Mad Max Fury Road 10/10

5 Stars

Perfect...

As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy, me, or everyone else.

Considering this is a special effects based action film with minimal dialog, there wasn’t a single moment that I lost interest. Stunning use of practical effects, that still surpasses any CGI. Amazing aesthetically and inkeeping with the Mad Max visual style, brillant soundtrack,  solid story and use of plot devices. And Tom Hardy was outstanding.

Given how good this film is, there is one thing that I can’t let go of, and I’ll just say it. It would have been even more perfect with Mel.  It would just fit so well.  A Max in his late 50’s, well into the apocalypse, populated by culturally unrecognisable societies. At a time when road war has been perfected.  This could have been the perfect end to a tetralogy, showing over decades, one mans survival through the downfall of civilisation.  From pre-collapse to the inevitable irrational, predatory, self-inflicted nightmare it would become.

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