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Food is a medium, right? Well, today it is because I gave one of the Internet?s favorite and most meme-able foods yet another try today, and I?ve decided: I hate tacos.

Specifically hard shell tacos; second only to the coconut, I don?t think a more inconvenient food has ever been conceived since the invention of mastication. Whose brilliant idea was it to serve shredded cheese and lettuce on a bed of greasy, ground meat tucked into a thin cornmeal envelope that shatters like a window pane with the slightest pressure applied by teeth? I don?t think I?ve ever eaten a taco that wasn?t a messy pile of regret within 3 seconds of me trying to eat it. Bite it from the top? Great, a flavorless mouthful of razor-sharp cornmeal shards, cheese and lettuce. Bite it from the bottom? Grand, a greasy mouthful of corn mush and heartburn, oh, and let us not forget the ensuing avalanche of cheese and lettuce that comes to rest somewhere between the bridge of the nose and the corner of the eye. Just saying, if I was in a plane crash and stranded in the mountains with nothing to eat but Taco Bell tacos or the corpses of the deceased? well, of course I?d eat the tacos, but I wouldn?t be happy about it.
 

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Samtemdo8 said:
Its mostly because Max is the most purest example of a wooden actor and worse a wooden actor that barely has screentime of his own. Same with the rest of the "good guy" cast. I am most certain that Mel Gibson was a way better Max than whoever this guy was. And the plot felt like a Story where Mad Max was shoehorned in, not a story about Mad Max. You can remove Max and the movie would have been almost the same.
But then again, Max Rockatansky has never been the star of any of the movies. Max is the quintessential type of Australian typecast of a central protagonist that suffers their world and is often left without any answers to address it. You could remove Max from the first movie, world still falls to the hypothetical 'societal collapse theory', nothing gets better, nothing is seen to improve, that was big in Australia during the 60s and 70s about 'cultural degradation'.

George Miller was a conservative of Australian political dialogue of the 70s that believed without a strong cultural heritage (art, political conscience, etc) that Australia was destined to 'cultural annihilation' inthe age of the culture wars of the Cold War. That Australia was threatened as if by the idea of a dissolution of a desire to pull forward as one new society, to overcome and achieve a unified national image of itself.

Basically all the progressives of Australian politics of the 70s were; "More art funding, but the young'uns are alright and need more native entertainment."

Conservatives were like; "More art funding 'cos young'uns aren't alright and need civilizing."

And George Miller being a doctor who saw the ridiculous road death tolls from drinking, recreational drug use, and then driving (and racing), wasn't exactly hung up on the idea Australian youth being okay. Having seen two of his friends die in a motor vehicle accident when he himself was young and a lot more rough and tumble, drinking and getting into fights himself.

Max Rockatansky, much like Australian characters of the time, were swallowed up by the world that confronted them.

They couldn't be traditional heroes, nor have traditional heroic typecast tales about them. The key themes of many Australian films at the time that separate them from other Western media, is the individual is largely nothing compared to the social forces that threaten them. Threaten them with insanity, barbarism and in a sense hopelessness unless there is a guiding hand. A unified desire to rise ourselves up collectively.

If you want to see an active example of this, I suggest Wake in Fright. Probably the best piece of surrealist horror where cultural degradation itself is the primary motivator of the protagonist's fall from grace. Wake in Fright is just amazing. Like easily one of the best horror films ever made, which is 'horror' in terms of something very real could happen, but from the basis of an already maddening world where people do not collectively hold themselves to 'higher values of civilization'.

It's hard to explain why it's so good without watching it. It's brilliant, and also sums up a lot of fears politicians had as to the conditions of their still very recent nationhood. Watch Wake in Fright, and you get Max Rockatansky. There is a reason why even during the Cold War, the first Mad Max has fuck all to do with nuclear war. Because that wan't actually the biggest fears Australian politicians had. That was an addition of later films.

There is also why there was a big push during the 60s and 70s to show Australian actions during both World Wars. Because definitively these were moments which the Australian government could point to and construct the narrative as to the possibilities of a nation pulling towards some idea of universal 'greatness'. Also why roughly at this same time you had a whole lot of politicians pushing the idea that Australian independence was born not on 1901, but in 1915 ... as Australia firmly entered the world stage and shaped world geopolitics.

Speaking of the problems ofthe film I found, however ...

The core of it is how Fury Road is shot.

In Mad Max 2, you had stunts that were long shots and were incredibly dangerous. And the stunt doubles knew it. You saw them wobble. You see active fear of; "Don't fuck this up or I die." So there is a palpable fear when leaping onto vehicles, and there were long shots that followed the entire event of boarding the truck.

In Fury Road, the sheer number of action-schlock jump cuts diminishes this given the natural idea of showing real fear of the stunt doubles doing what they're doing has been ixnayed for simply the act of doing it, as if to highlight as if some inhuman like insanity makes it seem shot in a way that is schizophrenic.

Though arguably you can't get away with the same stuff you used to concerning basic health and safety...
 

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Samtemdo8 said:
Pirates 3 At World's End.

I am starting to appreciate this movie.

Why is it bad again?

Its not awful imo. The only problem is I find a little boring and the multiple Johnny Depp thing was kinda annoying/unfunny. That aside, I admire the scope of it, the battle was really good and the ending was nice.


Its certainly better than On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
 

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Natemans said:
Samtemdo8 said:
Pirates 3 At World's End.

I am starting to appreciate this movie.

Why is it bad again?

Its not awful imo. The only problem is I find a little boring and the multiple Johnny Depp thing was kinda annoying/unfunny. That aside, I admire the scope of it, the battle was really good and the ending was nice.


Its certainly better than On Stranger Tides and Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Oh the final battle's music, whatever happened to this Hans Zimmer?

 

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Ohh, this is stil going. Awesome.
ReservoirAngel said:
Cersei Lannister is a stronger character and far more deserving of final victory in Game of Thrones than Daenerys Targaryen will ever be.
they're both terrible. Dragon fire for both of them I say. (I'm assume frozen fire would work on DT). Also the show made Stannis stupid.

As for a new opinion, I don't know if Better Call Saul is a good show. The brothers aren't likeable, and there are some really weird plot points that they bend over backwards to get out of. The tape recorder shenanigans comes to mind.

Compare that to Fring political manuever is subtle and precise, working on the opponents mental weaknesses. That's great.

But the Breaking Bad's whole premise is: I'm too masculine to accept help. Which only goes so far.
 

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trunkage said:
Ohh, this is stil going. Awesome.
ReservoirAngel said:
Cersei Lannister is a stronger character and far more deserving of final victory in Game of Thrones than Daenerys Targaryen will ever be.
they're both terrible. Dragon fire for both of them I say. (I'm assume frozen fire would work on DT). Also the show made Stannis stupid.

As for a new opinion, I don't know if Better Call Saul is a good show. The brothers aren't likeable, and there are some really weird plot points that they bend over backwards to get out of. The tape recorder shenanigans comes to mind.

Compare that to Fring political manuever is subtle and precise, working on the opponents mental weaknesses. That's great.

But the Breaking Bad's whole premise is: I'm too masculine to accept help. Which only goes so far.
I think the Night's King should win and bring about a glorious Long Night.