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Hey can we keep talking about how great [Mad Max: Fury Road] was?

Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeerMarylandRegistered User regular
Krampusnacht had a great thread where we were all just sitting around, going, "damn, MMFR was real good" and, I liked that, so, let's do that again.

Other movies are good but they are not Mad Max: Fury Road.

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    Hey so did any outside source material ever confirm that the story was taking place in a dried up seabed? It just seemed like it was to me.

    Also with the Buzzards being Russian I figure the rest of the world is so much worse that this might be the last bastion of human life and everyone ventured there under similar dreams of their own ‘green place’ at some point in the past.

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    21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    i find it silly that it never explains how Max got the title of Mad Max because he's clearly not the same character as the one in the other movies (FR being set much later in the timeline)

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    This doesn’t answer the question with logic, but I figure Max is a figure like James Bond, in that the world moves on around him but he’s always present. A mythic man that rights wrongs.

    If you want another answer, I felt he could easily be someone the original saved who attempted to carry on his legacy as a police officer—by the metic of Max. He’s not named Max, but when he’s asked who he is he plucks the name out of the air. A name as a title. He’s a Mad Max, you know, a man that helps people.

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    KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    i find it silly that it never explains how Max got the title of Mad Max because he's clearly not the same character as the one in the other movies (FR being set much later in the timeline)

    Ehhh, continuity and inter-movie worldbuilding is not something mad max is about and I doubt the movie would be improved by additional exposition

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    DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    Hey so did any outside source material ever confirm that the story was taking place in a dried up seabed? It just seemed like it was to me.

    Also with the Buzzards being Russian I figure the rest of the world is so much worse that this might be the last bastion of human life and everyone ventured there under similar dreams of their own ‘green place’ at some point in the past.

    The game takes place in a seabed, or at least part of one. It's not official canon, but it does share characters and locations.

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    Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    i find it silly that it never explains how Max got the title of Mad Max because he's clearly not the same character as the one in the other movies (FR being set much later in the timeline)

    it doesn't need to answer that question. we don't need to know those things. the things we need to know are 1.) the world is fucked and 2.) sometimes people still try to make things right despite that.

    it's what I *like* about this "Franchise." It doesn't feel the need to wallow in continuity porn or give me 500,000 spinoffs that explain who that dude with the ice cream maker in the background was that one time. It's like "Hey. Hey. Here's the score. Now we will tell you some stories."

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    Hey so did any outside source material ever confirm that the story was taking place in a dried up seabed? It just seemed like it was to me.

    Also with the Buzzards being Russian I figure the rest of the world is so much worse that this might be the last bastion of human life and everyone ventured there under similar dreams of their own ‘green place’ at some point in the past.

    The game takes place in a seabed, or at least part of one. It's not official canon, but it does share characters and locations.

    iirc there's some comment made after they leave the Green Place about how far they'll need to drive to get to the next known bit of possible civilization & it's something like "the size of the pacific ocean" or some other such horrifying nonsense. does make one wonder where all the water *went*. But, again -- I don't need the answer to that question, because the only things I need are the premise that the world is fucked and sometimes people still do right, and then for there to be stories told in that space.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2019
    Yeah, you don't need to know everything about everything in any setting, ever

    That attitude permeates star wars and it is awful

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Sometimes I think I should start a movie collection.

    But then I think "That's stupid. Physical media is dead."

    But if I DID start a movie collection, Fury Road would be in my collection.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Max and Furiosa are not incredibly dissimilar in age, or at least don't appear to be, but she has only known the wasteland while Max lived as an adult in a world that still knew the trappings of civilization

    It just lends to this dreamlike or legendary quality, of these stories about this man who wanders the ruins in a V8 interceptor

    Nevermind that the car has blown up like 3 times, or the man never ages

    In fact maybe that's the point....? or maybe there is no point

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    A part of me has come up with this interpretation that Max is so driven by the directive to SURVIVE that he is in fact immortal, but this is no blessing, and he can only return to the life (and therefore death) of a mortal man by learning to care for his fellow man again, and each instance is a step closer to his final redemption

    But then I've read the Dark Tower series too many times, perhaps

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Well, GG, your theory may not be far off, he is full of high octane crazy blood.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Fury Road is an excellent movie and I love how unabashedly Aussie it is.

    There are so many journeyman Australian actors in it.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Fury Road is an excellent movie and I love how unabashedly Aussie it is.

    There are so many journeyman Australian actors in it.

    Which is funny because it wasn't filmed in Australia.

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    WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Hey so did any outside source material ever confirm that the story was taking place in a dried up seabed? It just seemed like it was to me.

    Also with the Buzzards being Russian I figure the rest of the world is so much worse that this might be the last bastion of human life and everyone ventured there under similar dreams of their own ‘green place’ at some point in the past.

    I always figured the endless salt flats the team decides not to try and cross was a dried up sea. But I don't know if that's actually true or not.

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    I mean, that’s hardly a knock to the film. The world is so far gone there are no landmarks that matter.

    Has anyone made a instrumental album that’s similar to the soundtrack of this film? Because I’d like to hear it!

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I can't check it now but doesn't Fury Road refer to Max being a former police officer

    I think the continuity is just really loose

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    He says he was a cop in his opening monologue I think. Whether that means what we think of as a cop I don't know

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    weren't there ~film theories~ back when this came out about this movie's max being the kid from road warrior

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I think he's supposed to be the same character

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    WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    I think worrying about continuity in these movies is kind of pointless.

    Like, this isn't the history of Mad Max, these are the stories of Mad Max. Or possibly the epic poems of Mad Max. Much as Odysseus on his really long trip home sailed into a problem, thought his way out of it, and then sailed on, so Max in his endless wandering of the wastes runs into a problem, fights his way out of it, and then moves on.

    These are separate stories, not one story spread across multiple parts, if that makes sense.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Mad Max is basically post-apocalyptic James Bond.

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    WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Except Max is way classier than Bond could ever hope to be.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Fury Road is an excellent movie and I love how unabashedly Aussie it is.

    There are so many journeyman Australian actors in it.

    Which is funny because it wasn't filmed in Australia.

    Incorrect! They planned to film in an Australian desert, but the location was ruined by rainfall causing erosion and washouts and plants to grow, they moved the production to Namibia, it was too dangerous to film there thanks to some shit involving the most recent Iraq war, the movie was kind of on hiatus for a couple of years, then they resumed filming it in Australia, by a town called Broken Hill, then it rained again and the place was carpeted with wildflowers so they went BACK to Namibia...

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    DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    weren't there ~film theories~ back when this came out about this movie's max being the kid from road warrior

    Miller has said it's Max but to just not worry about timelines because he basically doesn't give a shit.

    Max is like a legend passed down.

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    DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    Also my favorite quote on Fury Road by Steven Soderbergh:
    “I just watched Mad Max: Fury Road again last week, and I tell you I couldn’t direct 30 seconds of that. I’d put a gun in my mouth. I don’t understand how [George Miller] does that, I really don’t, and it’s my job to understand it. I don’t understand two things: I don’t understand how they’re not still shooting that film and I don’t understand how hundreds of people aren’t dead.”

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