Mad Max: Fury Road 3D

What a lovely day.

Director George Miller (director of the first three Mad Max's and, um, Happy Feet) brings the dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Furiosa (Theron) - a woman who believes her path to survival is across the desert, back to her homeland.

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Awards

Best Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and MakeUp/Hair at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

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Action, Adventure, Thriller

120mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong violence and post-apocalyptic themes

Australia

The brutal Mad Max universe hasn’t gotten any softer with time, nor has director George Miller, now in his 70s and revisiting the devastated future he last brought to the screen in 1985’s Beyond Thunderdome. Essentially a two-hour chase, Fury Road is a brilliant example of a broad palette of filmmaking techniques applied in service of a gripping thrill-ride that seldom relents.

The big budget is matched by massive creativity, ranging from subtle makeup effects distinguishing one sad future freak from another to a staggering number of crazy and often-enormous future battle vehicles in epic confrontations. A strong emphasis on practical effects is bolstered, not replaced, by CGI work that’s always in keeping with the Mad Max aesthetic, with vehicular carnage that’s truly something to behold, and constantly rich in variety.

Miller’s had plenty of time to continue his world-building, and it shows, with Fury Road rich in details that thankfully don’t require explanation. The same is true of key narrative elements, the film respecting its audience, showing instead of telling, and proving continually intriguing in the process.

The constant chase helps newcomers, who’ll be just as able to follow events as hardcore fans. And in Tom Hardy the film has found its perfect Max, an actor possessed of great presence, requiring little dialogue, happy to have his face obscured and be relegated to the sidelines of first act skirmishes, and able to project a physical resemblance to predecessor Mad Mel where required.

A modern action classic that’s not beholden to contemporary or past stylistic trends, Fury Road is its own unique beast, perhaps beamed in from a parallel universe where the last thirty years of action movies have been this bloody good the whole time. Maybe it's called Battletruck there too.

Screen International (USA)

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Miller pours his heart and soul into some truly visionary and gonzo sequences of vehicular carnage. Kinetic, yet oddly distancing, the film pummels you into awed submission.

Total Film (UK)

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The maxed-out madness of Mad Max sets an extraordinarily high bar - then pole-vaults clean over it and smashes the entire rig to smithereens.

Empire (UK)

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Max's re-enfranchisement is a triumph of barking-mad imagination, jaw-dropping action, crackpot humour, and acting in the face of a hurricane.

Variety (USA)

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"Worth the wait" still seems a puny response to the two hours of ferocious, unfettered B-movie bliss offered by Mad Max: Fury Road.

Hollywood Reporter

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This madly entertaining new action extravaganza energetically kicks more ass, as well as all other parts of the anatomy, than any film ever made by a 70-year-old - and does so far more skillfully than those turned out by most young turks half his age.

Time Out New York

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Exhilarating... Pretty much the entire film is a screaming death race down Fury Road.
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Awesome! NON stop AcTiOn!

Will definitely be in my DVD collection.!

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A lovely day indeed :)

If I told you the 70 year-old director of Babe and Babe 2: Pig in the City, the self-same director of Happy Feet (1 and 2), just delivered the greatest balls-to-the-wall action flick since, well, since Bruce first Died Hard, would you believe me? Would you? Who cares. 'Cos he just did. The 4th in Miller's outback post-Apocalyptic road warrior franchise takes all the best bits of the superb Mad Max 2, multiplies them by a zillion, adds Tom Hardy in place of Mad Mel, and delivers on just about every level of action-movie entertainment.

Thrills, spills and sci-fi frills - it's all here. You can see it as pure adrenaline-fuelled fun with a capital F, or as a brilliant satire that's part Clockwork Orange, part American Psycho and all bonkers. Hell, you can see it however you like, but seen on the gigantic I(Mad)MAX screen in 3D - it'll spin your eyeballs around and rattle your teeth.

This Max has it all turned up to 11. Stunning cinematography. Editing that should win the Oscar twice, just because it's that good. Stunts and motorized mayhem choreographed by a genius who should be given a medal or locked up for serious drug abuse and sociopathic tendencies.

Seeking action entertainment of the first order? Seek no more. 2015 just officially became future cinephiles' wet-dream with a huge, big movie deserving of the biggest screens, the loudest sound system and your total and utter awe-struck admiration.

It's a lovely day indeed :)