The Mad Max master has returned and he is back with a vengence. Director George Miller, who thirty years ago first introduced movie going audiences to the road warrior Mad Max (Mel Gibson) has brought us back to the post apocalyptic world with, Mad Max: Fury Road. Co-written, produced and directed by Miller, this is the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, making it also the first Mad Max film not to feature Mel Gibson in the title role. The film also stars Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.
This stand alone action packed film is set several years after a series of catastrophic worldwide calamities caused the downfall of civilization. Max, a former highway patrolman who's family was killed in the early days of the societal collapse, meets Furiosa (Charlize Theron) a woman attempting to cross an immense desert. With her are former female captives collectively known as the Five Wives. They are on the run from the tyrannical Facist leader, Immortan Joe and his bloodthirsty military force, the War Boys, who rule over a totalitarian desert kingdom called the Wasteland.
Their only hope of reaching safety is Max and his expansive knowledge of the desert's many dangers. Max initially refuses, but when he is captured and tortured by Joe, his only chance of escape depends on Furiosa and the Wives. With the War Boys in hot pursuit, this unlikely band must fight for their survival.
There is no other way to describe Mad Max:Fury Road than by telling you it kicks some serious butt! It is a none stop thrill ride that is intense and completely satisfying. Charlize Theron is simply amazing and Tom Hardy thoroughly lives up to the role of Mad Max. The stunts are breath taking and the action in the dessert chase scenes will leave you wanting more.
I spoke with director George Miller about his return to this world who was joined by Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, Warm Bodies) who plays the warrior Nux.