By Dr. Zaius
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The Mad Max franchise is very strange. The first one, with Mel Gibson was nothing like you thought it was, a slow family movie that morphs into a revenge thriller in the last act. Then came Road Warrior, and the bar was set for kick ass action movies. Now George Miller; whose IMDB resume is probably the most bizarre in history (featuring the Mad Max films, Happy Feet and Babe: Pig in the City), returns with Mad Max: Fury Road, the best big budget action film in recent memory. Narrator Jon Bailey immediately picks on all the CGI action franchises in this Honest Trailer, including Jurassic Park, Terminator, and Avengers, and revels in the glory of the practical effects of Fury Road. That and the fact that Mad Max is actually the least important character in the movie!
Watch the Honest Trailer below.
Really the whole movie is about Charlize Theron‘s Furiosa who initiates the plan to kidnap the villain’s horde of baby mammas, and drive out across the desert in a massive big rig. Max just kinda accidently ends up with her, and Tom Hardy, in full Mel Gibson mode, mumbles one word sentences in the background. The entire movie, nearly 2-full hours is a massive explosive chase scene (or as Bailey calls it, Mario Kart from Hell). Another hilarious point is how in a world short on water and gasoline, they sure do waste a ton of water and gasoline!
Starring: Tom Hard-ly in the movie(!), Fast and Furiosa, Real Housewives of the Citadel, and You Will NEVER be this Metal (in reference to the flaming guitar shooting masked metal player hanging from the monster truck). Alternate title: Mad Max: Road Trip!
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