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Thoughts on: Mad Max Fury Road

What a Lovely Day
Mad Max Fury Road Poster

So I just wanted to share a few thoughts on Mad Max Fury Road before I forget them.

I already want to see it again.  I missed seeing in on my theater’s “big screen” but I did see it in 3D.  I would recommend to anyone – treat yourself, see this in 3D.  If you can see it on a big screen like IMAX or whatever is available to you- do it.

This film is a beautiful work of art.  It’s a living painting of a world where there’s a lot of sand and beauty in complete and total desolation.  If you see it in 3D, you’ll be standing right on the edge of that painting as it unfolds and whisks by you at breakneck speed.

The best lines of the movies come from the bad guys but you really root for everyone in this movie because each character is equally weird due to their adaptation or role in the world.

Where the original movie made me think “Wow, how would the world have come to this?” but never really think of it again- this remake had me constantly marvel at what must have happened to drive all these people into this situation, into their place of power or completely powerlessness.  I was immediately attached to each of these characters – none of them were throwaways or seemingly just dropped into the film because they’re weird or malformed.  But those characters do exist and I still want to know their story.

If you have any interest in the post-apocalyptic genre you may have just received your crowning achievement.  The bar has definitely been elevated.  I hope there’s more.

A few of my favorite things to look out for – you’ll know them when you see them:

  • Heavy Metal
  • Telescope dude
  • I have a brother
  • What a lovely day

Oh, and Charlie Theron was perfect in this film.  I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous.


Big Action Movies Coming Soon

So I haven’t been really looking forward to any movies coming soon between now and, say, Star Wars Episode 7.  That’s not entirely true, I’m looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America Winter Soldier.  But in my mind, I don’t even know when those are coming out, I don’t have firm dates or even vague ones in my mind. 

So I thought I’d sit down here and check out this Transformers 4 trailer.  I’d punched out Transformers half way through #2.  There was a #3 right?  Haven’t seen it.  Anyway, I broke down and watched the official trailer for #4 and it has Marky Mark in it.  I might be all in on this one.

Dinobots, huh? Okay.

So, since I just watched that I guess I need to check out the Godzilla trailer now.  Glad I did, I’m actually a lot more interested in seeing this now.

Oh no, there goes

So, okay, I feel better now.  I’ve seen this trailers and I’m pretty excited about both (one slightly more than the other).

How about you?

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Two and a Half White Guys Podcast–Episode 5

Episode 5 – “The Return of Eric”

Okay, the delay in getting this episode lies fully on me, Jason, for my delay in producing and whatnot.  It’s been busy at work and all that malarkey but here you go – Episode 5.

Show Notes

I’m going to try and do show notes for you this episode and going forward.  We’ll see.

Episode Highlights Episode 5

  • Welcome back Eric from your absence
  • Wedding Talk
  • Will Eric survive the Rodeo Run?  Who knows? (Hint: he did)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Map Pack chat (it was still new when we recorded this)
  • Going Prestige?
  • Naughty Girls Need Love, Too
  • More Games that aren’t Black Ops
  • Tom Selleck’s Stache
  • Threat Level Midnight
  • TV talk
  • Oscar talk (We pick the Oscars in a half-assed manner the Friday before they aired.  How’d we do?)

Note to self – we teased some ideas for future episodes; if I don’t write them down here we’ll forever forget them so forgive me.

Coming soon:  Classic video games, 100 all-time greatest toys

Thanks for downloading.  We welcome your comments.

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Two and a Half White Guys Podcast–Episode 3

What!?!  That’s right.  But Jason, how can I get this podcast loaded into my ipods?  I don’t know but I think the right answer is to put this RSS Feed into your MP3 management software and subscribe to it and it will download the episodes for you automagically.  I tried it on my Zune and it worked for me.  So, go ahead and subscribe and then it’ll autoload itself into your MP3 player every time a new episode comes out.

About this episode:  Meatball Sandwich Horseplay – Stuart tries to introduce a new segment and a witty title although I don’t think we ever get around to explaining either.

Please leave your feedback (after you listen, you wiseacres!) we’d love to hear from you.  Also feel free to suggest topics for discussion in our next episode(s).

Media from this episode – Here’s the photo of Stuart’s gift basket we thoughtfully threw together at the last minute.


Thanks for listening.

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Two and a Half White Guys Podcast–Episode 2

What?! There’s an episode 2 of some show I’ve never even heard of?  Oh yeah- you know it!

2.5WG is the brain child of a couple of buddies from work and myself.  I need to figure out how to make this into an RSS feed and post it onto various podcasting sites (Zune Marketplace, that other place where you get podcasts that I can’t say).

But for now, I’m posting it here.   Enjoy.  (Click to play or right click –> Save Target As to download and save)

NOTE: You do not have to have heard Episode 1 to appreciate listen to Episode 2.  In fact, I’m trying to find Episode 1 right now.  It might be lost.

UPDATE: I guess I should actually post a little of what this podcast show is about to get you to click the link.

About Two and a Half White Guys

Eric, Stuart and Jason talk about geek stuff.  TV, Movies, Video Games and the Internet

About your hosts: These guys work in IT and are gaming, comic-book, video games, sci-fi (or sports) nerds.  If that describes you, you might like our podcast.