The 4th installment in nearly three decades, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” blasted onto the scene to surprisingly become one of the best films of the year. With Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron taking the wheel, the sci-fi action tells the tale of a man trying to survive in a desolate world and a woman trying to get home.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” follows Max Rockatansky, who is making his way in a world destroyed by a nuclear holocaust, when he is captured by a group of “war boys” who serve Immortan Joe. Meanwhile, Furiosa, a human who was captured as a child, uses a war rig to escape with 5 of her captors wives. Furiosa and Max join forces in a long road war that becomes a battle for the lives of humans everywhere.
While most action films are pretty average in terms of cinematic quality, “Mad Max” is a standout film, with so many great qualities. The production value alone is enough to make this movie great, but the stellar plot and characters, along with great action scenes make this movie fantastic.
The desert cinematography make the setting feel like a real wasteland, and is beautiful at times. The rock-themed soundtrack is surprisingly fitting, as it aids the action sequences in being way more engaging and exciting.
Whether or not “Mad Max: Fury Road” has what it takes to go down as one of the greatest action movies of all time remains to be seen, but for now it will go down as one of the best films of 2015.