“Mad Max: Fury Road” The Movie Review w/ @adamfelber & @toddlevin

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Mad Max: Fury Road is out and we saw it! Adam Felber (NPR) and Todd Levin  (Conan) join me in their review.

“Mad Max:Fury Road” stars Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult.

Todd and I record in a sketchy alley behind Sunset and Curson. Right near Meltdown Comics where you can watch “Horrible Movie Night.” 

From IMDB:

n a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

hqdefaultInstead of the reboot being a remake of Mad Max (1979), revealing how Max Rockantasky became The Road Warrior.  George Miller decided that the reboot will take place in the post-apocalyptic Australia, years after the new Max (Tom Hardy) lost his family, because he did not wish to do a remake or retell the story that had already been told and had wanted to update the universe and the wasteland and wanted new moviegoers to remember Max as a man with nothing to lose after losing his family.

After George Miller screened some footage at SXSW film festival. A man stood up and asked: “How the hell did you film that!?” That man was none other than director Robert Rodriguez.

Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly. Mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging. Also for Charlize Theron‘s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.

 

BIG SEQUEL NEWS! FROM AV CLUB “Mad Max Fury Road”!

In the week’s most expertly timed announcement, director George Miller has let Twitch know that he’s shooting not one but two Mad Max films back to back. With an eye on “rapid release.” It’s a reboot of the post-apocalyptic franchise that laid the foundation for Mel Gibson’s eventual rise to the top of the fellatio-demanding food chain. It will star Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and pick up shortly after the events of 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Miller says the next film and its sequel will be titled Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa, respectively, which suggests the second part will find Max traversing the wasteland in a sporty Italian hatchback.

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