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Movie Review: Mad Max – Fury Road

Yes, this one’s kinda late, and kinda short. Also, a bit of background: I have not seen the first three Mad Max movies, but you really don’t need to if you’re interested in this new one.

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Starring:
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Director: George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet)
Rating: MA15+
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OK, wow.

If there’s been a bigger example of late hype pulling me into a film over the last several years, I can’t remember it. With next to no knowledge of Aussie director George Miller‘s acclaimed 30 year old Mad Max trilogy, other than the fact that it was kind of a big thing once, I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road based on pretty much word-of-mouth groundswell alone. And goodness, gracious, what a ride.

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Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

My apologies for the lack of content lately. The FIFA World Cup is dominating pretty much all aspects of my life at present, including my sleeping patterns. But today is a rest day!

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Starring:
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
Director:
Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch, How To Train Your Dragon)
Rating: PG
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It’s been a while since the first How To Train Your Dragon movie flew into cinemas and swept up the hearts of more than a few moviegoers. Though Dreamworks’ animated feature output had been inconsistent since the first Shrek, the fantastical 2010 coming-of-age tale about a social outcast who finds his purpose through a chance dragon meeting was a bona fide hit in more ways than one. It nailed the difficult balance of appealing to a wide range of audience tastes, with badass dragons on one hand and some tear-jerking moments built off strong characterisation rather than tacky manipulation on the other. It was a great film, and four years later the now-franchise has managed to top itself. How To Train Your Dragon 2 is just downright excellent.

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