Mad Max Fury Road - 8.5/10
Directed by George Miller
Written by George Miller, Brendan Mcarthy
Cast - Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, 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. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
Mad Max: Fury Road is by far the best movie of 2015. I was thrilled about it when I saw the trailer. I had very high expectations for this as I am a big fan of the Mad Max series. All 3 Mad Max movies were fantastic in their own apocalyptic way. And now after so many years, George Miller finally does Mad Max: Fury Road, it fucking blew my mind. I was not disappointed at all. MMFR was so fucking good,that I actually watched it twice in the cinema and that's a very rare thing to do so nowadays.(The last time I watched a movie twice in the cinema was The Conjuring)
From the get go, MMFR is one long non stop action filled chase. I pretty much loved everything about the movie. The colouring of day and night. Day being rich with red and night being blue. Editing was fantastic. From all the making of videos I have seen, what the editing team has done helped keep the fluidity of the movie. I also loved the costume, the make up of each characters and group and how each vehicle assembled have a story of its own. Even little things like character names were good. What can go wrong with names like Imperator Furiosa, Immorten Joe,War boys, Organic Mechanic and many more. Just the sheer process of pre production of just using storyboards first so as the movie will be more visually captivating is brilliant.
Casting was fantastic. Tom hardy is a perfect replacement for Mel Gibson who will forever be remembered as Mad Max. And just like Mad Max's character in all the movies, he doesn't talk too much. Hugh Keays-Byrne returns as Immorten Joe, he was Toecutter in the first Mad Max though you can't really see his full face but he was perfect as the villain. I have to say Charlize Theron really held out on her own. She pretty much was the main protagonist and Mad Max was like her side kick. I really hope to see her again in the next Mad max movie cause she made her character unforgettable.
What I really loved about MMFR is the action sequences and choreography. When a movie has 20% CGI and the rest is all real, you better do it right. And George Miller did it perfectly. The action sequences, the car crashes, the stunts all beautifully choreographed and it truly was awe inspiring to watch.
Like I mentioned before, Mad Max: Fury Road was well worth the wait and its my number one movie for 2015 so far. Thank you, George Miller for this masterpiece, I look forward to your next work.
I am definitely buying the special edition blu ray for this,
Nux: Oh, what a day... what a lovely day!
Nux: I live, I die. I LIVE AGAIN!
Immortan Joe: You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.
Max Rockatansky: [Narrating] My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own ways were broken. It was hard to tell who was more crazy... me... or everyone else.
Recommended movies done by the director
Mad Max: The Road Warrior
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Witches of Eastwick