Mad Max: Fury Road
Directed by George Miller
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
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★★★★★ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd
The fourth installment of George Miller’s rambunctious postapocalyptic saga arrives in theaters like a tornado tearing through a tea party. In an age of weightless spectacles that studios whittle down from visions to products, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of Warner Bros.’ money, absconding with it to the Namibian desert, and sending footage back to Hollywood like the amputated body parts of a ransomed hostage.
★★★★½ review by Alex Vlad on Letterboxd
Rarely a film of such epic scale has come with so much anticipation and mystery all at once. The long delayed George Miller 's fourth Mad Max film in the franchise is finally hitting the screens and let me tell you, the 30 years gap between Thunderdome and Fury Road was well worth the wait. The film is actually more a reboot than a sequel and it's maybe for the best. Mastermind G. Miller is back with the most incredible slice of dystopian madness you'll ever experience at the movies these days. When everything look and feel the same with avalanche of CGI and total lack of depth, Miller manages to give his film not only heart and guts but a look absolutely unique and beyond anything I have seen so far. Combining the best of technology and old school film making this new episode of the adventure of the lone desert 'Samurai' has a taste of madness like you will rarely see. Inspired by paintings of Dali and Goya for the visuals and probably a few more, the film plays like a massive chase across the desert, restless and uncompromising, nightmarish as hell but gorgeous as can be. Many themes are tackled along the chase and Miller seems to have understood a long time ago that men are beasts with no real future unless women take control and bring back the necessary balance our world needs if we wish to survive and have a future. The character of Furiosa is shown as an equal to Max and some scenes show them looking very similar to each-others, both broken and desperate for redemption. This films manages to bring back the old school adventure flick, a no brainer on the outside but with a lot of depth if you look closer. Miller is a genius on his own, shots after shots he builds a tension of a rare intensity and manages to offer to his audience a film that will definitely surprise a lot of people through it's unusual pace, messages and visuals. The soundtrack is amazing with a lot of percussions during the chases across the desert, pushing the madness as to have a group of drummers playing on the rooftop of a truck and a heavy metal player blasting his flame thrower guitar while chained to one of the trucks. By now you have figured out that you are dealing with a film like no others, filled with images from another world. It will take me a few days to recover from the experience because i haven't been thrilled by a film this much since El Topo of legendary director A. Jodorowski. By now all hope is for another episode soon, a Mad Max: Furiosa would be quite thrilling, let's only hope mister Georgy won't wait 30 years this time...
★★★★★ review by iana on Letterboxd
me driving 1MPH above the speed limit: I’M GONNA DIE HISTORIC ON THE FURY ROAD
★★★★★ review by Naughty aka Juli Norwood on Letterboxd
George Miller's cardiac arrest inducing visionary masterpiece will have Gearheads, Metalheads and connoisseurs of practical effects and death-defying stunts falling down onto their knee's exalting boisterously that this is the 2nd coming!
And they'd be right to do so!
Old school action, old school stunts that are so outrageous, so extraordinarily dangerous that theaters should be required by law to make ticket holders sign legal waivers in case of accidental death or permanent maiming during the screening of the film!
Visually speaking I can't imagine anything more gratifying than watching this gloriously explosive spectacle unfold on the big screen! It really oughta be against the law to view this on anything less than a theater screen! The big screen TV just will NOT do! It cannot capture the stunning cinematography muchless capture the thunderous percussion drums and electric guitar that play such huge roles in the film!
I haven't been to a theater in ages! It took a film like Mad Max's Fury Road to get me to plant my keister in a theater seat! The sheer volume and magnitude of the sound had me ducking my head for cover then I'd catch myself doing it and looked around to see if anyone noticed my indiscretions! Lucky for me no one seemed to be able to tear their eyes from the screen for even a second!
Tom Hardy's performance as Mad Max was magnificently sublime! Charlize Theron bowled me over with her "vajayjay to the wall" performance! To be honest she practically stole the show!
I cannot begin to do justice to a film that had 303 adrenalin pumping stunt sequences! 70 of which were deemed by the stuntman community as being extremely dangerous! Ahem these are REAL stunts done by REAL stuntmen which is rare commodity among the action films being pumped out today! Your eyes and mind simply can't process the enormous amount of action that takes place in the film with just one viewing!
★★★★★ review by Arielrocks5 on Letterboxd
Today is the day.
The day I charge my way out of the wasteland of 2016. Along my side, a group of thousands, against an entire medium and the new Immortan of this country.
Some old, some new. While some have left bigger impacts than others, never the less, I remain grateful for all that they have done for this website among plenty of other users aside from myself.
It's hard to tell if we'll be entering another circle of hell or escape one, but all that matters now is that, we have the numbers. We can survive. We have each other, and we're not going to let this get us down.
Let us not sulk our heads in defeat as this year laughs in our faces as it slowly dies, let us ride our prides and hope into the Shiny Gates of a new year, and our fingers raised in the air, flipping it off as we enter!
We live! We Die! We live again!
WE ARE AWAITED!
Let's show 2017 who's in charge!
Happy New Year, everyone!
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