There are a lot of great things about Mad Max: Fury Road. In my opinion, the best part of the film is that it has a beginning, middle and end. The worst thing is that they’re making a sequel, Mad Max: Wasteland.
Do we even know how to leave a good thing be anymore?
Film buffs should commit this to memory: at the end of the year Star Wars VII comes out. Seven! I read a quote by J.J. Abrams today on why this Star Wars is different, “One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters. A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long … I mean, we were really aiming to have it be—when it’s over you’ll say, ‘I wish there’s more.’ Or, ‘Wait, is it over?’ Because how rarely you get that feeling nowadays, and I think we’re headed there.”
I think nowadays what we rarely get is the feeling that a film is over.
Even though Mad Max is number four in its series, it has a sense of finality. It is The Hero’s Journey. Furiosa kicks ass. The ratings on Rotten Tomatoes didn’t make me not want to see it. The stunts (not special effects) are amazing! It’s actually worthy of being called a film.