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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    The lawlessness that pervades Mad Max 1979 is pretty terrifying. Plus, without the budgets of Road Warrior and especially Fury Road, the 1979 movie has both feet planted firmly into an-all too believable dystopia that resembles the here and now. It's one of the best examples of low-budget filmmaking.

    I agree with Madman about Thunderdome. It isn't a different beast, it's an inferior Max flick, but still engaging enough.

    Meg, I gotta ask, care to elaborate on why you feel MM2 is stupefyingly overrated?

    Mostly due to it not having aged well, and being outdone in just about every way since its time.

    I've never been much for vehicular action to begin with. Without the insanely cool presence of Furiosa in Fury Road, or the shocking violence and sadism of Toecutter in the original 79 flick, it's just a bunch of car chases that are...decent, I guess?

    I also found the group of good guys holed up in the camp to be pretty terrible. They felt like they were from a different movie all together, like Logan's Run or something.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Inspired by recent threads:

    - The original Mad Max is terrible. Mad Max: Fury Road is the most overrated movie of the decade. George Miller's best movie by far is Babe: Pig in the City.
    Agree on Fury Road, disagree on Pig in the City. In fact Miller in general is insanely overrated to me.



    Twin Peaks has a brilliant pilot, and then the series gets progressively less and less interesting, culminating in the terrible Fire Walk with Me (Lynch's worst movie, even weaker than Dune). I have basically zero interest in ever watching the revival.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    No, just no.
    Hey! That sounds like an attack Whatever negative anyone has to say about Mad Max - it's what gave Willem Dafoe a career. No Mad Max no Dafoe - everything is connected (due to London The Loveless/Mad Max double feature).
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Mostly due to it not having aged well, and being outdone in just about every way since its time.

    I've never been much for vehicular action to begin with. Without the insanely cool presence of Furiosa in Fury Road, or the shocking violence and sadism of Toecutter in the original 79 flick, it's just a bunch of car chases that are...decent, I guess?

    I also found the group of good guys holed up in the camp to be pretty terrible. They felt like they were from a different movie all together, like Logan's Run or something.
    I guess we're gonna have to disagree on this one. My feeling is that action-heavy movies typically age much better when they've been conceived with a practical mindset such is the case with the 1981 movie. It's still immediate, visceral, plausible and dangerous, certainly no less than the 1979 movie.

    As for the other guys, that never occurred to me. Maybe dystopia brings out the weird ones (Blade Runner's got a few, Brad Pitt looks crazy in 12 Monkeys etc..), that whole movie is about survival, clinging to hope. I guess I felt it was fitting that the group holed up in the refinery felt like a ramshackle bunch of folks although there's a few that are pretty normal I suppose including Pappagallo and the crossbow-wielding amazon. The feral kid totally belongs in that world.
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    Getting some serious Public Enemy vibes from this Thai band.
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    Never thought I would see that posted in an English forum (meant that as a great thing!). For additional info, the background of the MV is referring this infamous photo from the 1977 Thammasat University massacre.
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    Yeah, I discovered it while watching Patriot Act and it completely blew me away.
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    The Departed is better than Infernal Affairs. However the remake is bloated and the original fails to really flesh out further it's more interesting aspects. I do like both a lot.

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    It's a really interesting remake. The original is just a generic (although brilliantly pulled off) action thriller while the Scorsese movie has this whole cultural and social baggage. Plus it goes out on an ironic neo-noir note while the original is a bit humorless.

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    I recently watched a video that compiled evidence in The Departed that Sullivan (Matt Damon's character) is gay and in the closet.

    While they have a lot to back it up, some of it is really reaching and feels like twisting scenes and dialog to fit that narrative, rather than the scenes and dialog naturally supporting it.

    I don't know if it's a general accepted thing that Sullivan is gay, but I wasn't sold despite enjoying the video.

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    Jack Reacher is kinda great.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    It's a really interesting remake. The original is just a generic (although brilliantly pulled off) action thriller while the Scorsese movie has this whole cultural and social baggage. Plus it goes out on an ironic neo-noir note while the original is a bit humorless.
    Hmm those are good takes I think I can agree with.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I recently watched a video that compiled evidence in The Departed that Sullivan (Matt Damon's character) is gay and in the closet.

    While they have a lot to back it up, some of it is really reaching and feels like twisting scenes and dialog to fit that narrative, rather than the scenes and dialog naturally supporting it.

    I don't know if it's a general accepted thing that Sullivan is gay, but I wasn't sold despite enjoying the video.
    I thought he just couldn't have kids. That theory he was gay could work if there was more evidence for it. But there is not.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Jack Reacher is kinda great.
    I think I liked the sequel better. Both are good flicks. I hope they make another one.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I think I liked the sequel better. Both are good flicks. I hope they make another one.
    I believe this statement is more accurate for the thread.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I think I liked the sequel better. Both are good flicks. I hope they make another one.
    Wow. Now you're gonna make revisit the sequel? I feel like attacking you I kid I kid

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    I thought he just couldn't have kids. That theory he was gay could work if there was more evidence for it. But there is not.
    I thought he was impotent.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Jack Reacher is kinda great.
    Not sure this is an unpopular opinion.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Wow. Now you're gonna make revisit the sequel? I feel like attacking you I kid I kid
    Dont’t. Stick with the first one.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    I believe this statement is more accurate for the thread.
    Probably.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Wow. Now you're gonna make revisit the sequel? I feel like attacking you I kid I kid
    Skitch attacks! MadMan runs away!

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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    I thought he was impotent.
    Yeah that's the right word. Vera Farmiga and Damon had that scene where it's heavily implied that she is discussing him not being able to get it up.

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    Okay, topical unpopular opinion: Nicholson is borderline terrible in The Departed, and De Niro is terrible in Cape Fear.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Okay, topical unpopular opinion: Nicholson is borderline terrible in The Departed, and De Niro is terrible in Cape Fear.
    I assume the unpopular part is the qualifier "borderline."
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    I assume the unpopular part is the qualifier "borderline."
    Yeah I adore The Departed but his performance is....ehhh....weird. Never been a big fan of Cape Fear.

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