Time zones really suck!
I’m in America right now and the date here is currently January 26th. Now, I look at that date and I think to myself, “Hey, it’s Australia Day! I’ve got friends in Australia and, according to our site stats, this site has got quite a few readers over there as well! I definitely need to wish everyone a good holiday!”
Except, of course, I’m a day behind Australia. In Australia, it’s currently January 27th. Australia Day was yesterday.
So, what can I say? I’m a day late in wishing everyone a happy Australia Day and the time zones are too blame. I’ve never understood why we need time zones anyways. Don’t even get me started on the International Date Line, which I think was only invented to leave people like me feeling confused.
Oh well. Happy belated Australia Day!
Today’s scene of the day is from the second-most financially successful Australian film of all time, 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. I don’t know if it’s possible to really describe just how exciting it was to see this film for the first time. At a time when action films were typically unambitious and uninspired, Mad Max: Fury Road grabbed the world and said, “Wake up, dammit!”
Of course, the film itself is about more than just action. It’s about empowerment and freedom and the environment and redemption. It’s a film that seems to be taking place in another world. That is, until you see all the cars and the spray paint and then you’re like, “Oh wait a minute. This just humanity in the future.” Mad Max: Fury Road was nominated for Best Picture and really, it should have won. Does anyone remember which film beat it? (The correct answer is Spotlight.)
In this scene below …. well, the chase begins! And it’s an amazing scene, largely because there is no CGI. There is no shaky cam designed to make things look more exciting than it actually was. Those are actual cars, speeding through an actual desert and that’s an actual person playing a guitar that shoots out fire. And you know what? Give some credits to the drummers too.
This scene was, of course, directed by George Miller. Check it all out below: