Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mad Max weekend

The Missus, Young Son, and I saw the new Mad Max movie over the weekend.  Putting the usual issues of logistics aside (how the heck do they feed, clothe, arm, treat for illness, etc all those hundreds or so crazed post apocalypse warriors?)  it was a pretty darn good flick.  Definitely to be seen on the big screen.

The theme of the movie has been seen and played out many, many times in the past but it was effectively done this time around.  I was a bit leery about seeing it as the movie has been touted as a feminist movie with 'strong women' who rescue Max and not the other way around.  I was prepared for two hours of man-bashing (well, plenty of men got bashed, mashed, shot, crushed, burned, and otherwise confounded but they deserved it) but instead was treated to scenes of competent women who could take care of themselves.  That's the kind of woman I like!

Hopefully not a spoiler (alert! alert!) but I liked the woman who went down fighting, shooting to the last.  As Jack Harper said " We all die.  It's how we die that matters."  Heavy stuff.  Jack Harper wasn't in this movie but the sentiment makes the jump to Mad Max.

Go see it.


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