"‘there was no character development.’ HONESTLY, did I see a different movie or something? There were character arcs all over the damn place!...DAMN, people, I’ve seen epic SAGAS that didn’t have this much character development!"
"Mad Max: Fury Road is a story about sexists, told by non-sexists.
I know it’s a bit confusing, because we’re so used to seeing stories about sexists told by sexists. We’re so used to sexism being portrayed by sexist male filmmakers for the sake of a sexist male audience, that we’ve been fooled into thinking this is the only way sexism even can be portrayed."
"Max doesn’t kill anyone until he has to....Because he’s not out for vengeance. Not like Furiosa. Furiosa is angry, she wants revenge, she wants to tear people apart with her bare hands. Max is a kicked dog."
"To give side characters cohesive story beats specific to them, that still serve the overall tone & sweep of the narrative – that’s what all storytellers want to achieve. This is the gold level. And y’know, a movie that is literally three quarters CAR CHASES did a better job depicting independent, nuanced female side characters than the majority of what Hollywood has ever churned out."
"Furiosa's politics and war make it possible for the Wives to move forward with philosophy and agriculture. Neither of them are wrong. And how much do I love this movie about generations of women disagreeing with each other and caring for each other?"
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