Big-budget blockbusters with lots of explosions aren't really our thing, but we may have to make an exception for the new Mad Max remake.
Sure, it's getting phenomenal reviews and we find the post-apocalyptic milieu appealing.
But what really makes us want to head to SunDial to see the flick (after a few beverages at Locale, probably) is that it's pissing off those sad woman haters that live in dark caves deep within the Internet.
According to a piece on Alternet.org, men's "rights" activists over at Return of Kings, a site for loser pickup artist-types who treat women like prizes to be won, then impotently spew hate at said women when they can't get laid, are upset because the film has a strong female in a supporting role. (We aren't linking to the piece here—why give them the clicks? But there is a link in the Alternet story, which you can find here.)
"Like the fact that Charlize Theron 'kept showing up.' And also the fact that she 'talked a lot,' including 'bark[ing] orders to Mad Max. Nobody barks orders to Mad Max,'" writes Alternet's Kali Holloway.
Here's more from the piece:
"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.”
So cancel your plans; it's movie night!
In addition to Sundial, the film is playing at theaters throughout the Tampa Bay area. Check your local listings.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out below.