Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action movie co-written, co-produced and directed by George Miller . Miller collaborated with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris on the screenplay. The fourth installment and a reboot [7] of the Mad Max franchise , it is a joint Australian-American [8] venture produced by Kennedy Mitchell Miller , RatPac-Dune Entertainment andVillage Roadshow Pictures . 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 be the leader of the cult. Immortan Joe ( Hugh Keays-Byrne ) and his army in an armored tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy road battle. The film also features Nicholas Hoult , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , Riley Keough , Zoë Kravitz , Abbey Lee , and Courtney Eaton.


Fury Road was in development for many years, with pre-production starting in early 1997. Attempts were made to shoot the film in 2001 and 2003, but were delayed due to the September 11 attacks and the Iraq War . In 2007, after focusing on the Happy Feet , Miller decided to continue producing the film again. He is a computer-animated film producer, but he is one of the most popular filmmakers. 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. The film was wrapped up in July 2012. The movie wrappedin December 2012, with additional film footage was shot in November 2013.

The film had its world premiere on May 7, 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theater . It began a worldwide theatrical release on May 14, 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival , in 2D, 3D , IMAX 3D and 4DX . It has grossed over $ 378 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie in the Mad Max franchise. The film was ranked by many critics as the best movie of 2015, and is considered one of the greatest action films ever made ; [9] acclaim went to its screenplay, action sequences, and cast set. Fury Road won multiple critical and guild awards, and received tenAcademy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for George Miller . It won six: Costume Design, Production Design , Makeup and Hairstyling , Film Editing , Sound Editing and Sound Mixing .

Plot

Following a nuclear holocaust , the world has become a desert wasteland and civilization has collapsed. Max Rockatansky , a survivor, is captured by the War Boys, the army of the tyrannical Immortal Joe, and taken to Joe’s Citadel. Designated a universal blood donor , Max is imprisoned and used as a “blood bag” for a sick War Boy called Nux . Meanwhile, Imperator Furiosa , one of Joe’s lieutenants, is in his armored semi-truck, the “War Rig”, to collect gasoline. When she drives off-road, Joe realizes that her five wives-women selected for breeding-are missing, and fleeing with her. Joe leads his entire army in pursuit of Furiosa, calling on the help of nearby Gas Town and the Bullet Farm.

Nux joins the pursuit with Max strapped to his continuing supplying blood. A battle ensues between the War Rig and Joe’s forces. Furiosa drives into a sand storm , evading her pursuers, except Nux, who attempts to sacrifice himself to destroy the Rig. Max escapes and restrains Nux, but the car is destroyed. After the storm, Max finds Furiosa repairing the Rig, accompanied by the wives: Able, Cheedo, Toast, the Dag and the Splendid Angharad, who is heavily pregnant with Joe’s child. Max steals the rig, but its kill switch disables it. Max reluctantly agrees to let Furiosa and the wives accompany him; Nux climbs on the Rig as it leaves and attempts to kill Furiosa, but is overcome and thrown out, and is picked up by Joe’s army.

Furiosa drives through a biker gang -controlled canyonto barter a deal for safe passage. However, with Joe’s forces pursuing, the gang turns on her, while the bikers detonate the canyon walls to block Joe. Max and Furiosa fight chasing bikers as Joe’s because, with Nux now on board, breaks through the blockade and eventually attacks the War Rig, allowing Nux to board. However, as the Rig escapes, Angharad falls off in an attempt to protect him. Furiosa explains to them that they are escaping to the “Green Place”, an idyllic land she remembers from her childhood. Able finds Nux hiding in the Rig, distraught over his failure, and consoles him. That night, the guy gets stuck in the mud. Furiosa and Max slow Joe’s forces with mines, but Joe’s ally, the Bullet Farmer, continuing pursuing them. Nux helps Max free the Rig while Furiosa shoots and blinds the Bullet Farmer. Max walks into the dark to confront the Bullet Farmer and his men, returning with guns and ammunition.

They drive the War Rig overnight through swampland and desert, coming across a naked woman the next day. Max traps suspects, though Furiosa approaches the woman and his affiliation. The naked woman summons her clan, the Vuvalini, who recognize Furiosa as one of their own who has been kidnapped as a child. Furiosa is devastated to learn that the swampland they passed the Green Place, now uninhabitable. The group then plans to ride motorbikes across huge salt flats in the hope of finding a new home. What do you want to do, but what do you think about it? But what do you think about it? canyon.

The group heads back to the Citadel, but they are attacked en route by Joe’s forces, and Furiosa is seriously wounded. Joe positions his car in front of the War Rig to slow it down, while Joe’s giant fights Max, Rictus Erectus. Joe captures Toast, who manages to distract him long enough for Furiosa to kill him. Nux sacrifices himself by wrecking the Rig, killing Rictus and blocking the canyon, allowing Max, Furiosa, the wives, and the surviving Vuvalini to escape in Joe’s car, where Max transfuses his blood to Furiosa, saving her life.

At the Citadel, the impoverished citizens react to Joe’s death with joy. Furiosa, the wives, and the Vuvalini are cheered by the people and welcomed by the remaining War Boys. Max shares a respectful glance with Furiosa before blending into the crowd and again departing for parts unknown.

Cast

  • Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky
  • Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa
  • Nicholas Hoult as Nux
  • Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortal Joe
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad
  • Riley Keough as Capable
  • Zoë Kravitz as Toast the Knowing
  • Abbey Lee as The Dag
  • Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile
  • Josh Helman as Slit
  • Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus
  • John Howard as The People Eater
  • Richard Carter as The Bullet Farmer
  • Angus Sampson as The Organic Mechanic
  • iOTA as The Doof Warrior
  • Megan Gale as The Valkyrie
  • Melissa Jaffer as Keeper of the Seeds
  • Melita Jurisic, Gillian Jones , Antoinette Kellerman, Joy Smithers , and Christina Koch as The Vuvalini
  • Quentin Kenihan as Corpus Colossus
  • Jon Islands as The Ace

Themes and analysis

Survival

The primary theme of Mad Max: Fury Road is survival, in particular, the survival of humanity in the face of apocalyptic circumstances. [10] [11] The struggle to maintain one’s humanity is illustrated by the fact that it is more likely that it will survive, but that it will not be possible to do so. As the Underlying goal for Max, [12] the theme of staying alive has-been the carried over from the previous Installments of the series That aussi highlight issues Such As ecological collapse and moral decadence. [13] “Survival is key”, explained Miller. “I think it’s a reason why the American Westernwas such a staple for the better part of a century in American cinema . They were allegorical with figures in the landscape working these things out “. [14]

Other themes

Further topics pointed out by critics have included vengeance, solidarity, home, and redemption. In his review of Mad Max: Fury Road , film critic AO Scott wrote: “The themes of vengeance and solidarity, the wide-open spaces and the kinetic, ground-level movement mark Fury Road as a Western, and the filmmakers pay tribute to such masters of the genre as John Ford , Budd Boetticher and, not least, Chuck Jones , whose Road Runner cartoons are models of ingenuity and rigor. ” [15] Similar to the previous Mad Max movies, home has-been Regarded as a central theme in Mad Max: Fury Roadhe has dominated the motivations of Max, Furiosa, and the Five Wives: his home was destroyed, she was taken from her home, and the wives are in search of a new home to raise their children. [16] The unity of these characters also relates to a common theme within Miller’s filmography. [17] It also carries the theme of female empowerment . [18]

Control is another prominent theme in the film, with fluids particularly representing this aspect. Immortan Joe controls the water needed for survival, as well as his Wives’ breast milk and the blood of his prisoners (including Max).

Feminism

Feminism is another theme that has received notice. [19] Charlize Theron is a “dramatic center for the film.” Throughout the film, his character demonstrates the physicality of a hero committed to a rescue mission. Another indicator of the feminist theme is “in the end, the movie … set the beginning of a matriarchal society as an antidote to the barbarian, warlike tribes that came before”. These elements contrast this movie with the male-centered hero in the Mad Max movies that came before. [20] [21]

Theron’s character, Furiosa , “has a shaved head..a fierce leather outfit..a mechanical arm she jerry-rigged from salvaged tools,” and “is a sharpshooting powerhouse who can also handle an 18-wheel warri . ” She is “a female road warrior.” Throughout the film, Furiosa “is a character exactly equal to Max.” Furiosa and Max are presented as protagonist / antagonist. [22]

Kyle Smith of the New York Post says that the title character, Mad Max, is “actually a secondary figure” in a movie that is not about a roaming Max Rockatansky. Instead, the movie is “actually” about “feminist revolt by Imperator Furiosa” against Immortan Joe. [19]

Production

Crew

  • George Miller – director, producer, writer
  • Brendan McCarthy – writer
  • Nico Lathouris – writer
  • Doug Mitchell – producer
  • PJ Voeten – producer
  • Iain Smith – executive producer
  • John Seale – cinematographer
  • Colin Gibson – production designer
  • Jenny Beavan – designer costume
  • Margaret Sixel – editor
  • Junkie XL – music composer

Development

Plans for a fourth film in the Mad Max series and the development of several years in ” development hell “. [23] In 1995, George Miller re-acquired the rights to future Mad Max films from Warner Bros. [24] The idea for a fourth installment in Miller in August 1998 when he was walking in an intersection in Los Angeles . [25] About a year later, while traveling from Los Angeles to Australia , the idea coalesced. Miller conceived a story where “violent marauders were fighting, not for oil or for material goods, but for human beings.” [25] The film was set to shoot in 2001 through20th Century Fox , but was postponed because of the September 11 attacks that same year. [7] “The American dollar collapsed Against the Australian dollar, and ballooned our budget,” Miller Said, Adding That he “had to move on to Happy Feet Because There Was a small window When That Was ready”. Mel Gibson , who starred in the original three previous films, would not return to his role as the lead character. Miller ended up re-casting the role because of controversies surrounding Gibson and because he wanted to have a younger age, as the “same contemporary warrior”. [25] Miller announced in 2003 that a script had been written for a fourth film,[26] The project was given the green light to begin filming in the Australian desert in May 2003 with a budget of US $ 100 million, but the location was ruined by rainfall. Mad Max 4 ENTERED Then a hiatus in light of security Concerns related to icts Namibian shoot Because of Tightened travel and shipping restrictions at the onset of the Iraq War . [27] [28]

In November 2006, Miller stated that it was intended to make Fury Road and that the film was never going to involve Gibson: “There’s a real hope.” The last thing I wanted to do another Mad Max , but this script came along, and I ‘m completely carried away with it. ” [29] [30] The film’s screenplay was co-written with cult British comic creator Brendan McCarthy , who also designed many of the new characters and vehicles. [31] Miller again confirmed his intention to make another Mad Max at the 2007 Aurora filmmaker initiative. However, he stated that he thought Gibson would not be interested in the film because of his age. [32] [33] Heath Ledgerwas reportedly considered for the lead in his death in 2008. [25] On March 5, 2009, it was announced that an R-rated 3D animated feature film was in pre-production and would be taking much of the plot from Fury Road , [ 34] Gibson would not be in the film and Miller was looking for a “different road”, a “revival” of the franchise. [34] Miller cited director Akira Kurosawa as an inspiration for what he wanted to do with the franchise. Miller was also developing an action-adventure tie-in video game based on the fourth movie, along with God of War II video game designer Cory Barlog. Both projects are expected to take place to two-and-a-half years, according to Miller, with a release date of either 2011 or 2012. Fury Road was going to be produced at Dr. D Studios , a digital art studios 2008 by Miller and Doug Mitchell. [34]

On May 18, 2009, it was reported that scouting was underway for Mad Max 4 . [35] After exploring the possibility of an animated 3D movie, Miller decided instead to shoot a 3D live action movie. [35] By this time, production had moved to Warner Bros. [7] In October 2009, Miller announced that main photography on Fury Road would begin at Broken Hill, New South Wales in early 2011, ending years of speculation. [36] This announcement attracted widespread media attention in Australia, with speculation on whether Gibson would return as Max. [37] That same month, British actor Tom Hardywas in negotiations to take the role of Max, while it was also announced that Charlize Theron would play a major role in the film. [38] In June 2010, Hardy announced on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross that he would play the title role. [25] [39] In July 2010, Miller announced plans to shoot two Mad Max back-to-back movies, entitled Mad Max: Road Fury and Mad Max: Furiosa . [40] Weta Digital was originally involved with the film when it was scheduled for a 2012 release. [41]The company was made to work with visual effects, conceptual designs, specialty make-up effects, and costume designs until production was postponed from its November 2010 start date. [42]

In November 2011, filming was moved from Broken Hill back to Namibia , after unexpected heavy rains caused by wildflowers to grow in the desert, for the look of the film. [43] Other potential rentals scouting included the Atacama Desert in Chile, Chott el Djerid in Tunisia, and Azerbaijan . [44]

In a July 2014 interview at San Diego Comic-Con International , Miller said he wrote the film in storyboard before writing screenplay, working with five storyboard artists. It came out as about 3,500 panels, almost the same number of shots in the finished film. He wanted the film to be a continuous chase, with relatively little dialogue, and to have the visuals come first. [45] Paraphrasing Alfred Hitchcock , Miller said that he wanted the film to be understood in Japan without the use of subtitles. [46]

Filming

Principal photography began on June 26, 2012 in Namibia . [47] Filming also took place at Potts Hill and Penrith Lakes in Western Sydney . [48] In October 2012, The Hollywood Reporterreported that Warner Bros. an executive to keep the production on track. [49] Filming wrapped on 17 December 2012 [50] and lasted for 120 days. [7] In February 2013, the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Group accused the producers of damaging parts of the Namib Desert, endangering a number of plant and animal species. [51] [52] However, the Namibia Film Commission said it had “no reservations” after visiting the set during production. It disputed claims reported in the media, calling the charges “unjust rhetoric”. [53] In September 2013, it was announced that the film would undergo reshoots in November 2013. [54]

Miller said that he did not feel compared to the previous films in the series. Instead, he wanted to be the production designer, and he wanted to go back to the movies. Colin Gibson , the production designer, says that they are developing an international history of hot rods . [55] Gibson designed the film’s vehicles, all of which are fully functional. [56] Construction of some of the vehicles started as early as 2003. [57]The cars were designed to show characterization and detail in the world, including the characters’ feelings of guilt, loss, and their attempts to recycle the remains of civilization. [56] Both the Doof Wagon and the Doof Warrior are fully functional – none of his scenes have been rendered in CGI . [58]

Cinematographer John Seale cam out of retirement to shoot Fury Road . [59] He replaced Dean Semler , the cinematographer of the previous two films, after Semler left. [60] Seale outfitted his camera crew with six Arri Alexa Plus and four Alexa Ms, Canon EOS 5Ds and Olympus PEN E-P5s were used as crash cams for the action sequences. [61] [62] It was the first time Seale shot with digital cameras. [60]Because Miller asked Seale to keep the focus of the shot focused on each scene, it’s easy to get along. [63]

In July 2014, director George Miller described the film as “a very simple allegory, almost a western on wheels”. [64] Miller said that 90% of the effects were practical . [65] Second unit director and supervising stunt coordinator Guy Norris was in charge of over 150 stunt performers, which included Cirque du Soleil performers and Olympic athletes. [59] [66] Miller invited playwright Eve Ensler to act as an on-set adviser. Namibia, where she spoke to the actors about violence against women . [67]

Post-production

Mad Max: Fury Road contains 2,000 visual effects shots. [68] The lead effects company was Iloura, who delivered more than 1,500 effects shots for the film. [69] Additional visual effects studios that worked on the film include Method Studios , Stereo D, 4DMax, BlackGinger, The Third Floor, and Dr. D Studios . [70] [71] Miller recruited his wife, Margaret Sixel, to edit the film, as he thought he could make it stand out from other action films. [72] Sixel had 480 hours of footage to edit; watching it took three months. [73]The movie contains about 2,700 cuts of ict Entire running length, qui is equivalent to 22.5 cuts per minute Compared To The Road Warrior ‘ s cuts of 1,200 ict 90-minute running time equivalent to 13.33 cuts per minute. [74] The frame rate was also manipulated. “Something like 50 or 60 percent of the movie is not running at 24 frames a second, which is the traditional frame rate,” said Seale. George, if he could not understand what was happening in the shot, if he was too much understood, he’d be short of it or he’d be speed it up back to 24. His manipulation of every shot in that movie is intense. ” [75]The Washington Post would like to see the changing frame given to the film an “almost cartoonishly jerky” look. [76]

The extensive effects work included altering the lighting and weather of the day, weather effects, terrain replacement and flat composition. [77] Night scenes were filmed in bright daylight , deliberately overexposed and color-manipulated. In many shots, the sky has been digitally replaced with detailed or interesting skies. Charlize Theron wore a green cover over her left arm to her effects. BAFTA -winning costume designer Jenny BeavanSaid “As far as I know, the only VFX on our suit was the green glove Charlize wore to hide her arm and they also took out wires from the harnesses., Otherwise, it’s their clothing. It’s just made for real! Oh yes and some of the extras – the wretched – they were enhanced. [78]

Sound designer Mark Mangini says that he’s watching the War Rig as an allegory for Moby-Dick with the Immortal Joe playing the role of Captain Ahab . As such, the mechanical truck sounds better than animal-like quality to the truck. When the tank is pierced with harpoons and milk sprays, the sound of whale blow-holes were used. For the final destruction of the War Rig, the only sounds we used to grow up to symbolize the death of the truck as a living creature. [79]

Both a PG-13 and R-rated version had been shown separately in different test screenings. The R-rated version was better received by test audiences, leading Warner Brothers to release it. [80]

Music

The musical score for Mad Max: Fury Road was written by the Dutch composer Junkie XL . [81] Prior to Junkie XL’s involvement, Hans Zimmer , John Powell, and Marco Beltrami were attached to the film. [82] [83] After hearing Junkie XL’s score for 300: Rise of an Empire , [84] Miller puts the composer in Sydney. “I got very inspired and started writing pieces of music for scenes,” said Junkie XL. “The initial main themes were written in the four weeks after that first meeting and those themes never changed.” [85]A soundtrack album was released by WaterTower Music on 12 May 2015. [86]

Release

A deluxe edition hardcover Mad Max collection of art titled : Fury Road – Inspired Artists Deluxe Edition by the film was released on May 6, 2015. [87] [88] Mad Max: Fury Road had its world premiere on May 7, 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles . [89] On May 14, 2015, it was screened out-of-competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival , [90] and then was released in theaters on May 15, 2015. [91] Leading up to its release, the film was digitally re- mastered into the IMAX 3D format. It was released into IMAX theaters in select international territories on 13 May 2015.[92] IMAX 3D re-release in America starting September 11, 2015. Warner Bros. $ 43.7 million advertisement for the film. [93] It was re-released in India on March 11, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D. [94] Fury Road has been released in China, the world’s second biggest movie market, due to its intense nature. [95]

Prequel comics

Main article: Mad Max: Fury Road (comic book)

In May 2015, Vertigo began publishing a comic book prequel limited series . Each issue focuses on the backstory of one or two of the film’s characters. The first issue, titled Mad Max: Fury Road – Nux and Immortal Joe # 1 , was released on 20 May. The second, Mad Max: Fury Road – Furiosa # 1 , was released on 17 June. The third, Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max # 1 , was released on July 8th. The final issue, Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max # 2 , was released on 5 August. [87] [88] [96] [97] [98] [99] A single-volume collection containing the stories of all four issues was released on 26 August. [100]

Home media

Miller stated that the Blu-ray Disc release would include black-and-white and silent versions of the film, with the latter accompanied by the musical score. Miller described the black-and-white cut as the best version of the film. [101] [102] However, when details for both the United Kingdom and United States releases of Blu-ray were reported, the alternate cuts were absent. [103] [104]Doug Mitchell Producer in December, 2015 confirmed that a future theatrical release. [105] In January 2016, Miller announced the black-and-white versions would appear in another DVD release. [106]

The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2015. [107] In the United States, the film was released digitally on 11 August 2015, and physically on 1 September. In addition to the stand-alone release, a box set containing all the movies and a documentary about the series titled “Madness of Max” was released the same day. [108] In October 2016, the black and white version of Fury Road, called Mad Max: Black & Chrome debuted in the Mad Max: High Octane anthology; A stand-alone version of the film was also available for streaming on the same time and was released on physical media on December 6, 2016. [109]

Reception

Box office

Mad Max: Fury Road became a moderate box office success theatrically. [110] When comparing the final theatrical gross to its $ 200 million budget (including production, marketing and distribution costs), it was an average hit, with Forbes comparing the box office figures of the movie to the Edge of Tomorrow , calling it “too expensive , but not really a flop . ” [111] [112] The Hollywood Reporter calculated that the loss incurred by the film was around $ 20-40 million. [113] According to Forbes, one of the reasons the film is more likely to be canceled in China; he could have aided the film in at least passing $ 400 million. [114] It grossed $ 153.6 million in North America and $ 224.8 million in other territories for a total worldwide of $ 378.4 million. [6] It was a worldwide opening weekend total of $ 109 million, [111] and went on to become the second highest-grossing Warner Bros. film of 2015 (behind San Andreas ), [115] and the nineteenth highest-grossing film of 2015 worldwide overall. [115]

In the United States and Canada, Mad Max: Fury Road with Pitch Perfect 2 . [116] It opened Friday, May 15, 2015, across 3,702 theaters, and earned $ 16.77 million on its opening day. [117] This included $ 3.7 million made from Thursday night run from 3,000 theaters. [118] [119] In its opening weekend, the movie grossed $ 45.4 million, finishing in second at the box office behind Pitch Perfect 2 ($ 69.2 million). [120] Mad Max: Fury Road , unlike the other seven 2015 Academy Award for Best Picturenominees, became the only film which did not bump the nominees were announced in January 2016. However, Fury Road was released in September 24, 2015. [6] [121]

Outside North America, it opened on 14 May on 12,000 screens in 48 countries, earning $ 10.4 million. [122] It opened in 20 more countries on May 15, $ 14.2 million from 16,700 screens in 68 countries, for a two-day total of $ 24.6 million. [123] Through Sunday, May 17, it was an opening weekend total of $ 65 million from over 9.1 million admissions on nearly 16,900 screens across 68 countries, debuting at second place behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. It went number one in 40 countries. It was recorded in the UK ($ 7 million), South Korea ($ 6.6 million), France ($ 6.1 million), Russia and the CIS ($ 6 million) and Australia ($ 4.9 million). [124]It opened in its last market, Japan, on June 20, earning $ 2.2 million from 175,000 admissions in its opening weekend # 2 behind local movie Love Live! The School Idol Movie . [125] In total earnings, South Korea ($ 29.7 million), followed by the UK ($ 26.9 million) and France ($ 18.1 million). [126] [127]

Critical reception

Mad Max: Fury Road received widespread critical acclaim. [128] [129] [130] Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 97% approval rating and rating average score of 8.6 out of 10 Based on 373 reviews. The site’s consensus reads, “With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: George Miller’s Fury Street Post-apocalyptic franchise franchise roaring vigorously back to life.” [131] On Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 90 out of 100 based on 51 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. [132] CinemaScorepolls reported that the average grade cinema audiences gave the film was a “B +” on an A + to F scale. [133] Some critics have named Mad Max: Fury Road one of the greatest action movies ever made . [134] [135]

Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph gave the film a full-length movie and praised the film for its acting, screenplay, choreography, stunts, humor, and direction calling the film a “spiritual sequel” and an “eruption of craziness.” [136]Writing for The Guardian and Awarding the oven movie stars out of five, Peter Bradshaw wrote, “Extravagantly deranged, ear-splittingly cacophonous, and Entirely over the top, George Miller HAS revived His Mad Max punk-western deductible as a strange convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. ” [137] The New York Timeswrote, “Miller has reminded us that it’s a blockbuster, but a radically visionary goal – even the fourth in a series. [138] Scott Mendelson of Forbes gave the film 10 out of 10 stars and wrote, ” Mad Max: Fury Road is a remarkable and glorious motion picture, not just one of the great action movies of our time , period. ” [139] Alonso Duralde of TheWrap wrote, “In the same way that the original 1979 Mad Max was the Kane Citizen of gut-bucket Australian operating cinema , Mad Max: Fury Road may well be theGötterdämmerung of drive-in movies. It has its roots in the Western and the post-apocalyptic road-rage action saga […], where Miller dares anyone else to follow in his treads. “ [140] IGN reviewer Scott Collura gave the film 9.2 out of 10 , saying: “The over-the-top stunts and eccentric characters and designs are all hugely important to Fury Road , … but it’s the overriding sense of the movie’s uniqueness, its striving to be something more than just another action movie, that is most impressive. “ [141]

The film has been praised by scholars on several fronts. Feminist critics [142] -have Praised the dominant role taken by Furiosa and the ranks of atypical female roles Including the wives and the gun-toting Vuvalini, [143] and disability studies scholars [144] -have Commended for the movie icts positive, non- stigmatizing portrayals of physical and psychological disabilities.

Mad Max: Fury Road was named after the nineteen-greatest film of the 21st century in a 2016 BBC critics’ poll. [145]

In 2017, it was named the nineteenth “Best Film of the 21st Century So Far” by The New York Times . [146]

Accolades

See also: List of braces received by Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road was named one of the best movies of 2015 by numerous critics and publications, including ranked first on the rogerebert.com Ten Best Films of 2015, and more ranked first on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes ‘ Best Score Film of 2015 . [147] [148] [149] [150]

The film won many critical awards, and received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director , the second most-nominated film of the 88th Academy Awards after The Revenant , also starring Hardy. [151] It is the first film of the Mad Max franchise to receive Academy Award recognition, and one of the few nominated for Best Picture. [152] The film won six Academy Awards for Best Film Editing , Best Production Design , Best Costume Design , Best Makeup and Hairstyling ,Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing , [153] and broke the record for the most wins for an Australian film, previously held by The Piano (1993), which won three Oscars. [154]

Sequels

In 2011, Miller and McCarthy found during the writing process for Fury Road that they had enough material for two additional scripts. One of these, entitled Mad Max: Furiosa , had already been completed, and Miller hoped to film it after the release of Fury Road . [155] In March 2015, during an interview with Esquire , Hardy revealed that he was attached to Mad Max movies following Fury Road . [156] In May 2015, Miller told Wired : “Should Fury Road be successful, I’ve got two other stories to tell.” [157]Later in May, Miller Revealed That Plans For The Sequel Had Changed And The Fifth Movie In The Franchise Mad Max: The Wasteland . [158] [159] In October 2015, Miller revealed in an interview with TopGear.com that they had two scripts for sequencing which they ended up with during the writing process. [160] Later that month, he clarified that Mad Max: The Wasteland was a working title for the sequel. [161] Miller reaffirmed his intention to continue the franchise after reports to the contrary surfaced following an interview in January 2016. [162]

 

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