Mad Max: Fury Road
This year, something extraordinary happened, something that would shake the film industry to the very core, something that made filmgoers question if pigs had begun to fly and if Hell had frozen over:
A Fourth-quel was released to a dated '70s/'80s icon, and it was not only critically acclaimed, but also beloved by feminists, reviled by misogynists, and even made hardcore not want to kill themselves.
In other words, a miracle.
That doesn't mean it isn't silly, though, and among the silliness is a main villain with a horse-teeth mask wearing fake plastic muscles, a tribe of people whose vehicles are covered in spikes, a gang of elderly biker ladies, an army of shirtless young men who have painted themselves completely white, Charlize Theron with a (mostly) shaved head, and a vehicle whose sole purpose is to house four drummers on one end and a man playing a flame-throwing electric guitar on the other end.
So, a typical day in Australia.
I would very much like to witness you guys riffing this instant classic, yet very silly, action movie, and maybe we can all finally get...
Jeff Mackey commented
It's a perfect riffing material as despite being a Mad Max reimagining and partial sequel, it has little to do with Max (he's not even the main character!), has stilted turn by both Nic Hoult and Tom Hardy, the Furiousa role just reminds one why Charlize Theron is always out of place in a bad movie unworthy of her talent and the main villain brings to mind Hardy's own inane Bane villain in the pretentious Dark Knight Rises.
Tamsin Parker commented
It's a real-life Road Runner cartoon, that's what it is.
Kyle Kolek commented
Let us not forget that the villain's name is Joe
To Jeff Mackey:
"Dull" is not the word I would use for a movie that constantly throws new, weird stuff at you at a frenetic pace.
To each his own, I suppose.
Jeff Mackey commented
This was one of the most overhyped films of the year. I took a brief break to go get some food from the vendors and came back. I asked my pals "What did I miss?" and they remarked "Oh, they fought and now they're back on the road again."
A film so mindless that even Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich alike would both shake their heads in shame, it's that overrated and flat out braindead. The Bane/Darth Vader wannabe villain doesn't help matters either. So flat out dull that you will want Mike, Kevin and Bill to help make it end faster.