So much excitement oozes out of this Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. Those who saw the original will remember how many boundaries and taboos that film broke open. The original came crashing onto our screens with a fierce and wild vision of a post-apocalyptic earth, where savage humans roamed and only the most vicious survived.
Michael Miller of People wrote the following about the latest trailer.
“This two-and-half minute shot of adrenaline shows Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron on a heart-pounding race through futuristic desert wastelands – dodging rocket fire and deranged flame-throwing guitarists, as they make their escape from an evil warlord out for blood.
“George Miller, who directed the original 1979 film (starring Mel Gibson), is returning for the reboot – and after 30 years, the Aussie director clearly isn’t holding anything back.”
— Mad Max Movie (@MadMaxMovie) March 27, 2015
The original lacked in narrative and script, but audiences did not seem to mind, as the visuals and the special effects carried it through.
The new Mad Max: Fury Road will not get away with a weak script, and it looks like we may be in for a treat, as there are hints of tense and vivacious scenes of stolen souls and powerful female characters.
People goes on to unpack the plot.
“The bad guy warlord, named Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne), unleashes an army of terrifying motorists charged with hunting down Imperator Furiosa (played by Theron) after she absconds with a handful of his young sex slaves.
“Max (played by Hardy) appears to get dragged into Furiosa’s mess after he makes his own escape from Joe’s tribe of homicidal rock star wannabes.”
Mad Max: Fury Road seems to pay homage to the creativity of the Burning Man festival, with costumes and vehicles that would not be out of place in the Nevada Desert Event.
The ethos, of course, is in direct opposition to the values of the event, but the wild visions of defeating a negative energy and living with basic freedoms ring true.
One of the principles of the Burning Man festival is radical self-reliance — Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise, and rely on his or her inner resources.
Mad Max: Fury Road debuts May 15, which gives you plenty of time to get your blood pressure checked before buying tickets.