I recently watched Mad Max: Fury Road on the treadmill. Here’s my quick review.
Title: Mad Max: Fury Road
Director: George Miller
Why I Watched It:
I love post-apocalyptic science fiction, and the original Mad Max was pretty good.
The filmmakers paid a lot of attention to the tools and weapons used by the actors. With one giant exception, I thought the repurposing was nicely done.
I had really high hopes after reading some great reviews (it’s 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, for crying out loud), but this is the rare movie that has over-the-top action scenes and is still sort of boring. For much of it, I felt like I was watching someone play a video game. The last 30 minutes are better.
Best Thing About It:
Little bits of realism (art, repurposing whatever’s at hand) mixed in with the madness.
Worst Thing About It:
The guitar and guitarist standing on front of that car.