Movie Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

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There are not enough superlatives available to me to fully encapsulate just how absolutely amazing this movie is.

36 years after the original Mad Max was released, another Mad Max movie finally hits our screens. In between the first and latest offerings, there have been a few others with varying degrees of success but as Mad Max does have a cult following, this one was going to have to be pretty bloody good to appease the masses.

Fury Road doesn’t just deliver, it gets in your face, laughs, throws you around, gets back in your face and drags you through two of the most intense hours you are ever likely to experience in any cinema.

Ever.

Set in an apocalyptic future where the world has become a barren wasteland, Max (Hardy) is still the strong, silent rebel of old and this time he must team up with Furiosa (Theron) who is, for all intents, his feminine counterpart. Actually, she can kick his arse but I’m trying to be fair here so ….

Furiosa is on a mission to return to her childhood homeland with some rare and precious cargo and Max unwittingly becomes a part of her escape plan. The pair have few options other than to work together to escape the madness that literally trails them.

From the moment the movie opens to the final scene, we are taken on a journey that will leave you breathless. The camera work is spectacular. The special effects rolled in with the old-fashioned car sequences are beyond anything I have ever seen. The use of colour, visually and verbally, to set or enhance the mood is so precise you barely realise it’s happening until you are there.

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I simply MUST have a bungee jumping red jumpsuited guitarist providing the soundtrack for my life. NOW!! After you see the movie, I guarantee you will want one too.

The noise, the desert, the cars, the trucks, the actors, the words (as scarce as they were because the story was a visual feast on its own) the guitar, the drums, the fire…..it all adds up to the most mind-blowing movie since forever. Mad Max makes the Avengers movies seem like they were thrown together by the work experience kids who happened to be working at the time. And I’m a huge Avengers fan but seriously, Mad Max is on another level entirely.

There was very little hype about this movie until the day of its release so it may get off to a slow start, but I really think this will have legs as word of mouth does the work for the promotions teams.

I have nothing bad to say about Mad Max Fury Road. It is perfection

5 stars

Love Flick xx

Director : George Miller

Starring : Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Angus Sampson

Running Time :  120 minutes

Release Date :  14 May 2015

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