Mad Max: Fury Road – Early Screening Reactions

By Dr. Know on May 15th, 2014

Although it’s going to be another year (to the day) before we get our first look at George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, an early cut of the film has been making the test screening rounds. And – dramatic pause – it’s getting very positive reactions.

One viewer posted the following to their Facebook page:

“Just came from a year in advance screening of Mad Max Fury Road. Weird to not see Gibson as Max but Tom Hardy holds it down just fine. Great action sequences and amazing post apocalyptic vehicles and costuming with awesome makeup.”

The lengthiest praise comes from AFTimes’ Randy – a self-professed Max super fan: “This IS the kind of Mad Max II/The Road Warrior on steroids, go-big-or-go-home, bug-nuts crazy, toss-you-in-the-deep-end mythology and put-it-all-out-there-in-case-we-never-make-another-one Mad Max: Fury Road.

“This movie feels like thirty years of Miller holding in passion for a world that he built so long ago, exploding on the screen… You want groovy cars? By the car-carrier load! You want auto combat? Parts strewn for miles! You want practical FX and stunts? I wonder how many on the stunt team died making this madness?!”

That last description alone just about gave me a nerdgasm.

As for Mad Max: Fury Road’s story, the reboot of the retro franchise sees our trusty road warrior, “Mad” Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy taking over from Mel Gibson), caught up with a group of people fleeing across the wasteland in a war rig driven by the hotter-than-hell Furiosa (Charlize Theron).

Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne (The Toecutter in the ’70s original), and Nathan Jones co-star.

George Miller returns to direct the world he created from a script he co-wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.

Mad Max: Fury Road roars into the cineplex May 15, 2015.