My Review : Mad Max (2015) The Fury Road

I just watch Mad Max: Fury Road, and i think the rating from IMDb is right.. almost perfect! 8,9/10

First of all, i would like to talk about my favorite characters.

Charlize Theron is perfectly fit to Furiosa character.
But Max ‘the blood bag’ Rockatansky as the main character is not really stands out. Heath Ledger was considered for the role of Max Rockatansky during the film’s long development before his untimely death in 2008.
I like Nicholas Hoult’s character better; and that’s only my opinion..

From Many Mother, i like the seed keeper (idk if her character is even have a name or not…), Melissa Jaffer.
I hate it the most when she died. I start to believe that she will grown her own garden when they success.
But.. because Immortan Joe is dead, which is good, i can take it very well.

Some of you maybe didn’t know that this movie is a remake from Mad Max (1979).
Instead of the reboot being a remake of Mad Max, revealing how Max Rockantasky became The Road Warrior, George Miller decided that the reboot will take place in the post-apocalyptic Australia, years after the new Max (Tom Hardy) lost his family, because he did not wish to do a remake or retell the story that had already been told and had wanted to update the universe and the wasteland and wanted new moviegoers to remember Max as a man with nothing to lose after losing his family.

This is a storyline from Mad Max (1979), that i’ve read from IMDb‘s page.
“A vision of an apocalyptic future set in the wastelands of Australia. Total social decay is just around the corner in this spectacular cheap budget gang orientated road movie, where the cops do their best to lay down the law and the outlaw gangs try their hardest to defy the system. Leather clad Max Rockatansky husband, father and cop turns judge, juror and executioner after his best friend, wife and baby are killed. Here we see the final days of normality of a man who had everything to live for, and his slip into the abyss of madness. Mad Max is the antihero on the road to vengeance and oblivion.”
They have Mel Gibson, but the present’s movie is better anyway, right?

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Mad Max (1979)

Even though it (Mad Max: Fury Road) is an independent movie in the series, it has references to other Mad Max pictures: the opening shot resembles the beginning of Mad Max 2: Road Warrior and the music box one of the wives carries is a nod to the music box Max gives the Feral Kid in the same movie. He has a metallic harness on his leg due to have been shot in the kneecap in Mad Max (Mel Gibson also wears the harness on Road Warrior).

Btw, this movie originally intended to star Mel Gibson in the title role back in 2003 but because George Miller ran into problems with shooting locations, and Gibson’s interest in The Passion of the Christ (2004), it never happened.

Furiosa is sexy as hell, sexier than all brides..
You know that she use prosthetic arm, but her bald head is for real, and she must wear a wig for her role in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).

Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron’s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.

On that movie, Nux claimed that Valhalla’s gate is open, waiting for him to come, several time, be he fail.
I then do a little research on google, about Valhalla. Then now i know..
In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll “hall of the slain”) is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s field Fólkvangr. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have died in combat known as Einherjar, as well as various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarök. Wikipedia
Honestly, i don’t get it, the connection between this movie with Norse Myth.
But, because the film was good, i considered it as ‘ok’.

I like the role of the guitarist from Immortan Joe’s troop. He sounds crazy. Doing that guitar thing with that sling over his body, and care about nothing.

Throwing back to the second movie, Mad Max 2 (a.k.a. The Road Warrior) in 1981, and the third, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, both are starring Mel Gib as Max. And so this movie Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015 is the first Mad Max movie without Mel Gib.

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Mad Max 2

Mad Max 3

Mad Max 3

I’m pretty sure that this present movie will have a good rating. And i’m happy i’ve watched it, that’s all i can say.
Gonna miss that guitar man, for his live-rock-music till he die. LOL

“I live, I die. I LIVE AGAIN!” –Nux, the War Boy.

 

 

p.s
I don’t like Immortan Joe, The bullet Farmer, Rictus Erectus, etc..
War Puppy is more like a tuyul, a ghost in urban Legend from Indonesia.

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