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Jul 28, 2014, 08:30 AM
 
Comic-Con trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX3Is3qBpw

This has sent it right up on the want list for me, before, it was somewhere between "Really?" and "Please don't be shit".

Not much story in the trailer, but the film is basically supposed to be one big chase scene. And it looks great, like a proper Mad Max film, not a CGI fest. People are really doing the stunts, cars and trucks are really getting trashed.

Did I say it looks great?



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Jul 28, 2014, 08:36 AM
 
Plus, Tom Hardy is probably one of the best actors around at the moment.
     
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Jul 28, 2014, 10:07 AM
 
I'm on board.

The Road Warrior is one of my favorite movies of all time. I generally hate reboots and remakes with the fiery intensity of a thousand suns, but for some reason, probably because it's George Miller, I'm looking forward to this one.

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Jul 28, 2014, 11:04 AM
 
I don't believe it is a reboot. Fury Road (MM 4) was supposed to star Mel Gibson, but lost interest after it was taking to long to get going.
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Jul 28, 2014, 11:34 AM
 
I think it morphed into a reboot of sorts. I don't know that it's really all that important how it gets classified. All of the stories more or less work on their own. There isn't much continuity to worry about.

I heard that it is supposed to be the same Mad Max, but it's not really important where it falls in the time line. It's just another story about Max.

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Jul 28, 2014, 12:36 PM
 
Works for me.

Max looks like he should start taking a leak in that opening shot.
     
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Jul 28, 2014, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Works for me.

Max looks like he should start taking a leak in that opening shot.
I was expecting that when I watched the teaser trailer.
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Jul 28, 2014, 03:23 PM
 
That opening shot would be an awesome car insurance commercial for any company not named Geico.

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Jul 28, 2014, 03:42 PM
 
Haha, okay....trailer looks awesome. Fingers crossed.
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Jul 28, 2014, 08:09 PM
 
I cannot support the trashing of a real XB Coupe.
     
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Jul 28, 2014, 08:16 PM
 
Looks like fun though, true to the original spirit. Don't mind the new guy, aside from Mel's current persona non gratis, I'd be surprised if a Mel Gibson-aged Max would still be alive in that universe.

I did read that this was supposed to take place in the timeline right after the original, so... reboot? without the origin story? or part 4? Hmm.
     
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Jul 29, 2014, 08:22 AM
 
I just saw Mad Max again, and had forgotten how totally gay it was.

I don't mean that as a pejorative. I mean it as shirtless dudes with eyeliner doing the puffy chest gay.
     
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Jul 29, 2014, 10:05 AM
 
I don't think the first movie holds up all that well.

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Jul 29, 2014, 10:16 AM
 
I agree. It's kinda silly.

It's not like TRW isn't silly, but it's so well focused through the "creepy" lens, it works.
     
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Jul 29, 2014, 10:29 AM
 
MM2 is definitely the better film
     
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Jul 29, 2014, 10:35 AM
 
Which also takes some of the wind out of the original's sails
     
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Jul 29, 2014, 10:59 AM
 
They're very different in so many ways. It almost feels like they take place in completely different universes.

The Road Warrior feels like it should be 50 years after the events of the first movie.

Mad Max is actually quite slow and poorly paced. The second movie is laser focused and has incredible pacing.

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Jul 29, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
They're very different in so many ways. It almost feels like they take place in completely different universes.

The Road Warrior feels like it should be 50 years after the events of the first movie.

Mad Max is actually quite slow and poorly paced. The second movie is laser focused and has incredible pacing.
One of the best scenes.
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Jul 31, 2014, 10:00 PM
 
I never noticed how much that movie borrows from Hokuto No Ken. The bad guys are lifted straight from it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZqWvR84-ZI
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Oh my...

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Dec 11, 2014, 01:47 AM
 
I'm tempted to watch it, but I do enjoy the post-TV experience of getting to watch a movie and have it be a surprise.

I'm going to Interstellar tomorrow, and I know almost nothing about it beyond the cast, and it has dust.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I'm going to Interstellar tomorrow, and I know almost nothing about it beyond the cast, and it has dust.
Best way to see movies, though you've likely been tainted by opinions by now.
     
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Dec 11, 2014, 01:29 PM
 
The laser dinosaurs in Interstellar are gonna blow your mind.

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
The laser dinosaurs in Interstellar are gonna blow your mind.
I found the T-Rex's monologue a little pretentious.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I found the T-Rex's monologue a little pretentious.
The German accent doesn't help.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Best way to see movies, though you've likely been tainted by opinions by now.
The only thing saving me from that is my take on Inception was "just okay", so I'm assuming everyone is full of it on this one.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
The German accent doesn't help.
Tangent: Is this how the english see german accents? Some Americans see british accents as pretentious; To us german is more sinister.
     
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We need to determine once and for all which ethnicity is the most evil sounding.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
We need to determine once and for all which ethnicity is the most evil sounding.
I think we know where american cops stand...

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Pretty sure they stand on your neck...

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Tangent: Is this how the english see german accents? Some Americans see british accents as pretentious; To us german is more sinister.
Yeah, German accent is 99% of the time a baddie. The southern-English accent (BBC newsreader up until the 21st Century for example) can be taken as pretentious. However, anyone that hears a Brummie, Scouser, Yorkshire or Lancashire and links it to pretentious really needs their ears cleaned.

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Whereas german can suck it.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Yeah, German accent is 99% of the time a baddie. The southern-English accent (BBC newsreader up until the 21st Century for example) can be taken as pretentious. However, anyone that hears a Brummie, Scouser, Yorkshire or Lancashire and links it to pretentious really needs their ears cleaned.
True, but the more rough ones don't get used in American TV & Film as often. We think of Monty Python or James Bond.

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Not bloody likely. Don't take it personal, because it wasn't.
     
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Dec 11, 2014, 11:58 PM
 
I wouldn't call Interstellar bad, but I wouldn't really call it good, either.
     
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Dec 12, 2014, 12:49 AM
 
I'd spoiler tag this, but it's minor.

Something which really pissed me off about Interstellar is their space Skype was wavy.

No, no, no. Space Skype will be blocky. Wavy is a bad analog signal.


The setup they had won't even be blocky. It's not real-time, latency is irrelevant, use robust error correction.


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New trailer released. Some of the story line is becoming visible. QT Trailers or YouTube:

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Wait... this thread isn't about Interstellar?
     
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Converted to an embed:

     
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Apr 29, 2015, 05:12 PM
 
You know, I'm still not sure if I want to see this movie or not. I hope they release 2 or 3 more trailers so I can make up my mind.

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Charlize Theron, even dirty, sweaty, and bald, she's hot.
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Don't forget robot-armed.

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Kickassness is what makes her so hot, I love strong, fierce women.
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May 16, 2015, 08:54 AM
 
So? Anyone seen it yet?
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May 17, 2015, 01:29 PM
 
I saw it. Was pretty underwhelmed to be honest. May also be the last time I see a movie in a theater. We arrived 10 minutes late and still sat through 30 minutes of previews.
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I saw it last night and really, really liked it. I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I don't think there were any holes in the story/plot (not saying it was particularly special) but those can knock a movie down a few notches for me.
     
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There was a plot?
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