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Maybe I'm not a fan of vehicular combat but I didn't think the action was anything special. It all felt too similar.

Max as a character - what the hell was that performance. He was grunting like a caveman and had psychological problems. It is a far cry from the cool characterisation by Mel Gibson.

The plot was paper-thin with motivations being as thin.

It is a case of style over substance.



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Lawlight said:

Maybe I'm not a fan of vehicular combat but I didn't think the action was anything special. It all felt too similar.

Max as a character - what the hell was that performance. He was grunting like a caveman and had psychological problems. It is a far cry from the cool characterisation by Mel Gibson.

The plot was paper-thin with motivations being as thin.

It is a case of style over substance.


You didn't watch a lot of action movies lately, did you ?

I've never seen any movie with such a superb directing when it comes to action scenes. And Mad Max pretty much set a new standard.

Max is a dehydrated man, and stillt traumatized by the events he has been through (it was supposed to be a trilogy, so that'll be in the sequel). And as for the plot, it's a bunch of people running for their lives. Also, it's an action movie. What did you expect story-wise ?



Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you are necessarily right.

I gave it an average B rating. It was entertaining, but Hardy is no Gibson. We'll see how he does next time.



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Some people just don't have the capacity to recognize the subtleties in the movie's narriative. Mad Max: Fury Road was a good movie first and an excellent guy movie second.



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Lawlight said:

Maybe I'm not a fan of vehicular combat but I didn't think the action was anything special. It all felt too similar.

Max as a character - what the hell was that performance. He was grunting like a caveman and had psychological problems. It is a far cry from the cool characterisation by Mel Gibson.

The plot was paper-thin with motivations being as thin.

It is a case of style over substance.


hard to take the OP of this thread seriously when they're expecting an extreme action film to have some complicated advanced plot

this movie is in vein of the original Mad Max movies- they're ACTION movies. popcorn movies, for the stunts, the style, the raw emotion. 

   the only thing particularly weak maybe was Tom Hardy wasn't an amazing Max, but its as if you didn't watch any of the trailers or have never seen "The Road Warrior" if you were expecting something totally different

 

I for one think this iteration of Mad Max has some of the prettiest and most fantastical (in a good way) action sequences I've ever seen on film. the amount of work it must have taken to manage a lot of those scenes is incredible, especially some of those chases with like a kajillion funky vehicles (practical effects were almost entirely used in this film)

I thought it was like an 8/10 movie but maybe that's just me. people I saw it with dug it too. again though, if you're not a fan of the originals or action movies in general then it's going to be hard to get behind this. it's essentially a big chase with a little story thrown in here and there

in terms of action movies I don't think you can beat the new Mad Max



spurgeonryan said:
I gave it an average B rating. It was entertaining, but Hardy is no Gibson. We'll see how he does next time.


if the lead actor had been a bit more natural in the role I think it would have been an A 10/10 rating for sure. the action scenes were so creative and its impressive how they kept things repeatedly interesting despite almost exclusively only having vehicle to vehicle combat



I loved it.



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Dadrik said:
Lawlight said:

Maybe I'm not a fan of vehicular combat but I didn't think the action was anything special. It all felt too similar.

Max as a character - what the hell was that performance. He was grunting like a caveman and had psychological problems. It is a far cry from the cool characterisation by Mel Gibson.

The plot was paper-thin with motivations being as thin.

It is a case of style over substance.


You didn't watch a lot of action movies lately, did you ?

I've never seen any movie with such a superb directing when it comes to action scenes. And Mad Max pretty much set a new standard.

Max is a dehydrated man, and stillt traumatized by the events he has been through (it was supposed to be a trilogy, so that'll be in the sequel). And as for the plot, it's a bunch of people running for their lives. Also, it's an action movie. What did you expect story-wise ?

 

If it's a trilogy, how did his son turn into a girl?

I found Kingsman to have better action scenes. The last action movie to really blow me away was The Raid.

I expected a lot more twists and turns. I mean they made a 2H movie about a car chase, which would explain why the action is so repetitive.