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Have very high hopes for this film. Depending on reviews I may ride down to Nagoya or Osaka so I can watch in Imax.

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Trailers have shown plenty of action with car chases, explosions and fight scenes set against a barren desert backdrop

The entire movie is a car chase, I'm not joking.

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I hope they have done a good job.

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We need Thunderdome

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I think it's cool that the guy who played Toecutter in the original film is in the new film as well.

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Friend of mine worked on this - said not to expect too much.

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Friend of mine worked on this - said not to expect too much.

actually it's getting rave reviews:

post-apocalypse, dystopian Australia

some time next week, then?

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Sounds like the film is set in Mel Gibson's brain.

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I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!

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The Original "Mad Max" and the sequel Road Warrior were great flix. I just saw the trailer for this new one & it looks sick!

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Out of the wasteland....

Looking forward to this... the return of punk rock hair and insane vehicles. Fabby.

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Just watched the trailer. Looks waaay over the top. Throw in about 20 more flying bodies and lots more car chases and crashes, and of course, more fiery 'splosions. I'm not gonna pay to see it that's for sure. Saw the Road Warrior at the drive-in back in the day. It was actually the first movie of a two show night. But it was amazing and different. This just looks like they took the action stuff, dropped the dialog and storyline, and pumped it with steroids.

actually it's getting rave reviews:

So did Birdman.

Thumbs down away!

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It's not Mad Max without Mel Gibson. A must-see on my list of things to do ...

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Mad Max and it's 2 sequels were actually anti-war Movies that like Apocalypse Now and similar movies used violence and gore to show the effects of war or the aftermath. The changed the formula for Thunderdome to a less violent ome but it is still an anti-war movie.

One of the problems I have with remakes, sequels & prequels like Rollerball, etc they change the original stories message and intent.

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What was awesome about Mad Max was the budget, the fact that it was made as a hobby and that it was chockers with 70's Australian muscle cars (and that was when we made some awesome cars) and Japanese bikes (Kawasaki gave them a bunch of ZII's to use) being driven to the max and smashed to bits. Toecutter's post-apocalyptic punks were new, and arguably an influence on the bousouzoku. Subsequent movies had none of these but had at least Mel Gibson. It's great to have the Toecutter back but this movie will need to have something special, some unique and new that the other movies didn't have, in order to to have any meaning at all. I'm not holding my breath but all credit if they pull it off. Someone should have a word to Rossi boots and have them reissue the original boots Mel wore as a genuine motorcycle boot - they'd sell like hotcakes.

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Friend of mine worked on this - said not to expect too much.

Glad he has high confidence in his work....

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My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos... ruined dreams... this wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max." To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time... when the world was powered by the black fuel... and the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now... swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war, and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel they were nothing. They'd built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed... men like Max... the warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything... and became a shell of a man... a burnt-out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.

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on Rotten Tomatoes its sitting on 98% with only 1 critic labeling it as rotten

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This is looks awesome! Haters are gonna hate, but nobody is forcing them to watch this. This is old school film, where stunts are real and that alone makes this worth watching.

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In the trailers, the people using tall flexible poles as means to board vehicles at high speed seems a new one (though George Miller was never afraid to just speed up a chase done at 30 or 40 kph).

Road Warrior was just a reflection of the popular view of life in the western suburbs of Sydney: a cultural and infrastructural wasteland full of petrolheads and the normal people just trying to escape them and go for a long drive on bad roads for a holiday on the Gold Coast. Not a complicated movie which makes it one of the best constructed ones I have ever seen. It had some great lines though: 'Remember lingerie!'; 'I'll speak with this Humungus. He seems like a reasonable man'.

I wonder if there will be anything like that in the new one.

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He built some of the sets and so on. Chunks of it were filmed in Namibia........ His work ok but thought the stuff he saw was a bit predictable.

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Sensible effects have gotten very scarce in massive-spending budget summer time blockbusters, so it is very refreshing to understand that every experience in Mad Max: Fury Road's apocalyptic menagerie isn't CGI -- they're all practical and drivable.

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Seriously, who cares what the critics think. Go by your own judgement. Looks good to me, can'r wait!

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