A few weekends ago, I saw Mad Max: Fury Road. I sent this tweet right afterwards:
— Mark Lieberman (@MarkALieberman) May 24, 2015
My usual post-moviegoing ritual is to sit down at my computer and start typing a review for this blog. But after seeing Mad Max: Fury Road, the prospect of writing a review felt unusually foreboding.
Perhaps it’s because I haven’t seen the previous Mad Max series, which would probably give me a deeper understanding of what’s at work in Fury Road. Perhaps it’s because I’d already seen so much other writing about the film that I wasn’t sure I had anything to add to the conversation. Or perhaps it’s simply because I enjoyed the movie immensely but felt compelled to simply recall the experience rather than document it.