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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD or Apathetic Avenue?

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2015 11:56 am
I know there are Australians amongst us. There are action movie nuts here as well. There may also be Australian action movie fans here to boot!

So? Anybody see the latest Mad Max movie? Twice? Thrice? Whatcha think?
http://i58.tinypic.com/hwmkh2.gif

BOX OFFICE: $300 Million Worldwide For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=121475
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2015 09:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
Is 300 million worldwide for a weekend not a pretty good number?

I dont know the breakouts that they need to recover with showings and all.

It wasnt number 1 in the US but it didnt do badly no?

Its kinda like any "cover". Its only competition is itself and thats often hard to live up to.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2015 06:17 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Is 300 million worldwide for a weekend not a pretty good number?


At this point? It just broke even. The rule of thumb is to take the production budget ($150 million ) and times it by two to account for the marketing budget. So...? It did relatively well considering, the film still has China and a few other markets to open theatrically at. Plus the studios still will get some revenue from the rental market, DVD/BlueRay sales, etc....
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2015 11:17 am
@tsarstepan,
not Australian. not an action movie nut.

but ... there are lots of the 2nd group in my FB world - who seem to have universally loved this
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2015 10:51 pm
It's worth seeing for the visuals (especially the polecats) if nothing else.

My best friend dragged me to see it.

The best part? You can now witness the whole Mad Max phenomenon without having to so much as look at Mel Gibson. Laughing
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 07:02 pm
@Kolyo,
A Furiosa inspired makeup tutorial:
http://m.tapastic.com/episode/139627
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cherrie
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 10:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
An Aussie, though not an action movie fan, but if Mel Gibson isn't in it then it can't be all bad.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2015 06:36 am
@cherrie,
The Mad Max mashups are coming in hard and fast and furious and EXTREMELY hilarious!
http://i60.tinypic.com/122kvo3.jpg


http://nerdist.com/mad-max-fury-road-my-little-pony-because-of-course/
http://laughingsquid.com/the-muppets-as-characters-in-mad-max-fury-road
Jake, the human from Adventure Time
http://laughingsquid.com/illustrated-mashups-of-characters-from-mad-max-fury-road-and-adventure-time/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=503559&relatedposts_position=2
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2015 07:00 am
@tsarstepan,
http://i57.tinypic.com/30cw07b.jpg
From last nights screening of Rifftrax: Sharknado 2 (2014)
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2015 07:01 am
Yesterday, I caught an It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World/Mad Max crossover trailer. It must be on YouTube somewhere ....
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2015 08:54 am
@jespah,
Ah, here 'tis -

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2015 09:51 am
@jespah,
Tres brilliant!
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Krumple
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2015 04:20 am
@tsarstepan,
my favorite..

rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2015 04:34 am
@Krumple,
I don't understand the whole "Flame throwing guitar player" meme from the movie. What does that mean? Is it a reference to something or some other movie? I don't get it.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2015 05:53 am
@Krumple,
That too was a thing of beauty! I love the little hot dog detail. Laughing
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Krumple
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2015 06:36 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

I don't understand the whole "Flame throwing guitar player" meme from the movie. What does that mean? Is it a reference to something or some other movie? I don't get it.


I think they were trying to hit on two things with this.

The first being a kind of battle call. Instead of using something lame like a trumpet why not an over the top guitar playing guy hanging off the front of a truck? It's suppose to keep the battle energy high and intense.

The second is, it's an attempt to show his status as a leader. Extravagant display of power having a huge stack of speakers while a guy jams away. For a post apocalyptic scene it would be very excessive. You would have to have a lot of things taken care of to pull that off in a wasteland.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 04:16 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

I don't understand the whole "Flame throwing guitar player" meme from the movie.


Laser beams fired from heavy metal guitars are a proven way of defeating a Martian invasion. You're obviously wasting your life by not watching enough cartoons.

rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 04:36 am
@izzythepush,
I must be watching the wrong cartoons.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2015 01:21 pm
Well, maybe it's just me and mr. g'bag, we hated it, I thought it was stupid. Strong critique to follow.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2015 04:23 pm
@glitterbag,
If you're going into a Mad Max flick (or any other post-apocalyptic action movie) expecting The Brothers Karamazov or James Joyce's Ulysses or the cinematic version of Pablo Picasso's Guernica then ... you're going to be really disappointed.
 

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