Mad Max: Fury Road(2015)
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Director George Miller (director of the first three Mad Max's and, um, Happy Feet) brings the dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.... More
Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Furiosa (Theron) - a woman who believes her path to survival is across the desert, back to her homeland.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
The brutal Mad Max universe hasn’t gotten any softer with time, nor has director George Miller, now in his 70s and revisiting the devastated future he last brought to the screen in 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome. Essentially a two-hour chase, Fury Road is a brilliant example of a broad palette of filmmaking techniques applied in service of a gripping thrill-ride that seldom relents.... More
The big budget is matched by massive creativity, ranging from subtle makeup effects distinguishing one sad future freak from another to a staggering number of crazy and often-enormous future battle vehicles in epic confrontations. A strong emphasis on practical effects is bolstered, not replaced, by CGI work that’s always in keeping with the Mad Max aesthetic, with vehicular carnage that’s truly something to behold, and constantly rich in variety.
Miller’s had plenty of time to continue his world-building, and it shows, with Fury Road rich in details that thankfully don’t require explanation. The same is true of key narrative elements, the film respecting its audience, showing instead of telling, and proving continually intriguing in the process.
The constant chase helps newcomers, who’ll be just as able to follow events as hardcore fans. And in Tom Hardy the film has found its perfect Max, an actor possessed of great presence, requiring little dialogue, happy to have his face obscured and be relegated to the sidelines of first act skirmishes, and able to project a physical resemblance to predecessor Mad Mel where required.
A modern action classic that’s not beholden to contemporary or past stylistic trends, Fury Road is its own unique beast, perhaps beamed in from a parallel universe where the last thirty years of action movies have been this bloody good the whole time. Maybe it's called Battletruck there too.Hide
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BY RealityCheck superstar
Wow, hasn’t the kid from ‘About A Boy’ changed a lot! To me this film is not so much a remake of Mel Gibson’s starting fame, but kinda of more ‘Mad Max2 - Road Warrior’. The next film actually being the prequel to this, the start of Max’s madness, because the short 2min narration at the start is just not enough to get newbies into the Max groove. In saying that, masses of car carnage and motor-porn, so enough to keep the men entertained. He doesn't want a... More girlfriend, revenge or a new car, he just wants the voices in his head to stop!
Genre : Action, post-apocolyptic, adventure
4/5 : The car action really brings it home, and I really did enjoy it, but just felt it didn’t have enough of a grab apart from car action.Hide
BY Gerd superstar
Horrible macho movie, dumb acting, childish concept. For one example baddies appear sick and toothless the goodies look healthy and well fed. The only probably realistic is the obvious stupidity of the female models.
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