Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Stars: Tom Hardy (Max Rockatansky), Charlize Theron (Imperator Furiosa), Nicolas Hoult (Nux), Zoë Kravitz (Toast the Knowing), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (The Splendid Angharad)

Almost exactly thirty years after the last Mad Max film, the franchise came roaring back earlier this year with a new installment. The latest film follows Max as he meets the Imperator Furiosa, a lieutenant for powerful warlord Immortan Joe. Furiosa has taken several of Joe's "wives," attractive young women that he has set aside for the purpose of carrying his children. Together, they must outrun Joe and his gang of warboys and make their way to Furiosa's childhood home.

And yes, the movie is incredibly feminist, and that is a great thing! It was refreshing to see movie led by such a powerful female character and to see female characters interact without bickering. It made what would still be an incredibly entertaining action film seem more significant.

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