Guaranteed to be one of the box office hits of the summer, the final trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has been released.
Titled “Retaliate,” the new Mad Max trailer definitely embodies what the franchise is all about; pure, unadulterated mayhem.
The trailer opens with a short scene showcasing Imperator Furlosa (Charlize Theron) delivering some gasoline to a tribe of bandits, whilst Max (Tom Hardy) lies in wait. A strangely quaint scene made up of car chases, flares and bandits, accompanied by a music box comes next. What follows can only be described as a descent into madness.
Explosions, monster trucks, war-machines and even a fire tornado. What more could we ask for?
Mad Max: Fury Road has had a notably troubled development. The plot was initially conceived in the 80’s, with a script written by 2003 but multiple attempts (four, to be exact) to produce the newest Mad Max film delayed it’s release from 2013 to 2015.
Considering how frantic all of the trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road have been, Mad Max creator George Miller had to reveal, in a Q&A session documented by The Daily Beast, what exactly it will be like.
“[Mad Max: Fury Road is] one continuous violent, firebombed chase movie that opens on loner hero Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) as he’s enslaved by desert dictator Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his cult-like army of paint-huffing “war boys.” He [Max] teams up begrudgingly with warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and a harem of Immortan Joe’s escaped concubine-wives only to find every warlord in the Wasteland hot on their trail.”
Fans of the original Mad Max trilogy will have noticed that Hugh Keays-Byrne (Toecutter, the primary antagonist in Mad Max 1) will be making his return to the Mad Max franchise as Immortan Joe, Tom Hardy’s Max’s foil.
Character names in Mad Max: Fury Road are even crazier than in the originals. Among the most interesting; “Nux” (Nicholas Hoult), “Toast” (Zöe Kravitz) and the best of the lot; “The Coma-Doof Warrior” (iOTA) who acts as the war drummer by playing his guitar made from a bedpan that also acts as a flamethrower.
It has also been revealed that there was minimal use of CGI on Fury Road, with Miller opting for practical effects.
“You couldn’t make this [Mad Max: Fury Road] as a CG movie. Even if you did it really well, people wouldn’t know it. Plus, [now, with digital film] you didn’t have to wait for it—you pull off a stunt, check your cameras, and there you go”
Mad Max: Fury Road has generated a lot of hype, with some sources predicting that it will go head to head Pitch Perfect 2 (released on the same day) with both films aiming for an opening weekend number 1. Fury Road is predicted to make $125 million domestically.
Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult opens on May 15.
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