Though there’s roughly a third of the year left and plenty more films still to release, many are already calling Mad Max: Fury Road the best movie of year. Among them is the prestigious International Federation of Film Critics, who selected the film as their top pick of 2015. Screen Rant gave the film an almost perfect rating with our review, and unsurprisingly, Fury Road also appears on our list of the 10 Best Movies of 2015 So Far.
For as compelling a tale as Furiosa’s charge across the scorching desert ahead of a deadly convoy is, what really makes Fury Road a triumph of cinematic craftsmanship is its mind-blowing stuntwork and visual effects – all of which were achieved almost entirely by practical means, with digital wizardry only aiding what was created on location in Namibia. The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, but if you really want to soak in the madness of Fury Road there’s no better medium than IMAX.
So it’s good news for those who either missed out on experiencing Mad Max: Fury Road in the larger-than-life format, or those who just want a chance to witness it all over again, that the film is returning to IMAX theaters for a special, one-week engagement. Fury Road‘s limited IMAX 3D run begins on Friday, September 11th and will screen in IMAX theaters across the U.S. (we suggest checking IMAX listings for the most accurate information on when and where Fury Road is playing near you).
We currently aren’t sure when a sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road will release, though director George Miller has teased he has a script ready – something he’s titled Mad Max: The Wastelend. While Max would surely return (actor Tom Hardy is signed on for several sequels), it’s less clear whether Charlize Theron’s Furiosa would also return for the sequel. In the past, Max was the only character to appear in each Mad Max film, forming the though-line between each post-apocalyptic picture. But Furiosa was unequivocally the star of Fury Road, and it’d be a real disappointment if Theron either wasn’t offered or chose not to reprise the role.
What are you most looking forward to seeing again from Mad Max: Fury Road when it re-releases in IMAX 3D next week? Personally, I can’t wait to see the Doof Warrior and his kick-ass flamethrower of a guitar again, but what about you? Sound off in the comments below!
Mad Max: Fury Road is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. It will re-release in U.S. theaters for a limited time on September 11th.