Believe the Hype - 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Buzz is Through the Roof
by Alex Billington
May 11, 2015
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 !@#$ing awesome! I've already got tickets to see it again on Thursday. This should be your cue to make plans for Fury Road this weekend.
Here's a few of the tweets from various critics and cinephiles on Mad Max: Fury Road that we found today:
Oh we can say how !@#$ing awesome Mad Max is? Because it's !@#$ing awesome.
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) May 11, 2015
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD absolutely blew me away. It's an action movie masterpiece and something you need to see on the biggest and loudest screen
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is a masterpiece and a must see. Two hours of stunningly gorgeous apocalyptic mayhem. Wicked and brilliant. Loved it!
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 11, 2015
One of the greatest action movies ever made.
— Alan Cerny (@NordlingAICN) May 11, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road is completely, utterly, unashamedly bonkers. And completely brilliant for it.
— James Dyer (@jamescdyer) May 11, 2015
Believe the hype: Mad Max: Fury Road will knock you off your arse. One of the coolest, most intense action movies in a long, long time.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is outrageously, overwhelmingly great. See it on the biggest screen you can, knowing as little about it as possible.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) May 11, 2015
Yep, like everyone is saying - Mad Max Fury Road is a glorious masterpiece of metal, sand, dirt, gasoline & mayhem. Lives up to the hype.
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) May 11, 2015
— Samantha Rae (@ASamanthaRae) May 11, 2015
Edgar Wright has already seen Mad Max: Fury Road 3 times which basically confirms its the best movie of all time
— Colin (@duckisgod) May 9, 2015
For years, WB has pumped out A+ trailers for action/sci-fi films that ultimately did not live up to the hype. MAD MAX will buck that trend.
— Chris Liberge (@ChrisLiberge) May 11, 2015
I'm am finally allowed to say #MadMax is brilliant. Best movie of the year so far, spectacularly filmed & other non-hyperbolic statements!
— Aaron Neuwirth (@AaronsPS4) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was the best action film I've seen this year and possibly the best one I've seen in my entire life.
— David Chen (@davechensky) May 12, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Cures Cancer, 10 Out Of 10 Doctors Agree!
— Russell Hainline (@RussellHFilm) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (A-) Rust-and-bone piledriver rages against control in all respects but narrative discipline. Exhilarating gender parity.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) May 11, 2015
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the Sistine Chapel of action filmmaking.
— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) May 11, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road was every bit as visceral, uncompromising, barbaric, beautiful, and insane as I wanted it to be
— Aubtin Heydari (@AubtinH901) April 30, 2015
Remember how critics raved about Edge of Tomorrow last year and you didn't bother to see it? Well, don't let that happen to Mad Max!
— Edward Douglas (@EDouglasWW) May 11, 2015
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?