You don’t often see a rating that high. And there was such a buzz. And I read that there was minimal CGI, that many stunts were inspired by Cirque du Soleil, whose shows, collectively, are in my Experiential Highs Hall of Fame.
At it’s worst, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is an interminably long chase scene!
But for me, the movie is a visual stunner. There are scenes, and even concepts, that were just shake-your-head experiences, as in ‘who thinks these things up’? During the Revolutionary War, there were fife, drum and bugle corps assisting in the battle, right? Fast forward to Mad Max and we now have the speaker-laden Doof Wagon, barreling down the road, havoc everywhere around them, with men beating, I mean pounding, huge war drums while a heavy metal guitarist/flame thrower is shredding at the front of the vehicle suspended in mid-air.
Worth the price of admission.