24.5.15

Mad Max: Fury Road | Thoughts + Review

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One for the action lovers.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a crazy movie. With that said, I couldn't stop staring at the screen (I probably looked like a statue) and it kept me interested in every single scene. I was tense throughout the whole movie, wanting to know more; which, to me, it's a sign of how different and unpredictable it is.


I didn't fully know what I was getting myself into, having only read a short synopsis and watched the trailer (which, if you've seen it you'll know it doesn't really explain much at all), but I knew I was going to love it. I love action movies but I'm not a fan of those that are simply action (like the Fast and Furious saga) and forget to have a consistent storyline. That's why I think I loved Mad Max so much: you get plenty of action, but also an interesting story with good characters. 


You should know that it takes a bit to actually find out what the movie is about, but that builds up the expectation in a smart way. You find yourself not wanting to miss anything (and there's a lot going on from the start) because you know any detail might be there to explain something later on.


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I'm a fan of post-apocalyptic stories, and that's one of the reasons I wanted to watch this. It's obviously not a teen dystopian movie, which I like. It's different yet it still fits into that category and let's a different audience be part of the fuss. 


The characters played by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are both equally well presented (and well delivered), although at some points I wished they would have told us more about Max. This is the first Mad Max movie I've seen, and I feel like a lot of people were on the same boat and probably wanted to know more about him. 


If you aren't afraid to watch something different filled with action, go ahead and do so. 3D or 2D? I went for 2D because that's the time that fit into my schedule, but some scenes were definitely made for 3D and if I have time, I will go watch it again. Don't worry if you aren't a fan of it, 2D is perfectly fine and you will love it just as much.


Have you seen it or are you going to? What interests you the most about it?