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Deberg_1990 12-21-2012 07:32 AM

Tom Hardy as Max in Fury Road: Mad Max 4
 
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First pic. Cant wait!


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Buehler445 12-21-2012 11:17 AM

OK, what did I miss. Was there Mad Max 1-3?

Fire Me Boy! 12-21-2012 11:22 AM

Total mancrush for Tom Hardy.

kcchiefsus 12-21-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9229654)
OK, what did I miss. Was there Mad Max 1-3?

http://www.imdb.com

Buehler445 12-21-2012 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by kcchiefsus (Post 9229674)

Huh. How have I not seen any of these?

Deberg_1990 12-21-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230048)
Huh. How have I not seen any of these?

seriously? Well its been awhile....the last was came out in 1985

Valiant 12-21-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9229654)
OK, what did I miss. Was there Mad Max 1-3?

??? Mancard, hand it over for inspection..

Buehler445 12-21-2012 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Valiant (Post 9230620)
??? Mancard, hand it over for inspection..

To be fair, I was born in 83.

aturnis 12-21-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230755)
To be fair, I was born in 83.

To be fair, shut up!

Gravedigger 12-21-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230755)
To be fair, I was born in 83.

Does this mean Tom Hardy will become a racist, misogynistic, anti Semite 20 years down the road.... to the thunderdome!

Brock 12-21-2012 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230048)
Huh. How have I not seen any of these?

1st 2 mandatory

Deberg_1990 12-21-2012 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230755)
To be fair, I was born in 83.

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 9230954)
To be fair, shut up!

Two man enter, one man leave...

nstygma 12-21-2012 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Buehler445 (Post 9230048)
Huh. How have I not seen any of these?

you actually may have. in your home country of Serbia, the movie is titled Pobesneli Maks. Ring a bell?

Buehler445 12-22-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Brock (Post 9231013)
1st 2 mandatory

I'll check them out.

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Originally Posted by nstygma (Post 9231044)
you actually may have. in your home country of Serbia, the movie is titled Pobesneli Maks. Ring a bell?

ROFL WTF?

Red Brooklyn 12-22-2012 10:45 AM

What do we know about this new Mad Max? Straight sequel? Prequel? Reboot?

Tom Hardy is awesome.

Buehler445 12-22-2012 10:50 AM

**** YEAH!

Charlize Theron is in it.

Tribal Warfare 06-25-2014 02:29 PM

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/06...VR-Mad-Max.jpg

Halfcan 06-25-2014 02:32 PM

I think I will wait for the reboot of the reboot.

Is nothing "new" anymore?

Dayze 06-25-2014 02:34 PM

man, it would be cool if they would remake some other movies from 20+ years ago.

Hammock Parties 06-25-2014 04:26 PM

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploa...tom-hardy1.jpg

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploa...olas-hoult.jpg

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploa...ize-theron.jpg

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Discuss Thrower 06-25-2014 04:28 PM

Still waiting for a Running Man reboot.

PackerinMo 06-25-2014 04:30 PM

What hot piece of ass is going to be in this one?

PackerinMo 06-25-2014 04:32 PM

Nevermind its Charlize Theron. ROFL

Easy 6 06-25-2014 05:04 PM

Oh yeah, count me in for a trip to the theater... this guy is excellent, kinda the new Russell Crowe.

hometeam 06-26-2014 03:01 PM

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-cont...fury-road3.jpg

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-cont...fury-road4.jpg


http://blog.caranddriver.com/a-semi-...max-fury-road/

beach tribe 06-27-2014 12:34 AM

who run border town?

beach tribe 06-27-2014 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9231024)
Two man enter, one man leave...

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listopencil 06-27-2014 01:38 AM

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron? I'll watch it.

unlurking 06-27-2014 06:02 AM

So please explain to me why Tom Hardy is so awesome? I think the only thing I've seen him in is Dark Knight. While Bane was definitely the highlight of that movie IMO (and possibly the trilogy), I just haven't seen enough of him to be as impressed as everyone here. What am I missing?

Looking at IMDB, the only thing on his resume that looks interesting is Inception, which I still have to get around to. For those who have such high respect for him, what movies would you recommend?

jspchief 06-27-2014 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by unlurking (Post 10718166)
So please explain to me why Tom Hardy is so awesome? I think the only thing I've seen him in is Dark Knight. While Bane was definitely the highlight of that movie IMO (and possibly the trilogy), I just haven't seen enough of him to be as impressed as everyone here. What am I missing?

Looking at IMDB, the only thing on his resume that looks interesting is Inception, which I still have to get around to. For those who have such high respect for him, what movies would you recommend?

Warrior

Wallcrawler 06-27-2014 06:12 AM

Warrior.

unlurking 06-27-2014 06:14 AM

Whoa, just realized Theron was minus an arm!

I'm having mixed feelings about this. While I'm glad to see this series return (although would have preferred a sequel in the same universe over a reboot), it's looking to copy the worst of the 3 films...

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net...-fury-road.jpg
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayli...-road-20140321

The images just invoke the feeling in me that this will be a cross between 2 & 3. While 2 was good (not as good as 1), 3 was most definitely the worst of the trilogy. It traded in the drama and emotion for cheap laughs and a PG-13 rating. Another PG-13 flick is not going to cut it.

unlurking 06-27-2014 06:25 AM

OK, that was quick! Warrior is going in the queue! Thanks!

jiveturkey 06-27-2014 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by unlurking (Post 10718166)
So please explain to me why Tom Hardy is so awesome? I think the only thing I've seen him in is Dark Knight. While Bane was definitely the highlight of that movie IMO (and possibly the trilogy), I just haven't seen enough of him to be as impressed as everyone here. What am I missing?

Looking at IMDB, the only thing on his resume that looks interesting is Inception, which I still have to get around to. For those who have such high respect for him, what movies would you recommend?

Bronson is the first thing I saw him in and he knocked it out of the park.

Fire Me Boy! 06-27-2014 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jiveturkey (Post 10718195)
Bronson is the first thing I saw him in and he knocked it out of the park.

Agreed. One of the first things I saw him in, too. That's immediately what I thought of when I heard he'd been cast as Bane.

Dallas Chief 06-27-2014 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jiveturkey (Post 10718195)
Bronson is the first thing I saw him in and he knocked it out of the park.

His performance in Bronson was off the hook, much like Eric Bana in Chopper. Both of which had roles in Black Hawk Down. Can't wait for this to be released. I'm a huge fan of this trilogy... and BMX Bandits. LMAO

raybec 4 06-27-2014 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by unlurking (Post 10718166)
So please explain to me why Tom Hardy is so awesome? I think the only thing I've seen him in is Dark Knight. While Bane was definitely the highlight of that movie IMO (and possibly the trilogy), I just haven't seen enough of him to be as impressed as everyone here. What am I missing?

Looking at IMDB, the only thing on his resume that looks interesting is Inception, which I still have to get around to. For those who have such high respect for him, what movies would you recommend?

Lawless

Valiant 06-29-2014 03:16 PM

He was a beast in Warrior.

digger 07-23-2014 06:42 PM

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mad-M...ges-66394.html
http://www.cinemablend.com/images/ne...1406146856.jpg

http://www.cinemablend.com/images/ne...1458006949.jpg
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Tribal Warfare 07-23-2014 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Valiant (Post 10722829)
He was a beast in Warrior.

It was a bullshit ending though that ruined it for me.

bowener 07-24-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by unlurking (Post 10718166)
So please explain to me why Tom Hardy is so awesome? I think the only thing I've seen him in is Dark Knight. While Bane was definitely the highlight of that movie IMO (and possibly the trilogy), I just haven't seen enough of him to be as impressed as everyone here. What am I missing?

Looking at IMDB, the only thing on his resume that looks interesting is Inception, which I still have to get around to. For those who have such high respect for him, what movies would you recommend?

Bronson. Watch it.

Fire Me Boy! 07-24-2014 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bowener (Post 10764521)
Bronson. Watch it.


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/25/u5evuse8.jpg

unlurking 07-24-2014 04:36 PM

OK. Enjoyed both Lawless and Warrior. Fun movies, but nothing special. Shia kind of killed Lawless for me. Warrior was much better, but Nolte stole the show acting wise for me. I can however see Hardy fitting into the role of Mad Max now though, as long as he doesn't play it too stiff. Liked his acting better in Lawless, but the fight scenes in Warrior were great.

Bronson sucked. Not a dig on Hardy, but the movie was just way too long and stupid. Would much rather have watched a 30 minute documentary. Felt like a Clockwork Orange wannabe, just boring as hell.

Sure-Oz 07-26-2014 11:49 AM

@slashfilm: Mad Max Fury Road looks like the next level of the evolution of whats possible in a cinematic car chase sequence. amazing. #ComicCon

Deberg_1990 07-26-2014 11:54 AM

Holy cow, when this is released it will be 30 years since Beyond Thunderdome.

What's the record for longest time between sequels ?

Fire Me Boy! 07-26-2014 12:47 PM

Tom Hardy as Max in Fury Road: Mad Max 4
 
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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 10768374)
Holy cow, when this is released it will be 30 years since Beyond Thunderdome.

What's the record for longest time between sequels ?


Bambi and Bambi II - 63+ years. Followed by Fantasia - 59+ years.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...n_film_sequels

beach tribe 07-26-2014 05:19 PM

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Bowser 07-27-2014 12:34 PM

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Deberg_1990 07-27-2014 12:37 PM

Sweet!!!!!


Jizz in my pants!!

L.A. Chieffan 07-27-2014 02:34 PM

Bronson was great Refn is a stud

Bowser 07-27-2014 03:36 PM

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If you pause it at 1:15, it looks like they are "labeling" Max with tattoos - all his vitals and info are on his back. Interesting.

unlurking 07-27-2014 04:33 PM

Interesting teaser. Looks like Theron is a major badass.

keg in kc 12-10-2014 01:06 PM

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blaise 12-10-2014 01:11 PM

Man I can't wait for that.

Deberg_1990 12-10-2014 05:40 PM

Looks epic. Loved that they mostly used practical effects. Nothing beats REAL car crashes.

Fairplay 12-10-2014 07:30 PM

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome sucked, I think those kids in it ruined it for me.

Bowser 12-10-2014 09:11 PM

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**** yeah.

From the looks of the first two trailers I've seen, they look to have captured that grittiness of the Road Warrior to a T. Very much looking forward to this.

Deberg_1990 12-10-2014 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Fairplay (Post 11183710)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome sucked, I think those kids in it ruined it for me.

This almost seems like an apology for that film giving the fans a true follow up to Road Warrior

dred 12-10-2014 09:25 PM

Trailer looks total badass... can't wait!

sd4chiefs 12-11-2014 02:20 PM

:whackit:

notorious 12-11-2014 03:38 PM

Oh **** YEAH!

Detoxing 12-11-2014 05:24 PM

Looks so ****ing badass. Can't wait.

notorious 12-11-2014 09:19 PM

Nice to see that I am not the only one who thinks Thunderdome sucked ass.

Fairplay 12-12-2014 07:53 PM

I wonder what the long poles on some of those cars are for?

keg in kc 02-19-2015 02:55 PM

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Cheater5 02-19-2015 05:55 PM

1981 Road Warrior didn't need no CGI...and it was mutha-fookin' testosterone fueled awesomeness.





But, I'll def catch this.

hometeam 02-19-2015 06:25 PM

I had to give the 'OMG YOU DONT KNOW THE ROAD WARRIOR?' speech to a 25 year old man at work today.

Kids these days~

Cheater5 02-19-2015 06:37 PM

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Yup...I got the 'RCA Dog look' when discussing Mad Max and The Road Warrior to a 19 year old a few weeks ago. His face said "Ummm you're like old, so you are like...dumb or something. This is brand new and nothing ever happened before I was born."

Deberg_1990 04-01-2015 08:18 PM

This looks insane. cant wait!



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Fish 04-01-2015 08:27 PM

Oh mother****. This could be pretty epic....

Psyko Tek 04-01-2015 08:40 PM

not sure how much is cgi and how much is real, guessing 50/50?
I just want my mother****ing INTERCEPTOR
hot wheel already has the body for a 73 ford falcon A/B get ON IT MATTEL

Bowser 04-01-2015 11:04 PM


DMAC 04-02-2015 08:17 AM

My 25 year old wife thought this was a brand new concept with sexy Bane.

Deberg_1990 05-09-2015 08:35 AM

So i havent seen any official reviews yet, but the buzz is that its pretty spectacular. Pretty cool article on it thats kinda of a review as well....


http://www.miamiherald.com/entertain...e20487258.html


Nobody does post-apocalypse like George Miller. In 1979’s Mad Max, his low-budget directorial debut, the certified doctor-turned-filmmaker depicted a society that had started to crumble, with leather-jacketed, sadomasochistic nomads terrorizing people on the roads outside of Melbourne. The movie was a brutish, ferocious tale of grindhouse revenge filled with vehicular stunts that looked a little too real and dangerous, because they were all done for real, and they were extremely dangerous.

Mad Max launched the young Mel Gibson’s career and brought international attention to the burgeoning Australian film industry. Two sequels followed: 1982’s The Road Warrior (titled Mad Max 2 in its native turf), which kicked off what is considered to be the greatest summer movie season of all time (Blade Runner, Poltergeist, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Thing, Tron, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Rocky III) with a 94-minute bolt of exhilarating, R-rated action that made every other Hollywood car-chase picture made before seem like it was shot in slow motion.

1985’s Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which Miller co-directed with George Ogilvie, toned down the mayhem, threw in stunt casting (including Tina Turner) to lure in mainstream, PG-13-friendly audiences. Although it grossed more that the previous two installments, the cumbersome, talky Thunderdome wasn’t as well-received as its predecessors. Miller, now firmly ensconced within the studio system, moved on to more respectable endeavors (Lorenzo’s Oil, The Witches of Eastwick).

This is why the anticipation for Mad Max: Fury Road, the first new installment in the series in 30 years, has been sky-high ever since the first teaser for the film was released in September. With Tom Hardy taking over for Gibson in the lead role as the tortured ex-cop, and shots of vehicular mayhem done on a scale larger than anything we had seen before, the trailer promised a return to the relentless thrills of The Road Warrior, something fans had been awaiting for decades.

Even Miller himself was blown away by the initial promo — until he realized he would now have to fulfill outsized expectations.

“The trailers were so great, I realized we would have to lift the bar higher than ever in order to live up to them,” Miller says via telephone from Los Angeles. “We were doing post-production on the movie and I felt a new level of pressure. We had to deliver.”

And he did. Too many big-budget summer entertainments today fail to measure up to their elaborate, spoil-all marketing campaigns. Or they rely on over-the-top special effects to outdo what has come before, often at the cost of plausibility and simple logic (see: Furious 7).

But Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens May 15, delivers the same rush as The Road Warrior did while ramping up the action to IMAX-sized dimensions (this one is even crazier, as well as the best entry in the series by far). The film, which cost a reported $100 million, has a propulsive energy and outrageous creativity lacking in most studio productions of this scale: The movie is full-on bonkers in the best, most exhilarating way, and it delivers the kind of sustained adrenaline rush that is hard to find in the multiplex today, where action films are comprised of several big setpieces strung together by scenes of dialogue and exposition.

The plot is thin, as it should be, and Fury Road requires no working knowledge of the previous movies. Max Rockatansky (Hardy), still mad as a hatter and haunted by torturous visions of his past, is kidnapped by a tyrannical warlord known as Immortan Joe (played by an unrecognizable Hugh Keays-Byrne, who also played the villainous Toecutter in Mad Max). Joe rules the masses of the starving and unwashed by lording his supply of water over them, and he has an army of crazed young men known as War Boys, many of them dying from radiation exposure, to keep order within his realm. Much like The Road Warrior, dialogue is kept to a minimum: Hardy even sports a steel muzzle for a good chunk of the film’s opening 30 minutes that prevents him from speaking.

Miller acknowledges there are strong Western influences in Fury Road (think Stagecoach, or The War Wagon). The basic premise of the story – Max is dragged into a mission to stop Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), another battle-scarred road warrior who has stolen a tractor-trailer and five of Joe’s prized female slaves, who he uses as breeding farms – is a template for classic mythical stories of a reluctant hero pushed into circumstances that force him to act in a selfless way.

“In a way, we’re going forward to the past, because the future as seen in these movies is more of a medieval dark age,” Miller says. “You have an elemental landscape [the bulk of the film was shot over a period of six months in Africa’s picturesque Namib Desert and rural Sydney] and a story that is allegorical in the same way many Westerns were. A lot of people think of these movies as Westerns on wheels and I thought of it that way too. The nighttime sequences were shot day-for-night, which is the way a lot of Westerns did them too, because horses don’t have headlights, and our main vehicle [the War Rig driven by Theron] doesn’t either. Even Riley Keough, who plays one of the five women Max is helping to rescue, evoked 1950s Westerns with her bright red hair. The film uses a lot of saturated colors, mostly teal and orange, and her hair was striking. When I cast her, I didn’t even know she was Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, which is in itself another homage to the past.”

With their shaved heads and white body paint, the War Boys, who have been brainwashed into thinking they will ascend to a heavenly paradise if they die in action serving their master and constantly chant the mantra “I live, I die, I live again!” seem to be a metaphor for suicide bombers, many of whom sacrifice their lives believing a great reward awaits on the other side.

But Miller says that parallel, although hard to miss, was accidental.

“We started writing this script in 1999, so the Wild Boys were actually inspired by Viking warrior lore and the concept of Valhalla,” he says. “The fact that now we have suicide bombers and terrorists doing the same thing is just proof that history always repeats itself. There have always been people who do bad things. Fury Road deals with themes that are timeless, really: Dominance, hierarchy, tyrants. You end up making these connections to things that are constant throughout human history, but they rise organically out of the story. You don’t go shopping for them.”

Unlike many contemporary sci-fi and fantasy films, which often get bogged down in exposition while laying out the details of their respective worlds, Fury Road doesn’t stand still to explain anything: Miller trusts the audience to fill in the gaps about this barren, bizarre world as the movie barrels along at breakneck speed. Although it’s the longest Mad Max movie to date, clocking in at 120 minutes, Fury Road is also the fastest-paced — essentially one long, feature-length chase sequence, peppered with brief interludes in which the characters (and the audience) catch their breaths.

“Alfred Hitchcock said he wanted to make movies where people in Japan didn’t have to read the subtitles,” Miller says. “That is something that has influenced all the Mad Max movies. The audience has seen so many movies and video games and music videos and animes, they already know a lot of this stuff. I wanted to see whether we could pull off a long chase that takes place across three days, and the audience picks up what they need to know along the way — the characters, their back stories, what’s happening between them and the world they live in.

“I think Ridley Scott said that explanations pop up too often in movies, telling audiences what they can glean on their own. Film is a visual medium, and audiences have become very sophisticated at reading it. This is a relatively new language, cinema: It’s not much more than 100 years old. But we can read a movie before we can read a book. That’s true around the world. You have to trust the audience.”

Miller, who hadn’t directed a live-action movie since 1998, has had an unusual career. Born in Queensland in 1945, he studied to be a doctor and made his first short film during his final year of medical school. After completing his residency at a hospital in Sydney, he took a break from medicine to pursue his filmmaking bug. He was 33 when he made Mad Max, and after the success of The Road Warrior, he was drafted into directing a segment of 1983’s anthology film The Twilight Zone: The Movie alongside Steven Spielberg, John Landis and Joe Dante.

Miller’s segment, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, was a remake of a classic TV episode, starring John Lithgow as a terrified traveler who sees a monster on the wing of his plane in mid-flight. The film took place entirely inside the jetliner’s cabin, but it had the same kinetic energy and sustained excitement as The Road Warrior. It made Miller’s much more experienced co-directors look like amateurs, and it also brought him enough clout within Hollywood to direct 1987’s The Witches of Eastwick, a big-budget adaptation of John Updike’s novel starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Cher, as well as 1992’s Oscar-nominated Lorenzo’s Oil, a punishing drama starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon as the parents of a boy stricken with a rare disease.

And then Miller took an unexpected turn off the traditional A-list director highway, devoting the next decade to family-friendly pictures such as Babe: Pig in the City and Happy Feet, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

His sudden detour into kiddie-film land, Miller says, was simply a reflection of what was happening in his personal life.

“John Lennon once said a wonderful thing that sums it up best: Life is what happens when you’re making other plans,” the director says. “First I worked for a long time as a doctor. But I had always been curious about storytelling and the technical aspects of filmmaking. So I made the first Mad Max, but I didn’t have kids yet. Once children came along, all I did was watch family movies.

“I was completely immersed in them when I read [Dick King-Smith’s novel The Sheep Pig], a book about a pig who could talk. And after seeing the motion-capture technology Peter Jackson used to create Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, I wanted to see if I could make penguins dance using the same technique. I made Happy Feet for my children. But now they’re all grown up, so I’m back to making Mad Max movies.”

Some Mad Max fans were understandably concerned that Miller might succumb to the same trap that has snared so many other filmmakers – an overreliance on digital effects. The most important thing fans expect from a Mad Max movie is, ironically, a sense of realism — the deep, tactile pleasure you feel when you watch real cars and trucks performing outrageous stunts instead of computer-generated images. No matter how good the technology gets, the eye can always tell the difference.

And although Miller admits he used CGI throughout Fury Road — whether to digitally erase the wires and harnesses that held actors in place during dangerous scenes, or to render things such as an enormous toxic sandstorm that were impossible to create on the set — he made sure every vehicle you see on the screen was real, every stunt performed by people on location instead of against a green screen inside an air-conditioned studio.

Luring the 72 year-old Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley) out of retirement, Miller gave Fury Road a decidedly old-school vibe, including the familiar trick of undercranking the camera to give the action a surreal speed. Here is a rarity among modern action movies: One in which your eye can follow the action and you always know exactly what is happening, even when there are dozens of characters racing about on the screen.

“We don’t defy the laws of physics: There are no flying men or cars in this movie,” Miller says. “So it made sense to do it old-school: real vehicles and real human beings in the desert. We shot the movie more or less in continuity, because the cars and the characters get really banged up along the way. The biggest benefit of digital technology for me was that the cameras were smaller and much more agile, so you could put them anywhere.

“We also spent a huge amount of time on spatial awareness — making sure the viewer could follow the action and understand what was happening. There has to be a strong causal connection from one shot to the next, just the same way that in music, there has to be a connection from one note to the next. Otherwise it’s just noise.

“Too often, if you just cram a lot of stuff into the frame, you get the illusion of a fast pace. But there’s no coherence. It doesn’t flow. It comes off as headbanging music, and it can be exhausting. We storyboarded the movie before we had a script: We had 3,500 boards, which helps the cast and crew understand how everything is going to fit together. Movies are getting faster and faster. The Road Warrior had 1,200 cuts. This one has 2,700 cuts. You have to treat it like a symphony. Hopefully audiences will appreciate that.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertain...#storylink=cpy

Halfcan 05-09-2015 08:59 AM

Looks pretty awesome. Saw the first MM when I was a kid. We were at the Twin Drive Inn. Nobody had even heard of the movie before it hit. Afterward, it was like...WTF was that.

kchero 05-10-2015 04:03 AM

I am in my early 30's and I just shake my head at people that have never heard of Mad Max. Can't wait to see this.

sd4chiefs 05-11-2015 09:31 AM

Early reviews are in.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_fury_road/

97% on the tomatoemeter with 34 in. :thumb:

Rausch 05-11-2015 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by sd4chiefs (Post 11492207)
Early reviews are in.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_fury_road/

100% on the tomatoemeter with 18 in. :thumb:

I have high hopes for this.

By that I mean an action film (lower expectations) that delivers while still having a message/point other than just being an action film (expectations = B+ to B- satisfaction rating...)

notorious 05-11-2015 10:07 AM

I need to stop reading the reviews. If they are right this will be an all-time great.


I don't want my expectations to get too high and ruin it.

Rausch 05-11-2015 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by notorious (Post 11492270)
I need to stop reading the reviews. If they are right this will be an all-time great.


I don't want my expectations to get too high and ruin it.

This...


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