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It's East meets West as a determined Soviet policeman reluctantly pairs up with a wisecracking Chicago cop to hunt down the fugitive responsible for the death of his partner. It's Arnie and the one and only Jim Belushi as the cops. It's a Cold War Buddy Cop movie directed by Walter Hill. It's action packed with a loud musical score. Why does Arnie dress like Gumby? Maybe Jim Belushi actually has some acting talent? Red Heat doesn't sizzle, but it…
Ferocious. Epic. Metaphorical. Hallucinatory. Primal. Operatic. Dystopian. Mythological. Uncompromising. Revolutionary.
A true marvel of action choreography and an instant cult-classic, Mad Max: Fury Road is a breathlessly exhilarating and gloriously orchestrated cautionary tale that sets a new gold standard for action cinema with its visceral blend of relentless, testosterone-fueled, high-octane visual extravaganza, propulsive momentum, fearless direction, otherworldly creativity, unapologetic feminism, poetic grace and rich emotional crescendo that thrills, dazzles, stirs, shocks, and entertains in equal measures.
like staring into the abs of god.
completely different from the first film, it feels like an R-rated STEP UP sequel as shot by Soderbergh, and if that idea does nothing for you, don't bother. characters bounce off each other beautifully in more ways than one... the film is so content to have zero concrete stakes. more involved in the communion of spectacle and the binding force of entertainment. reminded me of a great martial arts film re: the skill…