At long last, we have come to the end of my Top 10 films of the decade recap. Once more, I would like to thank everyone who has read my writing, engaged in conversation, and provided such wonderful feedback. This whole endeavor has been hugely encouraging, and I am deeply grateful for every experience with this series of essays. Without further delay, I humbly present by pick for #1 : MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.
What could I possibly add to the conversation about MAD MAX that hasn’t already been said? Even singing its praises is a daunting task, for fear of not being able to adequately express how jaw-droppingly magnificent every frame of this movie is. Renowned filmmakers such as Edgar Wright and Steven Soderbergh have spoken at length of the mind-melting experience of watching the film (Wright has declared it the “greatest action movie of all time”). Let me be clear: FURY ROAD is a cinematic masterpiece impervious to hyperbole. Not only will it be adoringly studied by film historians and hailed as the defining film of the 2010’s but will also, undoubtedly, go down as one of the greatest achievements in the medium period.
One sign of its greatness is in how much time has been dedicated to comprehending how MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was made. Not since JURASSIC PARK has a movie inspired such awe and appreciation for the craft in an audience. I am a lifelong film nerd, one who has devoured every making-of bonus feature I could get my hands on. To say I was ravenous to get ahold of the behind-the-scenes documentaries for this film would be an understatement. Indiewire recently featured a fantastic writeup on the film, saying “major filmmakers have admitted replaying the picture over and over in order to figure out just how Miller did some of the shots, while countless cinephiles have returned to the movie time and again just to bask in the scale of its post-apocalyptic insanity, and to gawk at the high-speed chase sequences that defied everything people thought possible of contemporary action cinema”. (CONTD. in comments)
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