How crazy is this? In what many people are considering to be the best action movie in decades, the special edition DVD is already on order? No you’re not going to get it today but when in the hell did this even come out? What’s crazy is that this thing was like $30 and now it’s already 10 dollars cheaper at $19.99. Did I miss something? The movie’s been out like 16 seconds and I can get the special edition DVD? At what point can I just call it a day and watch brand new movies on my wall in HD without even having to own a television? Well, until that day it’s nice to know I can pre-order Fury Road.
Here’s a pretty sweet review:
The Mad Max series is finally enjoying a long awaited (30 years!) return to form (or is it?). Fury Road brings our titular hero back into the spotlight where he deserves to be. This time around Mel Gibson has been replaced with fan favorite actor Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises). Not only was Hardy a perfect cast from the aesthetic standpoint (looks very much like a younger Mel Gibson in the movie) but the way he plays the character makes it feel like he’s been doing it forever.
The supporting cast was anything but lost in this one. In fact many people will say they stole the show (mostly because of Hardy’s more limited role). Theron turns in an excellent performance as the Imperator Furiosa and raises the bar of the female hero almost to the levels of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies. Nicholas Hoult (Google him) plays someone that hardly resembles him or anything else he’s done and does a great job making you feel conflicted about his character Nux.
Chaotic and brutal, those are the two most defining words to describe this movie. The action in this film is so intense and so constant the minutes in between scenes where it slows down (albeit with an uneasy tension) are just enough for you to catch your breath. Don’t be fooled by the extravagantly improbable scenes. Most of which you see in this film was ACTUALLY done (not CGI). Many, if not all of the race scenes are all done with professional drivers and stunt people, making the movie just that much more incredible
George Miller (who also directed the first 3 movies) returns to re-create his dry and desolate world and fill it with vile villains and heroic heroes.