A few months ago, Sean and I had a conversation that went something like this (not verbatim):
Sean: I want to show you this trailer. (Plays Mad Max: Fury Road on YouTube)
Sean: I would like to see it in the theater.
Me: Do you want me to watch it with you?
Sean: Well, you don’t have to, but you do owe me one for Divergent.
Me: True. We’ll see.
Sean: You might like it.
Me: Doubt it, but I might.
Last week, we went to see Mad Max: Fury Road. While I won’t say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, I will admit that it was worth my time. I might watch it again; I might not. Between me dragging Sean to Divergent and him dragging me to this movie, I definitely got the better end of the deal. (I did not enjoy Divergent AT ALL, but I digress.)
I’m not going to give spoilers or a synopsis. If you are interested, check out it’s IMDB page by clicking here. I am, however, going to list what I did and didn’t like.
What I Liked:
The Message: This movie is receiving some criticism for its feminist message. While its message is a a little feministic (I have absolutely no problem with that), its mostly about equality for everyone. The society portrayed treats nearly all humanity (not only females) as commodities. The main characters rebel against this society.
Mad Max: He’s cool. That is all.
Furiosa: I LOVE books, movies, television shows, anything with a strong female lead. And that she is. She’s flawed, but honorable and extremely motivated.
The Rock Rider: I don’t really understand his purpose. He spent the movie strapped to the front of a monstrous vehicle, playing his electric guitar. Crazy cool!
What I Didn’t Like:
The Gore/Violence: Although I watch Game of Thrones, I am not a fan of gore/violence. However, I simply look away or close my eyes. I spent enough time looking away during this movie for it to annoy me.
The Dag: I had to look at the cast list on IMDB to get her name; I simply call her “the girl they wanted to look like Daenerys (she doesn’t).” She is so emaciated that it is painful to look at her. Her nervous ticks annoyed me as well.
The Silver Mouth Paint: What in the world is its purpose?
The Way They Spoke: The War Boys are supposed to be primitive, but it was difficult to understand their speech. I couldn’t help feeling like I missed something important because I didn’t understand what they said.
That’s my take on Mad Max: Fury Road. If you like action movies and/or strong female leads, I recommend it. If you’ve seen it, share your thoughts.