Over 35 years after George Miller branded the iconic post-apocalyptic universe of Max Rockatansky, he returns in 2015 with the highly anticipated prequel of sorts, Mad Max: Fury Road. While I'm admittedly far from a die-hard fan of the franchise and by no means an expert on Miller's long thriving tale, I can guarantee that this latest adventure delivers the same type of thrills and aura as the original.
Move over Mel Gibson while Tom Hardy takes the reins as Max Rockatansky, a rebel consumed by survival and disgraced by what the world has become. As Max finds himself imprisoned by a group of sand dwellers, he crosses paths with another rebel named Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who struggles to escape and return to the civilization where she was born.
As advertised Mad Max: Fury Road is literally a two-hour, high-octane chase scene that delivers on action and intensity. But although the fast-paced sequences grow tiresome as the minutes accumulate, a gratifying finale and excellent performances from Hardy and, to a larger degree Charlize Theron, help make this blockbuster franchise reboot worth the watch.