Mad Max: Fury Road - 2015 (R)


Year of Release: 2015
Rated: R
Director: George Miller
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
Format(s): Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack
My Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

-Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV

Director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, returns to the world of the Road Warrior. Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) wanders alone until he's swept up with a group, led by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), fleeing across the Wasteland. In hot pursuit: a warlord who gathers his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly, leading to a high-octane road war.

My Comments:

I've heard all the complaints about this one - there's not much story, there's not much character development, it's not a "real" Mad Max movie because this Max lacks Mel Gibson's cocky swagger and because Furiosa has a more prominent role than Max. But you know what? I don't give a shit.

I grew up watching The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome. I loved those movies, but not because I gave a damn about the character of Max or because I thought the stories were interesting. I loved them for the cool cars, cool costumes, explosions and stunts. That's all I've ever wanted from a Mac Max film and Fury Road offers a mega dose of all of that.

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Rated R (MPAA)
5 Stars
2015 (Year of Release)
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