First of all: go see the film.
If you have seen a trailer and you think you might enjoy it, just go see it.
Nothing I have to say can provide you anything you need more than the actual experience of seeing this wild ride of a movie.
Having said that, what do I think about it?
I think it’s fucking fantastic.
It’s so rare to see a franchise come back after three decades and pack the same punch as it did in its glory days. It’s also rare to see a film with such a committed vision. Fury Road locks you into its world and never lets you go. It’s adrenaline powered, absolutely insane and for my money it’s my favorite film I’ve seen all year.
When you are literally head banging in the theater, that’s probably the sign you have something special. When casually-serious is on her second watch through and is still giggling and behaving like someone on a pure ecstasy of carnage, you definitely got something unique.
George Miller is 73 and he showed more life and madness in this than most creators in their heyday. He committed to practical effects and that commitment shows in the pure glory of the stuntmen and acrobats.
The editing is nearly flawless, never too fast but never slowing down. The music is a pure cocktail of drum beats and electronic scratches that reach down into your chest and make you want to rage across the road.
Basically, there’s not much to say that wouldn’t go into rambling but… This film is beautiful.
I enjoyed it start to finish and I’m hoping we get a new Mad Max trilogy for the new age.
Go see it.
And have a lovely, lovely day.