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Highly Suspect Reviews: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max returns, now played by Tom Hardy, in a cross-apocalypse-country road chase of a film that never lets up for a minute. Of course, Max isn’t REALLY the main character this time around. The film introduces Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a worthy equal to Max who is driving a battletruck full of escaped slave brides, and their former master has brought out pretty much the entirety of wacky death racers on the road in pursuit.

Can the two desert warriors stand up against overwhelming odds? Can George Miller, after all this time, actually make a good new film in the Max series? Can the Unusual Suspects keep from SQUEEing all the way through the review. The answer lies with Beau, Chris, Brian, Joe and Sarah.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Adzl33t

    They shot mostly at Africa, if you liked this movie, you should at least know more about the production.

    • Beau

      Congratulations for making the most pedantic comment I’ve ever read on the site. Truly it was stupid of us to assume an Australian movie franchise was filmed in Australia.

      Of course, I’m also making some assumptions about you based on your twittery. I’m sure that’s stupid of me too.

      • Occam’s razor would suggest you’re not wrong in your assumptions…

        • Beau

          Nor any reasonable definition of what civil discourse is.

          • Ken Walker

            Production actually started in Australia and has mostly an Australian crew. Too bad our drought broke, and our deserts started to look green so production moved to Namibia. Really great review team, can wait to see this film.

          • The should film the sequels in California. They’re going through an apocalyptic drought right now

      • Adzl33t

        I dont twitter, also most movie buffs know this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CaliforniaDoubling I only suggest at the very least a meager glance on wiki

        • Beau

          Your statement lost all validity by being couched in an obnoxious manner. You could have easily been more engaging with the point but instead you used a point which had almost nothing to do with our review and dun us for not being up to a dubious standard of professionalism. Message received loud and clear: you’re a jerk.

        • how old are you?

        • Mr_Plainview

          Due to your comments I’m going to guess you are either a troll or have Asperger’s. If it’s Asperger’s allow me to humbly point out what was wrong with the way you posted.

          You basically said this: “The movie was mostly filmed in Africa, fuck you all for not mentioning this.”

          What you should have said is something like this: “Hey guys, you mentioned briefly that it must have been easy to find desert locations to film in Australia, and while some of it was shot there much of principal photography actually took place in Africa.”

          See how that works. You show off your ability to read a wiki article and politely point out a fact not brought up in the review. People then read what you wrote and say “oh hey you know a lot about this movie, that’s cool, thanks.”

          The problem is that never once did the gang say the whole movie was filmed in Australia. They only made a brief joking comment about filming in Australia being easy since there is a lot of desert. And guess what, that is a accurate joke, because there was filming done in Australia and there is a lot of desert there. Hence your comment of “you should at least know more about the production” makes no sense because what they JOKINGLY said about the production was correct.

          So basically you in a very rude manner chastised the reviewers for not mentioning the filming that took place in Africa, even though there was no need for them to point out this fact. Them suddenly interjecting that part of the film was shot in Africa would have made as much sense as them suddenly listing the name of the caterers, grips, camera crew, etc.

          Looking up that most of the movie was filmed in Africa is something that anyone can find out with a simple web search, but finding out if the movie is good and what the pros and cons of the film are is what reviews are for. The point of the One of Us gang is to humorously give their thoughts on if a film is good or not. I feel they did this adequately. What is not their job is to point out every single trivial factoid about the film. If they do point some facts out great, if they don’t who cares. If they point out incorrect facts and you politely correct their errors, good job. But to out of nowhere start posting rude comments about them because they didn’t bring up random facts of filming is very jerk-like-behavior.

          TL:DR Version: They didn’t say anything about it not being filmed in Africa or anything about it only being filmed in Australia, so there is nothing to correct about what they said, what are you mad at bro?

  • Steffen Pabst

    I love this movie so much. Some of the best action scenes I have ever seen.
    First Avengers, now this. What a great year so far!

  • dark knight fan

    Hey guys this may also blow you minds. Humungus was going to turn out to be Goose from the first movie. George Miller don’t go with it, but did left some hits like police gear in Road Warrior.

    • Mr_Plainview


    • Brian_Salisbury


    • Johnny Neill

      That’s not the Goose. No way.

  • dark knight fan

    I heard Fury Road was set between the first and second movies.

  • Brian_Salisbury


  • Brian_Salisbury

    I put up with that guy in these comment sections for a long time, no longer! What a lovely, lovely hammer!

    • Preston

      I was wondering when that was going to happen.. you guys gave him several chances. Note that I got kicked off the Tower of the Hand forum (Song of Ice and Fire forum for those who aren’t aware) for calling the mods communist like six years ago.

      For the record, I don’t think you guys are commies–you’er sociopaths.

    • I would have preferred a firing squad with an anti-aircraft canon like kim jung un just did to his uncle, but the hammer will do…

    • TheOtherDude92

      It seems like I missed a big blunder, but from what I’ve gathered it was worth missing.

  • Preston

    I have not seen this movie, nor will I listen to the review until afterwards. Very excited however… people are going crazy over this. I was certain that we were going to get a PG-13 watered-down version that would be as useful as two wet shits from a sick dog*.

    • Mr_Plainview

      Ditto on not thinking the film would be good. I had no interest in seeing this movie as I expected it to suck, but then I listened to the review and started looking around online and everywhere people are praising the hell out of Fury Road. Now I’m pretty excited for it.

  • rickdidaz

    I’m liking the new program to play the audio reviews/podcasts.

    • Brian_Salisbury

      Glad to hear that, Rick. We had been having some issues with the previous iteration and I really like this new embed. Appreciate the feedback!

  • TheOtherDude92

    Just got out of it. It’s probably going to be my favorite movie of the summer.

  • You guys were right on the money on this one. Its like everything my 12 year old self wanted after watching all the Mad Max movies

  • Johnny Neill

    Wow! It was Cirque de Soleil people?! That’s amazing! Also, the lovely harem of women Charlize Theron was rescuing, I didn’t realize that was Zoe Kravitz, and Riley Keogh – who happens to be Elvis Presley’s grand daughter, played one of the others. That’s so crazy! I love this movie so much.

  • Andre Garcia

    Guitar Guy is the best character in the movie.

  • Tristan Milner

    http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=4762 The second i saw this I knew I had to link it.

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