Mad Max: Fury Road
Directed by: George Miller
Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nick Lathouris
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Keays-Byrne
George Miller’s return to the world of Mad Max is as deranged as it is awe-inspiring. For nearly two hours, Fury Road wreaks havoc on the post-apocalyptic Australian Outback and the leftover civilization that inhabits it. Metal and sand collide and erupt endlessly, though the greatest fire may be the one burning in the eyes of the movie’s hero.
I’m not talking about Max. The Australian policeman brought to gritty life by Mel Gibson in Miller’s earlier films is here played by Tom Hardy, whose preferred method of communication for much of the movie is grunting and pointing. Hardy shares the action hero spotlight with Charlize Theron, whose ferocious portrayal of the Imperator Furiosa practically ignites the screen.