Mad Max Fury Road is the remake of the original Mad Max starring Mel Gibson in 1979. It is directed by George Miller who directed Mel Gibson in the original. This one stars Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron. Mad Max is an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exists two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.
Max is a loner who is hunted and haunted by people after him and the memories of people he could not save. This is a world where everyone is out for themselves and it is a lawless survival of the fittest. Max is captured by a band of crazies from a city that is ruled by a deformed dictator who tortures and enslaves his people. This dictator wears a scary teeth plate mask on his face attached to a breathing apparatus and breast plates front and back. He has several unwilling wives, one who is pregnant. When the wives led by Charlize Theron help Max escape in a tanker type truck thus begins a wild, dare devil chase across the hot desert sands.
I had mixed reactions to this film. I thought the cinematography was great and stunts were fantastic. Miller used as little CGI effects as possible and the chase scenes were incredible. In a recent interview Miler said he wanted it to be a two hour chase scene. Of particular interest is the cars by the city people chasing Max and the wives that had long bending poles attached to them that the riders use to bend over onto Max’s truck and throw firebombs at him.
What I didn’t like was the fact that max doesn’t do much except look pensive during most of the film while ChalizeTheron in shaved head is very macho and does most of the action. My friend jokingly said they should have called it Mad Maxine. 😀 I also thought the characters were all one dimensional and thin on story line. There is also very little dialogue especially Max who only has a few lines and they are mostly mumbled. The chase scenes, action and stunts and cinematography are overwhelming though which is probably why most critics have given it four and five stars.
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