Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition

Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition

George Miller (2) (2015)

115min
15 Certificate
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Review

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Back in the 1980s, George Miller had toyed with the idea of shooting a Mad Max movie in black and white, but it took the critical and commercial success of 2015's Fury Road to give him the clout to realise his vision. And this "Black & Chrome" edition is the result. The film places Charlize Theron in the driving seat as Furiosa, while Max (Tom Hardy, replacing the original trilogy's Mel Gibson) is her wingman. They embark on what is essentially one big, bone-rattling chase through the desert to escape tribal leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne who played Toecutter in the original 1979 film) and his hot-wheeled henchmen. Refreshingly, Miller keeps CGI to a minimum in favour of breathtaking choreographed stunts, but he does exploit modern cameras to weave between vehicles as they roar, crunch and groan with thrash-metal musicality. Theron's Furiosa is the beating heart at the centre of all this chaos. As well as being a formidable warrior, she's determined to find sanctuary for the women Immortan enslaved for breeding. Balancing her fury is the quietly magnetic Hardy, and if some fans are irked that he's riding shotgun, there's still more than enough machismo and machine-based mayhem to keep the adrenaline pumping.

Cast & Crew

Max Rockatansky Tom Hardy
Imperator Furiosa Charlize Theron
Splendid Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Nux Nicholas Hoult
Toast Zoë Kravitz
Rictus Erectus Nathan Jones
Immortan Joe Hugh Keays-Byrne
The Dag Abbey Lee
Slit Josh Helman
Capable Riley Keough
Fragile Courtney Eaton
Director George Miller (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Apr 2017