Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Savannah Mailloux

Staff Writer

Director George Miller reprises the Mad Max franchise with 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. The film competed with Pitch Perfect on its release date of May 15. The audience meets Max Rockatansky again. Instead of Mel Gibson, however, we have Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless.mad max fury road

The post-apocalyptic story picks up in the desert wasteland again with the-man-of-few-words, Max, and Charlize Theron’s Furiosa. Max is stuck between two groups, Furiosa’s band, who want to go to the green land, and Immortan Joe’s squad of men. The vicious gang leader Immortan Joe, played by Hugh Keays-Burnes, is after Furiosa to obtain something taken from him. Nicholas Hoult also stars in the film as Nux, a bald, wide-eyed maniac with a soft side. Fury Road seems to be star-studded, with appearances of Zoe Kravitz, Rose Huntington-Whiteley, and Adelaide Clemens as well.

Rated 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, the new edition to the Max Max films is making a big impact at the box office. The film accumulated $44.4 million on opening weekend in the United States. It’s essentially a juggernaut of action from the beginning, equivalent to being on a rollercoaster of adrenaline and suspense for two hours. Miller didn’t waste any time getting to the root of what the Max films encompass.