First, I would like to say. What a way to revive this series?!?!? Mad Max: Fury Road might just be the best action movie in a long, long time. This movie is insane from start to finish. If you haven’t seen it. Go see it, it’s wonderful, but like all movies that are “best of *insert category*”. This movie is not for everyone.
It is directed by George Miller who directed the first 3 which were classic action movies when they came out. But don’t worry. You don’t need to know anything about the previous movies to understand this one. Having seen the previous movies, it did explain parts of this one. It only really helped for about 3-5 minutes of the entire movie.
This film is amazingly well directed and shot. It’s gorgeous despite being in a wasteland for the majority of the film. The shaky cam is limited/ nonexistent. You feel a part of the world just by watching this. The characters are stunning to look at. With all of the fighting and action going on, you never get confused on who is winning or who is who. This has been a problem for action movies lately (Furious 7, Batman trilogy, and countless others). All has been erased in this film.
The story of this movie is thrilling and surprisingly emotional. I won’t say anything else about it because I don’t want to give anything away.
All of the actors and actresses are amazing but a few stand out amongst the pack. That being Tom Hardy (Max), Charlize Theron (Furiosa), and Nicholas Hoult (Nux). I had a feeling going in that Hardy and Theron would be spectacular and they definitely fit the bill. Nicholas Hoult surprised me to say the least. He was incredible. They made their world feel so real just by the way that they talked to one another. Their chemistry was very solid as well.
Overall, I can’t say more about how much I really enjoyed this movie. It is goofy and funny. That being said. It’s a wonderful adventure with amazing directing and spot on acting. I would definitely recommend seeing this. Possibly many times like I will.