Director: George Miller
Writer: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Producer: Doug Mitchell,George Miller, P. J. Voeten
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoe Kravitz,
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton
Plot: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron have to rescue five super models in the greatest Mario Kart race ever!
I saw this movie with mixed feeling first I hardly ever like remakes of what I call classics of their genre. And for dystopian movies the original Mad Max trilogy definitely is a classic of dystopian cinema. But a close friend of mine had heard nothing but rave reviews of this and he asked me to come along, he had never seen any of the Mad Max films and he wondered how I would like this one. So I went to see the movie.
Now the good parts about it is that if you are an action junkie here is your fix there is enough action to throw you into a coma. The stunts are amazing and the driving of the various vehicles should win some sort of award. Not to mention the make up the various characters is something to see as they put the MUTANT into mutant and some of their names are straight out of a porn shoot, which I won’t repeat here as this is a G rated blog and I’m not violating that rule.
And there is this one thing in the movie when they are chasing Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron) the bad guys bring their own band with them so they can have their own background music as they chase them. So here is this blind mutant guitarist playing on a gasoline powered flame shooting electric guitar like he’s leading the choir infernal and just to punctuate a lick or two he shoots flame out of it! It was insane and yet it fit the characters completely!
Now here is the bad: it is implied that the problem with the world right now is all men’s fault yes the male of the species, that war mongering son of a diseased animal is the one that caused this. Where Furiosa is trying to get to is the “green place” the home of the “many mothers” but no fathers it seems they must have children via parthenogenesis I guess. So one of the underlying themes to this movie is that under a matriarchy the collapse of society wouldn’t have happened. And that sort of soured the movie for me.
Okay wrapping this up this is adults only movie no one under the age of seventeen there are disturbing scenes in it and at the same time there is plenty of action for you adrenaline junkies. I am giving it a couple of demerits for a bad world-view and take one back just for the bring your own background music that they had in the film. Final score three and a quarter stars see it at a second run theater. Oh and for those of you who want to see the real trailer here it is: