Mad Max: Fury Road is the first film of the series for 30 years, and it looks as though co-writer and director George Miller (who previously had a hand in the three preceding Mad Max films) has had a lot of fun utilizing the $150 million budget that was at his disposal.
The latest teaser for Mad Max: Fury Road (which is rightfully entitled Explosion) only gives us a brief look at the fiery flick's leading pair of Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, but it does suggest that Miller has complete control over the film’s set-pieces. The post-apocalyptic cars, bikes and characters all look to be tantalisingly well-placed, while, despite its brevity, it's clear that George Miller has positioned his camera in intimate places as the action unfolds. Of course, I might be reading too much into that just from this one clip, but I’m confident that Mad Max: Fury Road’s previous trailers back up my remarks.
Mad Max: Fury Road will be led by Tom Hardy, and The Dark Knight Rises star takes the role of the Road Warrior himself, Max Rockatansky. George Miller has also managed to amass an all-star ensemble of acting talent which includes Charlize Theron as Furiosa, as well as Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley. You can check out Fury Road’s enticing synopsis below:
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Well, I’m in. And the impressive reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road’s first trailers is proof that a lot of other people are too. And while it’s not likely to contend with the box-office total of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, or Ant-Man, it’s looking more and more likely that it will prove to be just as -- or maybe even more -- exhilarating than this trio. And, in the end, isn’t that all that really matters?
Mad Max: Fury Road will be released on May 15. It promises to be a scorcher.