Okay, I was probably the last guy to see MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, as I don’t make it to the movies as often as I’d like, but I did manage to catch it about two weeks ago. In short, I thought it was a fantastic if somewhat forgettable two hours.
In MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Max is captured by marauders and manages to escape when Furiosa, a leading warrior in a brutal community led by the Imperator, rebels against him, kidnapping his concubines, whom she intends to deliver to a fabled paradise at the edge of the wasteland. What follows is basically one long breathless car chase.
I’m glad I caught this on the big screen, as the cinematography and pacing are incredible. The setting, costumes and vehicles are the real stars of the show, rich eye candy that wow you in every frame. I loved the incredible action. The movie really delivers.
Otherwise, there isn’t much of a story–characterization, etc. Max kind of takes a back seat to Furiosa, and the Imperator and his army aren’t as interesting as Lord Humungous and his followers in THE ROAD WARRIOR. Neither are Furiosa and her friends as interesting as the white-garbed noble survivors in ROAD WARRIOR.
But who cares? It’s clearly designed as an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and on that score, it totally delivers.