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Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015.
Directed by George Miller.
Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Nathan Jones, Megan Gale, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Easton.
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
Truly original world building is hard. Sure, a film maker can take inspiration from an existing novel, comic book or TV; but dropping your audience into a world they’ve not seen before is never easy and must be increasingly difficult today when every other release looks the same bar the costume the characters are wearing. Re-enter George Miller and just watch how effortless it can seem when done well. »
- Gary Collinson
The Australian director made the pledge in his first Tweet, saying “Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film. We had a lot of fun making it and there’s more Max to come.”
Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film. We had a lot of fun making it..and there's more Max to come.
— George Miller (@GMillerMax) May 17, 2015
Miller also revealed in a recent podcast with Jeff Goldsmith that the fifth film in the franchise will be titled “Mad Max: The Wasteland.”
- Dave McNary
As of the writing of this post we're still waiting for final weekend numbers for Mad Max: Fury Road's opening weekend, but estimates peg it around $109.4 million worldwide, which isn't too bad for an R-rated film, though it still has some ways to go given its $150 million production budget before it covers all its costs. That, however, isn't stopping director George Miller from discussing the future of the franchise as he's already revealed there is "more Max to come" and has now told The Q&A Podcast with Jeff Goldsmith the title of the next entry will be Mad Max: The Wasteland. iOTA in Mad Max: Fury RoadPhoto: Warner Bros. "We've got one screenplay and a novella," Miller said. "It happened because with the delays on Fury Road, and writing all the backstories, they just expanded." Speaking of expanding storylines, Miller revealed the origins of the flame-throwing »
- Brad Brevet
Mad Max: Fury Road" title="Mad Max: Fury Road" style="float: right; margin: 5px;" height="317" width="214">The bar is set this week for top action flick of the summer, and Mad Max: Fury Road is the one to beat. It has been an improbable 30 years since the last entry in the Mad Max series, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but director George Miller returns with a joyride so big, so incredibly over-the-top, it's got the potential to redefine what we expect in an action film.
Miller immerses us in the post-apocalyptic world he established through the previous films, which we can now see has never stopped devolving and increasing in madness, chaos and destruction as the last vestiges of life continue to die off. The title "Mad Max" in fact is something of a misnomer, as Max Rockatansky, now played by Tom Hardy, is clearly the most sane person left in »
- Mike Saulters
'Mad Max: Fury Road' poster with Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky 'Mad Max: Fury Road' review: 'A good movie on its own terms' Mad Max, the first feature film of director George Miller and the second for the then 23-year-old Mel Gibson, premiered in North America in Feb. 1980. I was 17 years old, crazy about cars and revenge movies, and generally ripe for the picking. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, followed in 1981, deepening devotees' affection for the character and his car. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), was the third film in the series and was equally anticipated, though it has worn over time. It co-starred the Silent Dancer herself, Tina Turner, and her current hit of the day, the name of which I cannot remember and don't want to look.* I saw each of them at the time of its respective North American release and relished in them all. Yet I »
- Tim Cogshell
The Max Max trilogy, which began with the eponymous 1979 film (the 20-year Guinness World Record holder for the most profitable movie ever made), continued with 1982’s Mad Max 2 — aka The Road Warrior — and concluded with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, is a series of films not only about the end of civilization, but also about its rebirth. The original film finds the world torn down. Lawlessness reigns supreme and the nuclear family — specifically Max’s family — is destroyed. In Mad Max 2 it’s all been laid to waste, a post-apocalyptic landscape ruled by freaks and marauders who take what they like and steal what they don’t. And while bands of survivors have formed their own camps and taken steps towards rebuilding, it’s not until Thunderdome that a new kind of society has sprung up in place of the old.
That new society, called Bartertown and run »
- Patrick Bromley
I didn't think of this until I saw Mad Max: Fury Road a second time, but the pale white War Boys serving Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) bear a strong resemblance to Rod Zuanic's character, Scrooloose, from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. While it has been rumored the film takes place between the events of Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981), writer/director Goerge Miller said in a recent interview regarding the chronology of the franchise, "All the films have no strict chronology. It's like an episode in Mad Max's life. Never ever wrote any of the scripts with a chronological order." Of course, this isn't entirely true as Max clearly has lost his wife and son in The Road Warrior and it only stands to assume Beyond Thunderdome takes place after the first two films, and now I'm beginning to think Fury Road has to, at the very least, take place prior to Thunderdome. »
- Brad Brevet
Mad Max: Fury Road starts off going one hundred miles per hour, stops for a few energy drinks, and continues going even faster. Director George Miller, who directed Mad Max and The Road Warrior, and co-directed Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, crafts one of the most visceral, frenzied, and energetic action movies of the year, if not the last few years. The beating, bursting pulse of this film is the exceptional George Miller, who without much dialog or extensive story, constructs a violent dystopian world that consumes and swallows the viewer, and then promptly asks for seconds.
The location is a harsh post-apocalyptic landscape; the dust that carries in the wind devours remnants of cities long forgotten. The people are broken, ruled by merciless leaders who destroyed humanity with greed and war. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) is a survivor and loner road warrior of few words who is haunted by visions of his deceased family. »
- Monte Yazzie
The two openers are pegged to end the weekend with around $40 million each at the domestic box office in the wake of widespread marketing campaigns and solid reviews. The frame will be highly competitive, with the third weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” projected to come in around the same range.
“Pitch Perfect 2,” which began showings Thursday night at 7 p.m., comes three years after the original debuted with an impressive $115 million worldwide. The sequel, which carries a $29 million pricetag, marks the feature directorial debut of Elizabeth Banks, with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson reprising their roles.
- Dave McNary
There has been no film like this before. There will be no film like this ever again.
Unless George Miller gets Warner Brothers to fork up another enormous budget and let him run wild, that is. Miller’s goal with Mad Max: Fury Road was to create a 2 hour long chase movie, and he has succeeded beyond any expectations. Mad Max and The Road Warrior were staples of my youth, and Road Warrior still stands tall as one of the greatest action films of all time. That’s not to slight Mad Max, or to completely write off Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but Road Warrior is a brilliant piece of film making. Fury Road has been in the works for a quarter century in one form or another. Just soak that in for a minute. Thunderdome was released in 1985, and a few years later Miller began planning another chapter. Decades pass, »
- Mike Hassler
By Mark Cerulli
Thirty years after Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome seemingly ended the Australian post apocalypse triptych, director George Miller is back, with a vengeance (and a much bigger budget). The result could have been an overdone, bloated production, loaded with CGI and soft on any real thrills… instead Miller has created a masterpiece that significantly raises the bar of action filmmaking.
Where to begin? From the opening sequence when Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) surveys a vast desert wasteland while eating a mutant lizard that wandered too close, you know this ain’t your daddy’s Mad Max. The film explodes from there – Max is captured by a gang of “War Boys” run by a terrifying character named Immortan Joe, his face hidden behind a ghastly breathing mask complete with teeth. Joe is played by Hugh Keys-Byrne who starred as Toe Cutter in the original Mad Max. The actor has bulked up and gone gray, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Thirty years after writer/director George Miller led us all to believe his Mad Max franchise had run out of gas with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, he resurrects the Road Warrior with a larger budget, a bigger crew, and more vehicles to destroy. Well worth the wait, Mad Max: Fury Road is pure dynamite, with enough wit and ingenuity to put all recent action films to shame.
Not a sequel nor prequel nor reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road is simply another installment in the post-apocalyptic chronicles of Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy replacing “Mad Mel” Gibson). He’s introduced as a man haunted by flashbacks of past barbarity, mostly involving a young child he failed to protect. He’s seized by a band of pale-faced desert outlaws known as War Boys, and taken to The Citadel, a settlement where his uninfected blood will be gathered. The War Boys do the bidding of their masked ruler, »
- Tom Stockman
After several years of delays and false starts, Mad Max: Fury Road finally hits theaters tomorrow, and if the enormously positive buzz is any indication, this could be one of the summer's biggest hits. As you know by now, the original Mad Max, Mel Gibson, who starred in Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, did not return for this new action-thriller, with Tom Hardy taking his place as Max Rockatansky. Director George Miller revealed that he actually brought Mel Gibson to the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere, so he could get the actor/filmmaker's take on the movie. Here's what George Miller had to say about Mel Gibson's reaction.
"[Mel] was at the premiere of the movie and I sat next to him. We hadn't seen each other in a long time. Mel is someone who, in a sense, cannot lie. And he »
Judging by the first day gross, Mad Max: Fury Road is destined to be a sizable success in Australia, but perhaps not the monster hit that some had expected.
George Miller.s action-adventure grossed a tad over $1 million on Thursday, eclipsing Pitch Perfect 2 which raked in $600,000 as it entered its second week, bringing its cumulative total to a lucrative $12.8 million.
Given the massive publicity campaign and rave reviews for the Village Roadshow Pictures/WB co-production, some exhibitors were hoping for a bigger first-day turn-out.
Based on the Thursday figure, the $150 million epic starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Megan Gale could earn $6 million- $7 million through Sunday.
One exhibitor is forecasting a final tally of $20 million while some others are tipping $25 million.
In the Us, some pundits predict the film will ring up a 3-day figure in the low-$40 million range, versus »
- Don Groves
After years of trying to make it to the big screen, Mad Max: Fury Road has finally arrived for our viewing pleasure. Directed by legendary director George Miller, the man behind the original films in the series, The Road Warrior, Mad Max, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (See our guide to the previous films below), this latest entry takes place sometime before the last film and replaces original star Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy, who looks more than up to task to fill those crazy boots. Also »
- Paul Shirey
Every franchise has it. The ugly duckling. The movie that doesn't quite live up to the franchise. It's not surprising that more often than not, that movie is the third instalment. They tend to feel unnecessary; tacked on. An afterthought designed simply to cash in. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome kind of feels like that movie. But it's not.
Beyond Thunderdome isn't what fans expected after the success of The Road Warrior (review) but just because it's a lesser movie doesn't mean it's not essential to the franchise. It's simply an unexpected entry that doesn't quite mimic the others. While the previous instalments focused on Max Rockatansky and his quest for either [Continued ...] »
Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron in Cannes for Mad Max: Fury Road Photo: Richard Mowe Thirty years after Mel Gibson revved and roared his way through Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome director George Miller has resurrected his saga with Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth instalment in the post-apocalyptic series.
With its Festival premiere in Cannes today (May 14) as part of a worldwide rollout, the team came together to explain themselves to a global media frenzy, including Miller, Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy (the new Max), Nicholas Hoult and Margaret Ann Sixel, the editor who also happens to be the director’s wife.
Miller admitted that he never wanted to make another Mad Max movie, but it happened despite himself. “The Idea kept growing and growing but I did not realise it would take 12 years. We only finished two weeks ago. I wanted to do it as an extended chase. Basically it »
- Richard Mowe
An undetermined amount of time has elapsed since Max’s (Mel Gibson) previous high stakes adventure. Now with a few more grey hairs, he traverses the treacherous Outback with camels and a stagecoach, looking for who knows what. His long walk is interrupted by a renegade pilot (Bruce Spence), who flies low, thus blowing up sand and obscuring Max’s field of vision. During the interruption the pilot and his son steal the wagon and make way for the only nearest outpost: Batertown. Batertown is governed by the megalomaniacal Auntie Entity (Tina Turner), although her authority is frequently challenged by a duo of characters that run the town’s fuel compound where methanol is extracted from pig feces. They are Master Blaster, or rather, Master (Angelo Rossito), a little man that »
- Edgar Chaput
This Friday, George Miller returns to the post-apocalyptic universe he first brought to life back in 1979 with Mad Max. His trend-setting actioner has now spawned three sequels, the latest being Mad Max: Fury Road, which has Tom Hardy bringing the seminal hero to life this time around. Since we’re just a few days away from meeting his latest adversary, the ruthless Immortan Joe, I thought this would be a perfect time to look back at the villains from the original Mad Max trilogy who first paved the way and still continue to influence film and pop culture even after three decades.
Mad Max: George Miller’s Mad Max opens with one of the most cinematically exhilarating chase sequences ever committed to celluloid (The Road Warrior coming in neck-and-neck at number two) that is fueled by the actions of a notorious criminal known as the “Nightrider,” who has escaped »
- Heather Wixson
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