Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review
If you haven't seen it yet, buy yourself a ticket and go see Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest from Mad Max creator George Miller. This is a movie that absolutely MUST be experienced on the big screen.
This is an incredibly difficult movie to describe, but I'll do my best. Essentially what George Miller created was an epic, unforgiving look at the future. With Mad Max, he depicts a post-apocalyptic, dystopian future that is dusty, dirty, without water, and insane. The people are insane. The cars are insane. The way people interact is insane. THIS WORLD IS INSANE.
The entire movie revolves around the most ridiculous car chase I've ever seen. Charlize Theron (playing Furiosa) is trying to help a bunch of women flee from the slavery and self-proclaimed god Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne). She teams up along the way with Tom Hardy's Mad Max and a creepy, former follower of Joe, the highly-entertaining Slit (played by X-Men's Josh Helman). All the performances are spot-on, dirty, gritty, and above-all else....absolutely riveting.
It honestly should be unfair how entertaining and action-packed this movie was. Let me just make a list of things in this movie that SHOULD make you want to go see it:
1. Epic choreographed motorcyle battles (with motorcycles leaping over cars dropping bombs)
2. Amazing cinematography (truly phenomenal use of colors) that transports you to this unforgiving and desolate wasteland.
3. A GUY PLAYING A GUITAR WITH FIRE SHOOTING OUT OF IT
4. Cars covered in spikes
5. Truly insane stunt work and little use of CGI. Seriously, the guys in this movie do some straight ridiculous stuff.
If I haven't convinced you yet, let me try to convince you with some stills of the main characters in this issue. Don't tell me these people don't look purely fascinating!
You should want to see this movie. I really have nothing witty to say. This is entertainment at it's finest. Mad Max is the reason we go to the movies. Pure spectacle, with a story that actually has heart to it. George Miller created a crazy, insane, weird world that WORKS. I loved it and can't wait to see more.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD VERDICT: 9.8/10