Seriously, I didn’t think I could be more excited for Mad Max: Fury Road, but then they went ahead and released this new trailer, and I have to admit that I’m even more stoked for George Miller’s return to the post-apocalyptic wastes than I even thought possible. By the time the May 15 release date rolls around, I’m going to be foaming at the mouth.
Not only does this latest trailer look totally insane, full-to-bursting with ridiculous car stunts, its madness is perfectly choreographed and precise. This is chaos, to be sure, but measured, exact chaos the likes of which we’ve never seen. I have no idea how a movie, any movie, can live up to this, but I’m excited to see them try.
Here’s the synopsis:
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
We’ve suspected it, but this trailer makes it explicit that the “something irreplaceable” is a collection of women with the most intense chastity belts you’ve ever seen. It looks like Furiosa (Charlize Theron) liberates the women from Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne, the Toecutter from Mad Max), and it’s going to be interesting to see how the gender dynamics come into play.
Mad Max: Fury Road premieres at the Cannes Film Festival before its wide release. If any of you need me, I’ll be mainlining this trailer from now until then.