Movie #100 of 2021 was another first watch and an absolute blast. The first Mad Max was more of a straight up exploitation movie (and excellent) but this one feels like what George Miller really wanted to do with the first but didn't have the money to do so. A fleshed out, absurd yet believable world that feels lived in and cool as hell. Having only seen Beyond Thunderdome when I was younger it blew my mind to find out that a lot of the Mad Max movies are actually amazing.
I skipped The Thing because
A. I've seen that movie a million times because it's my favorite movie and
B. I just watched it in mid to late December of last year.
It's amazing how much of a winning streak Carpenter was on throughout the 80s and this movie fits snuggly in with the rest of his filmography at the time. It makes sense that Stephen King and John Carpenter coming together would be a great idea as they're both…