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Believe the Hype - 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Buzz is Through the Roof

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May 11, 2015

Mad Max Fury Road

What a lovely day! Warner Bros lifted the embargo on press reactions/reviews early on Monday this week before the release of George Miller's long-awaited, highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters this weekend. The film was screened for press a few weeks ago, and they all pretty much lost their minds, but had to wait and hold their tongues until today. My own effusive tweet is included in these, as I loved it too, and I wanted to collect a look at all of the great buzz the film is getting. As of writing this, it has a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and I'm sure it'll stay fresh. Because it's so !@#$ing awesome! I've already got tickets to see it again on Thursday. This should be your cue to make plans for Fury Road this weekend.

Here's a few of the tweets from various critics and cinephiles on Mad Max: Fury Road that we found today:

Head to Twitter and follow @MadMaxMovie for more updates and buzz from all over. Or search Mad Max.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a reboot of the adventure franchise that began with Mad Max in 1979, starring Mel Gibson. George Miller, the director of the original film and its sequel, is back behind the camera, working from a script he co-wrote with first-time writer Nick Lathouris. Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy) a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. Meanwhile, Furiosa (Charlize Theron) is a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and more star in the film Warner Bros. Pictures releases this summer on May 15th. Ready?

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  • Seeing a screening on Wednesday and I can't wait!
  • Jon Odishaw
    I'm waiting a week from today so I can see it with my gf. I'm nice like that. But all this buzz is killing me. I want this movie in my line of sight immediately.
  • Yep, already got tix!!
  • Xerxexx
    I knew it.
  • Tester
    My son and I seeing it on Sunday, cant f'kin wait !!
  • tyban81
    I thought it sucked. Never seen so many people get up and walk out of a free screening.
    • TheOct8pus
      Why do you think it sucked?
      • tyban81
        Visually its awesome and that's where it ends. I can only take so much grunting a dialogue and I've seen porn with less grunting and better dialogue. There is no story and its just boring and drags on. Tom Hardy has like a total of 80 lines in the whole movie and you can. Hear 10 on of them because he is whispering throughout if he isn't grunting. I had to grip my seat in order to prevent myself from walking out. I'm sorry. The hype isn't worth it. The fix is in.
        • TheOct8pus
          Gotcha. Thanks!
        • Unspeakable Axe
          It's an action movie. This is pure, the real thing. Story and dialogue? What did you think you were seeing, Wuthering Heights? Seriously though, I understand the objection - but if you're on this movie's wavelength it's basically the best example of this type of filmmaking ever. The action and the spectacle are the point, and all character development, motivation and communication is expressed through the action, rather than in the lulls between the action (as would usually be the case). It's a very well-made movie, but it's so extreme in its purity that it's practically experimental. Makes The Road Warrior look like a parlor drama.
  • ari smulders
    on my list and it wasn't there when I first heard of it!
  • Vespertilio
    Its been about about 8 months since they first teased the movie and its a pleasure to know that the wait was worth every day.
  • ragethorn
    Not surprised. The trailer is the greatest movie ever made.
  • Jacob Crim
    I wish Meshuggah did the soundtrack.
    • TheOct8pus
      I dunno..... I see what you're saying, but think the director was looking for something more classic for this film. I'm afraid Meshuggah is something that will be forgotten in the death metal soup 30 years from now.
  • Steven
    Really looking forward to watching this. I came across a rumour that Mel Gibson passed on this when production stalled. Is this true? Much as it sounds like a great reboot, would of loved to seen Mel once more as Max.
  • Furiosa21
    My most anticipated movie of the summer. So excited!!!
  • Bo
    I read an excellent interview with John Seale who is one of the best and served as Director of Photography on this film. It was shot digital and Seale had not done that before. His work with film is pretty damn good. Anyway, it seemed they just concentrated on capturing the action and didn't worry about lighting, weather, matching shots, etc. as Miller kept telling him not to worry they'd fix it all in post on the computer. Now, I have not been able to embrace digital as of yet. However, viewing the trailers for this film and the beautiful images I've had to pause. Especially after reading Seale's interview and his mentioning that in post it went to the colorization department for 8 months!! That's intriguing, to say the least. And that he'd not even seen the movie yet so for the first time had no idea what it looked like. That is amazing! And that there were hardly any edits that were longer than a little over 2 seconds! That too is incredible, although with the Road Warrior a friend and I viewed it on disc, stopping and pausing and looking at each edit, and came to the conclusion that Miller was indeed a visionary and genius in the action genre...lol...so the editing I expected would be superior on this film as well. So I am quite fascinated about this movie and to see just what Miller did by going digital. And that he shot it 2D and not 3D as he had planned and had even built special 3D cameras which he ended up not using. Plus, per Seale, Miller didn't worry or care about the 3D in post thing and kept saying it was their problem. Interesting. It seems to me, that perhaps Miller, will achieve on digital what hasn't happened yet, and that would be to equal to look or film, or even perhaps surpass it. I shall await judgment on that until after I've seen the movie, you can be sure.
  • Mike Zarquon
    Last year I only saw one movie at the cinemas twice. That was Interstellar. I look forward to see this in 3D and 2D even if it's the only movie I get to see at the cinemas this year.
  • DAVIDPD
    Yes. A film that suffered a prolonged production period shows how it can be a good thing, sometimes.

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