Mad Max Returns in Fury Road

For those of you who haven’t seen it, the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con. I’ll be sharing some of the thing I found interesting that were spoiled at Comic Con throughout my next few posts, but I figured this was a good place to start, as it was probably the most anticipated and most exciting trailer to be shown at the event.

When I first heard that they were making a Mad Max movie, I thought that it was going to be a series reboot or something equally “dumb Hollywood”, and I cringed inside. However, I’ve since learned that this movie is actually a prequel to the original trilogy, and not only that, it’s being directed by George Miller who wrote and directed the original films.

I know prequels generally have a bad rap following the Star Wars debacle, but this trailer is very exciting. It shows exactly what you’d expect to see from a Mad Max movie, which for me is perfect; no need to go changing around a winning formula. But new graphic and special effects technology looks like it’s really going to make this film pop.

I can’t tell too much in the way of story thus far, though it seems that Max and whoever-Charlize-Theron-is will be on the run from the usual gang of weird fetish bikers one would expect to find in dystopian Australia. I’m hoping that we’ll learn a little more about The Water Wars and other events that lead up to the original Mad Max films, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. It will be about a year before Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, but I’ll be excitedly eating up all the information and trailers that are released in the meantime.

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