Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Zoë Kravitz
Frenetic. Exciting. Classic.
Nux: If I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die historic on the Fury Road!
Five years later and I’m still disappointed that Mel Gibson isn’t in this movie. Gibson’s Mad Max Rockatansky is iconic and I believe the actor’s growing age would only add to the mystique of the character. Imagine a grizzled, bearded Gibson wandering through the Australian wasteland. That’s a movie I’d like to see, but that doesn’t happen to be what Fury Road is, and it’s a real credit (as backhanded as it sounds) to Tom Hardy that I’m able to overcome my initial disappointment and appreciate the film for what it is; a benchmark action film. Hardy takes over the Mad Max role, reluctantly helping a group of women, led by Furiosa (Theron), escape their tyrannical husband, Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne). Theron is nearly as iconic in her role as Gibson was all those years ago. Director, George Miller, reimagines his own creation and delivers something visionary.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-