Mad Max: Max Fury (2015)
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whitelay, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, Melissa Jaffer, Megan Gale, Stephen Dunlevy, Richard Norton, Chris Patton
Plot: 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.
My Review and Thoughts:
One action-packed thrill ride. An adrenaline inducing special-effects laden no holds bar entertainment. A brilliant futuristic mastery. A solid film that bleeds for attention and deserves every bit of it. Wild, tense, comical, brutal action packed perfection. A fun ride.
The characters are what makes it stand out. Truly brilliant in all their twisted, disturbing, crazy, asinine realities. Tom Hardy is the very definition of Mad Max. Hardy is a dynamic actor that can play any type of character. He brings them to life. He breathes life into each persona and Mad Max is no different. He owns this movie right along with the utterly fantastic, and extraordinary talented Charlize Theron. They are pure cinema. The chemistry and acting by both, bring out the best in the art form of acting, and creating memorable moments in cinema.
Both are utterly bad ass in this film. Both are butt kicking action stars. The visionary imagination by Miller is what storytelling is all about. I've been a fan of Mad Max my whole life. It's one of the very first movies I ever saw. Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Each one has a different style. A different futuristic expertise. Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best sequels or remakes, whatever you want to call it; it's bloody brilliant.
This stars Hugh Keays-Byrne as the leader and kick ass villain, Immorton Joe. Now he is a flawless performer, and what makes it all the more entertaining, and magical is he was in the original 1979 classic, Mad Max, as the character Toecutter.
I think two of the shining stars have to go to Nicholas Hoult and Josh Helman. The characters of Nux and Slit are priceless. Hoult was ridiculously perfect. I think that is what stands out the most about this film. All the performances where spot on and utterly fantastic.
The clincher that brings this film into the realm of excellence is the man behind it. The original creator of the original trilogy, George Miller came back and wrote, produced, and directed. And boy did he showcase the brilliance of his imagination to further this wild journey of a future world. Miller is an amazing visionary and director. He has captured many pieces of cinema that leave the viewer with a satisfied experience.
Mad Max: Fury Road is the very essence of thrill ride, action and truly an imaginative means of pure entertainment.