Movie Review: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (NC16)
Directors, please take note.
Do not cast Charlize Theron if she's not meant to be the title character.
She has stolen the show here, just like she did in Snow White And The Huntsman. Theron's Furiosa is captivating, strong and empathetic.
This reboot comes 30 years after Mel Gibson's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Also set in a dsytopian world, Fury Road sees Furiosa on the run from tyrant Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) after she takes away his prized possessions - five young women who function as breeders of his army.
Fans of the original Mad Max movies might feel cheated that Max (Tom Hardy) has become a bystander in his own movie. But if it's pure adrenaline they miss, there's nothing to worry about.
The action here is fast and furious, and truly out of this world.