I just watched Mad Max:Fury Road last week, and damn .. that movie deserves every bit of praise it got, not just for having great action set-pieces and fantastic cinematography, but there is much more to it, i didn't realize most of it until i binge watched all three old Mad Max movies, then it hit me why Mad Max:Fury Road is soooo good, it's balance .. the movie is so perfectly balanced it's almost in a state of zen, all it's elements are balanced with such amazing finesse and care no wonder it took so much time to make and it got so much praise (don't listen to the naysayers, this is simply one of the best cinematic experiences we got in a very long time).
And that balance i spoke of could use some explaining (no spoilers, don't worry), for me it balances the best of the old (the best parts of the three old movies and the 70/80s era) with the best of the new (all the improvements to the genre since the old movies), it balances the best of practical effects with the best of CGI effects and modern cinematography (including 3D cameras), it balances the best of Masculinity (plenty of hi-octane action, strong silent protagonist, cars .. lots of crazy cars and big explosions) with the best of Feminism (strong female lead, women seeking independence/freedom and fighting for it to death against a patriarchal cult-like army), it balances crazy action set-pieces and impressive huge scale car chases with quite moments and dialog (where the older movies had a very slow pacing and too many quite/slow moments) ... etc etc ... you get the idea, i can't imagine what it would take Miller to top this movie .. but given what he did here i'm sure in few years we might get another amazing adventure for Max in the wastelands, one can only wish.
Also a recommendation i have to make, a movie of equally impressive cinematography and fantastic set-pieces .. it's Snowpiercer, plenty of similarities to Fury Road but also plenty of differences, both movies are excellent and if you enjoyed one of them you have to watch the other.
Leaving Max to go on his adventures as he always does, i'll move on to another topic, i finally decided to drop the fan-comic of Naruto i was working on, i just couldn't complete it, after only finishing a chapter (in what, three-four years) and writing down a script for the whole story i just lost all appetite for it, it probably has to do with my discomfort towards making fan-art (it's a long story, but i always struggled with this discomfort whenever i felt i wanted to draw fan-art of something), i could go on about the psychological reasons of why i feel this discomfort towards drawing or making fan-art (even though i really enjoy looking at the fan-art other people draw) but i will spare you the drama, long story short i'll be focusing more on my own stories and ideas from now on, i'm working on something now that could turn out to be interesting .. but i will share it with you when there is something substantial to show, so stay tuned.
Oh, and i might re-open commissions again cause i will have some extra free time on my hands soon, will tell you when i do.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day.