Mad Max is a staple, ever since the first original Mel Gibson starrer came out in 1979. It’s nothing short of a revolutionary film in the post-apocalyptic action genre, George Miller’s very first, original franchise. It’s been 40 years since Mad Max came out, and it’s still as big of an epic as it ever was in the start. Mad Max Fury Road is a testament to George Miller’s commitment to Mad Max, his very own brainchild. So what makes the film so good?
Let’s get more in-depth!
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The Movie Review
In a post-apocalyptic, broken wasteland of a world, Max survives alone on scraps and goods he finds off of mercenaries and bandits. The film starts out with the titular hero Max… and he quite literally eats a whole gecko and gets taken by crazy religious marauders working for a Warlord who goes by the name of Immortan Joe.
After suffering at the hands of these people, Max finds the opportunity to escape with the help of Imperator Furiosa. She is trying to escape and take Immortan Joe’s five wives with her, throwing Max, Furiosa, and the five women into a never-ending chase sequence. Well, until the very end at least.
Mad Max Fury Road focuses on the internal as well as external struggles between Max and the Women in trusting each other, Nux (a marauder who decides to help them), and figuring out how they will accomplish their goal. It’s a meticulously crafted action journey, with so much happening on-screen at all times that it becomes overwhelming to some viewers, but not for us action buffs!
George Miller poured his soul into this film. The film has a use of visual effects, that’s for certain but the entirety of the film was shot in real-time including some of the most dangerous stunts and explosive moments. He also focused the film’s entirety on making it as visceral as he could, stabs felt stabby, guts felt gory and gunshots took parts off of people when piercing their bodies. It’s a very vividly brutal film, and the brutality just feels in place with the plot that he has created for this film.
Tom Hardy as the titular hero Max is a phenomenal casting choice. He portrays George’s unconventional minimalism in dialogue for Max with his physicality, and embodies the character without speaking too much. With that said, Charlize Furiosa as Furiosa is my favorite character in the film and not just because she is the most badass truck driver ever, but because she fights through adversity.
She doesn’t have half of her left arm, and she doesn’t care either! She fights for the rights of these women who can’t do it themselves; Max is just accompanying them along; this is Furiosa’s fight through and through. Hugh Keays-Byrne plays Immortan Joe with a deep ferocity and insanity, and Nicholas Hoult’s Nux brings that same level of insanity albeit in a lighter tone to the heroic side. T
he wives, played by Courtney Eaton (Cheedo the Fragile), Zoe Kravitz (Toast the Knowing), Riley Keough (Capable), Abbey Lee Kershaw (The Dag) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Angharad) portray the role of oppressed women who are learning to fight for their lives.
The film’s immaculate depiction of a post-apocalyptic society is thanks to the incredible cinematography John Seale and the thundering sound track by Junkie XL. It is two hours of pure action ecstasy, if you don’t like it then you’re just anti-fun. The movie throws out everything that you don’t need in a film like this, there’s no pointless chatter or filler, no character moments aside from the ones that are needed and full-throttle on the action and visuals.
Mad Max Fury Road, is in my opinion George Miller’s magnum opus. The film manages to do so many things right, while confining itself into a specific singular genre of filmmaking. The film might be overwhelming in its visual brutality and filled with action, but trust me when I say that this film has nothing that will ever before you. Even if you’re horrified, your eyes will be glued to the screen in a manner that it has never been glued to a screen before.