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Directed by George Miller, Tom Hardy takes over Mel Gibson's iconic role as Max Rockatansky in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

 

When we first catch up with Max, he's being held captive by a savage gang called the War Boys. One of the members called Nux (Nicholas Hoult) is using Max as a "blood bag" and has him strapped to the front of a vehicle. Cult leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) controls the limited water supply, giving the oppressed masses no choice but to worship and serve him.

 

Charlize Theron co-stars as Imperator Furiosa, one of Joe's lieutenants. When she diverts from her gasoline retrieval mission, it becomes apparent that she's also smuggled out five of Joe's wives from his Citadel. When Furiosa and Max cross paths, they team up to escape the savage army, survive the wastelands, and hopefully find salvation.

 

Despite the title, this is very much Theron's movie, with Hardy getting very little to say, and for the first act, to do.

 

From a fiery sandstorm to high-octane car chases and brutal fights, every scene is spectacular to behold. In pursuit for the entire film, the action, thrills and intensity barely lets up for a moment.

 

Mad Max Fury Road is the most visually explosive film of the year and a genuine must-see in 3D.

 

Blu-ray extras include 3 deleted scenes and a variety of featurettes that explore the making of the film. The real treat is seeing pre-production tests and raw without any CGI enhancements. All of which will make you appreciate the incredible stunts and real effects achieved even more.

Review by: Sarah O'Connell

Review Date: 4th October 2015

Mad Max Fury Road Review

5

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3D Blu-ray

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