Jay and Rich Evans discuss George Miller’s second Mad Max movie, The Road Warrior.
Filed in: re:View
I think the boys have read my mind–The Road Warrior is one of my all-time go-tos. I saw it in the theater in its original run. I even remember the headline of the review in Time magazine: “Apocalypse Pow!”
Fury Road makes The Road Warrior obsolete?
Jay is now officially dead to me.
Lord Humungus > Immortan Joe
He said that? Time to watch!
Oh it’s pt 2 to their Mad Max Fury Road review.
I like Tom Hardy more, he acts more like crazy wasteland guy while Mel Gibson is playing like a try hard too cool movie guy
Hardy is more vulnerable and relatable
I disagree entirely. Fury Road is NOT a Mad Max movie. In fact, he’s completely inconsequential to the entire plot. You could remove his character and very little would change. The film is entirely about Furiosa and her mission to free the enslaved harem.
If you disagree, then use the same test the Hack Frauds used for the Phantom Menace: Describe to me Max’s character in Fury Road, without using ANY of the previous movies as a reference. You can only reference Fury Road to justify your assertions.
I thought it was a funny joke. I didn’t know the middle guy’s icon, but I’m familiar with Stuckmann and Jahns and watch them from time to time if I want to get more reviews on certain movies. The only thing I can’t fucking stand is that Jahns waves his arms around more than an epileptic in a batting cage.
Sorry, I shouldn’t talk about epileptics without mentioning what pricks they are first. Sorry, internet!
Oh and to you fat fucks who never leave your computer chair, a “batting cage” is something you do outside for minimal exercise.
“Exercise” is like doing more activity than rolling out of your bed, rubbing one out, and shuffling to the fridge.
“It’s a hard movie to talk about without saying everything is awesome.”
So true Jay. So true…
I’m happy to have both!
I love Beyond Thunderdome and think it’s almost as good as the Road Warrior. The worst part is probably Tina Turner and her very dated power-ballad theme song, neither of which are as terrible as everyone tries to make out.
Thunderdome actually is my favorite of the first three. Maybe it’s because it’s the first one of them I saw and therefore it introduced a lot of novel ideas to me, but I fucking love that movie, from its story to its set design to its cinematography. And yeah, Tina ain’t bad. She makes a good post-apocalyptic totalitarian.
If you ever want to know where Dr Miller got the idea for the biker gangs. look up the Australian movie ‘Stone’ 1974.
holy balls I’m salivating like pavlovs dog over this
The joke about YouTube reviewers must have went right over my head, because I didn’t notice it.
Probably because I don’t give a f*ck.
Nope it was Toecutter from the first one thats Important Joe.
COOL GUY ALERT
Not crazy about the first film but I love every installment afterward. Love em’! Here’s to hoping for another one that earns its place among the others!
*Chain smokes ’em all*
Don’t mess with this Sheriff. I don’t carry a bag of Utz in my back pocket for my health.
Can’t we just get Beyond Thunderdome guys?
When are you guys going to do The Rocketeer? My timeline is in jeopardy,
I guess both Rich and Jay missed that Feral Boy is the voiceover narrator in The Road Warrior. He grew up and became a leader and the movie is him recounting history.
I would watch an Army of Darkness review, though I’m baffled of how cynical Jay viewpoint is that character development is boring
Road Warrior is more like a nicely western/samurai movie, which to me is different enough than Fury Road
My favorite movies are not overly talky, which something lost with action movies that talky exposition scenes, and a lack of visual storytelling
George Miller is one of favorites moviemakers that define action cinema, I even heard Genndy Tratavosky of Samurai Jack was a fan of George Miller, and it’s obvious by the quiet loner protagonist
There’s something about her very African American glamorous diva persona that is so out of place in the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max that it adds to the universes general weirdness in a really interesting way. I think she has a few clunker line readings, but her character is super memorable largely because of the totally bizarre casting decision they made.
The Road Warrior is a more IMPRESSIVE movie. Let me tell you why. Road Warrior was made with budget of $2 million US dollars… You can’t shoot a commercial for $2 million friggin’ dollars. Fury Road had a budget of $150 million dollars, he had all the money in the world to throw at this project. Think of what Road Warrior could have been with a 20 or 40 million dollar budget.
One thing he could have done is HIRE REALLY STUNTMEN. The ‘stuntmen’ in Road Warrior weren’t professionals, they were amateurs, and the stunt drivers were stock car racers who in typical Aussie fashion said: “We get to drive fast and crash cars? Sure!” It’s actually kind of amazing that no one died on that shoot. They didn’t know what the hell they were doing doing and just went for it and god, it turned out awesome, especially ‘That Stunt’.
PS: I saw Road Warrior on the big screen. Believe me when I tell you you really haven’t seen Road Warrior unless you’ve seen it on a big screen. All those low angle car chase shots, it feels like you’re travelling 100 MPH and the asphalt’s an inch from your nose. You just can replicate that experience on even a huge screen TV.
Really? I found Hardy to completely lack any charisma. After I got done watching the movie, I felt like the whole thing would have been better without him.
Apparently Hardy thought the film would be a total failure and would show up to set hours late.
Armbar beats all of them. Such a badass! OMG I laughed to hard. He got all the best stuff in his movie.
George Miller got people of Cirque Soleil, those guys are very discplined, and keep in mind saftey is more important than movies, though that being said that spinning stunt was amazing
Fury Road is fucking tacky and too controlled where as Road Warrior seems legitimately crazed and feral.
As strange as it is to wrap your head around human life didn’t have as much value in 70s and 80s Australia as it does now. Insurance and litigation wasn’t a real concern. If you’re paying a stuntman to do something, your paying them to get hurt. That’s why the lead actor isn’t doing it and that’s why the stuntman is getting paid. There’s a great segment in Not Quite Hollwood about this.
Tacky is not a word that comes to my mind when thinking of Fury Road but it does give off a slight odor of ‘hollywoodness’ where The Road Warrior does not.
I liked fury but the scenes in road warrior stick in my mind more and felt more grounded, fury was insane !
Ok, I’m going to fact check but I remember Road Warriors world was post atomic, but I DO know that the narrator of Road Warrior is the Feral Kid.
The Road Warrior is definently more impactful all things considered (the era it was made, budget, etc). Not sure why these two hack frauds did not reach that conclusion, but Fury Road was like a breath of fresh air after nearly drowning when it came out. It blew other movies released alongside away in almost every respect.
Sorry Jay said NOT Max…
I don’t think the two movies can be compared to which one was better. There were totally different circumstances to both movies. Each of which get better upon repeated viewings. It’s the same with Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead.
‘The entire world is this horrible desert wasteland for some reason’
It’s called Australia Rich… we live here.
He’s un-dead to me but it’s like apples and oranges. Oy the young….
Road Warrior is like what it would really be like and it’s unsettling, and awesome. I fucking Love the Road Warrior…
I didn’t like Thunderdome. Don’t hate it but I was disappointed.
When Rich is about to say what the Road Warrior has that Fury Road does not, I thought he was going to say “Mel Gibson”. I mean, Tom Hardy might very well be the better actor, and will win more awards in his career than Gibson ever did, but Gibson had a much larger screen presence. A certifiable leading man. Tom Hardy is more of a character actor. That’s why, I think, most people feel like Max was a protagonist in the older movies, despite him having a role (screentime, lines) similar to that of Hardy’s Max in Fury Road.
yeah its got some quotable lines too. ca-chunk ca-chunk
It’s too hard to compare those two. Just like it’s hard to compare Fury Road and Road Warrior.
I think Rich & Jay have inspired me to have a Mad Max marathon. I really want to revisit them all in order. I’ve never gotten a chance to see them all. I’m pumped to see some real live action stunts.
Solid review, but it would have been better if both Jay and Rich were slowly slipping into drunken incoherence by the end of the review. As would any review.
Like Miller says, those two movies are like silent movies in a way, I remember the images and emotions more along with the plot, the dialogue gets faded into the background. Like it’s from the point of view of the Feral-Kid.
It’s really hard for me to watch Mad Max. The shit is sad.
Hard to compare, and hard to imagine anyone else (at least for me) playing the role. I think Tom Hardy was a perfect casting choice.
According to wikipedia Mad Max 2 has the budget listed at 4.5 million. What would 5 million in 1981 adjust to after inflation in the year 2016? Can anyone calculate?
I think they were 🙂
I like that expression Jay uses, an “embarrassment of riches”. I have never heard it before now and it does perfectly describe the pairing of the two films.
It’s a good saying…just saying.
According to an inflation calculator online, it’d be something like 11.8 million in 2015’s dollars.
I’m one of those people who will try to use it in conversation as soon as possible. I’m adopting it. Thanks Jay!
Your vocabulary will be suffering from an embarrassment of riches.
You’re good 😉
Finally some nice odd humor. Didn’t see that coming….. just like Anton Yelchin.
“Embarrassment of Rich” is what happens in every BotW where Mike and Rich coincide in the discussion round table.
When we can clone Rich is when we will have a true embarrassment of Riches….
Millennials and Americans really dont get Mad Max. I’m not saying they are stupid…. but I cant think of a nice way to end this sentence.
Yep. but to be fair Trump is running for president, they are stupid.
I mean Sexist!
I have never had sex how could I form an opinion of sex? let alone be against it… (Against it HAHAHAHAHAHa.)
I mean Antidisestablishmentarianist!
Weelll, I’m Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious!!!
And I love it.
To reply in a more articulate manner, I’m American and I think I understand Mad Max…We’re not so different you and I…
Army of Darkness…what a fun movie. Had to give it another view after they mentioned it.
One of the best.
My best guess for when I watched it last is 2005, i’m enjoying it immensely!
Try to find the bootleg edition.. It’s got the real ending.
Ooooh, Rich’s parents had HBO. Fancy fancy. Anyway, I’ve been watching The Road Warrior since I was a kid too. I saw Mad Max later on. I will always prefer The Road Warrior to Fury Road. I’m not in love with it in the way these guys are. The movie seemed like a noisy mess, but I enjoyed how colorful it was and I liked that night scene in the desert with blue tinting of the film. Yes, Max is there helping others, but there genuinely is less for him to do in Fury Road than in the other movies.
Max is a true hero anyway you look at it.
Yeah, it isn’t really until after Road Warrior that the world suffers climactic change due to nuclear. The first movie is just set in the country, the second further in towards the outback.
We have also enough people here that vote for populists.
Now THIS is a movie. Fuck all that comic book crap. Batman vs danger mouse teen wank avengers.
I’m thinkng quite the opposite:
mad max is the true antihero.
and that’s why it gets better as he is set aside. by the point you could say the best mad max movie (after fury road) is that one in which he didn’t even bother to show up. (no, there’s no such film)
i agree with ervreything these pricks have said.
and Jay, do not appologize: you’re a strong, independent woman and you are right. it’s not like you don’t care bout the fanfics: they’re just fucking wrong. mad max (as 007; ot Tintin, for that matter) can appear in any given movie without the need of the previous, and without concern for the ones to come. a wanderer with no age, no memory and no history, a folk (anti)hero.
They did that years ago. Back when the first Captain America came out.
Road Warrior isn’t my favourite Mad Max film, it’s my favourite film.
That was a very long winded agreement. A true hero is a reluctant hero…
Betcha smoke Pall mall unfiltered
I happened to catch that on opening night even though I had no idea it was part of the Evil Dead franchise.
About 10 seconds in I’m like “Oh… wait a minute…”
The original Mad Max was filmed just up the road from my house. My dad worked on the cars as an apprentice, and I learned to drive on those roads. Best I ever got to was about 230 km/h, or 130 mph in my big block V8. Of course you can’t do that anymore, a lot of that area is now built up with housing and cops everywhere.
Still, I’ll never forget the days with my mates in the car, a carton of beer in the back and the wind in our hair.
That explains that run in I had with Mr. Gibson the other day. He pulled up next to me in his car and asked if I was a Jew. For shits and grins I told him “yes”. He seemed upset and sped away.
Probably because it wasn’t a joke. This was just condescending damage control.
To me Fury Road is the most overrated movie in recent memory. It’s a solid movie, no doubt about that, but calling it a masterpiece or the best action movie in the last decade or ever as some would even go so far and say? I just don’t see it.
You lived in Lara? you bogan!.
It felt like it was missing like… a tiny bit of substance. Which is weird to say because the world is so rich, the visuals are so brilliant, and it does stop once or twice to implicate some feelings in me. I still think it could’ve used another break from the constant chase scenes to establish more of the world without so much adrenaline. Like let the scene breathe, let me look around and see a bunch of weirdos for a sec. That stuff was all there, but because of the “one long chase” scheme of the movie that stuff felt a little bit more in the background. I say to people I “loved” the movie, but for some reason I’ve only watched it twice. I don’t think I really need much more than that.
You guys need to do the Re:View of the Phantom of the Opera with Robert Englund. It really is a weird horror film.
I wonder if Jay has seen “The Rover”, which is actually a post-apocalypse story more done in the style of the old Mad Max. Very gritty and the soundtrack was fucking great. It’s just about a guy who wants his car back. It’s kind of like the John Wick of wasteland movies.
Nah near Wallan, we used to drive up to the Pretty Sally Roadhouse
In terms of action movies.. Dredd(2012)>>>>>>>Fury Road imo
Matthew Broderick and Caitlyn Jenner are the ultimate Road Warriors.
When I was a kid The Road Warrior used to play on TNT all the time, albeit with cuts for content.
Well I personally certainly hope George Miller gets the chance to do another Mad Max with Tom Hardy.
Also, I’m not sure about the originals, but Fury Road definitely implies it’s a post nuclear world doesn’t it?
What did you guys think of Bojack Horseman series 3?
and Shaun of the Dead.
I’m surprised how many people don’t know it’s part of that franchise. I guess because it has a lower rating in most country and doesn’t have ‘Evil Dead’, it’s also a different genre.
For me Evil Dead 2 will also be the best.
He would like it considering how artsy and depressing it is.
(that’s a compliment from me towards the movie as well)
It’s awful beyond repair.
Fury Road makes the entire Mad Max trilogy obsolete to be quite frank.
They should make a Mad Max movie where they cleverly swap main protagonist for a woman and write half of the plot as a subtle emancipation metaphor.
I am pretty sure everyone would lose their shit just like they did with Ghostb-
I would like to tell you that you are wrong.
But have a nice day!
I was just constantly thinking: “What? There are other youtubers on the interwebz?”
So I looked… Oh god, why did I look… *sobs*
I think Hardy’s performance was spot on. Especially considering his role in the movie / script.
But my favorite Hardy moments probably come from The Drop.
Call me a fanboy, but I think re:View would be the perfect opportunity to talk about your favorite TV shows.
So we can unleash the fury.
Dredd was possibly one of the biggest surprises for me of the last years.
So one or both of them has a dick? Tell us more.
An anti-hero is a bad guy who is the protagonist, like Hans Gruber.
They both have balls, that’s for sure.
That was before that truck driving maniac in Nice took it to the next level.
I’m going to have to disagree about which of the Mad Maxes is the best. I’m giving it to Road Warrior precisely because of Humongus and the violations of the A-Team Rule.
1. Humongus isn’t a great villain because he is a fleshed out character with intricate and sympathetic backstory but because he is efficiently intriguing. No one TALKS about him, but we see an extremely built man with a doubtlessly scarred face who is erudite and brilliant. What the hell? And yet we never learn what the hell! Think of how much more interesting Boba Fett was before he got his own damn novels. Top that off with the fact that he dies because he was trying to maraud himself instead of leaving it to his Marauders, and he just wasn’t that good at it. Which leads to…
2. The A-Team Rule stipulates that if you show being built or otherwise establish with direction a cool defensive device or weapon, that device or weapon must be used successfully at least one time before it is neutralized. (This rule is unbroken in Fury Road.) In the Road Warrior, it is almost comical how quickly the Marauders disassemble the good guys’ defenses and defenders in the final chase. Plans go awry throughout (including Max’s rather dimwitted plan to get past them in the middle of the film). Nearly every plan or action is a sloppy mess rather than a heroically dramatic and flawlessly executed battle ballet. Everything fails in the face of the Marauders except for a. Max and b. the ultimate plan, which works at the cost of lives, including the duped hero. In short (too late), the Road Warrior is grounded not only in its action but in its consequences.
I just blocked the guy. Hey guys, DISQUS lets you block people now.
You’ll be missing out on a ton of semi-amusing 9/11 jokes my friend.
Even my broke-ass family had HBO. One day in the early 80s dad came home from his rust-belt manufacturing job (which was gone by 1991) with a cylindrical copper “filter” that magically bestowed HBO on us. Worked for many years.
I caught it on opening night after rewatching Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 on VHS (Evil Dead stolen from a video store) with a group of friends. I’m what one might call “old.”
I don’t mean to be a negative Nancy but I gotta say I was kinda disapointed with the condescending way in which you backtracked over the prick joke from the Ghostbusters re:View. You took a – I would argue legitimate – stab at Jahns and Stuckmann for their assembly lined content of 5 minutes a vid that stands as a sharp depressing contrast to the creatively far superior content that you guys put out. Don’t patronize us by trying to make us believe that joke wasn’t rooted in any real opinions of yours. After all wouldn’t most of your fans agree?
If you’re gonna resort to damage control then at least just be honest and open about which huge prick Rich was thinking of – we already know it was Jahns anyway.
I don’t think I’m an exaggerating lunatic for saying that like 80% (if not more) of all reviewers on facetube or whatever have been influenced by Mr. Plinkett (lord bless and keep him). Although I didn’t see anybody here complaining. cuz I guess they got the joke. that’s why my webzone of choice is RedLetterMediums.corn
You are autistic. Utopia is a good show, but you are Arby without the cool.
I’m gonna have to disagree. Utopia is a great show.
Yeah, that is true. One of the best. Used a wrong adjective WHATEVER FUCK YOU
Then they’ll start talking about music, and tOmy’s quest to control RLM will be complete.
Also is this replacing Quick Cuts?
Have a lovely day?
I need to do a Mad Max marathon. The entire trilogy: Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Not even post apocalyptic Tina Turner stands a chance against the power of denial.
I went into that movie with open arms and came out with pig sh*t in my face.
Mad Max 5: French Pancakes.
Funny, same thing happened to me at the premiere of Babe.
What is it with Miller and pigs?
Need to see that doc, heard good things about it.
I googled him in the hopes that his wife would be overweight so I could make a low brow pig fucker joke but as it turns out she looks lovely.
You are forgetting one important detail!
an antagonist is not an anti-hero, i think. hank in breaking bad is an antagonist, but also a good guy. walter, in the other hand, is a man of action (and reluctant, as a hero) but a bad man.
about to watch it tonight. I’m sure it’s on par with excellent previous two seasons.
i’m training my english as i explore the fundaments of narration. and i suck at both. but, yeah, i agree with you in this.
I live in Australia, I just look out the window.
My thinking exactly.
I was saying that I consider Hans Gruber the protagonist in Die Hard, and John is the complication. Gruber is the one with the brilliant plan that you’re almost rooting for, except he’s evil. Walter White is the perfect example of the anti-hero. He is the protagonist of the series, but he’s evil.
They should call him Stunkman.
‘Cause he stinks.
Idk I’ve never watched his videos.
I just started mine. I forgot how interesting the first film is – mostly because it’s so different from the trend that the second one set for a billion Italian ripoffs. I mean there’s actually a guy yelling “the courts will hear about this!” – something you wouldn’t hear any of the other movies. I kind of like the idea of civilization on its last legs, as much of a fun as I am for post apocalyptic wastelands.
ah, ok, it’s a good theory.
Or it was never intended to be anything more than a mischievous, friendly little joke that some people chose to retroactively inject with their own personal hate, making them read waaay too much into it…
I’m sure the youtube crowd managed to do that plenty but dismissing it completely as nothing more than an obvious joke seems like a cheap cop out to me – especially given RLM’s trademark cynical humor. The prick joke was like the many cynical jokes they target George Lucas with – they’re delivered as jokes, sure, but we all know there’s a lot of truth to them.
Loved that film. Dredd got so much right on such a small (for an action movie) budget. Lots of cool social commentary going on in the background too and it gets the action and character RIGHT. Feels similar to fury in those respects.
I saw that one in the theaters. Don’t remember much, need to see It again.
Eh. RLM can do what they like as far as I’m concerned. To flip the humour and come back at it the other way seems fine. They do not owe you gravity.
Fridays Box Office numbers!
1 new Star Trek Beyond Paramount Pictures $22,500,000 3,928 $5,728 $22,500,000 1
2 new Lights Out Warner Bros. $9,150,000 2,818 $3,247 $9,150,000 1
3 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $8,650,000 +45% 4,048 $2,137 $240,028,745 15
4 new Ice Age: Collision Course 20th Century Fox $7,800,000 3,992 $1,954 $7,800,000 1
5 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $6,200,000 +65% 3,963 $1,564 $71,456,739 8
6 (3) Finding Dory Walt Disney $2,087,000 +33% 2,576 $810 $455,066,119 36
7 (4) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $1,820,000 +54% 2,844 $640 $111,214,084 22
8 (-) Hillary’s America: The Se… Quality Flix $1,361,581 +40,556% 1,216 $1,120 $1,453,105 8
9 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $1,325,000 +51% 2,137 $620 $37,282,747 15
10 (9) The Infiltrator Broad Green Pictures $883,360 +95% 1,537 $575 $9,829,270 10
11 (8) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $815,000 +63% 1,602 $509 $121,133,163 36
12 (7) The Purge: Election Year Universal $725,000 +37% 1,701 $426 $74,967,220 22
– new Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Fox Searchlight $660,000 313 $2,109 $660,000 1
– (6) The BFG Walt Disney $281,000 -47% 686 $410 $50,224,057 22
– (11) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $237,000 -11% 730 $325 $100,561,325 29
– (-) Café Society Lionsgate $234,868 +668% 50 $4,697 $737,247 8
– (10) The Shallows Sony Pictures $200,000 -26% 513 $390 $53,188,125 29
– (12) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $127,000 +32% 233 $545 $361,356,897 99
– new Train to Busan Well Go USA $78,500 27 $2,907 $78,500 1
– (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $34,000 +32% 116 $293 $406,720,345 78
– (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $32,000 +9% 114 $281 $81,001,883 50
– (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $17,000 +15% 78 $218 $76,427,381 57
– (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $11,000 -26% 84 $131 $341,207,778 141
– (-) The Neon Demon Broad Green Pictures $2,864 +23% 7 $409 $1,306,779 29
I haven’t seen The Neon Demon yet but based on the mixed reviews coupled with the extremely poor reception Only God Forgives got I’m getting kinda tired of Winding Refn’s go to answer: “If art doesn’t devide then what are we doing here?”. Art doesn’t have to devide in order to be relevant, it can “just” be good.
Tom Hardy will probably never win an Oscar for best direction. Gibson may be nutty, but he can make a movie. Madness seems to serve filmmakers pretty well.
“He’s bad! He’s beautiful! He’s… the Man with No Name!”
“Yojimbo goes to the apocalypse” is a decent pitch for the Mad Max series (at least after the first one).
Beyond Thunderdome is 2/3 of a good movie. Everything in Bartertown up to Gulag was pretty great. My brief review would be, “Not shit. Energy!”
I feel like the first Max is an affectionate look at/harsh critique of Aussie car culture and the macho attitude in general. Road Warrior builds on this (Humongous as the villains name is a big hint towards how people measure strength in Max’s world) the other one examines the imfluence of myth making. Having thoroughly examined the culture in his trilogy, Fury Road is Millers definitive rebuttal.
It’s a seriously underdone setting.
It IS a post nuclear world. I believe it is said in the beginning intro with Mad Max 1 montage mixed with mushroom clouds and scenes of war and all of that shit. It’s fucking post-nuclear…..
That’s some history to be proud of dude.
At that speed the car handles like a boat hahaha I think I lack the balls to do that ever again.
I’ve never heard of it until now. Too many movies so little time and monies.
We used to cruise the rural roads where I lived in NJ, high on whatever to see if we had ballz…We did but we were stupid.
I liked both Only God Forgives and Neon Demon. They’re odd, but they’re good and they’re sticking with me. Give them a chance.
Not owing people anything doesn’t exempt you from criticism. One could argue they do owe some people something – those people being the patrons that make it possible for them to do this stuff for a living. I’m not a patron myself so I don’t expect anything in particular from them, but I’ll call BS whereever I observe it regardless.
Was I the only one thinking to himself “Why are they saying it weird, why are they calling it Fury Road? It’s Road Fury” …Turns out I’ve been calling it ‘Road Fury’ since it’s inception, has to be the Mandela Effect …or the ganger
I was able appreciate much of Only God Forgives despite its flaws. That being said I think I would have liked it less had I not read the script beforehand which made much of his symbolism easier for me to understand. I’ll definately see Neon Demon, at the very last you’re always given an interesting watch with his films.
Star Trek Beyond was surprisingly pleasant, no shouting or anything
I can relate. I didn’t realize the true meaning behind “Netflix & Chill” until very recently, all this time I thought it literally meant you watch Netflix and chill.
In hindsight my misuse explains a lot of odd looks from my friends and family. And why they don’t talk to me anymore.
In your defense it used to just mean watch Cinemax while trading handies, but then the kids got ahold of it.
Do a re:View of Judge Dredd in the style of this episode, so we can talk more about just how great the new Dredd is.
Missed a chance to cash in on Star Track collateral clicks by not doing ‘Wrath of Khan’, idiots.
I like the style from what I saw so far. And I want to know whats up with that Triforce…
I hope they still do it. And I hope Rich calls in sick on the day of filming so Jay is forced to take his place and sit through the longest re:View yet listening to Mike carefully dissect each and every fucking part of the movie whilst creaming his pants.
His style is always great, no doubt about that, but his symbolism can get a little too vague in my opinion. I’m sure it’s worth the watch regardless but I really want him to make another great film on par with Drive.
Guess I’ve been single too long…..
Forgive me, it is a second language!
You can’t shame that which has no shame.
I’ll say it for you. They’re stupid.
Best version of the story to me. Looks like money-sets, costumes, photography. Even has Bill Nighy in a role before he hit it big. But then there’s all of this jolting over-the-top gore inside of it that the producers Golan and Globus insisted upon to tie Englund’s Freddy character into it. So it ends up being confusing to both fans of the story and fans of NOES. A mutant offspring of a literary classic and Grand Guignol.
Wikipedia probably has the adjust dollar amount for Road Warrior’s budget. 5 million in 2015 dollars is about 2 million in 1982.
I needed to watch Only God Forgives twice before I really started liking it.
theres also “a little fallout never hurt anyone” in thunderdome
Here’s why the feral boy theory. There are no Priuses.
I never thought the feral boy, but I always entertained the idea that it was a different Max in the same universe. The main reason being, none of the cars go past the 70’s. There’s no warlord in a Bugatti Veron.
So either it takes place in the past (but then where’d the robot arm come from?), or it takes place in the present and the collapse was 40 years ago.
I liked the NX.
I’d say Road Warrior tells a cleaner story then Fury Road. The whole turn back around from where we came aspect of Fury Road is kind of iffy. And Nux’s emotional arc is a little crudely drawn.
It’s kinda like a plethora…
I always thought the kid was the voice over at the start of the movie looking back?
Lil’ orphan Dick
All I remember is meat and thread
Didn’t they have to film the new one in Africa because Aussies are so annoying? Kidding…I read it was too green in the Outback Steakhouse or something.
There was no where else to go.
They did a HITB episode already.
I know. But we need to talk more about how great it is!
I agree but with these lazy hack/frauds?
I’d like to get Rich’s take on it. You know, considering he’s played a bad ass action hero himself. Eh, he’s Space Cop is what I’m trying to say.
Just deal with it, Mr Gryce.
It’d be cool to see a remake of Space Cop with Karl Urban as Skip Skop.
I have been waiting 20 years for the perfect situation as described by the bots to say this line and you up and take it from me!
So what score do you give Mad Max: Mad Maxed again?
I love that movie and I give it a higher score than MM:FR. It lands on a 8.4, while MM:FR get’s an 8.0. It’s mostly due to me hating the comicy stuff like the guitar flying into the camera after the last crash. Also the reveal of the green area when Furiosa falls on her knees while there was a loud sad score playing took me out of the movie totally and people seemed to be able to climb over to other cars like it was nothing and it ruined the suspense a little.
Both movies are great though (8 on the scale is great)
could not have said it better
Babe: Pig in the City is just as great as Fury Road. Seriously
Am I the only person on the planet who wasn’t impressed w/ fury road?
There’s a lot of awesome making of material on youtube about the Road Warrior.
Search: Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior – The Chase Continues
Last I checked, yes.
Well yeah, but that’s only because it was written that way. It’s not like it was a definitive thing that needed to happen. There wasn’t literally nowhere else to go, as if Miller couldn’t avoid writing it that way. But it’s a moot point: I personally like that element of the story. It’s a great moment when Max literally takes a u-turn and lets his true compassion show through.
Nono, you’re thinking of the term “Cinemaxing Relaxing”
The world in Mad Max is a desert wasteland because it’s set in the Australian outback.
I agree. They could have searched for unknowns with very little supplies or go back face the demon and get the oasis with renewable resources. I’m glad they went back.
I loved that part. It’s a real character defining moment. The central difference between Max and Furiosa is that Max is the ultimate pessimist / realist and Furiosa is the optimist / idealist. It makes sense that Furiosa believes that sanctuary exists over the salt flats and that Max thinks there’s nothing but salt. Max turning around to stop them is a choice he could have easily not made, but it shows that he feels indebted to Furiosa and hasn’t yet fully lost his faith in humanity. The ghosts / visions he saw throughout the movie were in my understanding people he had failed to save along the way. As the world has become more dangerous he has become more selfish. Going out of his way to help Furiosa marks a change in him and shows that he hasn’t completely lost what made him a good person and also offers him some redemption for the innocent people he feels he failed to protect. I don’t care if you need to have seen the previous movies to get a handle on the character. It’s a great arc for Max. It’s also a great moment for Furiosa. She goes fro running to fighting and instantly becomes a stronger character for having done so.
People from Milwaukee say ‘bow-th’ when they mean to say ‘both’.
So what you’re saying is your comment took twenty years to make.
I know these things can be rationalized, and they aren’t deal breakers for me, but turning back around renders the previous chase kind of pointless. There’s no way around that. The first time I saw that part, I was like, whuh? Ok, i guess I’ll go along. Does it make sense? Sort of. Does it feel like backtracking? Yep. And Nux needed a couple more beats to make that arc really work. As is, it just barely passes muster. Minor things that make me feel Road Warrior has a more solid overall story. Love both movies in any case.
I actually agree with you on the Nux point.
I just fired up the Blu-Ray directors cut. Ok Rich Evans, from the mouth of the Feral Kid… “Man unleashed upon himself an uncontrollable fire witch they could not contain”.
Dude that equals Nuclear War. It’s fucking post apocalyptic- post nuclear.
I’m noticing tonnes of stuff I’ve never noticed before in Mad Max 2. The subtle humor amidst the desolation is genius….
Don’t….fux with Nux beyotchchch…
I always love the dog-trigger gag, just a nice little touch.
Funny you should mention the dog..I hate when the dog dies….I fucking hate it, the rape scenes make me cringe too..
There are no Prenises?
Are you finally fucking lost it? Fury road was great but I still consider Mad Max 2 better.
Evil Dead 2 is a better mix of humor and horror. Army of Darkness is just plain fun. It’s also more quotable.
It’s kind of a toss up for me which one is better.
You guys touched on this briefly, but one of the least discussed parts of The Road Warrior is that the narration points to something particularly Australian about the movie. The story being told by the adult Feral Kid always made me think about the oral history and folklore traditions of the aborigines. And then that oral folklore idea is built upon on the otherwise disappointing Thunderdome.
I always assumed that how Australians lived. I thought it was a documentary on Aussie life.
I distinctly remember Army of Darkness being the last movie I went to where the audience applauded at the end.
So that’s how old I am.
I misread that as “semi-arousing”.
Redlettermedia has a web zone, which is more than most of those other Youtube pricks can say.
Buckle up, buckaroos!
I wish they would have talked more about The Road Warrior instead of about Fury Road.
Me too, loved all the little nods to the other movies and TV
I always loved how in the original Mad Max. That things are really shitting. But you can still take family on a road trip. Not to mention there still cops and gas stations. Then things go completely apocalyptic in Road Warrior. But i think Fury Road is overrated. Its good. But i found the character to be very flat.
Hey, when that first tower dropped another rose.. In my pants.
You are not alone my friend.
Nope, fury road was a pile of shit.
So comic book movie trailers roundup:
Suicide Squad still fills me with hope.
Wonder Woman doesn’t look totally awful.
Justice League trailer might be one of the worst trailers I have ever seen.
Dr. Strange still looks like a fun movie to get baked to.
I don’t care about Captain Marvel because she is a woman.
I am cautiously excited about Marvel shows on Netflix.
Yea I watched them all in order and I think the second is just that perfect blend, the first leans too hard on horror and gore (although I can see the appeal) and the third ventures too far into slapstick with no bite.
Obviously your mileage may vary and I think they all do something great. I’ve not seen the TV series but it looks somewhere between the second and third film in tone which is a good place to be.
You guys are killing it as always. Would love see your take on The Lobster.
Suicide Squad will suck ass.
Wonder Woman actually looked like it might somehow be enjoyable…imagine that, a DCU movie that’s actually enjoyable!
Yeah Dr. Strange’ll either be mad fun or complete garbage, at this point I’m leaning towards fun! I really like the character so this is a win for me.
I don’t care about Captain Marvel because she is a woman.
I don’t watch the netflix shows since they fucked Punisher up.
It seems like the distopic future is already here, since the last VCR manufacturererer is finally stopping production. [There, no link to an article, so no need to flag this comment as “spam” you fuuuuuuccccking HACKS!]
You might be the first person I have ever met who disliked Punisher. Pretty much the highlight of the whole Daredevil show for me.
Sucide Squad won’t live up to the hype… Is there hype for it?
Wonder Woman looked alright? Except for the ham fisted feminist girl power joke at the end that didn’t even make sense. A secretary is at least paid for her shitty job, a slave isn’t. Fuck off.
By now I have super hero fatigue.
Yeah that was pretty awful. What’s wrong with being a professional assistant, it’s meager work sure, but there’s an entire industry (service industry) that’s at least a tear below that. We can’t all be queen amazons you insensitive queef monger.
I know. I had already seen it when I made my first post. I don’t doubt that it might’ve been improvised but that doesn’t mean there’s not truth in its message. It was clear to me even before watching the Pokemon Go vid, that he was thinking of Jahns.
Bah, them trapped on a roof for four fucking hours about their fucking beliefs? Fuck right off with that! Honestly there’s not much at all I like about that show anyway.
The movie is quite literally about the journey, instead of the destination.
The crux of their enjoyment of Fury Road is the fact that it got made at all and isn’t a superhero movie.
I would like to point out the appearance of Warriors of the Wasteland AKA The New Barbarians: Possibly the most amazing post-apoc ripoff movie you’ll ever see and totally worthy of a BoTW treatment.
No, there’s three of you.
mike is the comprehensive one
took you long enough!
C’mon guys. Do Star Trek. I got a million things.
Sadly, priapism is a lost ailment in the future. Sad, sad world.
That was my favorite thing about the bad one, 2. Section 31 getting retconed into TOS. They could do them in every era, and they’d be bad as hell.
But I love the NX. It’s my second favorite after the original.
Well, from my perspective, turning back around was vastly important for the whole metaphor to work.
1) As someone mentioned below, there was nowhere else to go
2) You don’t change poor system by running away. You help to change it. After we see the downfall of “oil corporation” and “military manufacturing”, the only thing left to change is the male-driven system based on usurpation and absolutism. But you cannot do anything about it while running away to your death.
Hence it does make sense for the characters to turn around and (even at the personal cost) return back and change the system from within, starting with beating the bad guys, eliminating the fucked up hierarchy and, most importantly, bringing the seeds back to the water.
Plus explosions. A lot and lot of explosions.
Weekend Box Office Tally
Ghostbusters is actually hovering toward 4th place which is tied with (ironically) a non-comedy Ghost movie “Lights Out”
1 new Star Trek Beyond Paramount Pictures $59,600,000 3,928 $15,173 $59,600,000 3
2 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $29,330,275 -42% 4,048 $7,246 $260,709,020 17
4 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $21,600,000 -53% 3,963 $5,450 $86,856,739 10
3 new Lights Out Warner Bros. $21,600,000 2,818 $7,665 $21,600,000 3
5 new Ice Age: Collision Course 20th Century Fox $21,000,000 3,992 $5,261 $21,000,000 3
6 (4) Finding Dory Walt Disney $7,220,000 -36% 2,576 $2,803 $460,199,119 38
7 (3) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $6,430,000 -44% 2,844 $2,261 $115,824,084 24
8 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $4,400,000 -43% 2,137 $2,059 $40,357,747 17
9 (37) Hillary’s America: The Se… Quality Flix $3,700,000 +4,846% 1,217 $3,040 $3,791,523 10
10 (8) The Infiltrator Broad Green Pictures $3,293,840 -38% 1,537 $2,143 $12,239,749 12
11 (7) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $2,850,000 -47% 1,602 $1,779 $123,168,163 38
12 (6) The Purge: Election Year Universal $2,348,320 -62% 1,701 $1,381 $76,590,540 24
13 new Kabali Cinegalaxy $2,157,621 236 $9,142 $4,083,000 4
14 new Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Fox Searchlight $1,880,000 313 $6,006 $1,880,000 3
15 (10) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $890,000 -75% 730 $1,219 $101,214,325 31
16 (9) The BFG Walt Disney $882,000 -77% 686 $1,286 $50,825,057 24
17 (18) Café Society Lionsgate $875,000 +144% 50 $17,500 $1,377,379 10
18 (11) The Shallows Sony Pictures $620,000 -79% 513 $1,209 $53,608,125 31
19 (15) Hunt for the Wilderpeople The Orchard $584,823 +3% 200 $2,924 $2,321,934 31
20 (20) Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street $572,782 +98% 104 $5,508 $1,120,046 17
21 (16) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $418,000 -19% 233 $1,794 $361,647,897 101
22 (14) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $305,000 -56% 257 $1,187 $64,287,535 45
– new Train to Busan Well Go USA $285,900 27 $10,589 $285,900 3
– (28) The Innocents Music Box Films $127,000 -26% 61 $2,082 $614,138 24
– (26) Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions $121,875 -37% 88 $1,385 $13,690,574 73
– (27) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $108,000 -40% 116 $931 $406,794,345 80
– (23) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $105,000 -59% 114 $921 $81,074,883 52
– (29) The Lobster A24 $103,984 -37% 67 $1,552 $8,983,160 122
– (22) Swiss Army Man A24 $98,334 -62% 81 $1,214 $4,005,154 31
– (19) Our Kind of Traitor Lionsgate/Roadside … $96,800 -68% 88 $1,100 $3,023,777 24
– new Don’t Think Twice Film Arcade $90,126 1 $90,126 $90,126 3
– (33) The Music of Strangers: Yo … The Orchard $80,168 -26% 81 $990 $908,132 45
– (25) Warcraft Universal $69,165 -67% 104 $665 $47,158,090 45
– (31) Maggie’s Plan Sony Pictures Classics $55,574 -56% 62 $896 $3,237,562 66
– (36) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $51,000 -48% 78 $654 $76,461,381 59
– (43) Our Little Sister Sony Pictures Classics $44,514 +32% 20 $2,226 $133,803 17
– (35) Cold War 2 Well Go USA $44,200 -57% 7 $6,314 $452,982 17
– (38) Zootopia Walt Disney $37,000 -46% 84 $440 $341,233,778 143
– (41) Genius Roadside Attractions $24,500 -34% 30 $817 $1,330,904 45
– (44) Life, Animated The Orchard $23,112 -21% 25 $924 $129,886 24
– new The Seventh Fire Film Movement $8,418 1 $8,418 $8,418 3
– (52) Norman Lear: Just Another V… Music Box Films $7,500 -41% 4 $1,875 $47,702 17
– (64) Phantom Boy GKIDS $2,727 -37% 2 $1,364 $8,496 10
– (69) The Witness FilmRise $2,500 +7% 3 $833 $136,095 52
I was kinda hoping Ghostbusters would be below Hillary’s America.
It’ll drop hard this next week.
Wait – is Hillary really a ghost?
very good review of a classic
Meaningless Comic Book Review Predictions, not for RLM, but in General:
– Suicide Squad – 66% – “Though narratively unfocused and disjointed, the film is held together by strong performances and mesmerizing action sequences”
– Dr. Strange – 78% – “Dr. Strange sidesteps its narrative shortcomings thanks to a strong performance from its lead.”
– Wonder Woman – 79% – “Though the narrative falls by the wayside in the second act, top-notch performances from Gal Gadot and Baby Kirk carry Wonder Woman to the finish line, as the DC Cinematic Universe finds its footing.”
– Orange is the Luke Cage – 74% – “Though lacking the finesse of its predecessors, a strong performance from Tyrese continues Marvel’s Netflix hot streak.”
I am massively skeptic towards Luke Cage. I ain’t no comic book reader, so I don’t have a clue what’s his schtick about, but from the setup made in the… uhm… Netflix Marvel Universe?… I know that it feels far too weak to support their style of TV shows.
To put it simply:
Daredevil had a chance to ponder about legal shit / justice, because it is part of his character.
Jessica Jones talked a lot about vaginas because she has one.
Luke Cage owns a bar and he is super strong…
So as long as his show ain’t some metaphorical commentary about illegal wrestling fights held in pubs, I am not sure what will be the saving grace.
And yea, sorry to all the die-hard fans of Netflix MCU (I am to be sorta included), but while the shows are surprisingly damn fun, they all need a saving grace to be put out of the misery of the superhero fatigue we are having.
It’s like a balancing act. Some of the shittiest ideas in these shows are saved (or maybe overshadowed?) by actually great scenes and ideas, that wouldn’t make it into theatrical cut of MCU. But without them, JJ and Daredevil would lick the edge of mediocrity, especially considering the bar of current TV.
“Fury Road” does kill the “Road Warrior” in most respects, particularly if we leave aside nostalgia. But the end bit with the sand running out of the tanker still gives a slight edge to the latter. It gives it that extra shot of Man’s dark heart that’s missing from Beyond and Fury. In Road Warrior, even the “good guys” aren’t so good.
True. But to be completely fair, while not tricking Max into doing something for her own good, Furiosa is not big friend of Max and he doesn’t look like willing to share his loveshack with her either.
There is a distrust between them and, when finally their Tinder profile heats up a bit, they still only level up to “we kinda accept each other” kinda relationship.
I mean hell, Max is basically ready to ditch her cyborg ass towards the end of the movie, just because he wants to get outta dodge for the whole runtime anyway. Can’t blame the dude, tho, that psycho who wears skull-like breathing apparatus is Australian afteral…
The only time their “friendship” gets to Facebook is when he finally tells her his name. His fucking name. And that happens only minutes before he promptly fucks off to enjoy his sequel, while Furiosa is being lifted up on her feminist pedestal, possibly viciously planning an all-female reboot of The Three Stooges.
So yea, in terms of tricking someone or straight up lying… Fury Road ain’t there. But characters in it are still f*cking far from any humanity and understanding.
The stickler in me just can’t accept the WWI setting. I understand why they are doing it, but if what they wanted was to avoid the WW2 time period, then, they should’ve had the movie happen in present day. WWI is about as odd as having Wonder Woman participate in the Napoleonic Wars
It ties into the new Battlefield game tho!
So… you know… somebody will win.
Well, I’m just talking about perfect, story-defining shots here. Jay and Rich seemed a little confused about the RW shot, but there was no confusion for me. Max’s heart grew three sizes that day, and the sand pouring out was the punchline to that pessimistic joke. There exists no such harrowing visual punchline in any of the other Max movies, to my recollection.
Yea, I was surprised they debated that as well. I thought it was pretty clear.
I concur and I know that they have at least one copy in a compilation box I sent.
But you should say you like it because, well, that’s a thing.
I wanna hear somma dat Wu Tang yo
she’s actually a robot. beep bop beep
If you had a dollar for every thing you have, you would have million dollars.
How cool is that?
Why not put her in prehistoric time, this way they can drop the pretense to write an actual plot, which is a nuisance anyway in those superhero movies. That gives her more time to punch dinosaurs for 90 minutes.
Yes I said 90 minutes! Younger folks don’t remember but that was a thing back then, they called it “tightening the pace”.
He was pretty good, but I think that character works best like Wolverine, in small doses. I’m not very hyped to see a whole show about him.
Don’t forget to watch ‘Max Headroom’ and ‘Max Dugan Returns’
Thank you for doing the Lord’s work. I’ve been thinking about getting them a copy for quite some time now but I know I couldn’t give my own copy away.
It’s good to show contempt for your audience.
That’s a good one. I like the Wings Hauser and Jeffrey Combs joint, “Dead Man Walking” as another oddity. Bruce Dern vs Adam Ant in “World Gone Wild” is also choice.
It’s also Good too be the King…
Sure, but it’s better to recruit more pimps, more pushers.
Now you’re talkin’
I liked that all the nods were done subtle, and not part of the plot. Like when bones says “In a pigs eye” to Spock, yes, hardcore trek fans will recognize that same line from bones to spock in an old TOS episode, but the nod has nothing to do with the scene or the plot. My biggest problem with Into Darkness was how badly they just ripped things off and crammed in whatever they thought would be recognizable to fans, regardless of how it worked within the plot. it was like they sat in a boardroom and asked how they could make a movie based on Khan, Klingons, and Tribbles.
Best Trek of the rebooted universe imo. I feel like Justin Lin nailed the Star Trek action movie in a way that neither the TNG movies or the previous JJ Trek movies did.
The new Ghostbusters needed to be “Ghostpimpins”, with Hemsworth being their pimp and just show a lot of misogynistic violence and degrading sexist humor with scenes of people using the proton guns for “other” purposes. The two of the “Ghostbusters” falling in love and leading the others to overthrow the vile Hemsworth and at the end culminates into a steamy lesbian orgy, with Hemsworths decapitated head presiding over the gratuitous sex…
you know what part that keeps coming back to me was that little laugh Spock had with McCoy on the planet. I liked that scene. I actually want to watch it again which is strange as in Into Darkness I laughed out loud in the cinema at how awful it was.. Its a shame that this film will suffer because Into Darkness was so terrible, I nearly didn’t watch it
Focus Group Frankenstein
Evil Cunt Bitch — etc.
The one problem with the Netflix MCU is that it’s so grim that it never feels like it’s in the same reality as the feature films.
The Killing Joke moopie would have been a masta-piece if that sex scene was the whole movie. Enough with the soft porn DC !!
Thunderdome is skippable. Well, the second half of it is at any rate. Once Max gets dumped in the desert, just turn the movie off and move on to Fury Road.
I’ll allow it. A quick google search shows Wonder Woman has fought dinosaurs in the comics before. Never in WW1 though.
Well, let’s do this then!
Have you seen Justified? I heard it’s pretty good.
You say problem, I say positive. I like the grittier take on this group of street-level heroes. They’re only barely related to the films, and I think that works to their advantage.
The concept of them being trapped on a roof and discussing their beliefs was taken straight from the pages of the comics though. I don’t see how they fucked up the Punisher by taking things he did in the comics and putting them on screen, beat for beat.
who. who says so
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3,2,3,4,4,2,3 AND…THESE MEN ARE PAWNS!
I can’t believe these men may control the fate of the Middle East…HOOPA HOOPA HOOPA. Are the two American messengers of god dead yet? #IshtarPosting
Only youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. “I think they’re wonderful…”
Yeah buddy. It’s worth a watch. Seasons 2 and 4 are really, really good action tv.
I want to see this now that I know it’s animated.
Max wanted to drive the tanker so he could have the means to get retribution for his murdered dog… and adorable dog I might add, with a cute little nose and loving smile……. loyal….. I would have murdered all those raiders twice
If you have a million things, the porn industry could use you, email Rich Evans for details
Wait, you saw Justified?!
WE ARE BEST FRIENDS NOW BUDDY!!!!!!
Worth mentioning is also the way they “tie” it in with MCU. Having JJ and DD partially revolve after post-Avengers-NYC situation and mood is a solid building block for taking a different look at superheroes; it is something Winter Soldier and I guess Civil War wanted to do, but never quite got there.
Anything past the first half of Season 1 is bonkers awesome. The last season pretty much blew me out of the water.
I was shocked by how much I ended up enjoying that show. I really liked the characters, especially the supporting cast.
Oh for the love of shit, mods, is it really that necessary to remove a 4 posts discussion about Justified?
Lemme tell you that you are one of those who wouldn’t leave Harlan alive.
Yea, but take one look around yourself and tell me if its anything to be proud of.
They were just a couple of songwriters who came to Ishtar to break into show business. So how did they wind up on everyone’s hit list? They were just a couple of songwriters who came to Ishtar to break into show business. So how did they wind up on everyone’s hit list? Can’t stop my #IshtarPosting mods.
What is up with this place now?
Fury Road fits the dying, death, rebuilding thing that Rich was talking about. Just replace Thunderdome with Fury Road. Done.
Wow. this site has a creepy level of moderation. does anyone know if RLM do it or is it someone from disqus who has no sense of humor?
The animation is god fucking awful, even the voice acting is meh. Stick to the comic; it’s short, gritty, and probably the most iconic Batman comic.
And that’s already without links and images etc. jeebus christ I might have to try and make a real friend or something. fuuuuuuuk
The dog’s name was “Dogmeat.” He was a self-propelled MRE.
I liked Punisher way more than Electra (that whole plot paled to the subplot), but he was a bit too reckless and tactically sloppy for my tastes. That whole shootout in the hospital had me all “?!?” I excuse that by saying that we’re early in his career.
Fury Road does not make Road Warrior obsolete. It is still the more grounded, more realistic alternative for apocalyptic action, which it has been ever since it was released. Fury Road cannot make that claim.
That’s a great question.
Electra might have been the worst part of season 2 for me. It felt unfocused and not justified to have in a season with Punisher in it.
Needless to say that the Elektra / Karen plot dynamic almost reeked of a sitcom setup. I was constantly waiting for that scene where Karen finds Elektra’s thong under Matt’s bed or something.
there’s also a 4chan rlm community. I mean both of them suck beyond description but on the plus side…no retarded mods.
Not to mention that after brutal and realistic fighting in the first season, Daredevil fights turned into your typical ballet in the second (thanks to Electra mostly). If I wanted to see slight women physically besting much larger men using camera tricks and choreography, I’d be watching Agents of Shield.
oh wow i just tried to post a link and its in moderation? WTF?
I’m starting to rethink liking this page. most people here seem to hate it. can we swear?
the amount of restrictions depends on the severity of period a mod has on that day.
#ghostbusters 2k16=RLM disqus zone
Thats the weird thing they make rape, 9/11, racist, child murder jokes and never stay on topic and we understand that they are joking but apparently if you behave like them here they delete your comments.
I would say “Pot calling the Kettle black” but they would probably delete it for racism.
who cares! just drop a patreon link after every BOTW/WOTW and you’re all set! community? what? just antagonize those fuckers 24/7 without any logic or rhyme or reason! ofc if those sycophants suck your cock about how Space Cop had any merit whatsoever retweet them on twitter. that’s about it.
uhhg I really don’t like Space Cop.
first year film school students make less cringe worthy stuff then what SC was.
I love the comic, but there are so few 2D animated movies that are rated R. Darn I’ll catch it on bargain bin.
I don’t want to get myself or anyone banned, but what is Justified?
The best show ever made!
and in a week not 8 years.
The western? Why would the posts about that show get deleted?
It ain’t a western tho.
And no, I have no idea. Maybe because it was my running joke? So technically spam?
I won’t push it that far…but SC was a let down. Outtakes weren’t bad though.
Oh I guess I won’t get banned because I don’t know what justified is.
The RLM disqus-plosion happened perfectly timed with the new youtube rules. I think thats where “the rabbit is burried in the pepper”.
is it happening again?
No bannings. just arbitrary post deletions.
Ghost buster calling the ghost spook…y.
Are the two American messengers from god dead? These men are frauds! Only youuuuuuuuuu. #IshtarPosting, because when the mods go bad, the only choice is to make the references do the same.
I’ve always thought your avatar was the poster for the Truman Show. For years. Finally noticed it isn’t. O_o
They’re big fans.
Yeah those deletions were really… unJUSTIFIED.
i missed the drama
I hope I don’t get banned for this….
Yesterdays BOX OFFICE NUMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Ghostbusters was beat by Ghosts, they suck.
1 (1) Star Trek Beyond Paramount Pictures $6,252,063 -62% 3,928 $1,592 $65,505,274 4
2 (2) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $4,173,585 -54% 4,048 $1,031 $265,159,540 18
3 new Batman: The Killing Joke Fathom Events $3,175,000 1,325 $2,396 $3,175,000 1
4 (5) Lights Out Warner Bros. $2,858,358 -47% 2,818 $1,014 $24,546,461 4
5 (3) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $2,548,880 -59% 3,963 $643 $88,815,450 11
6 (4) Ice Age: Collision Course 20th Century Fox $2,406,116 -58% 3,992 $603 $23,779,180 4
7 (6) Finding Dory Walt Disney $1,145,093 -50% 2,576 $445 $461,359,018 39
8 (7) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $902,848 -56% 2,844 $317 $116,873,349 25
9 (8) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $634,318 -51% 2,137 $297 $40,977,350 18
10 (9) Hillary’s America: The Se… Quality Flix $550,015 -54% 1,216 $452 $4,606,185 11
11 (10) The Infiltrator Broad Green Pictures $352,930 -66% 1,537 $230 $12,627,221 13
12 (11) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $336,724 -57% 1,602 $210 $123,475,171 39
13 (12) The Purge: Election Year Universal $333,765 -51% 1,701 $196 $76,955,885 25
14 (13) Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Fox Searchlight $183,778 -65% 313 $587 $2,044,896 4
15 (15) The BFG Walt Disney $183,013 -41% 686 $267 $51,138,716 25
– (-) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $115,419 -51% 730 $158 $101,342,462 32
– (-) The Shallows Sony Pictures $86,689 -48% 513 $169 $53,712,891 32
– (-) Café Society Lionsgate $74,713 -70% 50 $1,494 $1,427,029 11
– (-) Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street $66,079 -63% 104 $635 $1,211,188 18
– (-) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $65,311 -48% 233 $280 $361,701,299 102
– (-) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $49,330 -38% 257 $192 $64,320,223 46
– (-) Me Before You Warner Bros. $36,197 -43% 254 $143 $55,780,531 53
– (-) The Conjuring 2: The Enfiel… Warner Bros. $35,047 -49% 235 $149 $101,865,117 46
– (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $18,022 -42% 116 $155 $406,808,050 81
– (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $17,291 -52% 114 $152 $81,097,792 53
– (-) Swiss Army Man A24 $15,228 -48% 81 $188 $4,018,519 32
– (-) Free State of Jones STX Entertainment $13,937 -61% 145 $96 $20,772,315 32
– (-) Warcraft Universal $11,785 -49% 104 $113 $47,179,435 46
– (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $9,402 -39% 78 $121 $76,470,110 60
– (-) The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $7,016 -54% 76 $92 $36,207,035 67
– (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $5,454 -49% 84 $65 $341,236,516 144
– (-) The Neon Demon Broad Green Pictures $3,375 -14% 7 $482 $1,318,176 32
– (-) Sing Street Weinstein Co. $635 -74% 14 $45 $3,234,474 102
I was kidding. I honestly have no idea.
Moar Jay and Wizard, plz.
There was no drama. Posts were deleted. Just don’t fucking mention Justified. Whatever it is…
No matter what people might post here, it’s still better than the dregs on YouTube.
We care, about you,…and Movies!
The top comments are usually ok — great even. Youtube is a little more vast than the rlm webzone, there’s going to be more variety on the spectrum of commentators.
Yes. That’s why she’s so transparent.
So is this replacing Siskel & Ebert & the Movies?
You are the best mod.
I give this comment two thumbs down for it’s contempt to the core audience and lackluster cinematography.
Apparently most of the top commenters are banned or don’t bother to come here anymore, seeing the shambles of a coment zone that this is now I dont blame them.
Let’s have Timecop next or Substitute II:Schools out
Class of 1984 would be cool or Rock and Roll High School.
To be honest most of the top commenters would go off on nonsensical and inane tirades of in-jokes and would veer off-topic with reckless abandon posting pictures and gifs and various links to god knows where….I miss those days even though it was hard to get a word in edgewise , it was still lively.
I do wish we could post links again.
B-b-but it’s schlock!
It’s stylistically designed to be that way!
My favorite theory linking Road Warrior to Fury Road is that FR is an alt universe where Max got away clean when he floored it through the bad guys’ camp.
This was one of the first DVDs I ever owned. The copy I have is one of those bare-bones no-special-features jobs. But I was so desperate to get SOMETHING extra from my DVD of the Greatest Movie In Human History that I turned-on the subtitles … and holy hell, was it worth it.
Seriously. When Max and the Gyro Captain first see the gang (officially known as The Vermin) swarming around the compound? The subtitles cover Lord Humungous exhorting his troops in the background.
“Fight, Vermin, fight!”
“Onward, my gayboy berserkers!”
If any phrase truly encapsulates Wez’s job description, surely it is “gayboy berserker.”
Something Jay and Rich didn’t talk about but could have: the attention to detail in this one is simply exquisite. It absolutely stands up to many, many, many viewings.
Max has a knee brace. Because he took a bullet in that knee in the first movie.
That wicked four-barrel compressed-air dart launcher? It shows up in two scenes on two different vehicles. After the El Camino originally carrying it got wrecked in the chase sequence where Max drives the truck into the compound, the gang apparently sent somebody in under cover of darkness to recover it in time to re-mount it on that tow truck.
That weird jet-engine-looking car Pappagallo is driving in the final chase? You can actually see how they got a hold of it; it was one of the vehicles that made it into the compound in pursuit of the truck. At the very end of the movie, it’s in the background behind Max as he recedes from the narrator’s view; apparently, of all the wrecks from the big chase, it was the one in the best condition. Which, if you recall how Pappagallo was brought down, makes perfect sense.
During the final chase, you can actually see sand pouring out of ruptured lines on the tanker well before it’s revealed that the tanker is nothing more than bait.
Such a great movie.
Honestly, even the Many Mothers were only “good” compared to the utter scum that were the other three major factions. Apparently, when they see somebody approaching, they habitually tell one of their number to get naked and climb into a cage to act as a distraction/bait. I’m willing to bet that what typically happens next (when the intruders don’t include a long-lost daughter) is some version of “Kill the fuckers and take their stuff.”
All hail Lord Humungous
The Ayatola of Rock and Rolla
Yeah, I sure miss them rambling about random entertainment news for weeks rather than talk about the video itself, endlessly promote their streaming channel, or creepily babble about how much they want to see Jay naked.
Oh wait, I don’t.
Those could all be continuity errors and mistakes. Just sayin.
Always love discussing this movie in relation to “A Boy and His Dog”. Similar thematically in the simple acceptance of brutal behaviour in a world without law.
A boy and his dog is a classic.
except for like, the knee brace.
Fury Road is to Mad Max as The Phantom Menace is to Star Wars..
So it is written, so it is truthen.
I think I’ll take $5 and go see a Mad Mack.
review Star Trek Beyond you haacks!
Remember, half the country has less than a 100 IQ, and a 100 IQ is a C student.
I predict that the next three Avatar sequels will be nothing like the original movie and certainly not a big cash grab.
Both excellent films.
You can see the Dan Aykroyd vodka on the bar shelf at the end of Bojack Horseman season 3 episode 9.
the next 3? ?
Wow, just …wow. They are going to be very similar to the first one and they will ALL be complete cash-grabs.
Yes the knee-brace. George Miller is a brilliant filmmaker. Of course he had continuity between films. The knee injury was a major part of the first one.
How dare you defy me? Begone!
Scary isn’t it?
Mad Max wasn’t a comedy.
I mean, Ghostbusters wasn’t either, I guess, but at least Mad Max wasn’t supposed to be.
The S&M Twink Boyfriend originally had a backstory of being a child that was adopted by Wez. When George Miller was editing it, they cut that out and it turned into a gay relationship, which Miller loved and kept in.
Begone my ass. Keep crapping out of you mouth, I’ll be there to wipe it every time.
Maybe I’m remembering this wrong, but I think last time I watched it I decided that it wasn’t a prison like situation, because one of the underlings in the gang had a girl, and the leader coulda had her if he wanted, on top of, as Jay points out, seeming emotionally attached to the twink.
Love this discussion, this episode really brought back memories of days when CGI did not exist. I never knew that that stunt guy broke his legs in 8 places until now. After seeing that seen it, it profligately out does anything CGI can do, to see a real person get maimed, that is “Efforting”. Ok, it was an accident, but dang it helped make the seance real…. I believe that is why the Original mad Max seemed so cool and fun to watch. I have to admit, I really like “Fury Road”, but as Rich said, it was not “gritty” like Mad Max 2
I thought Jay and Rich were a good team-up in this. Both seemed to have equal camera time, and both seemed patient enough with other to give time for their opinions to be expressed clearly, something that Mike I think prevents quite a bit with Jay especially, and Rich to a certain extent. While I like Mike and his antics, it’s nice to be able to give some of the other guys some more breathing room to express their views from time to time. Well done!
I’m taking your comment seriously because James Cameron:
1. Seldom produces duds (first Avatar being somewhat of an exception)
2. Is rich and doesn’t want/need the money
3. Always manages to surprise viewers
Mad Max the game is on sale on STEAM for $17.00. It’s still a $50.00 game so that is a really good deal.
Margo Martindale getting only one season was an abomination! They should have killed Olyphant and replaced him with her. I bet she’d have been a more loving spouse to Winona than Raylan ever was! Just like Wez’s nurturing of the Golden Youth is proof the Feral Kid would have thrived most in his care.
“I worship a Jew.”
– Mel Gibson
Inspired by this discussion, I decided to use some of my free time to rewatch Fury Road. It was shortly after he got tattooed on his back that I decided I would much rather be watching Road Warrior. So, no, not rendered obsolete. You hacks.
Great “Mad Max Fury Road” review! I just wonder why they kept showing
clips of “Mad Max The Road Warrior” while reviewing “Fury Road.
It was also a really fun open world game.
Played the heck out of it. So much fun.
Wez: [after (Wez’s boyfriend) is killed] *No!* *No more talk!* We go in! We kill! Kill! We kill ’em! They kill us, we kill them! Kill ’em! Kill ’em! Kill! Kill!
The Humungus: Be still my dog of war. I understand your pain. We’ve all lost someone we love. But we do it my way!
Wez: Losers… losers wait!
The Humungus: We do it my way. Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. Then you shall have your revenge.
[Wez passes out]
uh… yeah Rich, I think they’re gay and in love, not just “some prison thing”
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