A post apocalyptic adrenaline rush


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 guy named J...