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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

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George Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as iOTA)
Angus Sampson ... The Organic Mechanic
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Storyline

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE MAD (all-caps One Sheet) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Max: Fury Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Namib Desert, Namibia See more »

Company Credits

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Color:

Color | Black and White (black and chrome edition)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film in the Mad Max franchise in which the Max Rockatansky character is seen to fire a standard purpose-built handgun. As an MFP officer in Mad Max (1979), Max carries a revolver, but always reaches for a shotgun - including his iconic sawed-off shotgun - when the need for a weapon arises. In The Road Warrior (1981), Max only uses the sawed-off shotgun. In Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Max threatens another character with a pistol, but never fires it, and handles a revolver without using it. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the sandstorm chase, Nux has an inch or more of fuel sloshing around on his floorboards, and he strikes a road flare, preparing to immolate himself to stop the War Rig. Magnesium road flares constantly drop burning embers from the moment they're lit; this can even be seen in the film during a close-up. The car should have ignited the instant Nux struck the flare - even without the embers falling into the fuel on the floor, the cabin of the vehicle would have been full of explosive vapors. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Rockatansky: [Narrating] My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy... me... or everyone else.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos are rendered on a rusted metal background with the sound of an engine turning over. See more »

Alternate Versions

A "PG-13" version was created, but only screened for American test-audiences. Positive feedback towards the "R-rated" version convinced Warner Bros to release it, theatrically. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Messa da Requiem - Dies Irae
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Licensed courtesy of Select Audio Visual Distribution
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Mad Max Fury Road: A statement to embarrass and destroy all other movies in the action genre
16 May 2015 | by confrankSee all my reviews

Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, is George Miller's attempt to reignite his long dormant Mad Max franchise...and my god does he ever. For the past decade or so, with exceptions such as John Wick, The Bourne Trilogy, and The Raid, action movies seem to be struggling to capture the excitement and enjoyment the genre once held; a tenacity that classics from the 80's and 90's had in spades. George Miller single handedly delivers our saving grace with Fury Road on the back of a spike covered oil rig with a blind zombie playing a fire breathing electric guitar.

Max is a man of few words, but Tom Hardy's talent for portraying strong, silent characters shines through in a gruff but sympathetic performance. He teams up with Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa to save the last 5 hot women in the world from the leader of a powerful cult with a terrifying breathing mask inspired by the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. From there, the chase is on.

Using this simple plot as the setting, we are able to bear witness to one of the most beautifully shot films in years. The world of Mad Max looks absolutely gorgeous, combining awe-inspiring practical effects and landscapes with bold colours brimming from all edges of the frame. These are of course just bonuses in enhancing the primary reason people will love this film, the action itself. I'm happy to report these action sequences are damn near flawless. No shaky cam, barely a hint of CGI, and scenes where we actually feel like our characters are in danger (yes Furious 7 I'm calling you out). Total chaos relentlessly ensues for the majority of the film, but it's chaos you can follow clearly and marvel at. Whether it's one of the explosive car sequences, or one of the smaller emotional moments, Mad Max: Fury Road refuses to let up on tension for one second.

There's a reason this movie is sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. This is an action movie that will set a precedent for years to come, roaring ferociously at all who may challenge it. Hopefully, this is only the beginning of a genre revolution early in the making.

FINAL VERDICT: Mad Max: Fury Road is a beautifully chaotic display of masterfully executed action sequences with a strong emotional core, and a raw energy unmatched by nearly all of its action genre competition.


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