When it was announced that a Mad Max video game was arriving later this year, most discerning gamers and movie fans assumed it would be a quick cash-in on Mad Max: Fury Road. The new trailer, our first extended look at the game, is a nice reminder that we shouldn’t be so quick to judge. Simply titled Mad Max, the game isn’t specifically based on the new movie. Instead, it seemingly borrows from all four films to create an open-world game that encompasses everything you love about George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series.
Mad Max: Fury Road
It may not have a number in its title, but Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in a series stretching back to 1979. And while original star Mel Gibson has been replaced by Tom Hardy, director George Miller is present and accounted for, still wrecking cars in the post-apocalypse for your amusement. The newest trailer for the Fury Road, labeled the “legacy trailer,” uses footage from the past films build up to the newest entry to remind potential viewers this isn’t just another action franchise. This is Mad freaking Max.
It’s hard not to exclaim “Oh what a lovely day!” every time we get to see new footage from Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller’s long-awaited, highly-anticipated installment in the franchise is going to blow our minds with its extended chase sequence and intense action. It looks like those delays really paid off, as Miller devoted his time wisely to perfecting what could (and will likely) be one of the most epic action films of all time. Today brings two international TV spots, featuring a bunch of lovely, lovely new footage.
If you watched the latest Mad Max: Fury Road trailer and thought, “That movie looks freaking insane,” your instincts for insanity are apparently dead-on. Tom Hardy gave an interview to Esquire about the film, and every description he offers of the production makes it sounds just as bonkers as the finished footage. Like:
Earlier today we learned that the next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will make its debut at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in California. But that’s not the only major film we’re interested in — unless you went to Comic-Con last year, you didn’t get to see the teaser for Batman vs. Superman, and you’ve been anxiously awaiting your first look at the feuding heroes in action. Turns out, you’ll get your chance much sooner than you realize.
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.
This summer is going to be absolutely nuts. Not only do we have the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron to look forward to, but there’s also Mad Max: Fury Road, which is going to melt your faces right off. We got a sneak peek at some new footage during SXSW, and while that footage won’t end up online, we do have a few new explosive teasers to share. They might be brief, but they pack some serious action.
Last night, following a very special screening of The Road Warrior at SXSW, director George Miller treated us to seven minutes of action-packed new footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as an exclusive new trailer created just for the fest. The new footage was brutal and gorgeous, and gave us a nice taste of Charlize Theron’s intensely bad ass Imperator Furiosa.
This new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer comes to us from Japan and is mostly a condensed version of the previous trailer, with a few new scenes added on. No matter. Even at just over one minutes with Japanese subtitles, it's still knocking our socks off.
Sorry, Avengers: Age of Ultron, but we might just be a little more excited for Mad Max: Fury Road, which sees original Mad Max director George Miller returning to the gritty franchise for an exceedingly explosive new installment. To help you get even more pumped about Fury Road (if that’s even possible), Miller has teamed up with Vertigo to release a new art book and prequel comics for the film.