Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

5 out of 5 stars

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Keays-Byrne

Director: George Miller

Synopsis: Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron) team up to kill Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne)

Review:

So Mad Max: Fury Road is a the 4th entry into the Mad Max series and quite possibly the best. George Miller returns as director for this action packed blast!
The cast features much bigger names then the previous 3 entries. With Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, and Charlize Theron’s debut into the series and hopefully we’ll see more of her if there is another sequel!
John Seale’s cinematography is outstanding, mesmerising and gives the post-apocalyptic setting a desolate and lonely tone. The expanse of the desert and wasteland is unfathomable and this being paired with George Miller’s excellent direction and script, makes Mad Max: Fury Road a brilliant film and one of the best action movies of the decade, and of all time!
Tom Hardy’s performance was quite good, even though Max is a man of very few words in this movie! But he still delivers on the brutality and grittiness of Max in the previous entries. Charlize Theron is brilliant as always, we finally see another character that can relate to Max, making their chemistry great, and entertaining to watch as they think a like with similar badass ideas to great an explosive flick that everyone can have a good time when watching.
Mad Max: Fury Road is absolutely non stop right from the beginning. The first half of the film is a car chase, while the second half is a car race! What more is there to say. If you want to bee entertained for 2 hours, then this is definitely the film for you!
The lack of score would usually be a bad thing, but not in this case. It really adds to the loneliness of the post apocalyptic wasteland and just how desolate and motionless it really is, that is, until maniacs start trying to kill each other!
There really isn’t much else to say about Mad Max: Fury Road just because its so simple yet so effective that delivers on all levels that just makes it one of the best popcorn flicks I have ever seen! It just shows you that not every film has to have a complex story to be brilliant, and this is the best example of just that!

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