#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.

Iron Man 3 Trailer Thoughts

While I normally write poetry on this blog, I have recently watched the new “Iron Man 3” trailer and think that I can use this blog as an outlet for a few of my thoughts regarding it. If you haven’t seen the new trailer yet, I’ll embed it right down here:

As an avid comic book reader and fan of Marvel movies (except for “Captain America”, “Iron Man 2”,and “Spiderman 3”,) I am very, very excited for this movie. Hot off the events that transpired in “The Avengers”, this movie is sure to include a great character arc in Tony Stark that we haven’t seen since the first Iron Man movie. Right after a near-death experience at the end of “The Avengers”, Stark wants to stay calm and protect the one love in his life. However, as you can see through the trailer, relaxation is unlikely. The Mandarin always brings out the best in Tony Stark, in my opinion. Both are masters of wit, and match each other in intelligence. I cannot wait to see their interactions in this one.

“Iron Man 3” introduces the Hulkbuster, the Iron Legion, Deep Space armor, the Extremis suit, and much more. Any fan of the Iron Man comics should be with me on this one: this movie is bracing to be a truly epic film, worthy of watching.