Kennedy Miller Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, Village Roadshow,

Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton

The Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) is back in this 4th movie in the series and the burned out world is still full of rival motorcycle gangs eager to get one step ahead of each other, very willing to kill and steal to get ahead. This time Max runs in to a group of refugees lead by female warrior Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and he joins up with them to help them and to help Furiosa outwit a tyrannical leader and lead the group.

I must start out by saying I was not a fan of Mad Max in the first place. I am not sure why I didn’t really care for the stories, but the had no appeal for me. Rival motor bikers fighting each other for ruin of the world domination left me bored, and I really didn’t care for the ones I have seen very much. I did see the original and one or both of the sequels but was not impressed with either one of them. However, I do have to admit that this film is far better than any of the original series, probably because of the newer technology and CGI that can make this movie a bit more interesting. It also has Charlize Theron who is one hell of a good actress. She is a great asset to this movie and it would be bleak without her efforts. Still, I was not blown away by it and found myself bored much of the time. Perhaps if I had seen this on the big screen with excellent sound and all I might have rated it a lot higher and enjoyed it a lot more. But as it is, I watched this on DVD on a small screen and I found myself back in the “not caring” mode pretty quickly. I got through the film, and it does have it’s moments. But all in all, I just didn’t really care for it. Some fans are screaming Oscar for this film, and I suppose they have a case for how well it was put together, and not every film is everyone’s cup of tea, and this one is just not mine. There are many other better action adventure flicks around than to waste more time on Max. Take away the desert and set it on the ocean and you have Waterworld II, except you don’t get Dennis Hopper. I feel it misses the mark, not on technical effects, but on story.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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