Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Movie Night: Mad Max Fury Road (What a lovely day!)

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The hubby is currently on a fall break and I am very happy for that for a number of reasons such as:
1. We both get to sleep more. 2. We have a lot more time to spend together to do errands and other stuff like dates and 3. He gets to relax and we can have a lazy Sunday evening. Note that a lazy Sunday evening = movie marathon c/o redbox but in my case, just a movie; because my limit is just one and if forced well, you just have to wake me up after because I have this tendency to just sleep through it.

Last night, we watched Mad Max which stars Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult among others. It felt like a continuation of the original Mad Max movies starring Mel Gibson.

What I like About the Movie:
1. the setting of the movie - a desert with violent storms complete with massive tornadoes that only the tough can withstand.
2. the story line I think was very clear. Even if I have not seen the original movies, I would still understand the plot.
3. girl power - the women here were not damsels in distress, they were very strong and they are survivors. I love Furiosa (Charlize) because she is intelligent, strong and rocks with one arm which reminds me of someone (shoutout to my dear Kat Tan - she is for me the original Furiosa).
4. there's an end to tyranny - that the good does prevail and bad things do happen to extremely bad people
5. Max's humility - how the main character allowed the women to shine and redemption was more than enough for him
6. the shift in Nicholas Hoult's character was great - the realization that there are people worth dying for as opposed to the tyrant/overlord
7. the chase scenes are on point and are quite remarkable. I love that they used not just cars and trucks but bikes as well and that they were not just fighting with each other but they were also fighting the elements
8. the tyrant's entourage was complete with an electric guitar playing killer and drum playing warriors

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