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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 2h | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 14 May 2015 (UK) Summary: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Countries: Australia, USA, South AfricaLanguages: English, Russian

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

This movie is shiny and chrome. The pace is good, even in the slow bits, and in the action bits it is all eyes to the screen.

I am a Mad Max aficionado. I am very fond of the character and the world and I have seen all the original movies multiple times. Mad Max is a story about a man and I’m cool with that.

I am however very pleased to have seen him meet his match in the form of a disabled woman who nearly killed him three times in their opening fight. Who has her own horrific backstory the same as Max does but is not painted as a victim. Who is a better sniper than he is. Who lives in Max’s tough world the same as he does and is as much a reflection of it as he is. And when they pair up to fight together, it is a thing of absolute beauty and trust. And all of this takes place with .

Women are allowed heroes too. Furiosa is one of mine. And so still is Max himself: the haunted, the silent, the witnessing, the survivor, the understating – “Look, it’ll be a hard day.”

And at the end, there he is, starting over. The last of the V8 interceptors chewed up somewhere out in the sand. I rather hope we get to see another story of his as solid as this one was.

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