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Just found out today that some MRA crybabies were crying over this movie from 2015 because one of the female characters of the movie gets more screen time than the male protagonist of the movie apparently : https://www.themarysue.com/mra-to-the-max/

Another article : https://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/15/entertainment/mad-max-fury-road-boycott-mens-rights-thr-feat/index.html

I never watched this movie but I think it is really cool that these scrotes were bothered by a woman that got more screen time than their male hero! XD

Women not getting much screen time in movies compared to male characters is a common Feminist complaint about movies after all, so I think it is interesting that a movie with a male protagonist ( and that seems aimed at dudebro male audiences at that ) seems to have averted this...

Just found out today that some MRA crybabies were crying over this movie from 2015 because one of the female characters of the movie gets more screen time than the male protagonist of the movie apparently : https://www.themarysue.com/mra-to-the-max/ Another article : https://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/15/entertainment/mad-max-fury-road-boycott-mens-rights-thr-feat/index.html I never watched this movie but I think it is really cool that these scrotes were bothered by a woman that got more screen time than their male hero! XD Women not getting much screen time in movies compared to male characters is a common Feminist complaint about movies after all, so I think it is interesting that a movie with a male protagonist ( and that seems aimed at dudebro male audiences at that ) seems to have averted this...

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I remember the ballyhoo around it when it came out. I relished in the man tears.

One neckbeard at the cinema I watched it at stood up and loudly proclaimed "that SUCKED" once the house lights came back on. I cackled.

Omg. Check your small peen, ya little incel. If there was an apocalypse, these little meatballs would be the first to go. They all want to think they'd be the fat authoritarian with a harem.

My theater had a drunk old asshole in our row who kept making misogynistic comments throughout. I finally got up, walked over, and said “we’re watching a movie. Can you please be quiet?”

The misogynistic comments quickly found a new target!

An absolutely fantastic movie. V. (formerly Eve Ensler, the creator of The Vagina Monologues) consulted on the film. The women are complex characters and not just sidekicks to the men or victims waiting to be rescued. Their arcs are shaped by being women living under a patriarchal dictatorship but they still have agency and strength.

Here's a bit from an interview she gave about the movie:

George was looking to create empowered women, not victims, and I think he accomplished that. I don’t remember seeing so many women of all different ages in any movie before. I was really blown away by the older women in the film who were just as good fighters as the men. I’d never seen that before. They all have so much agency and independence.

Charlize’s character is also really fierce. But at the same time, she’s compassionate. And that’s a hard thing to pull off. All the women felt full in terms of their backstory. Even something subtle like their clothes in the film: they’re stripped down and vulnerable and objectified in the beginning. By the end, they have their clothes on. They’ve taken their bodies back and themselves back in some essential way.

And the journey of the film: women who are willing to give up enslaved comfort for liberation and risk death to do it. It’s the rising feminine rebelling against the patriarchy.

I loved the potent symbolism of old women as keepers of the seed, of the life force of the planet. Women as those who make life possible and know what is truly important.

I wish we had more of the back story to things like the mothers milk, I think its very subtle but Imortans water was tainted and he knew it so thats why his family drank mothers milk to try and filter it, meanwhile he traded the water and built an empire off of it for power hiding its secret, I'd want to know what happens next when they find out its not good and have to abandon the citadel I think it was called.

They can cry bitter man tears because for decades movies were mostly male-led and female characters were props or stereotypes. DECADES. Ripley is so beloved and unique , and still on people’s Top Female Characters lists despite Aliens coming out 40 years ago, because a character like her is RARE. So now we’ve got one (1) movie that’s female-led with a diverse female supporting cast? I don’t even think it’s worth gushing over, I think it’s a bare minimum starting point.

Also, Fury Road is old news. It’s almost 8 years old! Are scrotes still crying over it? Give me a break.

Watch this movie! It’s one of my all-time favorites. I feel like this was the last time it was OK to be proud to be female, circa its release.

One of my all-time favorite movies, I even have a Frome of it hanging on my wall.

The editing alone is fucking genius. Seriously, even if you know nothing at all about film editing, I really encourage everyone to read/listen/watch any of the MANY pieces that have been made about why Margaret Sixel (the editor) is a treasure.

NPR had an interview with her, too:

https://www.npr.org/2016/04/11/473850587/encore-mad-max-editor-on-how-editing-shapes-a-film

Haha, they got BIG MAD about Furiosa, and it really had less to do with her screen time and more to do with waking them to the fact she would outperform them IRL in every way. Which is what these bozos really hate, lol.

My favorite trivia related to the Mad Max movies is that George Miller, the director, also is a medical doctor by training and made the Babe films.

the first babe was good but then it went downhill

It's an outstanding movie, honestly! Brutal and intensely female.

I swear every movie these males cry about is actually good. I never let men colour my preference or stop me from watching something. Their voices are so loud that it become the public opinion, even of women. So many shitty movies about males get made and no one says a damn word.

My general opinion is if a movie or book makes men big mad, it's probably going to be great.

But max has always been "the man with no name" the clint eastwood style character who walks into and helps other peoples stories and then vanishes off into the desert again.

thats the point

in the first he was one of the few law men left trying to hold back the chaos that made the cities unlivable and forced so many to take refuge in the bush.

in the second he stumbled upon the besieged oil town and help them get away from the marauders.

in the third he stumbles apon bartertown the first attempt at rebuilding civilization and later the kids who had been waiting for their saviour captain walker to return and lead them to home (the destroyed cities from the childhood books ( they mistoke him for captain walker).

in number 4 he stumbles upon another town and helps the women try to get to the safe lands (I can't remember what they are called).

so in every one he's stumbled into other peoples stories, thats the point of him, he's practically mute in most of the films he doesn't have much back story he doesn't have anywhere to go or anything other then the fact he's a robin hood character still trying to maintain his former job of helping people in need and killing rather then arresting the bad guys.

I honestly find it hard to see him as a main protagonist, he's the one you are following to see these other peoples stories like a narrator more I think, but film number 3 did actually have a narrator and was retelling a story from the past about how this stranger helped save them.

honestly it sounds like MRA have completely missed the point of the entire franchise.

and you should watch Mad Max they are all great not your normal holywood films, all very austrialian centric with great actors there because they are good with a few token stars and plenty of powerful women, the first film is very boring imho and different to the rest.

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