Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – In a futuristic wasteland, two unlikely companions try to save the world from greedy warlords who control the resources.
My Take on it – I have never been the biggest fan of movies that are wall to wall action with very little dialogue.
Unfortunately tho, most of the movies that fit into that category are not like this movie.
In anticipation of all the hype for this movie, I watched all 3 original Mad Max movies a few months back in order to get myself prepared and I gotta say that I wasn’t too impressed with any of them.
So, when this movie came out, I didn’t rush to see it in the theater and despite all of the overwhelming praise for it, I decided to wait it out and see it “eventually”.
That eventually has come and I sat down to watch this movie and was amazed at how a movie with little dialogue and non-stop action (this movie really doesn’t even take small breaks in the action) could be so thrilling and enjoyable to watch.
I believe that the fact that I knew that most of the stunts were really performed as opposed to just using CGI helped me to enjoy it.
Yes, the plot here is super thin, but… even I didn’t care much about that and the lack of dialogue just helped it to be even more enjoyable.
I know that many of you have stated how great of a movie this is and I think part of the reason I am not as enthused about it is because I didn’t have the chance to see it in the theater. I guess that when I decide to watch this again, I need to make sure that I watch it on as big a screen as I can find and then perhaps I will feel that the rating of the movie should be a bit higher.
Bottom Line – Much better than any of the 3 original ones IMHO. Lots of wall to wall action that is enhanced by the fact that almost all the stunts were really performed and it wasn’t all CGI. Probably would have been an even better viewing in the theater and perhaps I’ll see this again on a larger screen (50+ inch) in order to get the proper effect. I’ve never been the biggest fan of action movies with thin plots, but this was still enjoyable and thankfully, they kept the dialogue to the minimum. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In creating the look of the film, director George Miller laid down two stipulations for the production to follow. Firstly the cinematography would be as colorful as possible in order to differentiate the film from other post apocalyptic movies which typically have bleak desaturated colors. Secondly the art direction would be as beautiful as possible, as Miller reasoned that people living in the post apocalypse would try to find whatever scraps of beauty they could in their meager environment. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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