” My name is Max. My world is fire. And blood. “
- What is this movie about?
We find Max wandering around the world until he is being captured by a group of people who take him to a City were a society is built. Then we have Furious who lives in this society and has the mission to go to pick up fuel for the City, but she has other plans.. and he fate and Max’s find themselves intertwined.
This movie is a reboot of the series, not a sequel.
- Why should you watch it?
If you liked Mad Max, you should watch it.
If you loved Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, you definitely have to watch it.
If you hated Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome, you must watch it.
As you see Mad Max fans, this is a must! Yes, different cast, but still same director and same essence. Thanks to today’s technology improvement the car chases looks much better and bigger and louder and crazier than in the previous movies (please pay triple attention to the guitarist!). You will leave the cinema becoming Mad John Doe!!
For no clue Mad Maxes, if you want to see an action movie with a bit more than just bumping cars, you should watch this one (which can be seen as a stand alone movie). You will enjoy the action and the colors of the movie. On the dialogue side, yes it’s a bit empty, but hey, watch the previous ones and please enlighten me with its dialogue… The film has a quality that other chasing cars movies don’t have, yes at some point it might get a bit dull, but then the action comes back and it is really worth your time. Just give it a chance, it’s A Fast & Furious in a post apocalypse dessert.
Now, where did I park my car? I need to run over something (or someone) …
- Did you know?
– This film is considered an Ozploitation movie, an Australian genre and/or Australian exploitation movie.
– Shot in sequence.
– As in the previous movies in this series, many characters’ names are never said in full or at all onscreen and are only provided in the credits.
– Keeping in line with the previous incarnations, Max barely speaks in this film. This excludes his narration in the beginning.
– According to George Miller the film’s storyboard was made even before the screenplay. The reason behind that was because Miller envisioned the film as a continuous chase, with little dialogue and focusing on the visuals. The storyboard was made with the collaboration of five artists and had about 3,500 panels.
– Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron’s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.
– The flame-shooting guitarist is Australian artist/musician Sean Hape, better known as Iota. In an interview on Vice (2013), he said the guitar weighed 132 pounds, and shot real gas-powered flames, which he controlled using the whammy bar.
– On April 3, 2015, Tom Hardy announced he would sign on for 3 more Mad Max films.