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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Is Getting Some Odd and Frustrating Talk

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    The new 'Mad Max' movie is starting to get some weird talk from a quite unexpected group. Men's rights activist are calling for a boycott of the new film due it being, "feminist propaganda" and bemoaning liberal Hollywood’s attempt to undermine traditional masculinity. Do they not see how unbelievably hypocritical that is to say? So, it's ok to build a crazy strong warrior up as a man because it's more realistic than a woman? Or... what exactly are they saying? Doesn't really matter. Whatever you can twist their problem into is ridiculous. It's a movie. And you are grown people complaining about two fictional characters fighting the the desert... being chased by post-apocalyptic monster things.

    It astonishes me to think that if there hadn't been an issue on this side, there would have been a problem from the Woman's rights groups. That is, if the story had changed a bit. But I don't want to give away any spoilers so I'll leave it at that.

    Though I can say that when it comes down to it, they are upset that Charlize Theron was built up to be a badass and major role character.
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    CultureWizard Wrote: The new 'Mad Max' movie is starting to get some weird talk from a quite unexpected group. Men's rights activist are calling for a boycott of the new film due it being, "feminist propaganda" and bemoaning liberal Hollywood’s attempt to undermine traditional masculinity. Do they not see how unbelievably hypocritical that is to say? So, it's ok to build a crazy strong warrior up as a man because it's more realistic than a woman? Or... what exactly are they saying? Doesn't really matter. Whatever you can twist their problem into is ridiculous. It's a movie. And you are grown people complaining about two fictional characters fighting the the desert... being chased by post-apocalyptic monster things.
    It takes a special type of man who has the balls to call himself a 'men's right's activist.' I genuinely don't get how these guys can say some of the things they do with a straight face.

    I haven't watched the movie yet, but I am going to now. I'll see for myself how far this 'feminist propaganda' really goes!
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    I have to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the movie. It kept me interested for awhile, but I eventually tired of the seemingly nonstop action. If they kept it to an hour an a half then I would have probably liked it a little more.
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    MediaMan Wrote:
    I have to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the movie. It kept me interested for awhile, but I eventually tired of the seemingly nonstop action. If they kept it to an hour an a half then I would have probably liked it a little more.
    I here ya. I figured that would be a issue for some. I absolutely loved it. Couldn't of been any better for me. Before the film started I told my girlfriend that it was going to be more of an event than a movie. Just crazy, non-stop, gritty and strange action. And very surprisingly, she said it was one of the most interesting movies she's ever seen. Just based off of the characters, make up, cinematography, and dialogue.

    On a different note though. Do you see any actual reason whatsoever for, "Male activist" (huhhh) to have something to complain about? After seeing it, without giving away spoilers of course, I actually do see a lot of women empowerment. Just think about the main plot. Can't say more than that for now. That is NOT to say I think we should rally together with picket signs to mope in the street.
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    I just saw the film a few days ago. I thought it was awesome. Very impressive visuals, real gritty, a personality all it's own. Just a cool movie. Reading this thread really confused me though, so I looked into it. Just read this CNN article about the 'men's rights activists' mentioned above (in quotations because that's not what these guys are, and also that should not be a thing anyways), and I am pretty shocked that someone could draw those conclusions.

    Most irritatingly though, the guys that are screaming most about feminist propaganda and boycotting the film openly admit to the reporters that they have never even seen the movie. They are just formulating this crazy idea from the trailer and synopsis alone. Amazingly dumb. Any guy that watches that and feels an agenda is being plotted against men in general, in favor of 'women, feminists, and [apparently] socialists' has a serious inferiority complex, and probably needed to be hugged more as a child. Stop the women bashing. If you actually SEE the film, you will know that everyone (both men and women) get equally mistreated, and have equal screen time.
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    I just saw it. Amazing movie. No green screen was used and very very little CGI. Also, the flaming guitarist was actually completely blind due to the mask he was wearing, and the guitar actually shot flames. All of that was real.