Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SquirlyNutz, Jul 28, 2014.
Any Mad Max fans here ?
Looks about as stupid as the rest.
Yeah nothing to be super excited about The whole movie is just these guys driving around in the desert lol
i have seen such a movie in m y life and i regret even today for doing so
That looks terrible.
I liked the old Mad Max movies, let 's see how this one stands.
Mad Max 2 is one of my favorite films ever! I'll be checking this out for sure
I'll see it, it looks like a good action flick.
I don't understand the perfectly clean and done up women, but I'm also not very familiar with the franchise.
I am getting a little bothered how every big and bright movie seems to be apocalyptic lately, and worse, they're allegorical and loosely based on current events and fears.
"Was that Charlize Theron?" It was. I love Charlize.
I have seen al lold Mad Max movies.
I will see the new one sson.
I was more of a Road Warrior fan. Never forget the scene where the muscle dude with the mohawk gets an arrow in the arm and then pulls it out with that manic look on his face while his gay buddy sits on the back of the bike. One of the greatest action flicks i have ever seen.
Not sure what to expect of this new one, although i will definitely go watch it.
Edit: Ah here it is
I'm a big fan of Mad Max movies will go to see this one for sure.
Fat, dirty, ugly women in movies don't attract that much. You wouldn't want realistic post-apocalyptic looking and behaving women in a movie, nobody would watch it lol.
About every movie being post-apocalyptic lately. They're not. There are just a lot more movies being produced these days, and most of them suck. Lots of movies made ages ago were post-apocalyptic or related to some massive world destruction (e.g. Terminator). Even more (and crappy ones especially) during the cold war/nuclear age. Now most movies seem to be made for really dumb people - lots of action, very little food for thought. There's literally years in between really good movies that properly combine sfx with the story and with the acting (like Matrix or Inception). Even when they have great actors, many times the movie is disappointing for me (e.g. Prometheus).
Connected to current events - they always been - see % of nuke-related movies in the cold war/nuclear era. See the number of Vietnam movies during and after Vietnam war, etc. Hollywood is capitalizing on world events and uncle Sam is capitalizing on Hollywood. There are people dumb enough that after seeing a war movie that impresses them (heroism and saving the world kind of crap) will go and join the military. That's because they are dumb and ignorant enough to think actual war is like the movie where you sit on your ass eating pop-corn. And then they go through all the reality of a war zone, come back and are never the same because their mind is scrambled eggs. This is not new. This has been so for a long time and in many places/countries. Is just that USA got it fined tuned and expanded it the best.
Ugly, dirty women, absolutely not. Hot, dirty women? Please take more of my money. First movie to portray people in an ending world in a real light will be huge.
I completely disagree that there isn't a huge wave of end-of-the-world movies the past few years, because it's what sells and it's what people want to see. It became a staple genre. Not only literal end-of-the-world movies but post and near apocalyptic. Movies like Elysium("post|near apoc" social commentary), The Purge(social commentary), Hunger Games(teen apoc), Children of Men, Divergent(teen apoc), This Is The End(comedy), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World(rom-com), Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy(evil villain), The Lego Movie(evil villain), Transformers, The many super hero movies(evil villain|salvation), monster movies like Cloverfield and Godzilla, and SO many others(these were just off the top of my head).
It's not every movie, and it isn't always literally the world is gone, but the theme of something trying to end the world as it is or "the world is different, and it's not a good different" is there. "Different world" is internalized as "end of the world" (Apocalypse doesn't even mean the end of the world).
People are looking for what will happen in the end, how to live through the end, who will save them from the end.
In the time periods you mentioned, there were apocalyptic movies because that was the mood then too. Movies of war are not necessarily apocalyptic; Apocalypse Now isn't even really about war as much as what's inside men. It used to be a backdrop theme, the end of the world, now it's the forefront more than ever because like you said they're making more movies, but it just happens that far more of them are about cataclysm and stuff because that's what sells. The top movies that are not about the end are almost always about family, which is symptomatic to the times and speaks volumes. Where are the stories, the imagination? The topic in today's mind is "live for the moment now because the future is uncertain," and that's entering every media. The idea of investing for the future is gone, which means the belief in the future is gone. The amount of dystopian teenage movies is also a very telling sign, they don't really believe in the kind of possible future their parents did when they were the same age(and they were living through Vietnam and stuff, but still had hope, yet that generation are now the ones making these end-of-the-world movies for the teens to watch. Maybe they lost hope too.). We can say anything about the quality of movies, but what is massively consumed is what shows what people are thinking, and in a way dictates behavior as life imitates art.
I'm not saying there aren't many apoc. movies, just that is not that many % compared to other times. Are they more? Yeah. And I do know what you mean and what you're thinking and i agree in principle. Is basically brainwashing. Is not the fact the movie is about apoc. but the subtleties in the movie. Induction of fear, implantation of prejudice, racism (not necessarily about blacks but about others, including social classes and behavior), enforcement of fake perceptions, etc.
But is not relay new. Is just more, better done and more subtle. Same shit was done by the Catholic Church ages ago or by the state through propaganda mediums.
And, you're picking up on the movies. Is not just the movies. Maybe in the movies it increased by a certain % but in news and TV it increased by an order of magnitude. The whole setup produces some really interesting effects and side effects. For example, interestingly enough fear makes people want to stockpile stuff and increase consumption. But that's just a tiny part of the whole thing.
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