Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
So do you like car chases? If so this is the movie for you. The entire thing was one amazingly choreographed chase scenes after another.
The visuals were stunning. From the desert to the cars to the disgusting people. There was like one moment of CGI that was kind of cheesy looking. Overall, though, it really showed what you can do if you have a lot of time to choreograph and great stunt people.
I’ve never seen a Mad Max movie before so I did feel a little lost regarding history and what was going on in the world. I kept waiting for explanations but they weren’t there. Basically, I guess, all you need to know is it’s a post apocalyptic world and shits fucked up.
Loved Charliez Theron’s character. She was a total badass. There’s a scene where Max, Tom Hardy, has three shots to take out a light at long distance. He takes two and misses. She moves to stand behind him and doesn’t even say anything. She’s already proven she’s the better shot by that point and all he does is hand her the gun. Loved it.
I thought the score was off in a couple places. I felt like the music should have been super dramatic, loud, and frantic but instead it was slow and light and almost ethereal. It didn’t seem to fit the movie. Thankfully it was only in a couple of places.
Overall, the movie wasn’t as psychotic and scary as I expected it to be from the trailers, but I still liked it. It looked phenomenal and Charliez Theron was amazing. I’m interested to see if/when we get a sequel.