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+Oliver Harper These reviews are really good but I do have one critique; The sound is SO Inconsistent. I find I have to keep my hand close to the volume control because your voice is often too quiet to hear and then suddenly you crank of the music or effects from the movie clips so loud I have to quickly turn it down. It seems to vary by about 20 db.
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Well, I commented on this review but it was after watching 20-30 reviews and it seemed to be a fairly consistent attribute. It took some time before I finally decided to 'complain' (not a complaint so much as a suggestion) at any rate, I like the reviews quite a bit. I just find the volume problematic.
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This is the first of your reviews i have seen for a film I'd never heard of. I'm amazed this flew so far under the radar for me. This type of movie was exactly the type I was seeking out at the time of it's release.
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We don't need a sequel and I wasn't excited by the idea.
However, when Ryan Gosling was cast I became very interested in a sequel.
His work in Drive and Only God Forgives makes me think he can absolutely play Deckard (If that's the way they end up going) I DO want to see Gosling in the Blade Runner Universe.
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This movie completely broke my brain. It disassembled me. The fourth wall was GONE I was so completely immersed.

I have only had two other experiences like this in the theater.
Ghostbusters
Terminator 2
Mad Max: Fury Road

These are the three films that made me totally rethink cinema.
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THE single most elaborate excuse I have EVER seen to show off one's Christopher Walken impression.
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American has the worst social mobility in roughly 100 years. For the first time in three generations a person who is born middle class is more likely to retire poorer than wealthier than they started. The gap between rich and poor is wider than it has been in over 100 years and the power to legislate is more concentrated in the hands of a small number of rich hands than it's ever been.

Those statements would tend to refute the central premise of 'The American Dream.'
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Those 90s high-waisted slacks, ha ha.
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I have to say, this is easily the best drawn Chick Tract I've seen.

So what I learned was, I should DEFINITELY sell my soul to the devil so I can live a really wealthy and comfortable life and then make a death-bed conversion to go to heaven.

God really didn't think this deal out.
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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
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I feel like everything is different now. This movie did something to me that no movie has ever done, including The Road Warrior. It just IMMERSED me completely.
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"he could've went with the egalitarian form of feminism instead of the subtle good (women and men who accept their narrative) versus evil (men in general) point of view. the egalitarian form of feminism is more rational."

He DID go with gender egalitarianism but you've belied your own claim by lumping all female characters together instead of recognizing that every character in the movie has their own individual perspective and they show this through dialog as well as actions. Once again you mistake character perspectives for film maker perspectives and treat all the women as monolithic.

Let's look at the five brides.
You have one who says very clearly that she IS owned and tells the other bride she is a "thing". This angers another of the brides who vehemently disagrees, "We are NOT things." The first is also the bride who wants to return to Immortan Joe and seek forgiveness. She is afraid of the harshness of the outside world and desires the comfort and protection of the harem.

Then you have the angriest of the brides, her perspective is the one you have mistaken as the perspective of all the brides--and Miller himself, instead of recognizing it as the CHARACTER (A person who was stolen as a child and raised by Joe's angry elderly wife, and hates Joe, and has never seen men outside of her captivity--a very rational perspective for her to have considering her limited exposure to the world)

You also have the red headed bride who sees Nux as a victim instead of a oppressor. She extends trust to him and recognizes Nux and Joe are very different men.

These are women with different motivations and different perspectives because they have had different experiences.

You have the older women on bikes who have varying degrees of allegiance to a pacifist worldview but are shown to be just as ready to kill. They are living examples that the matriarchy may be no better than the patriarchy. They only lack the numbers to be raiders themselves. They are not monolithic, some kill, others conserve and the one who dies does both, gleefully. She believes she is more ecologically minded that Immortan Joe's tribe but The War Boys have tremendous gardens and carefully maintained food supplies. It is shown that these two worlds have much in common.

You also have Furiosa, who is tough but guilty. It could even be argued she kidnapped (the one bride) against her will to find her own redemption. She was taken as a child but then won independence by towing the line and being a good soldier. She worked hard to get Immortan Joe to trust her and in that process participated in many raids, some of which where to kidnap brides for Joe. It may be that some of the brides in her truck are ones she helped steal in the first place.

Furiosa is also impatience and annoyed with the frailty and helplessness of the brides. She has been hardened and they are not and there are points where she sneers at that. She has worked hard and sustains the comfort some of them seek. She is more realistic.

She also is less trusting but is forced, at several points to trust people and then has that trust rewarded. Every female character has an arc and growth because they are treated as individuals just as all the male characters are. The film is exactly the gender egalitarian movie you CLAIM you want (but don't actually)
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I have noticed moderation in the Atheist community since the posting of this video. Youtube has been very good to Atheism.

TJ Kirk, The Amazing Atheist, for one, is significantly more moderate than he was when he started on Youtube. I see a LOT more 'The Bible Reloaded' types on YouTube now, using humor and a light touch to talk about beliefs and rationality or Sam Harris or Matt Dillahunty who use compassionate argumentation instead of invective.

Of course we still have the Dusty Smiths and Thunderfoots and David Silvermans who keep the hot-headed image of the 'Angry Atheist' around (Which is fine and I sometimes enjoy them) It's just that there is a broader selection of styles now and those more extreme examples are individual points on a much more complex terrain than eight years ago.
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Wait, what?
There was one part of your video I just didn't understand at all and I'm trying to wrap my brain around it.

Please, if you see this, help me out. Maybe you can explain it to me.

There was this really weird thing you mentioned that just baffled me completely.

I don't know but it seemed really... just, I don't know? Out of left field?

MySpace.

What the fuck is that?
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