Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.


Mad Max: Fury Road is directed by George Miller, stars Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and is the continuation of the legendary Mad Max series - if you haven't heard of it, where have you been for the last 30 years? To be honest I haven't really enjoy any of the two and half Mad Max movies I've seen before, but it would be stupid to critic the heck out of this one just because I don't like the world created by George Miller in those movies. Fury Road is an action movie at its core, it's intense and rough. This film is insanely crazy. There's this guy that depicts perfectly the atmosphere of the movie: he's playing electric guitar on top of truck, shooting flames out of the neck of the guitar during the entire run time of the movie - until he eventually get killed of course. This film doesn't stop from the first shot to the last, hand to hand combat scenes and wide shots of chaos and destruction are very well handled. It involves emotion as well, brought mainly by Charlize Theron's character, due to her backstory. Plus I feel like she is actually the most badass of all. Her and Nicholas Hoult' characters are genuinely interesting and brings a "little bit" of humanity in this world; which is fine because we are use to root for Max who is the eternal good guy against all the crazies. Moreover, Tom Hardy as Max is pretty good, knowing that he had to fill Mel Gibson's shoes. Finally, you see some death, destruction, carnage, car explosions, more death, more destruction, more carnage and at last this craziness weirdly makes sense in this film as we are way past the precipice of madness. People clearly aren't sain anymore. 


Overall Mad Max: Fury Road is CRAZY. This film does Miller's Mad Max things with a bigger budget i-e a post-apocalyptic movie with a two hours action sequence.

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