Mad Max is definitely one of those films that can go into the category of being artistic very much so like the film 300. This film has everything you would expect from the heavy hitting Director George Miller. You’ll find throughout the film all of the blistering heat and sand you can bare as the film mostly takes place in a hot desert out west. Throughout the film are a ton amazing scrap metal hot rods, wild villians, and a super duo of strong willed heros (Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron as Impertor Furiosa). There was also a gang of barbaric fighting, large explosions and a highlight of true humanity displayed throughout the film as well.
As for the acting the team did pretty well considering that Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult made a bad ass team when it came to fighting off demons in the desert. There was a ton of talent on this roster including Zoë Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Josh Helman, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough and more. So it made for some good theatric dialog capitalizing on balancing dramatic and comedic moments. You’ll also come across some of the best action scenes you would’ve ever witness in an action film considering how detailed the set design and CGI team were for putting this film together.
The one thing that I was hoping for considering that we had to wait almost 30 years for this film to be created was a better storyline. Now don’t get me wrong explosions, nice as cars, and beautiful women can make a good movie but, without a solid storyline it means nothing. I can tell you if your into a follow along story this isn’t the film for you but if your into a beautifully artistically put together film this might just suit you. As many of the scenes at times almost resembles an amazing painting fresh out of the Frederic Edwin Church era.
As for the music it was pretty solid and linked up perfectly with the film. There’s also a rock solo that’s featured throughout the entire film that was awesome and funny at first but began to get a bit annoying towards the end of the film. I simply thought it was amazing to see anybody be able to play a guitar from 50+ feet in the air in the scorching desert for hours at a time but hey different strokes for different folks. Other than that the SFX were on point and will definitely keep you engaged throughout the entire movie.
Overall this film was as close to great as you’ll get from an action film stand point it’s not a film I’d recommend going to see on a date night with the lady as there are a ton of gory scenes in it but it’s definitely one you want to check off your bucket list. Definitely don’t be a fool and wait til it comes out on Netflix or Red Box. This will be a film many people will be talking about for the rest of the month of May!
Sending a special thank you to Allied-THA for conducting the screening at AMC Mazza Gallerie.
Awesome Action Film7
Acting score 9
Story score 5
Music & SFX score 7