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Opening Today: “Mad Max: Fury Road” (5/15/2015)

Gentlemen, start your engines and make sure you have enough weapons on board your ride with you as “Mad Max: Fury Road”. This is the fourth film in the “Mad Max” franchise and comes care of George Miller (director, producer, co-writer) and will be the first film to present this character in about thirty years. Check out the poster, premise and cast and then we can chat a little on it.

Poster - Mad Max Fury Road - 2015

The Premise: The film is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. When cult leader Immortan Joe sends Imperator Furiosa off in an armored tanker truck to collect gasoline, he sees her drive significantly off route. Joe sends his entire army in pursuit of her, which leads to a lengthy road battle, which sees one of Joe’s captives, Max, joining forces with Furiosa.

The Cast:
Tom Hardy as “Mad” Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa
Nicholas Hoult as Nux
Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Angharad
Riley Keough as Capable
Zoë Kravitz as Toast the Knowing
Abbey Lee as The Dag
Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile
Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus
Megan Gale as Valkyrie
Josh Helman as Slit
Melissa Jaffer as Keeper of the Seeds
John Howard as The People Eater
Richard Carter as The Bullet Farmer
iOTA as Coma (Doof Warrior)
Angus Sampson as The Organic Mechanic
Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy
Gillian Jones as a Vuvalini
Joy Smithers as a Vuvalini

PiercingMetal Thoughts: To be honest with you readers I was never much more than the casual fan of the “Mad Max” franchise and that was not based on disinterest as much as it was not having the time to focus on it as opposed to the other stuff I was a diehard of. As later years hit I would see all three of the original films and can say I enjoyed the first two a lot and the third one not too much. This new film had a super exciting trailer and appears to be a continuation of the character with Tom Hardy now in the role once handled by Mel Gibson. I liked what I saw in this and plan on seeing it but just not at the opening day. Perhaps next week if I can rustle up some interested buddies. This is clearly not a date film for us guys but if you find your girl is down to sit through the chases and explosions and Apocalyptic nature then I say marry her. What do you readers think? Will you be checking out this film or do you plan on waiting for Netflix and HBO mediums to get it. Let me know in the comments section because they have been left open for you to indulge us with verse.

If you’d like you can check out more about the film via its official Wiki entry but I suggest that you avoid this link if you plan on seeing the film in the immediate future. It already opened in Australia yesterday and over a week ago in China so the Wiki entry WILL contain plot and conclusion spoilers.

Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max:_Fury_Road

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