Mad Max: Fury Road


Rating: R

Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yes!

Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Possibly.

Language: Surprisingly nothing.

Sex/Romance: No sex or romance, but you do see some mostly naked women. There is implied sexual slavery/rape.

Violence/Gore: Yes and yes. There is a lot of both.

Music: I was pleasantly surprised to find that Tom Holkenborg had composed the soundtrack for this movie! I loved his work on Mortal Engines, and I was impressed with his work on this movie as well. An expertly crafted mix of stirring orchestral and ramped up rock, giant drums, and action sequences.

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : Not really. I was pretty amped up after, but also exhausted because it kind of wore me out!

Was there a food pairing? : Boston Market. As it turns out, I can not eat half a chicken on my own (at least not when I'm also eating sides and extra cornbread because it is the absolute best cornbread ever).

Thoughts: My main thought about this movie (other than it is awesome) is that it feels like what a group of 8-year-old boys sees in their heads while playing make-believe in the yard. I mean, just watch it and tell me you don't get that vibe. This isn't a bad thing at all, just what it brought to mind.

The future society is super weird. BUT, it is also really pretty well developed.

Girl power is to the max in this movie and I loved it. My main question is, how awesome could it be if Max was a girl too? I'd be interested to see. Also, while some of the women might be very scantily clad, it was appropriate for their position and somehow managed to not feel sexualised. I was amazed.

There were a good handful of characters to follow in this movie, but they all got a pretty decent amount of development over the course of the film.

There were plenty of times my assumptions were subverted. Good job. đź‘Ť

There were things that I wanted to know more about or understand better. There were some things that I had no clue what they were or what purposed they served, etc. But if I truly didn't understand it, it generally didn't matter that much in the long run.

Basically, throughout this entire movie I just kept saying "oh no" at various volumes and with various inflections. So I started off with, oh no, and then started going oh NO, oh no!, OH NO, oh noooo, etc. That is kind of the pace of the movie, you just start with small oh no's and get louder and more concerned from there!

Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Well, I wasn't alone. My best friend was over for the weekend, and we had a fantastic time watching this together!

In the End: 5 out of 5 stars. I bought this movie almost immediately.

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