Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Details: Two hours long. Stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholaus Hoult.

I walked into this movie with maximum hype. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 99% and there are ample reviews loving the movie. So, was the movie worth all the hype? Is it a near perfect film?

No. No it wasn’t. But it was still a great movie.

Often times, what I look for in a movie, a restaurant, and any new experience really is for something new. Something different from the same old crap that you see all over the place. Mad Max is very, very different. It’s ironic considering it’s the latest in a long line of Mad Max movies. However, given the current era of super hero films and all the other teen angst crap Hollywood is putting out, this film is undeniably unique.

Mad Max is a high octane thrill ride which grips you from the very first seconds of the film and does not let you go. My blood was pumping with adrenaline and my ears ringing from the sound of engines, yelling, and explosions from beginning to end. By the end of the film I was physically exhausted.

The imagery and art direction used are also fantastic and unique. This is a frenetic, insane world that is somewhat reminiscent of the 1980’s movies. Often times I could not believe or even comprehend what I was seeing or hearing, but I couldn’t turn away. It was just crazy.

Score: 7.6/10 There is nothing out in recent memory quite like this. Action and insanity from start to finish. It won’t change your life, but you are unlikely to have seen anything like this in the last couple of years. This is a post apocalyptic wasteland worth visiting.


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