Mad Max: Fury Road Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and post-apocalyptic themes.

  • The pitch:

    Rock and rollover.

  • Starring:

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson

  • Directed by:

    George Miller

  • Running time:

    120 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are pursued, stomped, punched, bound, gagged, kicked, dragged, caged, hung upside-down, run over (child/implied), branded, prodded, milked, shot, stabbed, bled, harpooned, thrown through the air, sandblasted, throat-grabbed, tackled, bitten, elbowed, near-choked, held at knife-point, crushed, run over, lassoed, chainsawed, throat-slit, face-grabbed, headbutted. People fall/dangle from high cliffs/moving vehicles. Explosions. Vehicle collisions, rollovers, flips. Vehicles rammed, sliced, set alight, smashed. Animals squished/eaten. Grenades thrown, land mines. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood transfusions, caesarian birth (implied), lung puncture (implied), oxygen mask, catheter of blood. Ripped face, ransacked body, slit throat, crushed hand, collapsed lung, scars, bubbled skin, objects protruding from skin, metal stitches/staples. Bloody eyes, noses, head, back, mouth, faces, hands, feet, wounds, objects, cuts, grazes; blood spatter. Bruising, bandage. Skulls, red eyes, missing limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Nude female (genitals obscured). Skimpy clothing. Outline of breast/nipples beneath clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Mouths are sprayed with a silver fluid.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Possible f-word, bollocks. Name-calling. Derogatory term for homosexuals. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Mad Max, humanity, post-apocalypse, survival, water, escape, hope, redemption, nightmares, flashbacks, polygamy, pregnancy, labour, birth, death of a child, stillbirth, blindness, deformities, Valhalla, family squabbles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Birth scene, stillbirth. Stolen children mentioned. Lizard, crows, buzzing flies. Tattooing, flares, lightning, dust storm, twisters, avalanche. Soles of feet. Spitting. Brief subtitles in unidentified language. High/sweeping aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Beautiful, intense, breathless, progressive, brainy, breakneck, startling, Krakatoan, personal, individual, remarkable, ingenious, brilliant, non-stop, packed, mad, disciplined, astonishing, ferocious, unfettered, expert, focused, feminist, visionary, relentless, thrilling, kinetic, physical. Exhilarating action, dazzling/outrageous/acrobatic fight choreography, superb stunts, elaborate car sequences, unforgettable/dynamic/enveloping visuals, seamless effects, spare dialogue, complete/self-contained story, elaborately grotesque production design, outlandish/precise costumes, pummeling score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Frenetic sameness may feel monotonous for some. (It gets bogged down in the middle.)

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