I ended up completely exhausted after watching Mad Max: Fury Road in IMAX 3D, and I absolutely loved it. If you get a chance to see it in that format, it’s totally worth it. This is very much a successor to Mad Max 2, which is one of my favourite films. There’s a wonderful lack of exposition, which I really appreciate. I love it when a film just drops you in the middle of the action and lets you work out what’s going on.
Charlize Theron is very good as Imperator Furiousa. She doesn’t have that many lines, but she’s completely believable as a one-armed truck-driving badass. This is the second film that I’ve really enjoyed seeing her in, after “A Million Ways to Die in the West”. She’s backed up with a gang of very pretty, delicate ladies who are also all believable and excellent.
I loved Tom Hardy as Max, who probably has the fewest lines out of the main characters. He definitely embodies the spirit of Max Rockatansky. This is very much an ensemble piece, with Nicholas Hoult bringing lots of personality to his role.
The 3D was beautifully done, in-yer-face when it needed to be and subtle for the rest of the film. There was one very cheeky “boing” out of the screen near the end, even better for its cheekiness.
In summary, if you loved the originals, I’m sure you’ll love this. If you love action, if you love chases, if you love stunts, if you love films that have a heart; I think you’ll love this.