For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Mad Max franchise, it’s chaotic, and in a really good way. The post-apocalyptic stories from George Miller are beautifully written, incredibly choreographed, and unbelievably executed, yeah they’re that good. Following the Mel Gibson led trilogy of twenty plus years ago, we are now finally being reintroduced into the world of the Mad with George Miller returning and Tom Hardy taking up the mantle of Max this time around.
Since the first trailer dropped months ago, I’ve been completely sold. Fury Road looks so insanely awesome, I don’t know how else to describe it. It has the true Mad Max feel, The Road Warrior style. And this newly released trailer below shows every inch of that. If you aren’t into Fury Road following this trailer, you’re just nuts.
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.
The cinematography is off the freaking charts. One memorable thing about the Mad Max franchise is the chase scenes, they’re unforgettable. And if you haven’t seen any of these movies, they’re worth watching for the chase scenes alone. As for the chase scenes we’ve seen from Fury Road, they look like they’re on steroids, in a really, really good way.
Here’s the brand new poster as well, which features Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa:
Mad Max: Fury Road smashes into theaters on May 15th, 2015. Written and directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Josh Helman, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.