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I think the best is...

Mad Max 4 9.76%
 
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior 11 26.83%
 
Beyond Thunderdome 3 7.32%
 
Fury Road 23 56.10%
 
Total:41
mZuzek said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

4) Fury Road - This movie sucks.  It looks cool, but it's actually pointless.  Also, it feels like a full blown fantasy world now.  They might as well have thrown elves and hobbits into this.  It doesn't feel like a post apocalyptic world at all now.  It feels like Tolkien in the desert.  This movie is a high budget, steaming pile of trash with good action sequences.

Wow.

Fury Road>>>>>>>>>>>>>Beyond Thunderdome AKA Thunderdick.

Not only is it a bad Mad Max movie, it fails as an action movie. At least I actually cared about what was going on in Fury Road and it knew what it wanted to be.



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For those who liked Fury Road

Original Karate Kid or the remake Karate Kid (which really should have been called Wushu Kid)?



 

 

The Road Warrior for me. It had just enough action and stakes to thrill me. It's doesn't exactly have the most depth regarding its characters but Max's arch during the movie was pretty good.

I liked Fury Road and if I were to pick the most gorgeous movie along with the best effects out of the 4 then I would pick this one but the plot didn't click with me. The whole thing about reaching the goal and realizing they were wrong just to go back where they came from seemed kinda stupid to me.



mZuzek said:
drkohler said:

Fury Road? Seriously?

Here's the complete story:
Woman drives truck from left screen edge to right screen edge.
Then turns truck (because there is nothing there?) around and drives back from right screen edge to left screen edge.
All along this non-story, we get to rewatch each and every stunt we have aleady seen in the previous series movies, with more fire and exploding cars.

Complete waste of time.

Not all movies need to be narrative driven with lots of writing.

Taking it a step further. Not all stories need lots of words to be good.

Yes. Movies are audiovisual media. Show and don't tell. 

Fury Road is a masterpiece. 

Mad Max 2 is the closest second. 

Last edited by Agente42 - on 30 November 2020



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mZuzek said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

4) Fury Road - This movie sucks.  It looks cool, but it's actually pointless.  Also, it feels like a full blown fantasy world now.  They might as well have thrown elves and hobbits into this.  It doesn't feel like a post apocalyptic world at all now.  It feels like Tolkien in the desert.  This movie is a high budget, steaming pile of trash with good action sequences.

Wow.

Now that I've slept on this, I can say more specifically why this movie is trash.  I'm a big believer in Aristotle's method of evaluating drama.  He says there are 6 elements and he ranks them in order of importance.  How well does Fury Road do when evaluating these elements?

1) Plot    X
2) Character   X
3) Theme     X
4) Dialogue    X
5) Music    X
6) Spectacle   DING! DING! DING!!

Fury Road does one thing really well, the least important thing, and tosses out everything else you'd normally want in a movie.  It's the action movie equivalent of a porno.  If a person went into this movie just wanting car chases and explosions, then I can see why they'd be happy.  I went in thinking it was part 4 of an ongoing story about a guy that went crazy because he lost everything he cared about in a post apocalyptic world.  I was extremely unsatisfied with this movie to say the least.



Cobretti2 said:

For those who liked Fury Road

Original Karate Kid or the remake Karate Kid (which really should have been called Wushu Kid)?

Original, that remake with Will Smith's kid was fucking painfully bad.



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The first one, followed by Fury Road. Very different but both are great. Still slightly prefer the story of the first one. I also think this movie did the best job to portray the violent post-apocalyptic world. The second one was also decent but it wasn't memorable for me for some reason. The third one is quite trashy. Totally dislike the direction they decided to choose with this one.



 

Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played the Toecutter in the original film and Immortan Joe in Fury Road, has passed away at 73:

https://www.ign.com/articles/mad-max-fury-road-immortan-joe-actor-dead-hugh-keays-byrne



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