We didn't intend on seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. Derailed from our first movie by events beyond our control, this was the movie that was playing next. I have only seen pieces of the older films and had little expectation for this one.
By the time the film ended I had a migraine and motion sickness combined; I have never left a film sick before. And still, I find the way I'd describe this film as somewhere along the line…
I have not seen the first film, but I enjoyed this one more than I expected to. I was not sure how to take quite a few of the characters.
Strangely, there was quite a bit of misogyny for a film that focused on women and was directed by a woman. Perhaps, it was intended to be ironic?
Overall, the music and choreography were entertaining and most of the jokes hit their marks. It's a comedy, and for what it was, it was entertaining enough.
I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America. I've never read comic books and have never even heard of these characters, but I'm definitely a fan now. The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.