Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Legacy of Mad Max!

We're just under a month away from the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, and I'm trying very hard to keep my excitement in check. Although it's been thirty (!!) years since ex-cop Max Rockatansky wandered the post-nuclear wasteland, what we've seen of Fury Road shows that director George Miller hasn't missed a beat in the "gonzo action sequences" department, and new star Tom Hardy looks to be a seamless transition from Mel Gibson's Max.

My new policy with these big movies is to tune out all trailers, clips, TV spots, etc. the closer we get to release, but I made an exception for the "legacy" spot Warner Bros. dropped yesterday, and I'm glad I did. Giving us a glimpse of where the series has been before showing us where it's going, I found it especially, gratifying as a fan of the Max films, to know that the entirety of the history is being honored. Look for Fury Road in theaters on May 15!

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