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http://joycesully.tumblr.com/post/120240545414/the-clan-of-the-boltcutter/mobile

https://thefanmetareader.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/mad-max-and-homers-odyssey-by-earlhamclassics/

https://lashesandstars.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/crone-wars-on-the-mythology-of-fury-road/

http://www.tor.com/2015/05/20/mad-max-fury-road-action-genre-subversion/
(spoilers for other Mad Max films and the game of thrones TV show)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/movies/mad-max-fury-road-with-movie-trailer-george-miller-narrates-a-scene.html
(the scene narration is in a video, but there are a few interview questions in text)

http://www.tor.com/2015/05/15/the-hype-is-real-mad-max-fury-road-is-one-of-the-best-films-of-the-year/
(spoilers for other Mad Max films)

http://www.vulture.com/2015/05/mad-max-review.html
(this one was called out in one of the others as being annoyingly clueless)

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/25/high-gear-current-cinema-anthony-lane
(also somewhat clueless)

http://www.themarysue.com/review-mad-max/

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/05/19/mad-max-fury-road-as-reviewed-by-my-70-year-old-mother-in-law

https://belessamazing.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/furiosa-5/

linked from previous article:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/02/mad_max_fury_road_filming_and_environmental_damage_in_namibia.html

https://medium.com/@spygirlpix/mad-max-fury-road-and-narrowing-the-gender-gap-in-hollywood-c82f0338ed6e
sees its feminist value but argues it's not all that feminist.

http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/05/is-fury-road-really-all-that-feminist/
this one also argues it's not feminist (but multiple male commenters disagree with the female poster's argument)

http://herstoryarc.com/2015/05/20/we-are-not-things-in-mad-max/

http://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a28156/charlize-theron-mad-max-interview/

http://www.themarysue.com/mra-to-the-max/
about the MRA boycott

http://hellotailor.blogspot.com/2015/05/mad-max-fury-road.html

https://ladygeekgirl.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/we-are-not-things-mad-max-fury-road-is-a-feminist-masterpiece/
discusses how it's problematic.

https://storify.com/wire2k/anita-sarkeesian-on-mad-max-fury-road?utm_source=embed_header
Anita Sarkeesian's tweets on why Fury Road is not feminist

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/20/mad-max-how-mras-killed-the-world.html
Arthur Chu's take (Contains spoilers for rest of Mad Max movies.)

http://nospockdasgay.tumblr.com/post/119381643753/my-reaction-to-mad-max-fury-road-and-the-utter/mobile
The author was born without a left forearm.

http://wellntruly.tumblr.com/post/120468879068/a-war-rig-of-ones-own-a-very-long-post-on-fury

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KTVG86
For all your Mad Max: Fury Road cosplaying needs (check the Q&A's and reviews).

http://aworkinglibrary.com/writing/vuvalini/

http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2015/05/28/disability-in-the-dystopian-future-of-mad-max-fury-road/

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/05/26/how-mad-max-fury-road-turns-your-writing-advice-into-roadkill/

http://www.kameronhurley.com/wives-warlords-and-refugees-the-people-economy-of-mad-max/
"He is, if anything, a Manic Pixie Dreamguy"

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beaq
Jun. 28th, 2015 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re the Salon article on the effects of filming in Africa:

I'd wondered about the effects of filming in the desert, and hoped they had a location that was already dedicated to that kind of destruction - apparently not. Phoo. And the article doesn't really detail the environmental destruction much beyond quoting the (one?) activist who complained.

The rest of the analysis is sort of meh, but the worst of it is the complaint that the film's use of African extras "embody[s] the myth of the African with nothing left to lose," since the film does not depict Africans at all - the boys were painted black and white and were indistinguishable from any other extras. Now, that is a problem, but it's not the problem the article suggests. And I'm starting to get kind of upset that all the articles I've read so far critiquing the film from a leftist viewpoint are such intellectually flimsy tinsel.
firecat
Jun. 28th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
I saw dissenting views on the destructiveness of the filming, so I don't know how accurate the article was on that point. I agree with your comments about the African extras.
beaq
Jun. 29th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
Now if you get me started on the depiction of the Wretched in terms of race, class, etc...
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