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Mad Max: Fury Road is less radical than its B-movie influences

But you know what? That's okay. I think people are really looking for too much from this movie, seeing things that aren't really there and feeling let down that it doesn't actually conform to their lofty standards. Anita Sarkeesian, who is someone I don't normally agree with (because she often does that commonly academic thing of cherry-picking her criticisms out of context), makes a lot of agreeable points about it along the same lines -- even if she defaults to academic shibboleths like the idea of violence being inherently 'male', and seems to miss that one can simultaneously hold the notions that action movie violence is awesome and real-life violence is tragic. #link