Mad Max is an ear splitting thrill ride of a movie that never lets up for its 2hr running time.
Max Rockantansky (Tom Hardy) is a lone wolf survivor in an apocalyptic world where oil, water and bullets are rare commodities that are traded between
rival clans. One such clan is run by an evil dictator called Immortan Joe. Joe's rules the population by rationing the water supply and feeding them a
strange concoction that he calls mothers milk.
When Max is captured by Joe's henchmen he becomes mixed up with a one armed rebel called Imperator Furiosa (an excellent Charlize Theron). Furiosa is
charged with taking a truck load of water to a rival gang in order to exchange it for fuel. When she deviates from her route Joe senses something's wrong
and along with his War Boys sets out in hot pursuit. After an extraordinary first 40 minutes that's as visually stunning as it is mad, we find out that
Furiosa has smuggled out a number of scantily clad females, the females are called breeders and are the mothers of Joe's children, and their plan is to get
to the safety of a place called the green place.
That's pretty much all that there is to the story, the next hour or so involves Max and the escaped harem being chased across the desert whilst being
pursued by Joe and his War Boys.
Mad Max is perhaps the most expensive chase movie in history, with a reported budget of £220M it certainly doesn't skimp on the set pieces as vehicles are
trashed like some sort of over enthusiastic demolition derby.
Anyone going to see Mad Max isn't expecting Shakespeare, what fans want is mayhem carnage and excitement and we get all three in spades. Don't miss.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan
Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee,
UK Release: Friday 15th May 2015