Fury Road – Action is Truth…. a guest post from author A.D. Bloom.

 Fury Road – Action is Truth

Fury Road is brilliant and here’s (just one of the reasons) why. The action movies we’re all used to are movies that happen to have action sequences in them. Fury Road is a different creature altogether. In conventional terms, this movie is quite nearly a single, unbroken action sequence. Action is the language used here. Action is the medium. Fury Road is not a movie with action. It’s made of action. Character development is still there. It’s there in spades and it’s expressed through what the characters do.

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The film stays true to the idea of Action as a medium right through to the prime motive of the film’s most important characters – redemption. Past transgressions or failures can be balanced out by redemptive acts. It’s what you do that defines who you are in Fury Road. Here, action is truth. And action proves to be a powerful and broad-ranged medium in the right hands. The quiet notes don’t get lost. Subtlety is present as is perceptible complexity and nuance.

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I quietly exclaimed ‘fuck’ about fifty times watching in utter amazement. I slapped my forehead over and over, astounded at how there wasn’t one lazy shot, not a single moment that wasn’t maximized. The folks that made this movie refused to coast for even a second. Fury Road is an effing good time and a rare formal advance that opens up new territory. See it. Buy it. Love it like the work of art it is.

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A.D. Bloom is the author of the War of Alien Aggression series. Fury Road made his day.

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3 thoughts on “Fury Road – Action is Truth…. a guest post from author A.D. Bloom.

  1. This movie is simply amazing. Even if you don’t like PA you can appreciate the depth of character and the brilliance of character development using very little dialogue and in a very stark, viewer-interpretive way. Not only that, it is (as some might not expect) a very feminist film (and before people flip out at that term, I remind you that feminist simply means you believe in equality between men and women) which is as empowering as it is entertaining.

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