An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most 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.Wikipedia
Mad Max: Fury Road Reviews
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. It's brutal and relentless, and delivers a surefire adrenalin rush.
This ridiculously glorious rebooting of the Mad Max films of late ’70s and early ’80s by the director is a celebration of a world gone feral, and women gone sublime. And that’s not all women do here, even when dressed in wisps of delicate white. They command troops, drive war rigs, ride motorcycles and wage wars, apart from being “breeders” for a dictator ruling his kingdom by depriving his people of water.
Every single shot in the film shows power of his brute imagination, those cinematic touches founded in layers of imagery and high-octane action. Grim yet exhilarating, it may be one of the more powerful movies this year. Yeah, it is that kind of a film.
Even as the characters in Fury Road fight to seek redemption, or to sustain a fragile measure of hope, they give you a thrilling ride — quite possibly the best ride at the movies for a long time to come.
The cinematography puts you in front and centre, almost feeling every crazy twist and turn in a chase as characters scramble and fight over, under, above and in front of flat-out weirdly pimped out vehicles. Some scenes are just flat-out bizarre. However, the attention to detail is fantastic. On the flip side, the constant barrage on the senses will polarize viewers - you'll either not like it at all or you'll love it. So there you have it. If you want your big screen thrill ride this summer, this might just be the ticket.
The few tiny flaws aside, there's much to love about this film. Get on this crazy drive, but hang on for dear life. It's gonna be a wild ride!
...with Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller strikes back and how. There is action and more action and so much of it that it takes time to digest and admire what you have just seen when you walk out of the theatre. Basically it is a chase involving huge armored vehicles and no this is nothing remotely like Fast and Furious. Furious would be like an old Ambassador competing with a Formula 1 car running at turbo speed – Mad Max is a billion light years ahead in every aspect.
'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a rare action movie in today's times in that that it looks and feels like the product of a fully realised vision. It possesses the vital ingredient missing in most CGI-laden summer blockbusters: a sense of clockwork synchronicity between its various departments. The cinematography, costumes, make-up, background score, and action sequences don't come across as disparate elements fighting individually for the viewer's attention -- they work as one unit to serve the script and that alone.
It's been a while since a movie maintained a huge grin on my face from start to end, and I suspect you'll experience something similar. This is the movie that ushers in the next generation of movies, the movie that creates a whole new legion of geeks, the movie that will be embalmed in pop culture for decades. This is truly something special, and hopefully just the first in a franchise.
With Mad Max: Fury Road, Miller shows that if done right, even the most crassly commercial of genres can be powerful, idealistic and cinematic. Action can be nuanced without losing its fun elements. Sure, it might take 30 years to come together, but by George, Miller's done it.
Any doubts you might've had about the return of the Mad Max franchise after 30 years are put to rest within the first few minutes itself. Thereon, Fury Road makes for a thrillingly nightmarish ride through the dust, and easily the best one in the series.
...a dazzling continuation of the man who is yet angry after three decades.
At 70, Miller has directed the most spectacular action movie of the last few years. Mad Max: Fury Road is unabashed, visceral, poetic. One need only compare its pounding action scenes to the staid, formulaic combat in the recent Avengers sequel to see how a skilled director can bring grandeur and imagination to blockbuster moviemaking.
A visceral reboot of a franchise that tries to rise above the fun and frivolity of a summer blockbuster and largely succeeds.
...thank the Gods of Cinema that George Miller, who directed all three earlier Mad Max films, never gave up on his signature project! For what we have here is an enormously entertaining film that passes on the baton of the classic ‘road warrior’ saga to a new generation of cinemagoers.
Audience Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road is a technical achievement and in league of movies like life of pi, gravity, avatar for its technicality and the world created by mastermind'George Miller' is totally believable.Cinematography is perfect. It will surely be nominated for several oscars next year.This is one of the best action movies in years even beat out Avengers and Avengers 2. This is the movie where madness is at its peak. Background score is great too.
Look no further. There r lights. There r cameras. All it requires is action. And there is plenty of action when it comes to Mad Max series. Summer is always hot and sweaty. This movie will make u hot and work on your sweat glands like there is no tomorrow. The steam has build up for the summer holidays. You don't need to go to a hill station to escape the heat and dust. Just head towards any cinema hall playing Mad Max. U r bound to be in action mood. And action it is.
Mad Max: Fury Road is an Australian post-apocalyptic action film, and the fourth film of Mad Max franchise. Mad Max series has been known for Mel Gibson (59) in the title role. Sadly, this one has no Gibson at all. Times have moved forward. And a young, dashing and action-packed hero has taken over now.
The world has bee overtaken by calamities and catastrophes. There has been the downfall of civilization. And time has moved on to the future. An ex-cop Max Rockatansky's (Tom Hardy, 37) family with wife Jessie (Joanne Samuel, 57) was killed in a city collapse earlier. Now, he comes across Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron, 39), a woman who is trying to cross a vast desert. She has along with her Five Wives - Queen Angharad The Splendid (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 28), Queen Capable (Riley Keough, 25), Queen Toast The Knowing (Zoe Kravitz, 26), The Dag Queen (Abbey Lee, 27), and Queen Cheedo The Fragile (Courtney Eaton, 19).
These women are escaping from the tyrannical fascist ruler, King Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne, 67) and his ruthless army - the War Boys. They rule over a totalitarian desert kingdom - the Wasteland. Joe wants the Wives back as they can give birth to his future children to be shaped in his perverse image. The women see Max as their savior as he knows the desert like the back of his hand. But Max refuses to help them, until Joe imprisons him and tortures him. He can escape but only with the help of Furiosa and the Wives. And escape they do. With their escape, all hell breaks loose. The War Boys pursue them like mad hungry dogs. Can this band of six escape from the hot pursuit or even survive?
What a dynamic action. It has to be seen to be believed. Just like Gibson, Tom Hardy has a future beyond future in Hollywood. He is an able successor to Gibson. And Charlize Theron is an action queen ready to erupt like a bomb. She is a visual delight. And the villain Byre is a revelation. He adds to the list of illustrious villains. The movie doesn't let the audience rest right from the word go. And at the ending, one is left asking for more. So there is a fifth sequel to look forward to. Can't have enough of Mad Max.
Enjoy the Namibian desert and Sydney hills and lakes shoot. Junkie XL's musical score is definitely an add-on. Special effects and stunts with over 150 stunt performers, which included Cirque du Soleil performers and Olympic athletes completes this out-of-this-world movie. What more can we have!
1. Mad Max (April 12 1979; Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel): In apocalyptic Australia, the society has broken down and gangs have taken over. Cop Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) turns judge, and executioner after his best friend, wife and baby are killed. The family man turns mad for revenge. The antihero takes to the road in vengeance to oblivion. The film turned Mel Gibson into an overnight star along with Joanne Samuel.
2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (December 24 1981, Mel Gibson): A community of settlers move to defend themselves against a roving band of marauders. Mad Max becomes humane and the cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
3. Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome (July 10 1985, Mel Gibson, Tina Turner): Max is rescued by children when he is banished from a desert town Bartertown and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen Aunty Entity (Tina Turner).
4. Mad Max: Fury Road: (May 15 2015, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron).
5. Mad Max: Furiosa: (2016, Tom Hardy).
At one point in George Miller’s totally whacked out new film, a character proclaims: “Oh, what a day … what a lovely day!”
If you end up watching this film as I did, chances are your day will be anything but that.
Mad Max: Fury Road is a totally underwhelming experience, a film that promised so much but ended up flattering to deceive.
George, who also created the Mad Max Trilogy of the 80’s with Mel Gibson in the titular role, goes for the jugular this time, delivering a film that’s high on adrenalin but short on nuance.
Plot, you ask? Immortan Joe is a dictator who presides over his subjects with an iron hand.
Water, guzzoline (and common sense) are in short supply.
It falls upon a rebel, Imperator Furiosa, and Max himself to liberate the country from the clutches of Joe’s oppression.
In fact, Furiosa (Charlize Theron in a stellar turn) is the heart and soul of this enterprise. She completely owns the screen each time she appears on it, lending a sense of urgency and gracefulness to the film’s proceedings.
Tom Hardy, on the other hand, is completely out of sorts. He lacks the charisma and easy charm that a leading role of this nature would inevitably demand.
The whole film is basically one long explosion-filled chase down a barren, dystopian landscape that could give Panem from Hunger Games a run for its money.
Problem is, the aforementioned chase takes all of two exruciating, mind-numbing hours.
Miller’s vision is grand and has a sweeping quality to it. The same cannot be said for his execution.
A good film goes far beyond just expensive CGI and VFX. It requires a solid script, cracking dialogue and characters whom you can empathise with and relate to.
In his zest for making a film that redefines the action genre, Miller unfortunately seems to have overlooked this elementary fact.
I could have slept through the entirety of this film’s duration and it would hardly have made a difference.
In the film’s very beginning, Max says, “My name is Max. My world is fire. And blood.”
And boring, he might have added. This Road is full of potholes.
This is the best action movie that has ever graced the face of the earth. 2 hours of non-stop, breath-taking, adrenaline-rushing action set pieces with a very subtle feminist ideology. This mad, mad movie needs to be seen by every single person who enjoys films.