In one weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 has handily outgrossed the entire run of its predecessor, proving that you should never underestimate a sleeper hit that steadily grows an army of dedicated followers through the power of Blu-ray and DVD. Right below it, Mad Max: Fury Road opened to respectable numbers that will look disastrous to anyone who doesn’t pay attention to the details. Let’s dive in.
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There’s a lot to appreciate in Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s expansive action masterpiece, which I’m going to assume you’ve all seen already — and if not, stop reading this and go do that. The extended chase sequences, the flame-throwing guitarist, the immersive world of fire and blood; there’s so much to love about this film. But the stunts are one of the most impressive parts. Miller didn’t rely too heavily on CG, and the majority of the stunts are the work of real people, like Charlize Theron’s stuntwoman Dayna Grant, who shared some pretty fantastic behind the scenes images from the set.
Men’s Rights Activists (aka MRAs) are a quaint, primitive little group, one that preaches insidious ideals about oppressing women and rejecting social justice. Their latest crusade targets Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s long-awaited new installment in his beloved Mad Max franchise. It appears that the MRAs have fallen victim to a bait and switch: this film isn’t the explosive action flick they were promised (but it is); instead, it’s a movie with a feminist propaganda.
Welcome back to another episode of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s show, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer journey into the bleakest of wastelands (aka Williamsburg Brooklyn) to discuss the long-awaited fourth Mad Max film, Mad Max: Fury Road.
By now, you’ve probably heard: Mad Max: Fury Road is a modern masterpiece of action filmmaking. But you may not know that Mad Max: Fury Road is also one of the most amazing assemblages of crazy character names in the history of cinema. There’s Max, and then there’s everyone else; apparently when the world ran out of gas, they also ran out of normal names. Charlize Theron plays “Imperator Furiosa.” Nicholas Hoult is “Nux.” And those are on the not-crazy end of things, it gets really weird from there.
It’s been almost 30 years since the last Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome) hit theaters in 1985, and almost ever since then director George Miller has been working on a sequel. That sequel, Mad Max: Fury Road, has been in the works for over 25 years and started filming over three years ago. In the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, we take a look at Fury Road. It’s time to remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max”…
“This is a movie that strains at the leash of the possible, a movie of great visionary wonders.” That lovely sentence concluded Roger Ebert’s 1985 review of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Thirty years later, Mad Max is finally back in a new sequel, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Ebert’s words feel truer than ever. Fury Road is an incredible achievement, one that strains so hard at the leash of the possible that it eventually breaks free and barrels headlong into the realm of insane genius. Forget Max Rockatansky; director George Miller, the guy who co-conceived and shot this gorgeous, glorious lunacy, is the true madman here. And the true hero for having pulled it off.
Six. Six new clips from Mad Max: Fury Road, for all you impatient readers who just can’t wait another couple of weeks. The above clip features part of a scene we saw at SXSW back in March, formally introducing Charlize Theron’s Furiosa, who gets into a rowdy fight with Tom Hardy’s Max. Theron is featured more heavily in these new clips, which also showcase some of the chase sequences we’ve seen in the trailers.
When Mad Max: Fury Road was announced, it was reportedly the first in a new series of films that would be followed shortly thereafter by Mad Max: Furiosa, a new sequel focused on Charlize Theron’s character. This was before the production fell behind schedule, went way over budget and reports surfaced that Theron and co-star Tom Hardy weren’t even speaking to each other on set. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, Charlize Theron isn't so sure she wants to take another ride on Fury Road.
Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is arriving this weekend, we can start focusing more of our excitement (if even possible) on Mad Max: Fury Road. We’ve got one final trailer for the film, and it features perhaps the most dialogue and exposition yet — that’s definitely quite a change from previous trailers for the film. What hasn’t changed: fire, blood, monstrous vehicles, and that lovely day Nicholas Hoult has been going on about.