Mad Max: Fury Road – movie review

Extra-ordinary High Octane Road War

  


By Paresh B. Mehta

Genre: Action   Recommended: General Audience   Released: 15 May 2015
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough
Directed by: George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director George Miller, originator of the post – apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise has comes up with “Mad Max: Fury Road,” – a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Miller unleashes a world gone mad with the concussive force of a high octane Road War as only he can deliver it. The futuristic-thinking director has pushed the limits of contemporary cinema to re-imagine the beauty and chaos of the post-apocalyptic world he created and the mythic Road Warrior adrift within it.

Tom Hardy stars as Max in the title role in the fourth part in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron stars as Imperator Furiosa.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a WarRig driven by Imperator Furiosa.

They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe,from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

George essentially has invented the post-apocalyptic atmosphere we now see in so many video games and movies.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a film that plays out as a breathless chase from start to finish. ‘Fury Road’ is somewhere between a wild rock concert and an opera.

The stark, decayed landscapes, visceral action, minimal dialogues and kaleidoscopic cast of characters has birthed a whole new genre, and inspired generations of artists across every medium.

The film is on huge canvas, with imagination so fantastic that you’re not really in a movie you feel like you are one of them fighting and being chased in the deserts of Australia.

To watch it in its 3D version. Its awesome! For those Mad Max fans even a 5 star rating seems insufficient.

 

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Cast:
Tom Hardy as “Mad” Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa
Nicholas Hoult as Nux
Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad
Riley Keough as Capable
Zoë Kravitz as Toast the Knowing
Abbey Lee as The Dag
Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile
Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus

 

Credits:
Production company – Kennedy Miller Mitchell, Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by George Miller
Produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P. J. Voeten
Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Music by Junkie XL
Cinematography – John Seale
Edited by Margaret Sixel

 

 

Mad Max Fury Road, movie review