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"Mad Max: Fury Road" is upon us. Thus, an onslaught of movie critics and at-home movie reviewers will, no doubt, dissect this 150 Million Dollar behemoth for its plot, story-telling, acting, special effects, directing, cinematography, editing, Sound effects, music, and whatever crap they can gather to state whether they liked it or not. RottenTomatoes and Metacritic are usually up there for websites to visit if you want the low-down about movies.

"I love to hear what others have to say. Everyone from the top critic to the basement-dwelling internet troll to top critics who act like basement-dwelling internet trolls."

Yes, sometimes critics forget what their main purpose was when becoming a critic. The movie is either entertaining or not entertaining. That's why I love critics like Grae Drake from R/T. She tells it like it is, sucks or doesn't suck, but she still understands how hard it is for hundreds of people to come together to create a movie.

Anyway, this article will highlight some of my favorite comments critics are saying about Mad Max: Fury Road.

Time Out: London's DAVID EHRLICH says,

"The fourth installment of George Miller’s punky post-apocalyptic ‘Mad Max’ saga feels like a tornado tearing through a tea party. In an age of weightless movie spectacles, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of studio money, fleeing with it to the Namibian desert, and sending footage back to Hollywood like the amputated body parts of a ransomed hostage."

Empire critic IAN NATHAN comments,

"Fury Road is a defiantly, at times deliriously, cinematic experience. Utilizing 3,500 storyboards, 480 hours of raw footage, multiple frame rates, handhelds, swooping cranes, crash zooms, a blithe disregard for the personal safety of a garrison of stuntmen and the tangible bulk of real metal being hurled about at ridiculous speeds, he has created a symphony of destruction. I-Max will melt your brain."

CHRIS NASHAWATY from Entertainment Weekly,

"Fury Road not only captures the same Molotov-cocktail craziness of Miller’s masterpiece, 1981’s The Road Warrior—it’s also a surprisingly hyper-caffeinated film for a director in his fifth decade behind the camera."


"In the battle of the 2015 behemoths, the maxed-out madness of Mad Max: Fury Road sets an extraordinarily high bar – then pole-vaults clean over it and smashes the entire rig to smithereens."

The Guardian's PETER BRADSHAW states,

"Mad Max: Fury Road is almost a silent film in its way. Dialogue is at a minimum, and when Max says anything it is usually preceded by an eccentric rumbling, mumbling mmmm sound, like a macho Mr Bean."

ALAN SCHERSTUHL from the Village Voice says,

"Fury Road spits in the eye of automatic transmissions."

ROBBIE COLLIN from The Telegraph commented,

"Enormous, naked women are milked like cattle, dwarfs are hoisted on palanquins, and men as pale and gaunt as Méliès aliens are knocked out, gnawed on, sewn up and catapulted through explosions. Imagine if Cirque du Soleil reenacted a Hieronymus Bosch painting and someone set the theatre on fire. This is more or less what Miller has come up with."

Hitfix's DREW MCWEENY remarks,

"Mad Max: Fury Road is a stone-cold action master class, beautiful and brainy and startling in the ways it throws off the current definition of the blockbuster."

Variety's JUSTIN CHANG wrote,

“Fury Road is, for all intents and purposes, a two-hour car chase interrupted by a brief stretch of anxious downtime, and realized with the sort of deranged grandiosity that confirms Miller’s franchise has entered its decadent phase."

In conclusion, this what I gathered from reading many of the reviews.

Many Critics referenced George Miller's previous Mad Max films; Putting them head to head trying to compare the old ones to Fury Road. I despise when they do that because those are films from 30 fucking years ago. The way the film industry runs, now, in nothing like three decades ago. Anyway, said movie is apparently the best action movie of the year by a long shot. The physical effects are mind blowing. Its a thrill ride for the ages. Go out May 15th and see it because they say it is awesome lathered with a shit load of more awesomeness than smothered with wee bit more spectacular mind blowing awesome. So, be prepared to feel like Max below.


Will Mad Max Fury Road go down as in Instant Classic or will it disappear into onscurity like the rest?


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