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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »
I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2010, 06:14:20 PM »
Do you need to watch part 1 first?

Of Mad Max?
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2010, 06:28:20 PM »
I would say this is one of the rare exceptions where you don't have to see the original to enjoy the sequel.  The world of the first one is much more populated and to a certain extent less Apocalyptic.  But the first film is recapped in the opening 1.37 sequence, but brilliantly.  It doesn't feel at all like "Last Week on Mad Max!", instead it feels like you are being fed mythology.  If you like The Road Warrior you can then go back and revisit the universe.  Its totally up to you.  If I would have gotten Mad Max sooner I would have watched and reviewed them in order, only since its been a few years since I watched the original and I tend to watch The Road Warrior once a year.

So there you go!
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2010, 07:55:40 PM »
But the first film is recapped in the opening 1.37 sequence, but brilliantly.  It doesn't feel at all like "Last Week on Mad Max!", instead it feels like you are being fed mythology. 

That's exactly how I feel about T2 :) I'll watch Mad Max 2 now.

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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2010, 10:28:04 PM »
Cool beans. I'm gonna watch all three Mad Max movies this weekend.
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2010, 11:59:25 PM »
You are more than welcome to skip Thunderdome.
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2010, 12:05:26 AM »
You are more than welcome to skip Thunderdome.
I don't skip nothing man.
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2010, 09:52:47 AM »
You are more than welcome to skip Thunderdome.
I don't skip nothing man.
I respect that. Skipping is for schoolgirls!
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2010, 12:11:58 PM »
I can't wait to hear you thoughts on these films, and part of me is most excited for your thoughts on Thunderdome.  This'll be very interesting.
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Re: Grim Horizons: Post-Apocalyptic Marathon
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2010, 12:52:21 PM »
But the first film is recapped in the opening 1.37 sequence, but brilliantly.  It doesn't feel at all like "Last Week on Mad Max!", instead it feels like you are being fed mythology. 

That's exactly how I feel about T2 :) I'll watch Mad Max 2 now.

I watched T2 many times before seeing T1 and loved it.  T1 was a huge letdown. 

I never had any incrination to watch any of the Mad Max films.  Now, CSS, I'm secretly hoping I draw MM2 in an 80's bracket
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