Yes, there is such a thing as Men’s Rights Activists, and they’re pissed at Mad Max: Fury Road’s alleged promotion of feminism. That’s right, with all the real issues in the world they decide to take offense at a movie instead.
Earlier last week Time Magazine released an article about how director, George Miller, took a surprise turn with the Mad Max franchise. Instead of Tom Hardy’s character, Mad Max, being the main protagonist, turns out Charlize Theron is the one running the show now. With the help of writer Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) they have thrusted Theron’s character to the forefront of the film and this has infuriated the folks over at Return of Kings.
By infuriated I mean, they are calling for all men to boycott Mad Max: Fury Road.
“So do yourself and all men across the world a favor. Not only REFUSE to see the movie, but spread the word to as many men as possible. Not all of them have the keen eye we do here at ROK. And most will be taken in by fire tornadoes and explosions. Because if they sheepishly attend and Fury Road is a blockbuster, then you, me, and all the other men (and real women) in the world will never be able to see a real action movie ever again that doesn’t contain some damn political lecture or moray about feminism, SJW-ing, and socialism.”
Who cares. It’s not like George Miller has to stick to some half-assed formula of what a Mad Max film should be inside your head. How about this: how about you actually go see the film? Maybe the new angle will surprise you and you’ll enjoy it or your Men’s Rights mentality won’t allow it. If you at least saw the film first, you wouldn’t have to speculate about the film’s integrity.
Miller has cranked out three stellar installments of Mad Max and this one will hopefully be no different. Boycotting it only makes you look lame. Plus Collider wrote back in July of last year on Miller’s overall happiness with the final product.
“Miller says he was definitely able to make the movie I wanted to make. “I’ve been making movies with Warner Bros. since the first Mad Max. They allow filmmakers to have their process.” This is as close to as fully realized to the movie he had in his head.”
With Miller, Theron, and Hardy all involved there’s a very slim chance that Fury Road will suck. If anything, the hatred of Men’s Rights Activists makes viewing this film even more enticing.