I just got back from the incredible Mad Max Fury Road, and… I still don’t know quite how to explain it to somebody who has never seen one of the originals.
See, I went into this movie thinking it would be a reboot, but to be honest it pretty much isn’t – it’s a continuation, another adventure, only new, shinier, sparklier, explosionier and altogether more crazier.
And I loved it.
Don’t get me wrong, this is pure popcorn fuel, but it is the most exquisite of popcorn fuels you are likely to find. It starts off weird, quickly ramps up the crazy to ten, then ramps it up again to the prerequisite eleven. And then, leering like a mad monkey, breaks the knob off and writes FIFTEEN in gold marker. Then sets everything on fire.
I took my eldest son to see it, and whilst I am almost convinced he had no idea what was going on at first since it only briefly covers the whole backstory of “wife and kid killed, world ended, now we drive ridiculously overpowered cars in the endless desert”, he also loved the heck out of it.
If you liked the movies that came before, you owe it to yourself to see this one. Just be prepared for two hours of crap exploding, huge war rigs, crazy ass psychos, family feuds and more crap exploding. And it is glorious. You need to witness it.