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No 2015 Oscar Contender Has Been Better Than Mad Max: Fury Road

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Does Mad Max: Fury Road have a chance at an Oscar for Best Pictures?

Yes 18 22.78%
 
No 15 18.99%
 
At least deserves a nomination 17 21.52%
 
It shouldn't even be nominated 16 20.25%
 
The Oscars are biased aga... 12 15.19%
 
WITNESS!!!!! 1 1.27%
 
Total:79

I don't watch a lot of movies, but I watched Mad Max because of all the hype.
Man was I disappointed, it was basically Fast and Furious 9: After the Apocalypse. --- Two hours of car chases and freaks with makeup.
I can see it nominated for some technical Oscars, they did a great job there for sure, but any acting, directing or best picture award is out of reach, and would not be deserved at all.



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arcane_chaos said:
Landguy said:

Think Titanic and Lord of the Rings.  Many oscars including best Picture between them.


I'll give you Lord of the Rings, but I never considered Titanic a "blockbuster" but my idea of a blockbuster movie is one that relies heavily on its action sequences so my views are a tad skewed

I agree, the term "Blockbuster" can mean pretty much anything. My opinion on Blockbuster is that it was extremely costly and planned to be released during peak moviegoing season.  Titanic hit both of those marks. 

The cost to make Titanic was the highest ever for a movie.  It was $200,000,000 plus back in 1996 when it was made(came out in 1997).  Thats like almost $350 million now!!!

It earned $600,000,000 back then(adjusted to $1.1 BILLION today) in the US alone and over 2 billion worldwide back in 97.

 

I agree, it wasn't an action movie, but half the scenes in the movie involved some type of special effects.  It was done so well, that most of them are seemless.



It is near the end of the end....

mZuzek said:
Landguy said:
As far as Mad Max goes, this version was OK. The Road Warrior was still a better film. Young people will look at this years version a lot different than the people who vote for the Oscars. Young people aren't straddled with the memories of all of the 1000's of films that older people have seen over a 40-60 year span. So, they can watch Fury Road and think that it was something special, when it was really no so much from an some older persons perspective.

Bottom line in MY opinion is that it was over hyped as to quality and will have ZERO chance to win an Oscar. It may get nominated because of the acting talent involved.

Speak for yourself.

I watched this movie with my dad, who was a Mad Max fan and watched the originals back then, and he too loved it and thought it was special. So it's not so much "young people know nothing" as much as it's you who didn't like the movie.

Wow, now i didn't like the movie?

Because I watched the originals back in the day (I also bought the recent Bluray versions), I went out of my way to see this version.  Clearly, the production values on Fury Road were a cut above all the previous films, along with most of the acting.  I was mildly dissapointed that the story was really just a rehash of Road Warrior.  If you take the movie by itself, it was probably a 7/8 out of 10.  Having been a fan of the originals and havingg watched them recently before seeing Fury Road, it ended up being mor like a 6.  Like I said in the comment that you responded to, this is MY opinion.



It is near the end of the end....

At the moment it's one of my frontrunners for best picture, director, editing film and sound, vfx, Charlize theron deserves at lets a nomination, make up and costume, and cinematography. From a film making standpoint alone this film is astonishing.



Burek said:
I don't watch a lot of movies, but I watched Mad Max because of all the hype.
Man was I disappointed, it was basically Fast and Furious 9: After the Apocalypse. --- Two hours of car chases and freaks with makeup.
I can see it nominated for some technical Oscars, they did a great job there for sure, but any acting, directing or best picture award is out of reach, and would not be deserved at all.

I can tell you don't watch many movies. Outside of car chases, this film has almost nothing in common with fast and furious. But everyone has there own opinions I guess.



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Fury Road is one of the best blockbusters I have seen in my life, it´s a masterpiece of action movies, really awesome.

Mad Max and Inside Out should be nominated this year.



Just because it's one of the best movies of the year doesn't really mean that it's going to get nominated for Best Movie. It's definitely at the top of my list for movies from this year but I doubt it'll get the nomination much less win. It should be able to easily pick up awards though for the production aspects.

Most of the movies that generally get nominated for Oscars, do wide releases after the summer so that they don't get overshadowed by popcorn flicks.



I believe it's billed as a reboot, but not at all a remake.



Veknoid_Outcast said:

I'd also like to see nominations for Cinematography, Film Editing, Director, Actress, and Picture.


Mad Max: Fury Road was not edited particularly well. She relied on using black out transitions far too heavily and would always cut from action to downtime abruptly, sometimes to good effect, but I found it to break the flow more often than not.



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I thought Mad Max was a great film and definitely deserves recognition from the Oscar committee, but out of all the films I've seen this year, I thought that Inside Out was the best one out there.