Mad Max

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Batman V Superman is soon going to hit theaters, heralding the greatest DC Movie Universe crossover ever. While superhero nerds across the world wait for the Brave And the Bold to make their very first cinematic debut, it’s important to remember about the JLA movie that never was, the brain-child of Mad Max‘s daddy, George Miller…

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No More Mad Max for George Miller

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2015 was a great year for movies. There were so many great films, even the most discerning and self-assured of movie connoisseurs should have a hard time picking the best. However, one movie that should undoubtedly be near the very top of that list is Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. Marking George Miller‘s return to the post-apocalyptic landscape that made him famous, Fury Road was also Miller’s first action film in the 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The film is beautiful, tight, unrelenting, emotional, and completely honors and respects its female characters in a movie where women are owned as breeders, while a majority of movies can’t even manage to pass the ankle-level bar of the Bechdel test. As such, Fury Road appropriately War Rig smashed the box office and flame thrower guitared all over critic’s reviews. The buzz for a sequel could not be louder, which makes it all the more devastating to hear that George Miller has absolutely no intention of ever directing another Mad Max movie. Ever.

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A launch trailer for the Mad Max video game has been released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios, and while the video only clocks in at close to a minute and a half, man does it pack a punch. Fans of Mad Max: Fury Road will be hyped to experience the same heart rate spikes and intensity that watching the movie brought them.

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George Miller’s Mad Max Fury Road is truly one of the most unique and adrenaline-fueled action films created to date. It’s packed with memorable and enjoyable characters and, of course, suped up monster cars. It’s filled with all the required thrills and spills – an all-out rush of visceral, kinetic power.

Avalanche Studios are hoping to do the same with gaming consoles this September with the release of their Mad Max video game. Can they live up to the movie? Watch the latest full trailer and decide for yourself.

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Mad Max Fury Road is truly one of the most unique and adrenaline-fueled action films created to date. It’s packed with memorable and enjoyable characters and, of course, suped up monster cars. It’s filled with all the required thrills and spills – an all-out rush of visceral, kinetic power. You really don’t get much better than this.

The movie has been out a few weeks now, but fans have only scratched the surface of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller’s action fantasy is astonishingly dense for a big-budget spectacle, not only in its imagery and ideas but in the complex interplay between them.

One fan (Peter Bean @nerdfilmmakers via NerdReactor.com) has quite the interesting take. Namely with the movies so called villain Immortan Joe. In fact, if you think about it, he’s not the bad-guy at all. If you can ignore the whole keeping women as prisoners/sex slaves thing (which is bad. very bad.) Immortan Joe was simply trying to keep a fragile world and populace from falling further into a post-apocalyptic abyss. He had the brains, the vision, the fortitude and resources to keep humanity going. Everyday was a lovely day… until Furiosa went rogue and Mad Max showed up. (more…)

The Weekend Girl Power Conquered The Box Office

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Warning – Minor spoilers for Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road are ahead. Nothing Earth shattering but hey, you have been warned.

This weekend, two new movies hit theaters across America and managed to kick the box office juggernaut Avengers: Age of Ultron down from its throne, landing the newest Marvel adventure in third place for the weekend box office.  The backdrop of the new releases, Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2, couldn’t be more different.  Mad Max: Fury Road is a return to a dystopian world first introduced to audiences back in 1979, with original Mad Max director George Miller back behind the wheel.  The movie is dark and action packed from beginning to end and presents a world lacking water, oil, and civility.  Its main protagonists are an almost nameless man (Max, played by Tom Hardy) searching for redemption and a woman named Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron), who is searching for the same.  Pitch Perfect 2, on the other hand, is a bright, cheerful movie about a group of college girls who are seeking redemption in a completely different way, in a completely different world.  While in Fury Road, the good guys are battling mad men with weapons and vehicles that seem to have been literally transported back from a future that we all hope will never come, the girls of Pitch Perfect 2 were singing their way back to former glory while their main antagonists, a German a Capella group, happen to be able to make some great sounds with their mouths. The differences between the movies matter but what matters more here is the one thing they both have in common: Girl Power, in spades. (more…)

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While George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road is sure to blow fans away this May, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios are hoping to do the same with gaming consoles this September with the release of Mad Max. This morning a gameplay video for Mad Max was released that explores the video games Apocalyptic world and how you’ll customize your character’s skills, gear and transportation to survive in a world gone Mad. (more…)

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It’s important to remember the past, if only not to repeat its mistakes. Director George Miller remembers, just like Pepperidge Farms. His latest exploration of the apocalyptic world he created back in 1990, Mad Max: Fury Road released a fabulous trailer today that pays homage to those glorious days of yesteryear, and gets us all pumped up for what’s coming to theater screens on May 15th. (more…)