In the future, all power has been conquered by a man named Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), who is ruthless and violent. Joe and his army’s tyranny would have lasted in the post-apocalyptic world for many decades if it wasn’t for brave Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who abducted the mothers-concubines that had to give birth to Joe’s offspring. She did it because she wanted to free herself from slavery and escape to the world where she was born – the Green Land.
Having hijacked a war-machine with a cistern of gasoline, Furiosa and the ‘wives’ break into a run. Max (Tom Hardy), a runaway from the Citadel, helps them. And their journey along the fury road begins.
‘Mad Max’ is definitely a highly fascinating movie not only to the audience, but also to all actors participating in it. Charlize Theron did an excellent job, especially considering the fact that she shaved her head for the movie. Her Furiosa character is fixed on the desire to live and save the unfortunate women; she is a strong and willful woman who has nothing to lose. And even though Tom Hardy plays Max, the main character, Charlize outshines him.
Max is a very mysterious character of the movie: he appears in the plot unexpectedly, and disappears in the end, again unexpectedly. There is a great number of secrets about his past and where will he end up in the future.
In general, visual effects made this movie unforgettable. Scratching metal noises, explosions and pursuits in the desert as well as hardcore music – it all makes you tremble with excitement. Music in the movie deserves a separate comment: it charms you and immerses you into the terrible future world, in which humanity lost its sense.
We have not seen such spectacular action movies on big screens for a while now. Probably since the third part of ‘Batman’ was released. I believe that this ‘revival’ of Mad Max was successful. It has been shown in cinemas for a few weeks now, and it is worth spending your money and time on.
10 out of 10