Friday, June 12, 2015

Mock Squid Soup - June 12, 2015 - Mad Max: Fury Road

MOCK! and The Armchair Squid are proud to welcome you to Mock Squid Soup: A Film Society, meetings on the second Friday of each month.  Last week, society members posted three clues as to their chosen film for the month.  Today is the big reveal.

Last month, I thought I knew what this month's movie was going to be.  I had intended to re-visit an old favorite but instead...

I had not intended to see this film.  I don't recall if I've seen the original trilogy.  But shortly after this was released, a friend texted that he was interested in seeing this.  We were supposed to go see "American Sniper" together this past winter, but those plans fell apart.  So, since I hadn't seen him in a bit AND he had convinced another friend I had only seen briefly the week before, I jumped in.

And I am quite glad I did.  This was a bombastic, in-your-face, senses assaulting thrill ride.  I have read somewhere that there were about 15 pages of dialog when the script was written and 3500 stills for the storyboarding of the action scenes.  It just picks up after a low key opening monologue and doesn't stop for its entire two hour running time.

It has strong female characters, lots of humor and action, and a nice set up for a new trilogy.  While not overly gory, it is definitely not for everyone.  

But it was fun.


  1. Oh you picked a brand new movie! I have heard good things about this film. I like the strong female characters-not enough around

  2. The reviews have been so good. I've never been particularly interested in the originals but the new one has me rethinking my preconceptions.

  3. This sounds interesting.
    I am not into gory type movies and violence against people just for the violence I do want see this. The main reason that would get me into seeing this one is the fact Cinematographer John Seale came out of retirement to shoot this movie. He also believes in real time shots and not so much CGI.
    I mean it has got to be a hoot !

    cheers, parsnip

  4. I'm glad to hear you liked this film. I want to see it so badly; it's so hard for me to get out and see movies at the theater. Between budgeting time and money and my issues with crowds- hopefully I can catch an early show on a weekday before it's gone. I've only heard good things about this movie and am excited to see some real action (nothing against CGI).

  5. Mad Max Fury has a great blend of everything from what I've been reading. This movie is designed to thrill and rake in the bucks yet at the same time, a lot of effort went into creating this latest version.

  6. I've nominated you for an award on my blog.


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