By Eddie on 13/05/2015
This week marks the return of everyone’s favourite road warrior Max Rockatansky after nearly 30 years of lying dormant after the ill-advised Beyond Thunderdome adventure.
Hype is justifiably high for Warner Brother’s expensive and risky big budget tentpole event but every early indication seems to suggest that cinema goers and fans of the Mad Max universe are in for an almighty treat come release day this week.
If you’re on the fence about this new wasteland set journey, these are some reasons you should be revving your engines and getting pumped up about what could just be the big screen event of 2015.
Happy reading and happy watching!
Little needs to be said of Hardy and his transformation into one of the industry’s most commanding performers. From the blockbusters of Christopher Nolan, his breakout role in Bronson through to his incredibly powerful low key turn in last year’s Locke, Hardy’s presence here is enough to make you pay attention. Here’s hoping Hardy does Max Rockatansky and Mel Gibson proud.
For Hardy’s take on his new role read –
The explosive return of George Miller
Let’s forget those pretty yet shallow CGI dancing penguins for a minute, Miller made his mark in the action genre with the first Mad Max and after many years of countless failed projects, Fury Road seems like the mad geniuses wild mind come to grandiose vivid life. At 70 years of age, this could be Miller’s finest ever moment and just rewards for a long standing career.
For an in depth look into Miller’s new vision read –
I’m anything but a petrol head but the real life creations that feature in Fury Road should be cinematic 4 wheel delights! With a budget in excess of $150 million it seems as though a fair portion of this was heaped into the production of the various rides on offer and it’s always a joy to see fully functioning creations in amongst all the CGI wizardry.
A great article on some of the films rides can be seen here –
Action, like we’ve never seen before
In an age of comic book styled action events, Fury Road looks set to bring back the gritty heart pounding action of yesteryear with a modern digitally shot flavour. If the trailers are any indication, we look set to be privy to some seriously demented (in all the right ways) gasoline fuelled action carnage.
Read about what could be the most ‘intense’ movie ever created –
More positive than even the most ardent fan would’ve hoped for, at the time of writing Fury Road holds a 90% plus rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes with many hailing this new journey to the apocalyptic wastelands as a new genre classic and one of the most thrilling rides one could hope to have at the movies. What a lovely day indeed!
These reviews will make a grown man weep tears of joy –
Check into J and E on Friday of this week for our take on Fury Road!
Are you amped up for Fury Road? Or will there only ever be one Mad Max in your mind? Let us know in the comments below!
Gotta wait until Monday for this, but I have very high hopes indeed, and while I agree with you about Hardy, this is Miller’s baby all the way, and I can’t wait to see the extent of the car-nage he’s come up with.
Oh mate Monday is a long way off haha – I reckon I’ll find myself in the screening tomorrow night if all goes to plan.
Tomorrow eh? (I’m not envious at all!), and I’m looking forward to seeing what you make of it – like you said, it’s been too long since Mr Rockatansky graced our screens…
Hoping it’s a nice packed screening, really hoping it does well and be great to see an appreciative audience.
When Miller was asked if he thought Fury Road was the best of the series he answered; “well it fucking better be or I just wasted 12 years of my life!” What an absolute legend 😂😂😂 so stoked to see this
He is a bit of a boss man 🙂 We are proud to call him an Aussie.
It’s hilarious that you wrote this thing today as I just finished my review of the original Mad Max. Let me know what you think if you have time to read it 👍
Will do buddy.
It’s just too bad they cut out Mel Gibson’s scene in Fury Road. That would’ve been legendary. But I’m so glad Toe cutter is back as the villain in this one. Just spectacular Aussie George Miller doing what he does best.
Yeh in some ways its nice to get away from the Gibson legacy but it still would’ve been fan service at its best in many ways. Hope that Hardy can make this character his own in a whole new set of tales.
I’m watching this baby tonight at the Media screening! The joys of being a film critic 😉 Hopefully my review is out by Friday!
Oh awesome mate! Can’t lie about being a little envious haha 🙂 Look forward to seeing what you think.
The crowd is gonna be amped! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Friday too 🙂
If Pitch Perfect 2 aca-outgrosses this I’ll be aca-outraged.
Oh man I reckon we stage a protest!
I’m there. I’ll start the protests in Canada if that happens
I like it man! Pitch Perfect has been a massive hit down here so Max has its work cut out for it.
But hopefully the Australian masses will honour the series that put Australian film making on the map 🙂
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The last I’d call Fury Road is “risky”. It’s a heavily (and successfully) marketed action blockbuster set during a season where blockbusters thrive. This isn’t going to be another Dredd.
With $300 million spent on production and advertising I’d say it’s slightly risky for a big studio production Mark. Id be happy to see it make even half a billion. What also masks it as riskier than most big screen events is it’s rating, from all reports it doesn’t shun violence in an age where most studios want there pictures to be pg-13.
But it’s a R-Rated blockbuster and that’s always a risk. Some pull it off which Mad Max should pull off but some don’t…
Reasons why I’m hyped for this film
1. Tom Hardy
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5 Tom Hardy
Oh don’t be sorry haha – he really is the man!
He is! It’s hard to believe the guy played Bane as well. Every time I watch Batman it’s like REALLY that’s him!?. Great blog by the way 😀 Look forward to your other posts 🙂
Cheers Bec! Look forward to having you on board and after just getting back from Fury Road I can say your in for a great ride at the movies. And if you’ve never seen it, you simply must catch Hardy in 2008s Bronson.
That’s good to hear! I know my boyfriends been pretty excited to see it. I’ve seen it and love it! One of my favourites, always worth a watch though. It’s not a film you can forget about that’s for sure! Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂
You to Bec – enjoy your return to the Max universe.
I loved the Mad Max Fury Road movie. That is one of my favorite Tom Hardy movies of all time and did you know that Warner Brothers is making a squeal called Mad Max The Waste Land
As an old school Mad Max fan I really enjoyed Fury Road. Sadly I missed seeing it in the cinema and I’m still kicking myself. No matter, I did pick up the Blu-ray and for someone who spent many years pondering a fourth Mad Max film Fury Road delivered on all fronts.
Fury Road on the big screen was a real treat! The roar in the cinema was something else.