Watch: Badass Raw Footage from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Without VFX

September 12, 2016
Source: YouTube

Mad Max: Fury Road Without VFX

This is SO badass. I'm pretty sure I've seen this before (perhaps one of the special features on iTunes), but there's nothing wrong with sharing it and watching it all over again. An awesome behind-the-scenes video from George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is making its way around the internet, mostly because it's still amazing (more than a year after release) to see how they actually shot so much of this film realistically, with big rigs and crazy vehicles and huge explosions. This proves that George Miller is a helluva director and probably was the one who really deserved to win the Best Director Oscar for last year. Even though the final version of Fury Road includes tons of VFX work, this video shows that so much of it was done practically. Even the the guys swinging on the giant poles, even the big crashes, even the wacky guitar player. Have fun.

Here's the behind-the-scenes video from George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, on YouTube (via io9):

If you don't already own Fury Road, you can grab it on Blu-ray or on iTunes - with more special features.

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 first released Fury Road on May 15th last summer. It was my #1 movie of 2015, and has already been considered one of the best movies of this century so far. Yep.

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Why the eff is this randomly being shown on every movie site ever? This video came out over a year ago, and it was posted then. Why is it being posted as if its some brand new thing?

Charles Oosterhouse on Sep 12, 2016


I don't think it's being posted as something "new", and I even say in the post we've seen it before. The internet likes to regurgitate and repost stuff all the time. I see old memes and gifs from months ago pop-up like they're new every single day. I think the reason this one is going around again is because it's so awesome, and it's always fun to watch. I even saw someone (I think it was Patton Oswalt, maybe?) comment on it about how cinema is not dead because of people like George Miller making movies like this.

Alex Billington on Sep 12, 2016


Thanks for posting this Alex, I never saw it before.

Tester on Sep 13, 2016


Somebody needs a nap.

Bl00dwerK on Sep 12, 2016


Glad you could contribute.

Charles Oosterhouse on Sep 12, 2016


Yeah, this just happened to be the fourth time I read it in the past two days. You guys were actually pretty chill with it compared to most of the other places passing it around.

Charles Oosterhouse on Sep 12, 2016


First time Iv seen it. YOU having an issue with this being posted is clearly a personal problem.

Josh W on Sep 13, 2016


Yeah, that's why I posted under my name and didn't claim to be the voice of the internet.

Charles Oosterhouse on Sep 13, 2016


What does posting under your name have anything to do with what I said?

Josh W on Sep 14, 2016


New to me

InNolanWeTrust on Sep 13, 2016


that's how rumor works.

tarek on Sep 13, 2016


Hadn't seen that before, pretty banjos. 🙂

Carpola on Sep 12, 2016


Absolutely mental! The amount of work that went into this...oh man. Too bad the movie still didn't do anything for me.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 13, 2016


Go see a doctor?

ragethorn on Sep 13, 2016


You probably are not a fan of post apocalyptic universes. And that's fair. I love movies set in a post apocalyptic universe.

tarek on Sep 13, 2016


Interesting...this has been one of those rare movies that seems to have been liked by my friends and family that can never agree on anything. I can understand people not loving it but it seems so hard to dislike it. I figured you'd like it for the music alone.

InNolanWeTrust on Sep 13, 2016


Even without vfx, this looks awesome. I can see it in its rough form without any problem. It's 1000,000 times better than anything Michael Bay has or will make.

tarek on Sep 13, 2016


So good. Think I need to watch this again soon. It's a damn shame this type of filmmaking seems to be going out of style.

grimjob on Sep 13, 2016


Fucking Master piece.

Higgens on Sep 13, 2016



Alex Billington on Sep 13, 2016


What also stood out to me while watching this is - even when all goes according to plan as you mentioned - how difficult it must be to string the narrative thread through this spectacle such that the events unfold clearly and seamlessly throughout (rather than just getting something an incoherent music-clip of an action sequence and its characters).

Snev De la Fontaine on Sep 14, 2016


Such sweaty palms SUCH SWEATY PALMS.

DAVIDPD on Sep 13, 2016

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