Beware the Ides of May, friends, for that is when the post-apocalyptic desert-driving mayhem of Mad Max: Fury Road will buckle up for action. While the trailers we’ve seen thus far have done a great job of teasing the utter insanity that will be George Miller’s “mastermind” vision of cars driving through dust tornadoes, we haven’t seen much of what the plot will be… until now.
While Tom Hardy’s Max Rockatansky still doesn’t say a whole lot, save the narration of course, we see that he’s gotten mixed up with a pretty gnarly-looking “ruler,” perhaps more dangerous than the Lord Humungus or the Master Blaster from the two previous films. (The Toecutter in the first Mad Max was literally just a biker gang leader.) I’m told by the film’s official synopsis that this villain is called “Immortan Joe.” That may be a misspelling because “Immortal Joe” would make a lot more sense, AND is actually a word.
At any rate, we see that Charlize Theron’s character has freed the warlord’s harem of beauties (who claim to not be things, which is true) and that’s what sends the story on a crazy-go-nuts trek across the desert where it looks like an ever-grossening cadre of face-painted mutants drive all up on our heroes. Like the rockstar guys. That’s a weird image. Max, funnily enough, still doesn’t look like he’s doing a whole lot besides running from both the living and the dead. But, surely that’s just for the trailer and we’ll get plenty of Max’s madness in the actual film, which truly can’t come fast enough.
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