#387: The Max


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Mad Max is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I’ve only watched it twice. It’s honestly an incredible, breathtaking experience. There’s no pointless or unnecessary dialogue, the scenes progress smoothly from one to the other, the action sequences are all real and

Here, read this article for reference. It puts it so much better than I ever could, and basically gets to the point masterfully. Basically, this is the kind of movie you have to experience for yourself first. I can’t adequately describe how enamored I am with the over-the-top action, fight scenes, and set pieces that make up this elaborate desert hellscape chase scene. The thunderous music, the feminist and anti-fascist undertones. The production is put together so carefully and it’s a miracle no one died on the set creating this film. I don’t understand how half of the stunts were actually pulled off in legitimate scenes. It’s a testament to how radical this movie is that it manages to incite these sort of emotions out of me while talking about it!

I remember seeing the movie in 2015, when it came out, with my friends in North Haven. We all packed into the theater and relaxed in the back row, and as soon as the movie started I knew it was going to be an epic experience. I had watched a few trailers beforehand, but they didn’t entirely convey the sheer madness of this movie, its pacing, the nonstop feeling of watching it unfold.

Honestly, I kind of want to watch the movie now. It’s still on my mind, just as The Act of Killing is from time to time. They’re both essential watches from this decade. I wouldn’t hesitate to call Fury Road my overall favorite, though. It’s just infinitely memorable and the pinnacle of action.

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