A post apocalyptic adrenaline rush



Last updated 8/1/2015 at 1:15pm


Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the lead role trying to survive beyond a harsh, end-times wasteland. Often a movie filled as this one is with action scenes can be a borefest, because you just see the same thing over and over again. "Mad Max" avoids that fate by being, well, not monotonous. This film gives us something interesting to look at in nearly every frame.

Mad Max is a two-and-a-half hour post-apocalyptic car chase through the desert, with very little dialogue or plot. It's an adrenaline rush, an unapologetic popcorn movie. But that doesn't mean it's a brainless or stupid movie.

Tom Hardy plays Max, because Mel Gibson has gotten too old and crazy to do so. But he's mostly a side character, along for the ride, with Charlize Theron in the driver's seat. She's a road warrior, pilot/driver of a War Machine (weaponized semi-truck in a world where everything, even the toilet seats, are weaponized) in a male-dominated society. There's a bad gu...

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