Sunday, September 20, 2015

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 post-apocalyptic action film directed and produced by George Miller, and written by Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. The fourth instalment in the Mad Max franchise, the film is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. It follows Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), who joins forces with Imperator Furiosa(Charlize Theron) to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his army in an armoured tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy road battle. The film also features Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoƫ Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton.

    Fury Road was in development hell for many years, with pre-production starting as early as 1997. Early attempts were made to shoot the film in 2001 and 2003, but were delayed due to the September 11 attacks and the Iraq War. Mel Gibson, originally set to reprise his role as Max, departed from the project after the cancellation. In 2007 after focusing on Happy Feet, Miller decided to pursue producing the film again. Miller briefly considered producing it as a computer-animated film but abandoned it in favor of live-action. In 2009, Miller announced that filming would begin in early 2011. Hardy was cast as Max in June 2010, with production planned to begin that November. Principal photography was delayed several more times before beginning in July 2012. The filmwrapped in December 2012, although additional footage was shot in November 2013.

    The film had its world premiere on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began a worldwide theatrical release on 14 May 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX. It received significant acclaim from critics, with some calling it one of the greatest action films ever made, and received praise for its acting, direction, screenplay, score, practical effects, stunts, and action. The film has grossed over $374 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. 

  1. 8.3/10IMDb    97%Rotten    Tomatoes    89%Metacritic 
  2. Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), … More
    Initial release: May 7, 2015 (Los Angeles)
    Director: George Miller
    Running time: 2 hours
    Film series: Mad Max
    Cinematography: John Seale