Movie Review: ‘Mad Mad: Fury Road’

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Director: George Miller

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Plot: Still running from the demons of his past, former cop Max Rockatansky is trying to survive in the post-apocalyptic desert of the near future. He is captured for use as a ‘blood bag’ to sustain the radiation infected resource hoarders of ‘The Citadel’. From there he gets caught up in an escape attempt by the demented ruler’s harem.

Review: I spend my days working with teenage film students in Australia, and you’d be surprised how few of them are familiar with Mad Max, let alone seen it. At best they know it from references in other pop culture. So let’s recap.

Awesome Aussie film-maker capped out the era of Ozploitation (see doco Not Quite Hollywood for more information) with the down and dirty Mad Max. In it Mel Gibson played the original hero, a cop in…

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