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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Director:
George Miller
COUNTRY
Australia/USA
GENRE
Action/Adventure/
Sci-Fi
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Mad Max: Fury Road
RUNNING TIME
120 minutes
Producer:
Doug Mitchell
George Miller
P. J. Voeten
Screenwriter:
George Miller
Brendan McCarthy
Nico Lathouris


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Max Rockatansky Tom Hardy
Imperator Furiosa Charlize Theron
Nux Nicholas Hoult
Immortan Joe Hugh Keays-Byrne
The Splendid Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Capable Riley Keough
Toast the Knowing Zo Kravitz
The Dag Abbey Lee
Cheedo the Fragile Courtney Eaton
Slit Josh Helman
Rictus Erectur Nathan Jones

 

Review

Much like Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, George Miller's Mad Max universe is comprehensively innovative, right down to details like vocabulary and attires. And one of the most pleasant surprises about this revival of the Mad Max series, 30 years after Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, is exactly how Miller has honoured and embellished these peculiarities of his universe, and made them the basis for the film. The result is that Fury Road feels like a story which emenates from a world and an environment which has been sitting there all through these 30 years, instead of being simply a construct of 2015 action sequences with an imposed Mad Max design. This is quite an achievement considering the fact that the film actually is more or less an endless series of action sequences: an exhilarating two-hour chase fest starring a dichotomy of characters and an absolutely amusing array of avant-garde/retro vehicles and equipment. And when Miller still is able to make all this work so well, despite the simple good/evil distinction and the perpetual nature of the story, it's all because of first-class craftmanship with actual, practical stunts and effects and a complete immersion in his bizzare, truly original universe. It doesn't even matter that the acting is somewhat stiff, or that some of the scenes border on overkill.

Copyright 5.9.2015 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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