Allow me to stipulate that I do realize the film Mad Mad: Fury Road isn’t exactly a new release at this point. It premiered in 2015, and I watched it shortly after it was released. Between then and now I’ve watched a few snippets of the movie, here and there, for example, if I catch it when being played on television.
A few days ago, Blaine and I decided we would re-watch it, again, from start to finish. I hadn’t seen it for several years, and I remember being impressed by the visual effects, so we clicked play.
Holy shit; can we please recognize that this movie is absolutely bat shit crazy?
Personally, I have a bit of a hard time trying to comprehend the plot of this movie, even after reading up on it in fine detail. But, considering how much bloody action (that is meant both literally and figuratively) this movie contains, I think it is safe to say that you don’t necessarily have to entirely understand the plot of this movie in order to enjoy it.
The special effects that went into the creation of this movie are truly astounding. Considering this film is a few years old already, the special effects are that much more impressive, in my opinion. I actually had difficulty when trying to avert my eyes and look away from the TV screen because there was so much going on, and I didn’t want to miss anything.
Another element of this movie that I sincerely appreciate is Tom Hardy’s character, Max. This guy is one of the main characters in this film, yet he hardly speaks. I find this a testament to Hardy’s acting chops; the guy is borderline mute and still manages to captivate the audience’s attention and tug at their heartstrings a wee bit.
If you haven’t yet seen this flick, do yourself a favour and do so.