After watching Mad Max Fury Road, I needed a nap. This was one of the most exhausting action films to come along in years. That's a good thing, the spectacle and grandeur of the film was sensational. The film opens with no prologue, we are introduced to an unknown man (Tom Hardy) who is chased and caught by a gang of thugs. Taken back to their den of no good, our unknown man is now a captive. We are introduced to the film's villain Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Joe has total control over the water supply and, in the future, he who controls the water...well, you get the rest. The people surround the mountain stronghold of immortan Joe like the great Caesar before him. He sparingly releases water from the mountains innards. Just to quench the minor thirst, enough to keep the people alive but, not thrive.
During this moment of generosity, unknown to Immortan Joe, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) takes the Immortan's wives and leaves the compound to make a new life at "The Green Place" where she was born. Devoid of the dessert and sand, this was supposed to be an unknown oasis. Furious, Joe and his group of gear head thugs set off on a chase. Now, the fun really begins. Our unknown man is taken and strapped to the hood of a car and used as a blood bag for one of the gang members who is sick.
After catching up to Furiosa and a HUGE action scene, "Blood Bag" and one of the gang members, Nux (Nicholas Hoult) join the group of escapees and flee for the Green Place. We learn that the man of few words is named "Max". Only brief flashbacks of Max's past are edited in here and there through the film. His background is scarce and not told in depth. It works perfectly. Fury Road is neither a sequel, remake or a reboot really. Just a retelling of the story George Miller and Mel Gibson brought to life so many years ago.
The film is one big entertaining chase scene, with some of the best stunt work in years. Tom Hardy's Max is the perfect anti hero, few words, plenty o' action. George Miller proves once again, the man can make a freaking awesome action movie. This is one film I hope for a sequel. Don't' miss Fury Road, folks. It's worth the detour.