If you thought Mad Max: Fury Road was just a testosterone-driven action film, you’re right, BUT, be prepared for its surprisingly feminist portrayal of women. That’s what a group of angry men have been ranting about…
While there were men praising the female characters, some were outraged that the film was “falsely advertised” and they were “tricked” into watching “feminist propaganda”. Men Rights’ Activists and other anti-feminists called a boycott on the film. Because they can’t stand to see women as people…
Anti-feminist blogger Aaron Clarey wrote:
“…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… men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.”
Um, numero uno: Mad Max is an Australian franchise, not American.
Carey added that “even though science has told us and proven that men are physically stronger than women, it is nonetheless discarded by the forces driving this feminist nonsense.”
Forces? You mean people who have a heart and common sense? So sorry (NB: sarcasm) that one blockbuster out of ten thousand centres around treating women equally and celebrating their magnificence. I totally forgot for a couple of hours that we were living in a misogynistic cesspool of man-sweat whereby women can only be secondary sexual objects in mainstream media.
Despite the boycott, Fury Road managed to break the box office, making $136 million domestically and $64 million internationally in its opening week. Many have praised not only the film’s female representation but also living up to the action genre. Those who didn’t intend to watch responded to the boycotters by watching it. Ha!
Director George Miller recently announced that the Mad Max sequel would be titled Mad Max: The Wasteland. No word on the synopsis yet, or whether sad-pants Carey will be invited to the premiere.