I love how raw and stripped back the original is, so zany and weird and full of cartoony larger than life characters. It really feels like a comic book. The all done for real car action scenes are here from the start and are already great, but it's interesting how it seems like each movie George Miller was refining and perfecting the same idea. What this does best is be a really good anti hero origin story for Max.
Definitely a 'lesser' Ghibli, only because there's much less attempt at being deeper thematically like most of the other films; this is just a fun quirky time and the send up of old romantic war film tropes is pretty funny, you won't feel any cleverer by the end but you'll have a smile on your face.
What more can be said about my all time favourite films.
Fellowship is the ultimate worldbuilding movie, the first half setting up everything from the world to all the lore and characters perfectly. By the time a normal film would have finished, all is in place for you to be completely invested in the story, and for the second half to take you on an enthralling odyssey through incredible location after location, culminating in a tragic downbeat ending that positions…
Loved it, this felt like a proper movie. I forgot how effortless this kind of film is to watch, they really made some action bangers in the 90s. Nothing too crazy, just the sort of movie you can rely to have a great time.
I thought the fact that Clint Eastwood got with the girl was hilarious and slightly dodgy seeing as he's an old man, but you have to leave your disbelief at door. All the characters are great…