Directed by George Miller
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
The film is a cross between a road movie and a western from hell, in which Mel Gibson’s Max Rockatansky, scrabbling for survival in a future world blighted by drought and fuel shortages, helps defend a remote oil refinery from a band of raiders. I loved the climactic 20-minute chase.
Miller's long-delayed return to the Mad Max series. The movie is more interesting this time than the world in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, but this feels more like a spiritual sequel to The Road Warrior, the far superior 1981 installment.
The story has two rebels who just might be able to restore order; Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.