BySean Erickson, writer at Creators.co
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Sean Erickson

First of all, did you see that trailer? This movie is primed to be the craziest movie of 2015, if not the biggest spectacle you could go see. The trailer for [Mad Max: Fury Road](movie:41445) is the kind of thing that demands you go to see this movie on the biggest screen you can find, with the loudest speakers cranked to 11. Even if you have watched this beautiful montage of explosions, do yourself a favor, put some headphones on, turn up the volume, and press play...

A New Standard of Action

The amount of absolute bonkers action that this movie is promising could be too good to be true, sure. But Mad Max mastermind, George Miller has had decades to prepare for this sensory onslaught, and I don't think he's about to drop the ball now. He raised the bar on vehicular mayhem with The Road Warrior and even in this day and age of Fast and Furiousness, it looks like he's going to do it again.

Mad Max: Fury Road aka Explosions on Wheels
Mad Max: Fury Road aka Explosions on Wheels

There aren't many directors that can compete with Miller in terms of stunts and visual flare. The guy practically invented the way a camera can move around, through and over a speeding car and for the first time George Miller is able to play in his giant post-apocalyptic sandbox with all of todays modern toys. It promises to be truly spectacular.

He sure looks happy to be diving to his death.
He sure looks happy to be diving to his death.

The Cast

It's also one of the first times George Miller is working with a caliber of actors the likes of Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Riley Keough. That doesn't mean Mad Max will dispense with the awesome post-apocalyptic friendly names these films love to use. So yes, that means we'll have Rictus Erectus, Immortan Joe, The People Eater, and perhaps most importantly this time around, Theron's Imperator Furiosa.

Is Nicholas Hoult sporting an engine on his chest?
Is Nicholas Hoult sporting an engine on his chest?

What's that? You say you watched the trailer and didn't recognise Nicholas Hoult? Neither did I, the first time around. But there is and man does he look amazing...

Apocalypse tip: To prevent car theft, use chains.
Apocalypse tip: To prevent car theft, use chains.

New Toys

Speaking of those new toys that Miller gets to play with in Mad Max: Fury Road, this is a guy that likes to do things the old school way. That means real cars traveling real fast with real people jumping off of them. And the movie has a the look of being a great mix of practical and GCI effects, only bringing in the computers to enhance the real stunts and actual cars being demolished. Not only will it be an impressive display of typical Mad Max style death defying stunt work, this one promises to do it all on an epic visual scale with a little help from the zeros and ones.

Making the sand storm in Ghost Protocol look sissy.
Making the sand storm in Ghost Protocol look sissy.

Keeping it Simple

The perfect action movie shouldn't require a decoder ring to figure out who's doing what and why they're doing it. The best action films can be boiled down to a simple sentence: Guy trapped in high-rise with terrorists. Guy trapped on exploding bus. Even those movie got a little convoluted when it came to what the villain was up to.

This mask won't completely garble Tom Hardy's voice
This mask won't completely garble Tom Hardy's voice

Mad Max has one of the best and most legendary of set-ups. Run for your life. The good guys have something the bad guys want and they'll chase them to the ends of the Earth to get it. In these movies there's always a good chance that it's gas - that precious petrol.

What do you think? Will Mad Max: Fury Road be THE summer movie? The best action film of 2015? The decade? Ever?! Has this insane trailer just gotten me too excited?

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