Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Mad Max Fury Road 2015 Movie Review

Thirty years after George Miller’s last romp in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of future Australia, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ delivers on all cylinders. Read my review of one of the most insane action films of recent years. Continue reading

Final ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Leaves Nothing to Chance [191 Screenshots]

If you’re like me, you’ve been blown away by each and every trailer Warner Bros. has delivered for Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s been 30 years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and with this final marketing push, the distributor is leaving nothing to chance with less than two months to go. The previous trailers have done a glorious job emphasizing the action and insane visuals to come, and this one takes it even further, perhaps giving away too much.

I normally put the trailer first after the jump, but I just want to issue another warning before you attempt to watch this trailer as it presents a lot of actions scenes that I would consider spoiler territory. It doesn’t verbally give away plot details, but it does confirm what the trailers have teased thus far. And also, we’re all pretty smart people, and if you don’t want to know how certain action set pieces end, then I would definitely not watch this trailer and come back later.

Anyways, if you decided to watch this trailer, it feels like there is almost too much shown, but with less energy? It could be, although as great as it is, the music, which doesn’t feel as exciting here as in the last trailer. If I had to put my finger on it, I think it’s because the context in which the action is presented is all over the place and doesn’t quite give off the same kinetic feeling as the other trailers.

But the biggest offense the trailer commits is the fact that it unloads everything out into the open. It’s like they don’t trust that they’ve already sold us on an incredible product and want to get through to the stragglers who aren’t quite convinced. If for some reason anyone isn’t convinced they should see Fury Road after the first trailer they should reassess their taste in film.

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Here is the official plot synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road, courtesy of Warner Bros.:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.  They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Written and directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Kennedy Miller Mitchell. This movie will arrive in theaters on May 15, 2015.

Source: Warner Bros.