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Review: Mad Max: Fury Road earns 5 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2015

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” is the most metal movie I have ever seen.

Everyone has been ranting and raving about how awesome this film is, from the masses of keyboard lurkers online to real-life peers, I haven’t heard one person say that they didn’t absolutely enjoy this film.

Whether it’s the heavy metal, Valhalla-worshipping, death-bound war boys, the female protagonist, Furiosa, or the impressive film style of Franchise Creator and Director George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a must-see.

The first film, “Mad Max,” came out in 1979, and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” the third installment, came out in 1985. It has been 30 years since Miller has continued his dystopian franchise.

Fury Road did an awesome job not overdoing the CGI, which pays homage to fans of the original series, but it was no easy task.

According to Rolling Stone, the film had a relatively minimal use of CGI. The film’s Stunt Coordinator Guy Norris said, “We wanted to make it real; real vehicles, real locations, real movement and real stunts.”

According to Rolling Stone, Norris was a stuntman for Miller in “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” and had also coordinated stunts for other films Miller directed.

For those anticipating another chapter of Mad Max films after watching Fury Road, stay tuned.

According to IGN, Miller intends for Fury Road to be the first installment of a new trilogy of Mad Max films. A possible title for the follow-up to Fury Road could be “Mad Max: The Wasteland.”

In an interview with IGN, Miller was asked about the sequel to Fury Road.

Miller said, “No, no, no; I just finished this movie 12 days ago! I said to someone, it’s like asking a woman who’s just given birth, ‘When are you having your next baby?’”

According to IGN, Tom Hardy, who plays Max Rockatnansky, has committed to star in three more “Mad Max” films.

Charlize Theron, who co-stared as Imperator Furiosa, talked to the Huffington Post about the possibility of Fury Road being a feminist film.

“You know what I think is even more powerful about it? [It’s] that I think George didn’t have a feminist agenda up his sleeve, and I think that’s what makes the story even more powerful, especially how the women are represented in it,” Theron said. “George has an innate understanding that women are just as complex and interesting as men, and he was really interested in discovering all of that. I think through just his need and want for the truth, he actually made an incredible feminist movie.”

According to, the film has made $219.8 million worldwide, $95.5 million of which was domestic, after being released for less than two weeks.

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