Mad Max: Fury Road

This film is an extension of the Mad Max movies but one that extends far out into an eccentric rock and roll style and demands the attention of its viewers. Listen to my podcast on this handy player!

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 2h | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2015 (USA)

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy | 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

On the director front: George Miller is one amazing dude. His first big movie was Mad Max in 1979. That movie really kicks ass even to this day. It’s an apocalyptic vision that would soon become developed further and more wonderfully that audiences would have ever imagined. Let me just pause for a moment and list the many films he has directed up to now:

2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
2011 Happy Feet Two
2006 Happy Feet
1998 Babe: Pig in the City
1997 40,000 Years of Dreaming (TV Movie documentary)
1992 Lorenzo’s Oil
1987 The Witches of Eastwick
1985 Tina Turner: We Don’t Need Another Hero (Video short)
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment “Nightmare at 20, 000 Feet”)
1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
– Episode #1.1 (1983) … (part one)
1981 The Road Warrior
1979 Mad Max

What range! “Babe: Pig in the City” to Mad Max: Fury Road. How are they related? Talk amongst yourselves.

So, now back to Mad Max: Fury Road. A tyrant has risen. He is the evil one in this film, denying the people water they need to to survive. As usual, Max our hero sets out to first escape and second destroy this evil ruler. What follows are my notes taken while watching it today. I hope they amuse.

Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller film

Mad Max Tom Hardy

Obstacle course/Physical role

Evil leader, controls the water supply

It’s a long way from Starbucks

Wide open spanse of desert

Their rich delicacy is breast milk

They took his blood for water?

The electric guitar jamming fire

For being bled these guys are all in damn good shape

CGI combined with real stunts makes for an amazing show

Its him and the girls now. The misfits. They need each other.

“I live I die I live again.”

Drums are powerful.

Like a rock concert

You might call these tactics, assertive warfare

Jumping onto cars

Before they are martyrs, they dpray paint in their mouth

Here comes religion again

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is

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