Mad Max: Fury Road is insane, in the best possible way

mad max: fury road review

I had never seen a Mad Max movie prior to Fury Road, so my expectations were exactly nilch. I knew very little about the franchise, save for the fact that it kickstarted Mel Gibson's acting career, and that the last one was released way back in times of yore (1985, to be more specific). I actually almost skipped this latest entry--I'm not much of an action movie fan, and the crazy trailers just didn't tickle my interest. Alas, Fury Road is listed within the confines of science fiction, and I … [Read more...]

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a big ol’ pile of ‘meh’

Avengers: Age of Ultron review

What happened to Marvel films? They haven't been around long enough to show this much wear and tear. The first Iron Man movie came out in 2008--that was only seven years ago. It hasn't even been a decade yet. Come on. This is getting completely out of hand. Or maybe it isn't. In retrospect, maybe Marvel films aren't really all that they're cracked up to be. With the lone exception of the aforementioned Iron Man, the first Avengers, and to a lesser degree, Guardians of the Galaxy, I'm not … [Read more...]