Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Rock ‘N’ Roll!

Greetings from the untamed waste, my good prospectors and bandits!  The summer blockbuster season has only just begun as we’ve seen a couple familiar faces either be teased (i.e. Jurassic World) or make their way to theatres everywhere (i.e. Avengers, Poltergeist).  Among those beloved franchises is one that has stood the poisoned sands of time, Mad Max.  Despite speculation over being a reboot or sequel, George Miller himself described it as more a return to the universe’s mythology instead.  As to how this film fits in the series, it’s left relatively vague.  In fact, the date the series take place has been altered by speculation and retcon alike.  Likely picking up somewhere after Thunderdome (since it’s not really described when), this film focuses on Imperator Furiosa’s rebellion against tyrannical leader and slaver, Immortan Joe.  In fact, while Max gets plenty of time to explore how his character continues to handle the empty Outback, Furiosa’s story takes center stage.  So, how does the film handle?  Well, let’s take some war rigs down Fury Road and find out!

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Cult Game Review – Papers Please

PAPERS PLEASE

Back in 2013, this sleeper hit was met with high praise and tons of examination from critics and games alike.  In Paper’s Please, you are a citizen chosen from a work lottery to maintain a border patrol agency for Arstotzka, a strict Communist country.  While on the job, you must choose between your own morality and doing your job as your state expects.  Will you fell pity and show mercy to potential citizens or will you maximize your own benefits while potentially leading the suffering of many others?  No matter the choice, you always address your next potential citizen with the same phrase, “Papers Please!”

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