“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.”
Anyway, many people had it’s doubts before this film was released. Reasons there were many, but the most common was that Max wasn’t gonna be played by Mel Gibson. In such cases it is always good if you’re not too attached to a franchise, as it is in my case. I always liked the franchise, yes even saw the third installment in a theatre nearby, but I was never what one could describe as an avid fan. Therefore I went into this experience without expectations and without prejudice.
Well, what can I say … except for … DAAAAAMNNNN, it’s fucking AWESOME! Fury road has everything that you’d expect from a Mad
Max film. Gigantic, absurd car constructs, hot chicks, ridiculous post-apocalyptic tribal costumes, a kickass protagonist, action ‘til you drop and Charlize Theron as a tough as nails Warrior chick as a bonus.
Oh and Hardy is fantastic as Max. Even better: he already signed up for two more film.
In many cases an overblown budget just hurts the film itself, but not in this case. This baby did cost a staggering 150 million dollars and IMHO not a single penny was wasted. The Set design, the vehicles, costumes, sound and CGI can not be describes anything else as impressive. Oh and I am saying this as someone who hates all Roland Emmerich films with a passion, if you catch my drift.
On a side note, this film is a good example that you can take an old franchise, even after all this time, and do a “sequel”, instead of having to reboot everything you can get your hands on. Sure, this series makes it easy for the writers, as the Mad Max series never had that much of a continuity to begin with, but still. The director insists that it not literally a “sequel”, but that he could see it taking place after thunderome. Well, there you have it.
This is definitively a spectacle that you don’t want to miss and it is one that want to watch on the biggest screen possible, as well.