The film is all about Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) staring out over an arid wasteland. The world is in ruins, his voice over tells us, and everyone has been broken in their own way. He has been reduced to a creature of survival.
He is kidnapped by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays Byrne) and is branded as a universal donor for an ailing War Boy named Nux (Nicholas Hoult).
Charlize Theron plays Imperator Furiosa, a war rig driver who ferries, fuel for the reigning warlord.
She makes a dash for redemption by smuggling Immortan Joe’s prized breeding stock, five young, beautiful wives, to the Green Place.
When the deception is discovered, Immortan Joe goes after Imperator Furiosa with everything he has. His vehicles, driven by the hooting cavalry of his War Boys, fill the horizon.
What starts as a delivery run becomes a never ending chase sequence.
The film is a visual delight, filled with a dazzling array of attack sequences, battles between bikes, trucks, flame spouting dune buggies and deadly pole dancers.
Coming to it’s writing, well one need to applaud the screenplay writers for creating a spectacle out of a very thin plot. The film moves at a very fast pace and does not give you enough room to think.
Director George Miller manages to make this basic story of underdogs being chased by big, bad guys worth a watch.
Mad Max: Fury Road produced by Warner Brothers Pictures stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Richard Norton, Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton, Hugh Keays Byrne and Nathan Jones.
All in all, Mad Max: Fury Road coming nearly thirty years after Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is worth every penny and it’s with the wait.
Mad Max: Fury Road has everything that you loved about the original, but with an added gloss of new stars, new effects, and new budgets. The film i...3.5