Six reasons why attacking this film is The Worst Thing the MRA Could Do
6 - This film is the best action movie of the decade and getting on the wrong side of it is never going to be a good idea. Trying to tear-down this film will only make the MRA position weaker
5 - The world view of every character is completely consistent with their experiences. Don't mistake character perspective for film maker perspective. The brides feel men destroyed the world because they have always been the prisoners of a warlord. The Matriarchy is shown to be warlike and ruthless because the peaceful ideals espoused do not work in such an environment. Most people can see the complex treatment of gender and power-structures in the film and it makes the MRA look like loons when they try and reduce it
4 - The film never makes the arguments some MRA claim (That it's a critique of toxic masculinity, etc.) instead the film looks at a cult leader and a culture that is a logical extension of the post apocalyptic circumstance. The circumstance are realistically presented for all parties and mirror real-world circumstances for people today in many third-world African nations. Warlords and tribalism, sex slaves and cannon fodder.
3 - Max Rockatanski has always been a strong, silent type with few words and a self-sacrificing nature. The complaint that he isn't the focus is silly, his character is in keeping with the previous three installments, especially Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. This Max is the Character as played by Gibson and to argue otherwise is to expose an irrational bias
2 - The film looks at multiple aspects of both male and female roles in this world; Matriarchs, Patriarchs, victims, the helpless, the strong. Theron's character is often quite frustrated by the brides' softness while the dynamic between Nux and his brother regarding male weakness is a key arc in the film
1 - Furiosa is exactly the type of female role MRAs have claimed they want more of. An equal who carries her own weight and isn't treated as special, treated instead as just as expendable as the other War Boys. Furiosa is the exemplar of self actualization without gender privilege. This movie has a hell of a lot more Karen Straghn than Anita Sarkeesian in its message
In short, attacking Fury Road as "Feminist Propaganda" will only ever hurt the MRA