O’BRIEN | We’re So Starving: Mad Max and Feminism

Despite my general lack of enthusiasm for action movies, I was excited to finally see Mad Max: Fury Road at Cornell Cinema on Thursday. The bizarre, cult movie-like fantasy world it created was engrossing, its cinematography absolutely gorgeous and its depiction of a devastated world and a war over gas hit all-too-close to home. But I don’t think I would have enjoyed the movie nearly as much if not for its abundance of badass female protagonists. So what does that say about the movie? What does it say about me?