Having spent most of this year working on “The Hateful Eight,” filmmaker Quentin Tarantino understandably hasn’t gotten around to seeing many movies this year. Even so, he has named one key film as the year’s best and it’s one he originally had railed against – “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
Speaking to French outlet Premiere, he explained how the new “Mad Max” had become his favorite film: “I got a print of Mad Max on 35mm and I watched it in my house, and I had it all weekend and I ended up watching it three different times, and I resisted seeing it for a while because I was like, ‘Mad Max without Mel Gibson? Forget that!’ In a world where Mel Gibson exists, how can you cast Tom Hardy? So, I even wanted to get all defiant about it and #NotMyMax. Then I saw the movie and, ‘Okay, it’s terrific,’ and he’s pretty good in it, I have to admit.”
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