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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2015-05-18 12:44:08
Mad Max: Fury Road
Yeah, that's a flamethrower/guitar player cranking heavy metal to galvanize his fellow post-apocalyptic vehicular bandits into a frenzy for battle. Mad Max:Fury Road has no right being any good; it's the sort of rubbish a seventh grader might have scribbled on his Trapper Keeper.
Somehow, it's AMAZINGLY good. It handles subtexts of environmental responsibility, dangers of ideology/religion run amok, and feminism without being heavy-handedly preachy. It explodes with relentless, visceral action, the likes of which I haven't experienced since Black Hawk Down. And George Miller paints a visual aesthetic that can only be categorized as high art. I love it when old school directors successfully balance proven traditional techniques with judicious dabs of new-fangled computerized special effects.