@cypnk Also: I generally like Waterworld more than Mad Max or Road Warrior. Dennis Hopper sells me a movie better than rando Strine assholes stapling tires to their leather jackets. Young not-openly-racist-yet Gibson was more charming than sociopathic middle-aged Costner, but all the stuff around them is better in Waterworld.
Beyond Thunderdome is better than either, though.
fury road spoilers, uspol
act 1 (max's capture) is very serious
act 2 (the blood bag) has some silliness (we first see the doof warrior) but it's handled seriously; the silliness makes sense to everyone but max and the viewer
I think of it as like uspol now; some silly aspects that are still deadly serious for many people
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