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7 17 Issue 76 / 2015 FILM George Miller's post-apocalyptic epic is completely fucking mental Leaving a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road, you'll need to check that your eyeballs aren't on fire because pretty much everything in the film is flamed up. There's even a flame- throwing guitarist strapped to the front of an enormous rig, rocking out and shooting fire. Fury Road is visceral, dazzling and sears into your brain. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where water and gas are scarce, cult leader Immortan Joe rules a semi-feral society in his Citadel fortress. When five of his prize wives flee with the help of Imperator Furiosa and Max Rockatansky, who gets tangled up in the escape, Joe sends his band of War Boys out on the road after them. The reboot of the original Mad Max series is essentially one long car chase that leaves you gasping for breath. Fury Road might be all about the action - the dialogue is taut and lean, in fact, Max hardly speaks - but Miller hasn't sacrificed character development for stunts. Tom Hardy may be the title character but the film is really about women. Charlize Theron's Furiosa, who masterminds the escape, drives hard and fights even harder, all with one arm, stands at the heart of the story. She's one of the best action heroes in years. The wives too are far from damsels in distress. They may look like models, and some of them actually are, but they jump right into the action, taking charge of their own fate. George Miller is completely unapologetic about the world he's created and about throwing it in your face - the action is intense, the design is stunning and the cinematography is breath-taking. Fury Road is easily one of the best films of the year. Mad Max: Fury road #TweetASmile to win a meal @ElVaqueroLondon

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