Mad Max Fury Road review.
My Ratings: 4.1/5.
Mad Max: Fury Road announces the return of director George Miller with his fourth film of the ‘Mad Max’ franchise. And what a come back!
A two hours non-stop action extravaganza, a roller coaster ride of brutal excitement, insane adrenaline rush and high-octane drama.
Mad Max: Fury Road is set in a post-apocalyptic world where ‘humanity is broken’; a dystopic planet of desert and dust, where everything is scarce and available only to the powerful. Even water is a rare delicacy.
Different tribal clans commanded by their ruthless masters rule the earth and for loners like an ex-highway patrolman Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) survival is a daily challenge.
But this time Max is not alone in his quest for freedom, he is joined by the fearsome bald-headed Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who has taken the responsibility upon herself to rescue the five sexy wives of an evil warlord named Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) to safety. She is in search of some ‘Green land’ where there is still hope for greenery and other natural resources.
Minimal use of dialogues, quick introduction of characters and real horrific violence – Mad Max: Fury Road is a treat for action genre lovers. Undoubtedly the best action flick of recent times.
And that too the whole film is shot in sequence with awesome cinematic visuals!
The color palate ranging from orange to yellow to red cinematographer John Seale has done a tremendous job. And a super-fast editing by Margaret Sixel and Jason Ballantine perfectly complements the mood of the film.
An awesome script – especially the characters of Max and Furiosa evolves brilliantly throughout the film.
Matured and controlled performance by Tom Hardy who most of the times expresses himself by silence and superb performance by Charlize Theron – her body language says it all. Even an almost unrecognizable Nicholas Hoult did a great job.
If looked closely one will find some dark humor in the most darkest corners of the film, often satirical when related to our current world.
Extraordinary perfect visual effects though 80% of the effects seen in the film are actually real (even the stunts).
Mad Max: Fury Road is a film that shouldn’t be missed at any cost. Even at the cost of the 3D!
Fans of the earlier Mad Max films – i doubt if anyone will miss Mel Gibson at all.