Out in the desert, you either have to go insane or die. Good thing there’s a seemingly endless supply of gasoline, explosives, and assless chaps. A new trailer for “mastermind” George Miller’s new film Mad Max: Fury Road dropped today and booooooooy howdy is there a lot of automotive carnage in such a short span of time. I do find it interesting that a 2 minute 30 second trailer is still called a “teaser.” How much more will they show in the full trailer? Also, isn’t every trailer technically a teaser? At least there weren’t 5 second teasers for this teaser. Anyway, I digress.
The first minute of the trailer is pretty intense, but things really pick up once the bombastic chords of Verdi’s “Requiem, Dies irae” comes in. Then HOLY CRAP. The music coupled with the fiery, desert images, the monstrous cars, and the makeup-clad and bemasked future-dwellers make for something that makes us wish we could watch the whole movie right this second. Twice. A fire tornado full of tires and metal. I didn’t even think that could be something I wanted to see, but it turns out, yup, I totally did.
Mad Max: Fury Road just became one of the top movies I want to see in the already-packed 2015. Tom Hardy doesn’t get much screen time here, but we get Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron in ready supply. And what’s the deal with that guy with the white hair we see for half a second? Is he going to be this movie’s villain, following in the line of Toecutter, Humongous, and Master Blaster.
Watch this episode of Nerdist News for a full trailer breakdown and analysis.