Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed By – George Miller

Screenplay By – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy & Nick Lathouris

Cinematography By – John Seale

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicholas Hoult

120 min.

Wait! Wait! Wait! Did I see Fury Road for a third time in theaters? I couldn’t, I wouldn’t, and I totally did! Oh boy did I!

I’m telling you, this movie is so rich in so many different aspects that it took me three time to feel like I actually was able to register everything that was going on. This might be the most well executed movie in cinema’s hundred and fifteen years. It really is a masterpiece and I think it will be sticking around for decades to come.

God Bless America

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed By – George Miller

Screenplay By – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy & Nick Lathouris

Cinematography By – John Seale

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicholas Hoult

120 min.

Oh did I see Fury Road again the next day?! You bet your sweet ass I did! There’s to much awesomeness going on to be satisfied by just one viewing.

THIS MOVIE FUCKING KICKS ASS, everything about it. The opening sequence of Max getting caught and trying to escape is amazing. Mad Max getting used as a fucking blood bag. Getting strapped to the front of a fucking car. Surviving the craziest sandstorm known to man. It is all fucking amazing!

Tankers flip over. Canyons crumble. Faces get ripped off! There’s a tiny weird person with a telescope. There’s a man with legs the size of elephant’s. There’s a flame throwing guitar!

Tom Hardy is a complete badass. Charlize Theron creates a character that all people, male and female alike, should idealize. “Nicholas Hoult giv[es] the greatest acting performance in the history of cinema.” The list goes on and on.

This movie is the best big budget movie to come out since The Dark Knight and I firmly believe it.

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed By – George Miller

Screenplay By – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy & Nick Lathouris

Cinematography By – John Seale

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicholas Hoult

120 min.

FUCK YES! Fuck you Hollywood, this is how you make a blockbuster!

George Miller has made the best big budget hollywood film since The Dark Knight, and I firmly believe that. It has little CGI with most stunts being actually performed. It looks fucking awesome. It sounds fucking awesome. It is action packed with, awesome action sequences (probably the best choreographed action sequences of all time). And the acting is perfect (except for Zoe Kravitz who is also the only one who looks like she doesn’t belong in this Mad Max world).

Each visual element and sound element is so thoroughly thought that I can’t really think of a better action movie than this one. Yeah yeah yeah it doesn’t have a ton of character development but who gives a fuck when you have cars exploding, gigantic sand storms, and a villain a fucking crazy as Immortan Joe.

This movie is mind-blowing in the best way possible!

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Directed By – Seth MacFarlane

Screenplay By – Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild

Cinematography By – Michael Barrett

Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi & Sarah Silverman

116 min.

After seeing this movie in theaters this past summer I thought it was a hysterical comedy. Returning to it over this past Thanksgiving holiday I am not so pleased. Coming in around two hours long there really is only about 15-20 jokes in this movie. For those of you not so skilled in the art of mathematics, that is less than a joke every five minutes. Now for those of you who are familiar with the show Family Guy, that show is 22 minutes in length and probably averages 35-40 jokes a show, coming in at about two jokes per minute. So how could MacFarlane come up so sort on jokes in this comedy western? I have no idea.

I think on my first viewing I got carried away with some of the production aspects and how funny the new jokes were to me. However, on this second viewing the jokes felt stale, with the music and old time-y western cinema-style attempt unable to sustain this movie on its own.

Neil Patrick Harris is easily the funniest part of this movie. The jokes about the mustache(s) aren’t raunchy, they’re just hilarious. And all of NPH’s sheep puns are also funny. NPH and the mustache jokes might not save this movie, but it’ll help you get through it.

There are some very funny moments in A Million Ways, but they come in few and far between each other. That being said, this is a Seth MacFarlane movie, a man who has indeed put his stamp on our Family Guy infused culture and is worth a first watch. Just don’t get carried away and watch it a second time.

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