In the Movies: Mad Max Fury Road in Theaters May 15th

FRD-22003.JPGFrom director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Hitting theaters on 15 May 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy in the title role, the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron stars as Imperator Furiosa.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by Imperator Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

FURY ROADThe film also stars Nicholas Hoult as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe; Josh Helman as Slit; Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus; collectively known as The Wives, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is The Splendid Angharad, Riley Keough is Capable, Zoë Kravitz plays Toast the Knowing, Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Cheedo the Fragile.

Also featured in the movie are John Howard, Richard Carter, singer/songwriter/performer iOTA, Angus Sampson, Jennifer Hagan, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic, Gillian Jones and Joy Smithers.

This film has been rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images.


“As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy…me or everyone else.” – Max

It’s 45 years after the fall of the world. There is no rule of law, no power grids, no water, and no mercy. In “Mad Max: Fury Road,” civilization is a memory, and only to a few. The world’s great economies have fallen into dust, the coastal cities have been erased, and in the wake of wars for water and oil, food is scarce and air is poison.

What’s left of humanity roams the Wasteland in wild tribes or clings to survival at the foot of the Citadel, a fortress spun into a cave system where water is pumped from the only aquifer for miles around. By controlling the essentials, the Citadel and its allies, Gas Town and the Bullet Farm, control the Wasteland.

Max is contemplating the dead, featureless void of the Plains of Silence, where his battered Interceptor, the last remnant of his old life, has taken him.

The moment is extinguished with the roar of supercharged engines as Max is swarmed by a wild pack of marauding War Boys, who ambush the wanderer, then drag him back to the Citadel—the most fortified stronghold in the Wasteland—where the car will be restored and Max will be rendered as livestock. It’s at the Citadel that we meet Furiosa, whose rage will trigger the coming Road War.

Photos courtesy of Warner Brothers