Mad Max: Fury Road

Seldom is a film produced that leaves me genuinely gobsmacked. The last picture to really blow me away in terms of large-scale action was Seven Samurai.

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Seldom is a film produced that leaves me genuinely gobsmacked. The last picture to really blow me away in terms of large-scale action was Seven Samurai. My thirst for another hadn’t been satisfied until Friday 15 May 2015 when I saw George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

I was born 15 years after Mad Max, 13 years after The Road Warrior, and 9 years after Beyond Thunderdome, but that has not stopped me from being a huge fan of all of them. Unfortunately I could not witness the contemporary impact of the first instalment, but luckily I have my father to tell me how much I missed out. As a result, I only have a rough idea of how both Mad Max and Fury Road compare in terms of the Zeitgeist.

The film can be seen as a sequel or a total reboot. Or both. Max would be around 60…

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