I guess it's probably something to do with the way the Japanese language sounds, but it's amazing how this manages to keep the energy and excitement going throughout the film even though it's actually mostly talking.
Great film all around. I'd probably say it was my favourite Mad Max film now. Although it has been a long time since I saw any of the others. There's no messing about or meandering, it just dives right in to the action and never really lets up. Good acting, excellent effects work and the action was all understandable. You always knew who was fighting who and why rather than it being a mess of explosions and cuts which you get so often in action sequences.
Despite the two and a half hour runtime this really didn't feel overly long. This was probably due to the amazing visuals, the cinematography is simply amazing and so despite anything else it is always a pleasure to look at. Well possibly not while people are being mauled by bears, but you get the idea. Add to that the fact that the sound design is simply brilliant as well. The rear and surround speaker are extremely active and there was…