Sound Off: George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 15, 2015
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "What a lovely day!" Finally, after years and years of waiting, it's here. George Miller's long-awaited new entry into the Mad Max franchise titled Mad Max: Fury Road. This dusty new post-apocalyptic chase movie introduces a new Max, played by Tom Hardy, as well as another hero - Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron. These two unlikely partners lead a band of rebels on a chase across a desert run by deadly scavengers, driving vehicles like you've never seen. The cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe. Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.
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To fuel the engines and go chrome, I f*!king LOVE this movie. It's a masterpiece. An instant action classic, I don't even care about box office, the fact that the movie exists at all and just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival is enough. I still don't know how it was made, how they let them pull off these kind of stunts, build these kind of cars, tell this kind of story on this kind of scale. It's unbelievably amazing and the results are spectacular. This movie is everything I've missed about the incredible big screen experience from action movies in recent years, and it delivers in full, moving from scene to scene. I love Tom Hardy, but Charlize Theron is the real star and she really kills it in this. This is also Nicholas Hoult's best performance to date.
More than just the action, Fury Road is a brilliant movie about the power of women and I sooooooo love how it all plays out. The fact that Max is just there, he's "reliable", not a man to be worried about though he can help them. And he does help them win back the day. And then the ending where he just fades away, beautiful, I wanted to give the movie a standing ovation right then and there. Because this movie is all about women kicking ass, especially Theron, and how they aren't "things" but can rule with humility. I loved every last beat in this, the characters, the depth of the ideas, the way it handles everything, and then you throw in all of the action and yep - this is a masterpiece. And I am not using that word lightly. Bravo, George Miller.
So what did you think of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road? Best of the year, or disaster?
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