After decades of development, we’re finally seeing the next chapter in George Miller‘s Mad Max saga. Months after the reveal of the teaser trailer at this years San Diego Comic-Con comes the first full two and a half face melting minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road in the form of a full theatrical trailer. In Millers own words, the movie is a “a western on wheels” and a “105 minute car chase” and this trailer solidifies that (ok, maybe I don’t see the ‘western’ aspect just yet but I am sure it’s in there. Somewhere.) It’s bombastic, sweeping, epic. It’s everything that Miller gave us in The Road Warrior (or Mad Max 2 depending on where you live,) doubled, doused in gasoline, set on fire and pushed off a cliff while some dude dressed like he failed his GWAR audition cackles maniacally.
It’s safe to say that this is a highly anticipated movie (personally I’ve been waiting for it after the first 10 minutes of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, seriously. what the crap was with that movie? Why was he walking everywhere? What the hell was up with the kids from Peter Pan in the cave… Why is everyone talking so much and not impaled on the grill of a semi-hauler with spikes welded on to it?)
The trailer does a great job of upping that anticipation. Check it out.
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy).
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron.) They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne, fun fact: he was the Toecutter in the first Mad Max film,) from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
The film is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015. [official synopsis via www.madmaxmovie.com]
TL;DR version: Fast cars flip and explode, throwing wasteland ravaged punk rockers dressed in hockey equipment in all directions while not-Mel Gibson drives through them looking very determined. Oh, and they also seem to be running low on water or gasoline or something. FIRE TORNADO!
As you can tell, I am rather pleased with how Mad Max: Fury Road is looking, so much so that I think I’ve finally gotten beyond Thunderdome.
Que the Tina Turner.