Lifestyle

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Review

Saying that the world has gone mad in the world of Mad Max: Fury Road is a bit of an understatement.

At some point after what appears to have been a nuclear apocalypse, humanity has been reduced to wanderers, scavengers, or simply bad people; Immortan Joe falls into that last category. As the self-established dictator in control of the only clean source of water seemingly left in the world, Joe rules with absolute power over the masses huddling at the base of his lair, desperate for water. However, one of his top generals, Imperator Furiosa (the names only get more outlandish from here) grows tired of the way things are being run and promptly defects at the start of the movie in an attempt to smuggle several of Immortan Joe’s wives to safety. Naturally Immortan Joe gives chase and so begins one of the purest and most imaginative action movies ever created. But where does the titular character come into all of this?

Tied to the front of a pursuing car, being used as a human blood bag for transfusion.

As previously mention, this is a world gone mad.

Mad Max: Fury Road continues on in the tradition of director George Miller’s franchise, started way back in 1979 with “Mad Max”, and now finally given an ample budget for his vision. This is easily one of the most gleefully destructive, grotesquely bombastic, and surprisingly touching movies ever made about what is essentially a two hour siege movie on wheels scene, but what a movie. There may be less dialogue and story than most current action movies but this is actually something of a plus. When it seems like every current movie is out to over-stuff itself with explanatory dialogue or inflated running time, Mad Max: Fury Road is refreshingly minimalist by allowing the action and characters flow and behave naturally; not a single part of the story feels unnecessary and the movie never overstays its welcome. The action is all physical, very rarely does CGI factor in and the world feels more vibrant and alive because of it.

The film also has a surprising amount of social commentary, which is not something you would expect from a movie featuring a man strapped to the front of a semi-truck as he plays a flame-spewing guitar, but George Miller not only touches on life in third world conditions but also women’s rights. While the plot and style of the world is violent and bombastic, there are fully fleshed characters that audience can deeply care for; indeed, Imperator Furiosa’s goal of saving five young women (who all excellently subvert the “damsel in distress” cliche) feels far and away more intimate and important than any universe-saving feat pulled off by a superhero. However both the commentary and the action of the movie would have fallen flat, or worse heavy-handed, were it not for the two leading actors’ commitment. Always a thrilling actor to watch, Tom Hardy’s Max is a brooding, haunted shell of a man and his voice ranges from apologetic whisper to dog-bark mad but Max is almost something of a wingman in his own movie but this not a problem thanks to Charlize Theron’s impassioned portrayal of a woman driven by regret and the promise of redemption; there would be no complaints if Furiosa were to return in any future sequels. In short, Mad Max:Fury Road is a bold, thrilling apocalyptic chase movie, one where characters actually matter; this is one movie that should not be missed by anyone. Mad Max: Fury Road is out now in theaters.

Comments 42

  1. I simply want to tell you that I’m newbie to weblog and really savored this blog site. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with very good writings. Thanks for sharing with us your website.

  2. I simply want to tell you that I’m newbie to weblog and definitely enjoyed you’re web blog. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your website . You absolutely have really good articles. Thanks a lot for revealing your website.

  3. I simply want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and site-building and absolutely liked you’re web blog. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your website . You definitely come with awesome stories. Regards for sharing with us your web page.

  4. I simply want to mention I am beginner to blogging and site-building and honestly enjoyed you’re website. Probably I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with fabulous articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your website.

  5. I simply want to say I’m beginner to blogs and actually loved this web-site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You surely have impressive articles. Kudos for revealing your webpage.

  6. I’ve been browsing on-line more than three hours these days, yet I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It¡¦s beautiful value enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the net can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  7. Hello.This post was really motivating, especially since I was browsing for thoughts on this issue last Saturday.

  8. I have read so many posts concerning the blogger lovers however this paragraph is really a fastidious paragraph, keep it up.|

  9. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using this website, as I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective interesting content. Make sure you update this again soon..

  10. I enjoy reading an article that will make people think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!|

  11. The main reason why almost anything you read about video is completely wrong and what you ought to learn.

  12. I enjoy looking through an article that will make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!|

  13. You can definitely see your skills within the article you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. At all times go after your heart.|

  14. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Many thanks|

  15. I all the time emailed this webpage post page to all my friends, as if like to read it then my links will too.|

  16. Thanks for sharing superb informations. Your site is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched everywhere and simply couldn’t come across. What a perfect website.

  17. Nice post. I be taught something more difficult on different blogs everyday. It’s going to always be stimulating to learn content from different writers and observe a bit of one thing from their store. I’d choose to use some with the content on my weblog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a hyperlink in your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I have been surfing online greater than 3 hours these days, yet I never discovered any interesting article like yours. It is lovely price sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you did, the net can be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  19. Thanks so much for providing individuals with an extraordinarily wonderful possiblity to read articles and blog posts from here. It is usually so kind and also jam-packed with fun for me personally and my office mates to search the blog at minimum 3 times in a week to read through the newest issues you will have. Not to mention, I’m certainly happy with all the great hints you serve. Certain 3 facts in this article are undoubtedly the very best I have ever had.

  20. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!|

  21. I don’t even know the way I finished up right here, however I assumed this put up was once great. I do not know who you might be but definitely you are going to a famous blogger for those who aren’t already. Cheers!|

  22. Very quickly this web page will be famous among all blogging and site-building viewers, due to it’s nice articles|

  23. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!|

  24. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Superb work!|

  25. It’s really a cool and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you just shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.|

  26. Highly descriptive post, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?|

  27. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Cheers!|

  28. I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.|

  29. I used to be recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not certain whether this publish is written through him as nobody else realize such specific approximately my problem. You’re amazing! Thanks!|

  30. Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am inspired! Extremely useful information specially the final part :) I handle such information much. I was looking for this particular information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck. |

  31. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any methods to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d genuinely appreciate it.|

  32. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!|

  33. I take pleasure in, cause I discovered just what I used to be taking a look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye|

  34. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info particularly the last part :) I care for such information much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  35. magnificent points altogether, you just gained a new reader. What could you suggest in regards to your publish that you just made some days ago? Any positive?

  36. We stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.|

  37. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  38. If you desire to obtain a good deal from this paragraph then you have to apply these methods to your won website.|

  39. Good information. Lucky me I ran across your blog by accident (stumbleupon). I’ve bookmarked it for later!|

  40. Wow, this article is nice, my sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going to convey her.|

  41. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this weblog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the final phase :) I take care of such info much. I used to be looking for this particular info for a very lengthy time. Thanks and good luck. |

  42. Hello Dear, are you really visiting this website daily, if so then you will definitely obtain nice knowledge.|

Comments are closed.