|Posted by john Donnelly on June 2, 2015 at 8:25 AM|
Mad Max: Fury Road was excellent, great cast, great story, action-packed, blood, guts,glory,high speed chases, worth watching
9/10 Imaddicted Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller. The fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise and the first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, replacing Mel Gibson in the title role. Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne also star.
The film is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, with Max (Hardy) joining forces with Imperator Furiosa (Theron) to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne) and his army in an armoured tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy road battle. The film had its world premiere on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began wide theatrical release on 14 May 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Critics have praised the film for its acting, screenplay, action sequences, stunts, and direction.wiki
Following a nuclear war, the world has become a deadly, desert wasteland and civilization has collapsed. Max, a survivor, is captured by the War Boys, the army of tyrannical cult leader Immortan Joe, and taken to Joe's Citadel. Designated a universal blood donor, Max is imprisoned and used as a "blood bag" for the sick War Boy Nux. Meanwhile, Imperator Furiosa drives her heavily armoured War Rig to collect gasoline. When Furiosa begins driving off route, Joe realizes that his five wives—women specially selected for breeding—are gone. Joe leads his entire army in pursuit of Furiosa, calling on the aid of nearby Gas Town and the Bullet Farm.
Nux joins the army with Max strapped to the hood of his car, to continue supplying blood. A battle ensues between the Rig and Joe's forces. Furiosa drives into an approaching sand storm, evading her pursuers, except Nux, who attempts to sacrifice himself to destroy the Rig; Max escapes and restrains Nux, but the car is destroyed by the Rig. Waking up after the storm, Max sees Furiosa nearby repairing her Rig, accompanied by the wives: Angharad, Capable, Cheedo, Toast, and the Dag. Max steals the Rig, but its kill switch disables the truck. Max reluctantly agrees to let Furiosa and the wives accompany him; Nux returns to Joe.
Furiosa drives through biker gang territory into a narrow canyon, having agreed to exchange gasoline for passage. However, Joe's forces are close behind, and Furiosa flees while the bikers detonate the canyon walls to block Joe's path. Max and Furiosa fend off the pursuing bikers, but Joe's vehicle evades the blockade and assaults the Rig. Nux boards the Rig while Joe attempts to stop Furiosa. Although Furiosa escapes, Angharad, Joe's heavily pregnant wife, falls from the Rig and is run over by Joe's car, mortally wounding her and his child. Furiosa explains to Max that they are escaping to the "Green Place", a location she remembers from her youth. Capable finds Nux hiding aboard the Rig and consoles him after realizing he is distraught over failing Joe. At night, the heavy Rig gets caught in deep mud. Furiosa and Max slow Joe's forces with explosives, but Joe's ally, the Bullet Farmer, pursues the Rig. Nux helps free the Rig while Furiosa shoots and blinds the Bullet Farmer. Max walks into the dark to confront the Bullet Farmer and his men, returning to the Rig with guns and ammunition.
As dawn breaks, the Rig travels through swampland and desert, eventually coming across a naked woman. Max identifies it as a trap, but Furiosa leaves the Rig and states her former clan affiliation. The woman summons her group, who realize that Furiosa is a member of their clan, kidnapped with her mother when she was a child. Furiosa is distraught to learn that the swampland they passed was the Green Place, which is now inhospitable. The group agrees to ride motorbikes across the immense salt flats in the hope of finding somewhere to live. Max chooses to stay behind, but after seeing visions of his dead daughter, he convinces them to return to the Citadel, which has ample water and greenery that Joe keeps for himself, and trap Joe and his army in the bikers' canyon.
The group begins the journey back to the Citadel, eventually encountering Joe. A battle is waged by the two sides, and Furiosa is gravely wounded. Joe positions his car in front of the Rig to slow it, while Max fights Joe's son Rictus. Toast is captured and put on Joe's car, but she distracts him, allowing Furiosa to hook Joe's mask to his car's rotating wheels, tearing his face off and killing him. Nux sacrifices himself by destroying the Rig, blocking the canyon, killing Rictus, and allowing Max, Furiosa, and the wives to escape in Joe's car. Max transfuses his blood to Furiosa to help her survive her injuries.
At the Citadel, Joe's citizens are overjoyed at the sight of Joe's corpse. Furiosa and the wives are raised up on a lift by the child War Boys, but Max stays behind. He and Furiosa share a glance of acknowledgment before Max disappears into the crowd.