Tuesday, 30 June 2015


I'll be honest with you. Even after watching the ludicrously entertaining trailer for Fury Road I still had concerns. Something told me the finished article would be a car crash of a movie. Tom Hardy was barely in it (we do love Tom Hardy here at Twistedwing) and evidently, the entire budget had been spent on a single action sequence with no obvious signs of plot, character, depth or reason. 

Sure, it looked beautiful, but having loved the first two films in the series I was sure it was going to be a complete and utter disaster. How wrong was I? Okay, so Tom Hardy is pretty much a bystander in his own movie, and the whole budget was spent on a single action sequence, but that single action sequence runs the entire length of the movie. You would think that might grow tiresome after a while, but it doesn't; Fury Road captivates from the very first frame. 

Charlize Theron takes centre stage and she's excellent value for money, but that's not to say Hardy doesn't make his presence felt. He might not have a lot to say but he's got the Mad Max shtick down to a tee. In fact, he keeps the movie grounded while all around him are losing their heads. The characters are unforgettably insane, as they always have been, so make no mistake about it, this is Looney Tune filmmaking at its most chaotic.

George Miller throws everything at the screen and most of it sticks, delivering a series of high-octane action beats that engage, enthral and excite like no other movie this year. The visuals are stunning, the sandy wastelands of post-apocalyptic Australia have never looked more beautiful, and Mad Max moves at breakneck speed, beating down the boundaries of action cinema with a punk-rock attitude and jaw-dropping stunt work. 

With bonkers humour, crazy characters and exhilarating effects work, I couldn't take my eyes off it for a second. It was just too entertaining. Believe the hype, Mad Max is the best action movie you'll see this year. Watch it on the biggest and loudest screen you can find. It's not subtle by any means, but trust me, Fury Road will rock your world.

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