Maddest Max

I’m trying to decide if Mad Max: Fury Road is the best action movie of all time, or the best movie of all time.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

16 thoughts on “Maddest Max”

  1. Hugh Hubble says:

    We are planning to go see it this week.

  2. It was easily the best movie of all time.

  3. You’ve talked me into going to the 1:30 showing.

  4. Andre Pope says:

    That’s a old statement. Got my interest peaked.

  5. Dave Slusher says:

    It is remarkable how many satisfying character arcs there are in a movie that is 75% or more action, how good the characterization is with really not a lot of dialog, and how none of the action gets repetitive or overkill despite seeing 100 minutes of it. This is, like, better than Lawrence of Arabia good.

  6. Minimal blatant product placement (maybe none?) and not trying to tie into current tech/culture made it feel like a timeless instant classic to me.

  7. Dave Slusher says:

    Product placement for Marshall stacks? I am kicking myself for not recognizing the hand of Brendan McCarthy in this. I’ve been reading his insane comics since I was a teenager. The guitarist is totally out of his playbook.

  8. Dave Slusher says:

    I haven’t seen the Road Warrior in at least 20 years, but it randomly was on at the gym last week. Having just seen the scene where he loses his car in that movie, the opening of Fury Road is almost a shot for shot remake of that sequence. When the hand came out of the car, I thought, wow, did George Miller really just do that? Ballsy. It got much better from even there.

  9. Jason Pinkey says:

    Wow. You’ve talked me in to seeing it as well.

  10. Jason Pinkey says:

    You getting a kickback?

  11. I can’t wait to see this movie!

  12. Rob Usdin says:

    I thought it was good but not THAT good.

  13. The Road Warrior is my all time fav movie and I believe it was 33 years ago this summer that Jack Johnson and I walked into the Gateway theatre in Decatur, AL unaware of what we were about to witness. I’ve been waiting for Fury Road all my life. And it was as good/better than RW. Phenomenal.

  14. Dave Slusher says:

    Timothy Bennett I think if you do an evening of watching them both back to back, there will be no doubt that Fury Road is better.

  15. Dave Slusher says:

    Another impressive feat is that it is an incredibly political movie, without any dilution in the core mission of showing crazy people driving souped up jalopies and shooting at each other.

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