Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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"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 way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy... me... or everyone else."
Genre: Action
Sci-Fi
Directed By: George Miller
Written By: George Miller
Brendan McCarthy
Nico Lathouris
Starring: Tom Hardy
Charlize Theron
Nicholas Hoult
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Riley Keough
Zoë Kravitz
Abbey Lee
Courtney Eaton
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Roadshow Films (Australia)
Warner Bros. Pictures (International)
Release Date: May 7, 2015 (TCL Chinese Theatre)
May 14, 2015 (Australia)
May 15, 2015 (United States)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Country: United States
Australia
Budget: $150–185 million
Box Office: $375.4 million
Franchise: Mad Max
Prequel: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Furiosa (In development)
Sequel: Furiosa (In development/By released)
Mad Max: The Wasteland (In development)


Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian-American post-apocalyptic action film co-written, produced, and directed by George Miller. Miller collaborated with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris on the screenplay. The fourth installment and a "revisiting" of the Mad Max franchise, it is a joint Australian-American venture produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, and Village Roadshow Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The world premiere was on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began a Australian theatrical release on May 14, 2015, and United States theatrical release on May 15, 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX.

Plot

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Why It Rocks

  1. The film proves that not only you can make an extremely great film with only a simple plot, but that you can also make a great fourth installment and triumphant franchise revival after three good films.
  2. You don't need to watch the other Mad Max films before this film, as it has a different plot than the rest of them.
  3. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron give off really good performances as the two leads.
  4. Even when Max isn't given much to say, he is still able to be a complete badass at the same time.
    • Imperator Furiosa is also a really good character, who's given good character development and likability. She and her band manage to be complete badasses along with Max.
  5. Immortan Joe is an amazing villain.
  6. The film has good use of practical effects instead of CGI, particularly the famous flamethrower electric guitar in the opening scene.
  7. It lacks any clichés found in typical action films. No shaky cam, no jump cuts, none of those.
  8. Even though it is hours long, its fast pace and allows a good descent into insanity.
  9. It is full of intense action and story that doesn't leave the audience at rest and only gets them to want more.
    • The action and stunts only make the movie more insane to watch.
  10. Brilliant cinematography, flawless editing, and jaw-dropping techniques make this movie even better.
  11. Its trailer is probably one of the greatest trailers ever made.
  12. The soundtrack by Junkie XL is appropriate as well and added to the whole thrill ride.
  13. "OH WHAT A DAY, WHAT A LOVELY DAY!"

The Only Bad Quality

  1. Much like the original film, there's not much focus on Max.

Reception

Mad Max: Fury Road was praised by critics, audiences and fans alike for its screenplay, Miller's direction, action sequences, score, cinematography, editing, costume design, visuals, and the performances of the cast (particularly Hardy and Theron), and is considered the best movie of 2015. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 97% approval rating and an average rating of 8.58/10 based on 401 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life." On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating, the film has a score of 90 out of 100 based on 51 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".

Upcoming spin-off prequel

On October 2020, a spin-off prequel titled Furiosa entered "advanced development" at Warner Bros., with Miller set to direct. Anya Taylor-Joy has been cast to portray a young Furiosa, while Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star. Miller will again co-write the screenplay with Mitchell and Lathouris, and both Miller and Mitchell will produce through their Kennedy Mitchell Miller banner. In December 2020, Warner Bros. announced that the film will be released on 23 June 2023.

Trivia

  • The project was given the green light to begin filming in the Australian desert in May 2003 with a budget of US$100 million, but the location was ruined by rainfall. The film entered then a hiatus in light of security concerns related to its Namibian shoot because of tightened travel and shipping restrictions at the onset of the Iraq War.

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EijiZeBoi

16 months ago
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Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is how you make a feminist movie.
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EijiZeBoi

16 months ago
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Do you think that reboots are starting to suck dick nowadays? Well, Mad Max: Fury Road is just the right movie for you.
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Masson Thief

16 months ago
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The first pointer needs to be expanded, as it is now it doesn't say much.
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FreezingTNT

14 months ago
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"Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is how you make a feminist movie."

Don't forget that there is Wonder Woman.
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Steam Fan3830

14 months ago
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Wow. Aussies made THE BEST ACTION FILM OF THE CENTURY!
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EijiZeBoi

12 months ago
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This is the movie Michael Bay wanted to make but didn't have the talent to do so.
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EijiZeBoi

12 months ago
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This movie makes Furious 7's action sequences look like a car commercial.
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ACoolBlaze5

11 months ago
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lol
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MoviemanStudios2007

10 months ago
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Oh what a film. What a lovely film!
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ACoolBlaze5

10 months ago
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I'm watching my way through this, so far it's amazing.
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LancedSoul

6 months ago
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In the case you wonder, there is the spin-off film titled Furiosa, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, do you see the news?
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USDM420X

3 months ago
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OH, WHAT A DAY, WHAT A LOVELY DAY!
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Triggeredrepatillo

one month ago
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after years of development heck, this movie finally released
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Kiyah Walter

12 days ago
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I Heard It's a Great Film, But I Never Watched It

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