‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer: Chases Beyond Belief (And Thunderdome)
Mad Max: Fury Road is like the blockbuster version of a Stefan sketch from Saturday Night Live: “Hollywood’s hottest movie is Mad Max: Fury Road! This movie has everything: Cars with spikes, motorcycles on stilts, albinos with crazy teeth masks, guitars that spit fire!” At least in this trailer (and pretty much all the film’s trailers), the whole thing just looks absolutely bananas, not so much post-apocalyptic as post-sanity.
Tom Hardy stars as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, taking over for former franchise star Mel Gibson. He doesn’t look particularly mad, but everything else around him does, including a non-stop barrage of chases, fights, explosions, and ferocious tornadoes. Charlize Theron also stars, and together she and Hardy team up to do something or other. Does it matter? These two characters could be fighting to get to a pay phone; it’s really not important. What is important is the journey, which looks to be amongst the most insane ever committed to digital film.
Mad Max: Fury Road, directed by George Miller, opens on May 15. I’ll be the guy in the back of the theater, bouncing in my seat and making engine noises. I hope Weird Al does a parody song called “Fury Road” set to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road.”