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