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Synopsis:
Director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, returns to the world of the Road Warrior. Haunted by his turbulent past. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) wanders alone until he's swept up with a group, led by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). fleeing across the Wasteland. In hot pursuit: a warlord who gathers his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly, leading to a high-octane road war.
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Directors:
Producers:
George Miller, Doug Mitchell, P.J. Voeten
Voiced By:
Lee Perry, Hélène Cardona
Writers:
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy
Others:
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, David White, Andy Williams, Colin Gibson, Jenny Beavan, Gregg Rudloff, John Seale, Chris Jenkins, Ben Osmo, Lisa Thompson, Mark Mangini, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Margaret Sixel, Scott Hecker, Dan Oliver, Elka Wardega
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Awards:

2016 BAFTA Make-Up And Hair

2016 BAFTA Best Costumes

2016 BAFTA Best Production Design

2016 BAFTA Best Editing

2016 Oscar Best Costume Design

2016 Oscar Best Editing

2016 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling

2016 Oscar Best Production Design

2016 Oscar Best Sound Editing

2016 Oscar Best Sound Mixing

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/10/2015
Run Time:
115 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, Hindi, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/10/2015
Run Time:
120 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Drive full-throttle into the blood and gasoline world of Max, Furiosa and the Immortan, where only the mad survive! Gaorga Miller, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron take you inside the gruelling desert mayhem as they create some of the most high-velocity action ever put on film!
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BBFC:
Release Date:
05/10/2015
Run Time:
120 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, Italian
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
Bonus:
  • George Miller, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron take you inside the gruelling desert mayhem as they create some of the most high-velocity action ever put on film!
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/04/2016
Run Time:
120 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Drive full-throttle into the blood and gasoline world of Max, Furiosa and the Immortan, where only the mad survive! Gaorga Miller, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron take you inside the gruelling desert mayhem as they create some of the most high-velocity action ever put on film!

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Reviews (23) of Mad Max: Fury Road

Australia Welcomes Careful Drivers - Mad Max: Fury Road review by Count Otto Black

I must admit to being disappointed with this film. The original "Mad Max" did wonderful, terrible things you wouldn't have thought possible on a budget that low. "Mad Max 2" took that raw energy, added a lot more money, and turned it up to 11, setting the benchmark for all subsequent post-apocalyptic movies involving vehicular mayhem. And then "Mad Max 3" tried to get even weirder while watering the violence down to target a wider audience, and the franchise died.

But just like Batman, Superman (twice), and pretty much everybody else except Bicycle Repair Man, Max is back with the inevitable gritty reboot. Which, in this instance, is actually less gritty than the first two original films, though considerably more so than the third. Deprived of a low-budget pre-apocalypse origin movie, Max is established to be mad via some perfunctory "Why didn't you save me, daddy?" hallucinations illustrating a pop video idea of what it's like to be clinically insane. Unfortunately, Tom Hardy is no Mel Gibson (hey, remember when we liked Mel Gibson?), and a script which instantly plunges him into an endless car-chase occupying almost the entire running-time gives him little opportunity for character development, except of the most predictable kind. Especially as a peculiarly forced militant feminist agenda gives Charlize Theron's Furiosa at least as much to do as Max, and she does it considerably better, almost making our hero redundant in his own movie.

There are endless visual nods to all three previous Mad Max films, none of them necessary, and deliberate lifts from every other vaguely cultish movie with remotely similar subject-matter, including "The Cars That Ate Paris", "The New Barbarians", "The Ultimate Warrior", "Hell Comes To Frogtown", and even "Star Wars" (if you haven't heard of all of those films, it's because some of them aren't worth pinching ideas from, or even seeing). And in keeping with modern sensibilities, we get plenty of annoying stylistic quirks, such as absurdly speeded-up action that suddenly goes slo-mo, and ridiculously fake color to remind us that this is a live-action cartoon, when the more realistic approach of "Mad Max 2" would have been far more shocking. But then, as the minimal gore and surprisingly preachy tone shows, this time around, George Miller was less concerned with gleefully nihilistic ultra-violence than getting that precious 15 certificate which means more bums on seats.

It's true that the incredibly inventive battle-scenes are lively and diverting, but since we get to see very little else for two solid hours, they end up being a bit tiring. And when the old lady bikers show up, I couldn't help wondering if it was a deliberate reference to Monty Python's "Hell's Grannies" sketch. Sadly there was no cameo from Bicycle Repair Man.

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Terrible - Mad Max: Fury Road review by JL

If you loved mad max, don't watch it. Just felt like watching a bad chase movie. That dull fell asleep watching it ! If it wasn't for the wine would have turned it off after 10 mins. Shame because Tom Hardy is an excellent actor..

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It's a chase movie, set in a post apocalyptic world. Err, that's it. - Mad Max: Fury Road review by RP

It's a chase movie, set in a post apocalyptic world. Err, that's it.

Directed by George Miller, who directed Mel Gibson in the first three 'Mad Max' films, this is a reboot with the wooden Tom Hardy in the lead role. He's as charismatic as a cabbage :(

Like all reboots/remakes, by definition it isn't very original. OK, a few things have changed - now it's water that has value, rather than gasoline, but it's simply more of the same.

This time the story goes like this: The Citadel is a desert-bound city ruled by Immortan Joe. His power comes from control of the water supply. Joe keeps a bevy of beautiful brides. But Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) helps them escape and attempts to reach 'The Green Place' - and a chase ensues...

There's lots of crash-bang-wallop, loads of supercharged V8 muscle cars, cross-desert racing, gunfire, flame throwing, assorted weaponry and bizarre imagery all set in a desert landscape (it was filmed in Namibia).

While I've seen a lot worse, I wasn't too impressed. It simply doesn't seem as fresh as the original films, and Mr Hardy's Max isn't a patch on Mel Gibson.

Given the pre-release hype, I was expecting something rather good. The visuals are good - see it on the biggest screen you can. But I was disappointed - the content is very average indeed. 3/5 stars.

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Critic review

Mad Max: Fury Road review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

I believe the easiest way to describe the brilliance of Mad Max: Fury Road is in the most eye-catching addition of the desert convoy. A customized truck houses a stage of drummers in the back and a guitar player in the front with a vast array of speakers. The guitarist, bound by elastic strings for both him and his guitar, shreds a powerful battle-cry as the villainous gang plows through the desert sands. He may appear as a simple gimmick existing only for the sake of atmosphere, but his guitar doubles as a flamethrower. He has his purpose when the violent chase breaks out of men and women firing back at each other - jumping from vehicle to vehicle. This is the genius of the film in how it delivers on the mile-a-minute, high-octane excitement, but still has a surprising focus to all its madness. Plus, a man playing a guitar-flamethrower is something ridiculously awesome to behold.

The world of Mad Max is a post-apocalyptic world with a rich mythology that is wonderfully built within the first few minutes. We’re exposed to a dirty society run by the monstrous Immortan Joe (played by Mad Max villain alumni Hugh Keays-Byrne), dazzled in his plastic chest armor and breathing apparatus with painted on teeth. The large teeth look like they were painted on, but there are moments where the teeth open leading me to believe that the device may be directly attached to his jaw. He is seen as a god among his people - showering them with water and promising them safety in his gritty collective. To be granted eye contact or a mission from Joe is a step closer to Valhalla. To mess with his horded collection of wives is a death sentence. For the tough-as-nails Furiosa (Charlize Theron), she seeks to free his “property” of reproduction to a better world in a stolen tanker. Thus, the long chase begins.

But where is our title character in all this? Keeping with the tradition of the franchise, Max (Tom Hardy) is more of a force for the story than a dominant character. He’s merely thrown into the scenario where he must carefully decide who to side with and who to shoot. That being said, there’s a solid amount of backstory delivered in very little dialogue. Having become a veteran of the world bathed in fire and blood, he has grown paranoid and haunted by his past. Voices of those he couldn’t save continue to disturb his mind and affecting his actions - piercing his mental state like a reoccurring heart attack. Through these brief hauntings we learn enough about Max to be invested and interested in his role. Even more subtly aloof is the equally hardened Furiosa who appears twice as mysterious and alluring. Little of her past and the story behind her mechanical arm are divulged, making her all the more intriguing about who she is and what she desires.

Similar to the character development, the entire world is parsed out in telling visuals rather than overused “after the fall” narration. The origin of the gas and water wars are not important nor are they that interesting. What we get to learn about is the twisted society born around the reign of Immortan Joe. The man surrounds himself with his white-painted soldiers serving in hopes of being honored by their glorious leader. The simple elements of their society are brought about magnificently through the action. We learn that these are men without fear of death - welcoming their trip to Valhalla by spraying their mouths with chrome and launching head first into the enemy. Every noble sacrificed is celebrated by the army as a triumph of loyalty. We get to follow one such devoted boy by the name of Nux (Nicholas Hoult) - forsaken by his god and struggling to find his place in the world as he switches sides.

And the cars? Sweet mother of pearl, the cars! Every single vehicle has some strange and striking concept to their design. Immortan Joe drives into battle with something that appears as a cross between a monster truck and a vintage sports car. Marauding outlaws assault convoys with so many spikes on their exteriors I’m surprised there wasn't scores of road kill and corpses skewered all over their front. And, I’m sorry, but I just cannot get over the speeding truck that appears more as a concert stage. It’s not used as a quick joke and isn’t just there for decoration. Everything has a purpose in this film for as strange and out there as it appears. Even the smallest details have their place as with Joe’s traveling accountant who seems to have more fat than feet (and nipple rings in case he wasn’t weird enough).

George Miller’s new Mad Max is not a reboot, update or homage to his classic franchise; it’s the best damn Mad Max sequel you could’ve ever dreamed of and so much more. It’s a major wake up call to the action genre with enough weight and substance to the fights to be more of a filling main course than a meaningless collection of side dishes. The crashing cars, flaming explosions and people climbing/flying from vehicles is all fantastic. It’s amazing to finally see something that looks just as thrilling as when it was filmed. Leave it to the master of post-apocalyptic filmmaking to show this generation of special effects junkies how it is done. We live in an era where it’s easy enough to create anything out of computer graphics, but nothing beats a bad-ass car chase with real cars being smashed up real good.

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