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Sunday, May 31st, 2015 07:50 am
This is just cut because it's a spoiler, it's one sentence instead of my usual postnuclear encyclopedia: Today I'm obsessed with the way that Nux keeps begging to know if he's awaited in Valhalla. Who does he think is waiting for him? Because it seems like there's someone he really wants to see.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
Awww NUX. Given the backstory, maybe his mum?
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
Hunh, I thought they did? Maybe not. I think I was remembering Valkyries, altho they seem to be more celestial waitresses in Valhalla, sigh. This was interesting Apparently half the warriors go to Odin and half to Freya, maybe she gets the women? (altho they probably wouldn't've been 50%?). Butyeah, given the worldbuilding in the movie, probably only men are in Joe's Valhalla (ack, what a concept).
Sunday, June 21st, 2015 03:24 am (UTC)
So I just saw it again and I was thinking about this post - here's what I got:

- Joe looks at him near the beginning of the movie, and the camera work shows us that this is a very important thing for Nux. He argues with Slit: "He looked at me" "He looked at your bloodbag" "He looked at me!" "He was scanning the horizon" "I am awaited in Walhalla*" and then he pulls the steering wheel off and guns it.

*Walhalla - It's spelled that way on the soundtrack, and there is also a Walhalla, Victoria in Australia, a mining town.

- He offers to Joe to get on the War Rig and "pike her in the spine." Joe tells him to put a bullet in her skull. Nux asks, "I am awaited in Walhalla?" "Stop the Rig, and I myself will carry you to the gates of Walhalla." The look in Nux's eyes during this scene is killer, it's so hopeful and heartfelt.

- He's talking to Capable on the back of the Rig. This one I can't quite quote, but she asks something about Walhalla and Nux answers that he would ride with the warriors of old or something to that effect.

So I didn't get the impression that it was about seeing someone in particular as much as about joining the ranks, belonging. We know he's pretty good at what he does because he has a car - it's his car, it's got his name on it (brake pedal, which confuses the hell out of me). He's the driver, Slit is the lancer, and to go from lancer to driver would be a promotion.