Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max 4 Fury Road GUITAR GUY Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, iOTA

Mad Max: Fury Road – in a bleak future where oil and water are scarce and controlled by gangs, two rebels at different ends of the system go head-to-head with the status quo. From the opening scene the aesthetic of the movie feels fresh and unique – like a cross between a high-production Slipknot video, and a demented steampunk circus gone wild; it’s like nothing else you’ll see on the big screen with this much budget behind it. Everything about Fury Road is certified batshit mental – the ganglords and their henchmen are all grotesque and eccentric with masks, nipple clamps, and caricatured physicalities. Big shout out to the ridiculous moshing / headbanging gayerish masked flamethrower guitarist suspended to one of the armored rigs – not just a mascot for his clan, he perfectly sums up everything that’s demented but enjoyable about this movie. The score is another crucial element that lifts the film far beyond mediocrity; a mix of classical orchestral licks paired with magniloquent tribal drumming – it’s a delight to listen to, and keeps your pulse racing. Conceived in 1998 and spending until now in ‘development hell’ or cancelled, Mad Max 4 is 100% worth the wait. A balls-to-the-wall straight up action movie that has it all; epic and sustained action set-pieces that continually impress; great actors, and set in a unique and impressive world – just shut down your PC right now and go see it on the biggest screen you can find.

Score: 8.5/10

FRD-08534.JPG Mad Max 4 Fury Road Chase Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, iOTA 2

  1. Paul S said:

    As an old school Mad Max fan I was sceptical about Fury Road, but after reading your review, colour me excited!


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I didn’t really have any expectations going in, just never thought it would be this much fun…


  2. I finally viewed this movie over the weekend, and found it very
    good. the action sequences were actually awesome also the stunt’s, writer/director george miller really after 30 years absense from the cinema, did a great job also casting tom hardy as max.
    the thing i notice the most, is that actress charlize theron’s character seem’s to steal most of the good scene’s making her look like a female mad max. however good film.


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Arguably the best action film of the year so far…


  3. Reblogged this on khalib1 and commented:
    Mad Max: Fury Road wins for Best Cinematography and Visual Effects for sure at next year’s 2016 Oscars. I thoroughly enjoyed the non-stop action, the brillIant character development and the explosive and nail-biting plot. Shout out to Charlize Theron for playing the best sexiest and powerful co-star role to an action film this year. Mad Max 4 is one of the best summer films in decades.


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