Film Review: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

Directed by: George Miller

So today, I went to the movies to check out the new Mad Max movie and here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” was just okay but nothing all that great. I didn’t like Tom Hardy as Mad Max. I prefered Mel Gibson back in the role ’cause the film would have been so much better if Mel was in it. Tom as Max was kind of boring. He didn’t speak that many lines but when he did, he would talk in a deep growling voice. That’s not how Max was in the previous films with Mel.

Some people would accuse Mel Gibson of being too old for these kind of movies but no. In case you haven’t noticed, Mel Gibson is still playing in violent action movies so I’m sure he can handle it well.

The story didn’t have much of a plot and some of the villains were kind of silly. The action scenes were a blast to watch, though, don’t get me wrong. The action scenes were pretty much the only good thing about the film. The film is no “masterpiece” like many are saying, though. I did like Charlize Theron’s role in it too.

While the film got some controversy out of it… some accused the film of being too “feminist” but I didn’t think so.

I’m sure there will be better action movies coming out later this year like “Terminator: Genisys”, “Spectre”, “Mission Impossible V”, “Star Wars 7”, etc.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” was just okay. Could have been better. I’ll give it a 2 out of 5 as in “okay”.

Kev

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