Review 2015 by RD Clark
Mad Max: Fury Road
Written by: George Miller
Directed by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy and Zoë Kravitz’s boobs
Complete Cast and crew are here
Running time: 120 Mins
A failed hero manages to get himself beat up and captured by a motley mob of scavengers while one of the citizens attempts a getaway with their ruler’s harem.
I liked this movie; as far as Mad Max movies go, it has almost everything: High speed chases with super-weird vehicles, people getting crushed under said vehicles, explosions, stunts galore. The cinematography goes from spectacular to breathtaking and it almost never stops. A gorgeous movie from start to finish.
But for the life of me, I cannot understand the accolades this film has generated. Max hardly says a dozen sentences; Furiosa (Theron) is the real star and she is mainly just grim and determined. Maybe it’s the pseudo-feminist message purportedly portrayed here, as in Women Can Be Bad Ass as well as men?
I’ll recommend it, although not as a date movie; you’ll be too tired by the time it’s over. No post-credit scenes.
Flytrap rating: 7.5/10
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