Movies MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Makes a First Impression written by Robert Reineke June 26, 2014 The long gestating MAD MAX: FURY ROAD finally is letting itself out to the world, perhaps with an unveiling planned for ComicCon, and has unveiled a brand new set of images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. A set of images that’s like going back in time to see grit, dirt, real tricked out cars, a manly lead, extreme character designs, and no doubt some insane stunts and driving. You can view the gallery here. It doesn’t look like a re-imagining, as much as it just looks like another Mad Max film, this time starring Tom Hardy instead of Mel Gibson. Perhaps because it’s still George Miller’s franchise. And it looks like it just jumps into that world again instead of a reboot. THE ROAD WARRIOR evokes “a stranger wanders into town” tropes and having Mad Max wander into another post-apocalyptic situation is a natural fit and bypasses the need for an origin rehash. The early images also make the film look suitably large with an array of vehicles and a sense that there’s going to be a lot of action. There’s no obligatory shot of two characters standing around in a room talking, but they appear to be always doing things. In fact, word on the street is the movie is one long chase scene. If that proves to be the case for the movie, this could be a real treat. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD opens May 15, 2015. Sound off below on your first impression. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Makes a First Impression was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Mad Max: Fury Road 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post New Footage & More Music From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! next post Ronan The Accuser Is Less Than Friendly In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY You may also like Retro Review: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME May 11, 2015 JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Set For June 22,... July 23, 2015 New Featurette Explains Why GRAVITY’s 3D Isn’t... September 23, 2013 It’s A JURASSIC WORLD On June 12,... September 10, 2013 Bruce Willis Out, Harrison Ford In For... August 6, 2013 Open Forum: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. August 13, 2015 HERCULES Trailer Unleashed! March 25, 2014 TMNT Trailer Touts Turtle Power March 27, 2014 SNOWPIERCER Speeds to VOD Today (and the... July 11, 2014 New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Poster March 12, 2014 Twan Damexican YEAH!! Nobody’s more ready for this shit than me!! stock The original Max trilogy made Mel Gibson. The first one was just plain brutal, Road Warrior got more audience friendly with the Gyro Captain and the Feral Kid, and Thunderdome was totally silly with Tina “WHAT’S THIS?!!!” Turner. But they were all entertaining. I think Hardy is a good fit for Max, but with the pariah status of oil and gasoline in Hollywood these days, what’s the impetus for the action? Mel drove around scavenging for gasoline, because it was the number one commodity post Apocalypse. Is it still kosher for a hero to rob, steal, fight……for oil? And why can’t Hardy be “Son of Max?” I’d love to see Gibson show up, much like Garner did for Maverick.