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'Avengers 2' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road': Making Those Big Stunts and Battle Scenes

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There's something interesting about how the summer 2015 movie season is rolling out, so far. Things's started off with the biggest superhero sequel ever, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and after a week's break came Mad Max: Fury Road from director George Miller - a film already being called 'one of the best action films in years.'

However, what's interesting about having Avengers 2 and Mad Max 4 in such close proximity is how different they are in terms of cinematic construction. While Joss Whedon's superhero epic has plenty of big CGI visuals, George Miller's Fury Road is earning praise for its use of practical effects and props to convey big-screen action.

Movie fans seem to be weighing the differences in approach right now - which is a perfect time to see how both films created said action onscreen.

Check out two featurettes which detail how the filmmakers behind both Age of Ultron and Fury Road created those blockbuster action sequence, which are are entertaining audiences all over the world.

On the Marvel side, it's interesting to hear Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige talk with such enthusiasm about how epic and next-level the opening sequence of Age of Ultron is. Our editors certainly didn't find the HYDRA base assault to be all that impressive when discussing it on the Avengers 2 podcast - and we haven't seen a very pronounced fan reaction even while watching the movie in theaters amongst big audiences. That said, it's obvious there are many fans who enjoyed the sequence immensely; but is it really a next-level example of action movie making?

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Take Mad Max: Fury Road as comparison:

For more of Mad Max's stuntwork, you should check out the Twitter feed of Charlize Theron's stunt double, Dayna Grant (via Collider):

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