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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Raw Review

Saying Fury Road is the best action movie of it’s kind comes across a bit hyperbolic, but then I’m not sure I’ve seen too many films of it’s kind.

George Miller really has outdone himself. There may not be a more beautifully rendered action movie. The entire film is an exercise in surviving the completely bat-@*## crazy post-apocalyptic universe Max lives in, and it’s so much fun you won’t want the movie to end. The story is extremely simple. Extremely simple, we’re not talking Shakespeare here. However I don’t see that as a problem. There is no obligation to make a survival movie about anything but survival.
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Fury Road kicks you right in the teeth and keeps right on going. You can taste the dirt, smog and gas fumes from beginning to end. The film never really slows down, keeping the action going for most of the movie. Action that is unbelievably visualized and over the top. The stunts are top notch, appearing to be mostly physical stunts and not overly CGI’d. The vehicles, both design and builds, are interesting as hell and reminiscent of Warhammer 40k Orc warmachines. Everything has a purpose, even the ridiculous Cirque du soleil poll swingers have a completely functional use that is both cool and effective.
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The number one criticism the movie seems to be getting is that the plot is too thin leaving the film to rely on a bloated budget and over the top special effects. I’d like to know if any of those people actually watched Mad Max, The Road Warrior, or Thunderdome? With the exception of Mad Max (which has a stronger revenge motive) all the Mad Max movies have the same basic story line… Max get’s ripped off and does what’s necessary to get his stuff back. His primary motivation has always been survival and in Fury Road it’s simply amplified to the point of nearly pure nihilism.  Strangely it seems the most critical of reviews are by people who prefer the original movies and/or Mel Gibson to Fury Road and Tom Hardy.  Lucky for them those movies will always be around to keep watching. Unlucky for them, Mel is gone and won’t ever be playing Max again so on we must move.
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As an action movie Fury Road is already in the elite group of amazing film accomplishments. As a fourth and new installment in Miller’s series on the human wasteland of what once was – Fury Road is a fine addition, kicking Max and the nihilistic warmachine of the world into a new century.Mad Max Fury Road, Mad Max, Tom Hardy, George Miller, action movie, action, sci-fi, science fiction, sci-fi movie, apocalypse, end of the world, Australia, gonzo, crazy, violent,
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Remaking ‘The Blob’ Isn’t The Worst Idea

So they are remaking The Blob…Again…

This isn’t the worst idea to come out of Hollywood considering they are remake happy most of the time. Hell even Rob Zombie was working on a remake up until a few years ago.
What’s nice is The Blob lends itself well the periodic updates and it’s been nearly 30 years since the Chuck Russell update, which I’ve said before is one of the best movie remakes of all time.
The big question now is just how well Simon West will pull off and update to a classic monster movie. He’s known for making fun, action packed movies that are usually somewhere between O..K.. and BlahTo compound concern, it’s not clear who penned the current iteration of the screenplay, and that lack of information probably means a lot of hands have had at the script. Adding Samuel Jackson to the cast is a step in the right direction but even the best actor can struggle if the direction, screenplay and editing aren’t up to snuff.
In the end it really doesn’t matter. The 1958 version will forever be a classic. The 1988 version still holds up as a strong and action infused update. The 2016 version will probably be fun if nothing else, and what can you expect from a movie titled THE BLOB!

Sinister (2012) – Raw Review

Sinister Is One Helluva Horror Movie How Sinister made it past me for so long will forever be a mystery. Fortunately the film didn’t evade me forever and earlier this weekend I was able to sit down and take a peek.   Horror movies provide different experiences for everyone. I’ve sat through viewings of The […]

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Not Just A New Western, A New Western About Cannibals!

Bone Tomahawk It’s a sad but true fact Hollywood doesn’t make many westerns nowadays. As one of the least profitable genres it just doesn’t makes sense in today’s culture of fast cars, big explosions, and high-tech gadgetry. Well guess what… not only are we getting a new western but it has cannibals! Kurt Russell is […]

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Our Favorite WereWolves Are Back!

Horrornews.net has ths scoop on the new Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of Dog Soldiers.   Blu-ray Collector’s Editions are a dime a dozen nowadays, but considering Dog Soldiers is our favorite Werewolf movie we can’t help but get excited over the release of this new Blu-ray. It will reportedly have a new 2k scan HD transfer, […]

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