Thanks to her starring role in Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has rocketed to the role of fandom icon. But if it weren’t for Charlize Theron being such an excellent actress, she might have gotten there a little sooner.
Charlize Theron has been a Jalopnik fixture for awhile now, showing up in good and great movies including The Italian Job reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road, and this year’s The Fate of the Furious, where she plays a super no good cyber hacking person who turns cars into zombies. But the first trailer for her other action…
I just finished watching this dope-as-hell reel of raw footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, and goddammit, I’m all jazzed up for car crashes and explosions again. So here is my plea to George Miller: please just make Mad Max: Fury Road again.
Thirty seconds into watching this video, my face already hurt from smiling too much.
Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller probably didn’t realize the avalanche of discussion he set off when he first mentioned a black-and-white version of his award-winning film. We’ve chronicled the mystery behind this version of the film in the past, but now it seems like it’s actually happening.
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.
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
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.
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…