The last of the Oscar best picture nominees to be reviewed, but the first one I saw as I went opening night last year. I loved the film then and have been wanting to watch it again ever since. I convinced my wife to sit and watch it and she loved it. Mad Max: Fury Road has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and was the surprise Best picture nominee at the Oscar’s as this type of film doesn’t usually get recognition.
Max (Tom Hardy) joins Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) as she rebels against her leader Immortan Joe. After being used as a blood bag Max finds himself a part of a group running from the crazed leader and a chase across the wasteland ensues.
This movie is easily in my top ten from 2015, which is a list I’ll be posting soon, and is a non-stop adrenaline rush. Even though this is my second viewing of the film and on my TV instead of the big screen it still managed to keep my blood going and hold my attention. I was excited to see my wife, who had been resisting viewing the film, was reacting at all the right moments. She loved it as much as I did and that makes me happy.
There isn’t much to say about this film that hasn’t been said, but it’s really an amazing piece of art. The practical effects of the film make it a marvel. The fact that it was even allowed to be made given that George Miller hadn’t had a hit in a long time, it’s a twenty-year-old franchise with a new lead, and a crazy stunt-filled adventure with lots of potential danger. Hollywood doesn’t usually takes risks, but with Fury Road they did. Now, with Mad Max’s success, lets hope they keep taking chances.
The ability for this film to still build story is impressive. I care about these characters.The cast is great with Nicholas Hoult doing his Powder impression, Charlize Theron rocking a robotic arm, and Tom Hardy playing an amazingly, bad-ass character. The leaders of the three tribes are awesome and some of the most interesting villains in the films of 2015. Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne who was also the bad guy in Mad Max) is an intriguing character. I’d love to see a prequel about how he finds the Citadel.
I want to know more about their world. It’s an amazing piece of film and I think everyone should give it a chance. I give Mad Max Fury Road a 10 out of 10 stars.