I wish this was forgettable because I was having a great time with my family tonight until I remembered that this movie exists.
This isn't so much a review of the film as it is a brief look into Bay's place in, dare I say, cinema history, specifically his place in the current film vs. digital battle being waged.
I hesitate to say "if you know how you feel about Bay, you know how you'll feel about this movie" or something to that degree. While it's accurate, I think Bay and cinema are more interesting than that and shouldn't be dismissed so easily.…
Rather than embracing the "thank God Miller started making great movies again" mentality that people seemed to associate with Fury Road, I think Fury Road should inspire us to revisit his recent filmography once more so we can appreciate that he never stopped being a genius. The climax of this film alone is cinematic perfection and shows his genius at play. His creativity and understanding of cinematic storytelling and the relation between form and content borders on unmatched in Hollywood…