Post by henrythemorerecent on May 17, 2015 17:11:04 GMT -5
Am I right or am I right?
Holy hell what a movie.
I refuse to ever drive anywhere ever again unless there's a truck with a team of drummers and a metal guitarist following me.
Side note, the stunts/choreography/action direction in this is bonkers, I don't even want to try and fathom how somebody even attempts storyboarding something like this let alone pulling it off. But it really makes me curious what George Miller's JLA would have been like. I love Zack Snyder's directing, especially his action and I have no doubt his JLA will be full of action. But George Miller's JLA is something I think that should have been given a chance.
Post by rosscarter on May 18, 2015 12:51:41 GMT -5
Instantly skyrocketted into my top 3 of all time. This movie is so freaking awesome. So much potential in the Mad Max world, and I hope George Miller is at the head of all of it. It's rumored that the next one will be titled "Mad Max: Furiosa" and if that's true, I couldn't be more excited!
Post by henrythemorerecent on May 24, 2015 18:34:53 GMT -5
One thing about this movie and its success that makes me so so happy is the constant talk about practical effects. It's taken for granted so much these days with CGI, and yes CGI is incredible and responsible for so many superhero movies being possible now. But there's a such magic to practical effects. If there's one thing I love more than Jaws, its the making of Jaws. If there's one thing I love more then The Thing its the making of The Thing. So interesting how they deal with making the practical effects, the process. You just don't get that anymore, or its not paid enough attention to. With this movie and the hype and the emphasis on practicality, and then with Force Awakens and JJ constantly saying how they went as practical as possible, I'm hoping this spawns a new generation of films with more imagination than just computer graphics.
I know the Oscars are meaningless at the end of the day, but still credit is due where credit is due. But it bothered me to no end when Avengers was nominated for its effects and Dark Knight Rises wasn't. Not saying one movie was better than the other, but if you watch the making of DKR, Nolan put all the effort into making every big action piece practical. The plan sequence, the stadium explosion. All done practically and than composited. Avengers is an amazing movie, but not as much effort and imagination went into making things real.
It's a truly great leave-your-brain-at-the-door escapism movie and I enjoyed it.
Can't say it blew me away like it has the majority of people, but then I wasn't a fan of the originals and the whole post-apocalyptic 'we all turn into savages' has just never been my bag. But I can see why this has done so well, the directing at times reminded me of Sam Raimi [at his best] and as someone who has never had a problem leaving my brain anywhere and also suspending clearly illogical suppositions to allow me to fully enjoy a movie I could dig the glorious orgy of crazy going on here.
A big positive that this movie has and which will ensure I watch a few more times is the action sequences were brilliant and as stated above no CGI only cemented how well done and executed this whole movie was.
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
i disagree with the "leave-your-brain-at-the-door" thing. yes the actual story in the movie is easy enough to follow but the beauty of the movie is in the details and the subtle worldbuilding, very akin to Star Wars i might say.