Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mini Review
Balls to the wall high octane edge of your seat relentless action death racing in a post-apocalyptic waste land. Well done George Miller. Not sure how you achieved this glorious level of action at 70 years of age or after directing three cheesy kids films. Glad you did though because this might be my favourite action film for at least 5 years. If it was done in this film it was done with perfection. I’ll go into more detail below but give it a try, got trailers and images below. Check it all out and give me a like and a comment at the end.
“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.”
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
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Story: 100% Acting: 100% Characters: 100% Dialogue: 100%
Action: 100% Style/Sound: 100% Visuals: 100%
YES!!! First 100% score in such a long time.
The story is simplistic and this is in no way a bad thing, in fact it maybe its biggest strength. The film could easily turn out be a classic because it requires nothing of the audience. The world doesn’t need to be explained, you can see it. The characters don’t need to be developed, you get them. That being said all the actors played their parts, sane or insane. And a special shout out to stunt crew for this film, well over 150 stunt men and women. How none of them died doing these stunts defies me.
The action in this film was spectacular. 90% practical effects. The visuals are flawless, only a hand full of CGI moments, and only when necessary. The war rigs never stopped. It was an endless fight and struggle of survival in a truly hellish world. The choreography of the action is also amazing, especially considering the vast variety locations, weapons and it all happens on cars travelling 70 mph. And lastly the designs of everything were great, the costumes, the cars and the incredible diverse forms of weapons designed for this film. I’d quite like a spear bomb.
My Favourite scene would have to be the insane chase/battle at the end of film. Guys swinging on poles, guitar flamethrower guy, bullets, fire and burning petroleum.