Movie Review

Hi peeps. Hope you had fun watching last week’s movie. I know I certainly did. For this weekend I thought we should try an action movie. So we’re going all the way to Australia from the stables of Aussie director and producer George Miller (“Happy Feet”, “The Witches of Eastwick”), I give you ‘Mad Max: Fury Roadjpg-large
Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, the movie centers on a woman who rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia and goes on a search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper and a drifter named Max.
Mad Max: Fury Road is part of the Mad Max franchise, a 1979 Australian dystopian action movie. Mad Max became the first in a Series, spawning the other sequels, Mad Max 2 (a.k.a. The Road Warrior, 1981), Mad Max beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). It held the Guinness record for the most profitable film from (1980-1999) and has been credited for further opening up the global market to the Australian New Wave films.
Following the success of this latest sequel, the next installment is already in the works with a guaranty for Hardy fans that they’ll definitely see more of him. As for Mel Gibson fans who’re wondering if they will see their star who starred in the first three sequels in the new series, Miller was quoted as saying that ‘it would be like seeing Roger Moore appearing in a Daniel Craig James Bond movie’. Uh? Scary picture right…. lol.
Critics say it’s one of the year’s most lauded film reaching the box office’s 300 million dollar mark with earnings of $125 million in domestic markets and additional $177 million in international markets. And I say that for the life of me I can’t understand what the fuss is all about. From the opening scene where I watched Max eat a lizard to the first car chase that lasted like 20 minutes, I remember feeling like… uh (what’s going on) and that feeling lasted throughout the entire movie. There couldn’t have been more than 20 pages of dialogue in the movie… just kidding. Or not. But then who needs great dialogue in an action packed movie anyway; ask the Fast and Furious franchise. But we writers just can’t help it; we live for the dialogue.charlize-theron-one-arm-in-max-fury-still
Nonetheless I thought the choice of location was off the hook and completely suited to the movie. The car props were equally brilliant; must have cost the producers a tidy sum to put those cars together. Not to mention the makeup effects of Charlize Theron’s crippled hand. If I didn’t know better I could have sworn she had a severed hand in real life. In all the movie was mad; pun intended. That is if you love violence and gore type. As for our dear producer the success of the movie at the box office, only goes to confirm that violence does pay so more of the Mad Max franchise but I wouldn’t hold my breath for any Oscars if I were him.
Action movie fans especially the guys are definitely going to love the latest Mad Max movie and as for the ladies… just suck it up and watch. You never know, you might just learn a thing or two… uh uh?


I would like to use this opportunity to sympathize the families of a dear friend that recently went to be the Lord; Bose Giwa. We will dearly miss you but we sorrow with hope taking solace in the fast that you didn’t die but only changed residence. Signing out, yours truly for Jollyhood Pictures.

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    November 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    We have met Max before. He first appeared in “Mad Max” (1979), as a youthful cop bent on revenge after a murderous attack on his wife and child. His outfit, like his automobile, was of battered black. He returned, in similar guise, in “The Road Warrior” (1981) and “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), opposite a resplendent Tina Turner. All three films were directed by George Miller (he had a co-director on the third), and they have acquired the burnish of a cult. Beware of cult flicks, though, whose reputation sits uneasily on little more than a look; how often did the restive kids who papered their walls with stills of “Easy Rider,” or of Brando in “The Wild One,” sit through the actual movie? The earlier “Mad Max” films, it pains me to report, have not weathered well; they seem overacted and overscored, chuckling at nastiness, and held together mainly by the presence of Mel Gibson in the title role. You watched him as you would a live grenade.

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