Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mad Max is Back!

The last time I mentioned Mad Max: Fury Road here was way back in October of 2010, when it looked like the long-developing revival of director George Miller's legendary Mad Max saga might run aground thanks to a combination of budgetary and logistical concerns. Well, that was then, but now not only has the movie filmed, but the marketing campaign is kicking into gear for the Warner Bros. production's summer 2015 release (thirty years after the last film in the series).

With Miller once more at the helm, and Tom Hardy stepping into Mel Gibson's well-worn leathers, Fury Road is refershingly neither reboot nor restart, but simply another adventure of ex-cop Max Rockatansky in the post-nuclear wasteland that used to be Australia. And that's a good thing, as far as I'm concerned. Now, given that the original Max trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series, I've had both anticipation and dread for this installment, but if the Comic-Con trailer below is anything to go by, I think we're in good shape.

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