2015 Movie Review - Mad Max : Fury Road


Category: Movies
Published Date Written by Jason Loo

The fact is .. i knew Mel Gibson starred in the previous Mad Max installments. 
At the end of this version of Mad Max, I only know Tom Hardy is Max and Charlize Theron is the Imperator Furiosa.

That's it.
The good thing about this movie is that there is no need to think. Just sit and ride along with the flow.


And mind you .. Mad Max gets vrooming from the get-go when he is captured and milked for his blood to feed the war boy, Nux. We never knew why the War Boys had such afflictions but this serves as the starting point for Max's involvement in the chase that is to come.
Charlize Theron's Furiosa character similarity to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Aliens is unmistakable. Her steel hardiness and resolution leads to her hijacking a war rig and antagonize the movie's main antagonist, Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne).

She plans to send Immortan Joe's 5 wives to the Green Place, her hometown. The most prominent wife is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's The Splendid Angharad. (Don't ask me how they come up with this names as it could only be dreamed up in a fantasy land).

So begins the journey of Furiosa with her War Boys and war rig being chased by Immortan Joe together with his army of War Boys, including Nux (Nicholas Hoult). Max is brought along and strapped to the front of Nux's war vehicle and used as a blood bank.

Immortan Joe is joined by allies from Gas Town and Bullet Farm to capture Furiosa. From there on, the chase goes on until Max is freed when Nux's vehicle is destroyed by the War Rig.

Furiosa and Max eventually reaches the Green Place and is disappointed that it is a barren land with a few remaining inhabitants. 
The most 'endearing' part of the movie is when they decide to go back the same way they came from in order to win the Citadel back from Immortan Joe.
From there' all hell breaks loose but of course, in the end everything ends well for the heroes. The exciting part of this movie is the chase and the various heavily 'modified' vehicles that is used in the movie.


Watchability : 6 / 10
Cast :
Tom Hardy     ...     Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron     ...     Imperator Furiosa
Nicholas Hoult     ...     Nux
Hugh Keays-Byrne     ...     Immortan Joe
Josh Helman     ...     Slit
Nathan Jones     ...     Rictus Erectus
Zoë Kravitz     ...     Toast the Knowing
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley...The Splendid Angharad
Riley Keough     ...     Capable
Abbey Lee     ...     The Dag
Courtney Eaton     ...     Cheedo the Fragile
John Howard     ...     The People Eater
Richard Carter     ...     The Bullet Farmer
Iota          ...     The Doof Warrior
Angus Sampson     ...     The Organic Mechanic
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