson hadn't gone nuts and could have done this film) but the new characters are engaging and the action is top notch. Both the desolation of the open spaces and the closeness of the interior environments are improved by the 3D. Apart from the absurd steering wheel that flies right at the screen the film is devoid of effects that draw attention to themselves. In defense of the 3D version that steering wheel gag is just as distractingand annoying in 2D. If you like the franchise you will like this movie. If you like this movie you will enjoy the extra value of the 3D version.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No plot

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    If you like genuinely mindless action in a movie with no plot or character development, this is the movie for you. I sat through this well shot garbage through it's entirety hoping against hope that it would redeem itself through a suddenly interesting character who delivered a meaningful line, but it never happened. I waited 2 hours for someone on the screen to make me care about them, but other than 'Nux', no one even came close. And Nux only came close. Even the 'twist' at the end was neither surprising nor interesting. I really like the actors in this film, but they seemed to just go through the motions, but then they had no script to work with. If I ever had to watch this movie again I would think of it as punishment...as a matter of fact, the first (and only) time felt like that too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value on a decent movie

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    The social agenda inserted in the plot is clumsy and awkward, and occasionally disrupts suspension of disbelief - but let's be realistic - you're already accepting a lot of suspension of disbelief with this franchise regardless of the social and political messages inserted into a movie that otherwise has a very thin plot. The visuals are spectacular, the excitement is constant - and the fact that the presence of Max is really just a vehicle to make the movie a guaranteed blockbuster success is secondary. If you're the kind to be inclined to enjoy the agenda in the subtext of the movie, it won't bother you. If you're the kind to be bothered by it, my advice is to ignore it, they did a pretty poor job at promoting that aspect, anyhow. The rest of it is a promising beginning that paints some backstory that may be interesting to see explored. As for the product itself - it is a good value. I recommend watching it, then rewatching it again with subtitles enabled so that you can understand what Max and everyone else is grunting, barely audible, under explosions, car wrecks, and screaming fire-belching guitars.

    I would recommend this to a friend