“Mad Max: Fury Road”

A Look at the Movies

Rated R

2 hours

Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) –  All I can say is “Wow!”

“Mad Max” is back with a fury. George Miller, the original “Mad Max” director of 35 years ago, tops all of his previous futuristic wasteland epics.

“Mad Max: Fury road” is quite simply a sensational non-stop action adventure.

The picture had barely begun when “Mad Max” Tom Hardy set the tone for the next two hours with the cryptic observation that his world is fire and blood.

It’s a world of stylish violence. Charlize Theron actually steals most of the scenes.

They’re escaping with the villain’s many wives, and that creep is in full pursuit with his equally deranged followers.

The most fun is watching Charlize Theron overshadow the great Tom Hardy’s title character.

George Miller orchestrates his greatest action scenes. You’ll hardly have time to catch your breath.

Miller took a workable plot and embellished his scenario by filling the screen with more vigorous excitement than my nervous system could absorb.

Terrific, simply terrific, I hardly had time to catch my breath. “Mad Max: Fury Road” dominates all other recent action adventures so completely, I wish I could reward “Mad Max: Fury Road” with even more than 4 stars.

Since George Miller will probably continue in the “Mad Max” business for a while longer, what can he possibly do for an encore?

 

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