Max Max: Fury Road Review

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I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road last week, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ll try to discuss it without spoiling the movie, for once.

I wasn’t expecting very much, given the ongoing string of terrible remakes/reboots like Total Recall and The Amazing Spiderman. In those movies, the producers took surface elements from the original movies, stuffed a new generic script underneath, then shaved off all the possibly offensive edges for broadest appeal. For Fury Road, George Miller took the spark that made Mad Max 2 such a fun movie to watch, put a good script beneath it, then shaped it to one unified creative vision.

The result is a movie that is violent, possibly offensive, but great to watch if you like post-apocalyptic action road movies. Continue reading “Max Max: Fury Road Review”

Review – The Battle of the Five Armies

The Battle of the Five ArmiesI went to see the Hobbit 3: the Battle of the Five Armies yesterday. I found it to be a fitting ending to the series. Much better than the prequel trilogy we do not speak of. Of course, no matter how good I think a movie is, I always take the story apart and see what works and what doesn’t, because, you know, I don’t have an off switch for that.

This review will contain lots of spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, go do so, then come back here. Seriously, it’s a good movie. Continue reading “Review – The Battle of the Five Armies”