Warner Bros. seems to be very excited about the upcoming release of Mad Max: Fury Road, so much so that it feels like a good chunk of the movie has already been shown. From six-minute previews being shown in theaters to the countless trailers and clips and TV spots, much of George Miller’s long-awaited sequel has already made it into the wild.
We can forgive the over-sharing, though since pretty much everything’s that’s been released to far looks absolutely awesome, and there seems to be no danger of Warner Bros. running out of cool new things to show. Mad Max: Fury Road picks up the tale of bereaved former cop Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) as he crosses paths into fierce warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) – and then, goes on the run with one-armed fighter Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron).
Six new clips from Mad Max: Fury Road outline a rough roadmap of the movie’s plot, starting with Max being used as a figurehead on the head of Nux’s (Nicholas Hoult) vehicle; then his violent first encounter with Furiosa and the band of women whom she rescued from Immortan Joe; and finally, a team-up to try and escape the pursuing war party.
There are so many great details in these clips that really drive home how ruthless the fight for survival is in Miller’s post-apocalyptic desert, such as the spare gun that Furiosa hides inside a skull on her rig (and the use of a plow to douse flames after the war party attacks). These are really great action sequences that will no doubt be even more impressive on the big screen.
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Younger audience members may not be familiar with the original three Mad Max films, but if a flamethrower guitar isn’t enough to attract new fans then nothing is. Hardy is signed on for three more sequels after this, so if Mad Max: Fury Road performs well enough at the box office he could end up spending more time in the lead role than Mel Gibson did.
It’s been in development for three decades and faced plenty of difficulties during production, but Mad Max: Fury Road definitely looks like it will be worth the wait.
Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theaters on May 15th, 2015.