An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
This had been on my to watch list since it was released. It received and maintains an incredible reception. I decided to watch it after feeling like an action movie and searching 'best action films of all time'. This was at the top of the list. That being so, I expected a lot and was worried it wouldn't live up to the hype. It didn't.
The film is basically a two hour car chase with explosions and fighting. The plot is almost as thin as it gets. It also has a number of similarities to Waterworld that by chance I just watched a week or two before this. Max isn't even the main character here and there is no depth to his character. It should've been called 'Mad Imperator Furiosa'. It's also an ugly movie to look at with nothing but sand in the background for 90 percent of the film. Some of the choreography in the action scenes is impressive and there are aspects that are unique that earns this a decent rating, but I'm at a loss to why people love this so much.