Having never seen the "Mad Max" films before has its advantages and disadvantages. An advantage I have by not seeing them means that I can attempt to give an unbiased opinion on the upcoming entry of the franchise. A disadvantage of not seeing the previous films is that I have no context on the footage that was presented.
Set in the dystopian future of Australia, humanity struggles for the necessities of life in the harsh desert environment and against the attacks of motor gangs. One man may be able to restore order to the lawless country, and that person is Max Rockatansky, a man of few words and the only source of justice in the land.
So it's a Western movie set in the future?
Didn't we have this slightly in Firefly?
Either way, the first trailer for this film did not present enough decent material to sell the fact that this movie may be more than just car chases and overly elaborate action sequences. I love a good action film, but it has to have a good premise and an interesting or fun character to follow (i.e. all of Arnold Schwarzenegger's roles).
This film, however, presents a brooding, grim, and quiet hero that probably won't throw out some hilarious one liner as he commences butt-kicking. The trailer itself presented maybe three lines of actual dialogue, and the rest was a montage of explosions, desert car chases, and people shouting (probably because the sun was in their eyes).
From the footage, it doesn't look to be a family film, but it could potentially be enjoyable to those who like senseless action and emotionless heroes.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" opens in cinemas on May 15, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, and Nicholas Hoult.
By: Matthew Romeo
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