There was a brief moment during the Oscars where it looked like Mad Max: Fury Road might be on the way to getting the recognition it deserved as a truly groundbreaking, visually stunning film. Spoiler alert: It didn’t.
Even before Mad Max: Fury Road released (and promptly blew our socks off), Director George Miller was insistent that the film would best be viewed in black and white. After that version was sadly absent from the home release, we might be getting something even better: a chance to see the B&W version in theaters.
Movie awards season is upon us and the National Board of Review is first out of the gate with a huge, but amazing, surprise. They’ve named Mad Max: Fury Road the best picture of the year.
One of the most striking things about Mad Max: Fury Road is the insane palette, full of rich, bright primary colors. But director George Miller said if he’d had his way, the movie would have been in black and white. Now you can see what that would look like.
What is the point of life? Is it all ultimately meaningless? Yes. But there are ways to be happy. Like watching this video mashup of The Cannonball Run with Mad Max: Fury Road. That is all you need to be happy.
I’m probably guiltier of hyperbole more than any other writer on this site, but please, please, please do not fail to watch this utterly unbelievable awesome version of that insane car chase from Mad Max: Fury Road, remade with go-karts, paintball guns, and shockingly high production values.
Two of the biggest events so far this year were the release of Mad Max: Fury Road and a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What happens when you put those together, and throw in a lot of original trilogy stuff too? One of the coolest mashup videos we’ve seen in a long time.
Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad ass in real life. Check it out.
Dirk Vanzuuk is a road racer, Mad Max devotee, and the proud owner of a gorgeous ‘69 Camaro. A cancer diagnoses threatened to black-flag Dirk for good. But the man, the machine, and the movie all came together to hurtle Dirk down what we can only describe as the Fury Road to Recovery.
It’d take one hell of a video game to live up to the brilliant, relentless action of Mad Max: Fury Road. This does not appear to be that video game.
Oh, what a lovely day.
Mad Max: Fury Road is nothing short of a full-on two-hour assault for the senses. Even though you’ve been told that almost all the stunts were real, it’s almost hard to believe when seeing it on the big screen. So here’s over 18 minutes of raw footage, so you can see them really doing it for yourself.
Come Monday, there will be two kinds of people in the world: Those who love Mad Max: Fury Road, and those who still haven’t seen it. Do not fall behind on this one. You will be left in the dust and crushed by a truck that looks like a porcupine.
You don’t realize just how crappy most action movies are, until you see something like Mad Max: Fury Road — a movie in which there are no “action scenes” because the action pretty much never stops. And the film’s constant sense of violent motion is in the service of incredible imagery and transcendant moments.
1. I quit smoking more than four years ago, but nothing—not a night full of drinks, not a table full of smokers, not a gasoline IV—has made me want a cigarette more than Mad Max: Fury Road did. You leave the theater still shaking, everything still pumping and throbbing, a treadmill stopping on a dime and sending you…
If you read our feature on the man behind the post-apocalyptic machines of Mad Max, you know that he wants to name one of the cars in the sequel Jalopnik. Now you can get the lowdown on the non-Jalop-monikered vehicles that are going to blow up the screen this Friday.
“Make it cool or I’ll kill you.” That’s what director George Miller told Colin Gibson, the production designer responsible for all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road. Gibson did one better: he made every single one of them functional, because the desert doesn’t suffer mechanical fools lightly and CGI is bullshit.
How pumped are you for Mad Max: Fury Road? It’s been 30 years since the last one, but now we’re just a week away from a new installment of George Miller’s explosion-tacular, post-apocalyptic festival of mayhem. First let’s look at the method behind the madness.
Let's say your little Seymour or Brynleee wants a Power Wheels car, but they're not like the other kids. They think Barbie's Mustang is for cowards, the F-150 isn't menacing enough, and the Jeep lacks outright slaughtering power. What do you get for your lil' desert warlord?
What's hitting the big screen this year? Basically, everything. Luke Skywalker, James Bond, the Terminator, Velociraptors, all the superheroes. But there are also some great surprises, like a movie based on a beloved Nebula-winning novel. Here are the 67 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know this year.