Furiosa is Every Bit the Mad Max Masterpiece You're Hoping for - Latest Global News

Furiosa is Every Bit the Mad Max Masterpiece You’re Hoping for

If you think about it Mad Max: Fury Road as The Hobbit, Angry is it Lord of the rings. They are two stories set in the same world, with the same characters and at different times. One is a little more unique and focused while the other is larger and more expansive. They are two stories that stand wonderfully on their own, but also complement each other wonderfully.

The comparison goes even further. Just as JRR Tolkien (and to some extent Peter Jackson) created these stories as part of something larger, so did co-writer and director George Miller Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Angry is not just a prequel to the events of Mad Max: Fury Road, It is also the table setting for the whole world. Fury Road told the story of a woman (Charlize Theron’s Furiosa) who, with the reluctant help of Max, attempted to free several other women from Immortan Joe’s citadel. Angry goes a step further and not only explains how and why Furiosa got to this point, but also adds context to everything around it. We see the other fortresses of the wasteland. We experience how barter and politics work there. And most importantly, we see how a young woman kidnapped from her hidden, lavish home fights her entire life to save it.

Of course, the biggest challenge is this Angry stand up to its groundbreaking masterpiece of a predecessor. Was it even possible for Miller to achieve that with a successor? The answer according to the Rings Comparison is a resounding “yes”. In some ways, Angry might even be better than Fury Road. Overall it’s at least as good and that says a lot.

Furiosa on the warpath.
Picture: Warner Bros.

Angry is bigger than Fury Road. It has more heart. It has more meaning. And yes, it has even more crazy action that you can hardly believe. This time, however, the scenes are longer, more visually impressive, and often so over-the-top that you have to stifle a laugh before bursting into applause. The trucks are bigger, the cars are faster and there are more motorcycles. And while a touchstone of Miller’s films has always been some grounding in reality, here he pushes them to the limit with additions like fan backpacks, parachutes and hang gliders just to give you a taste of what to expect.

Miller, who not only directs but co-wrote the film with Nico Lathouris, collapses Angry divided into chapters, each representing a crucial period in her life. In the first two films, dynamic, powerful young actress Alyla Browne plays the title character, a child kidnapped from his home by the henchmen of an evil warlord named Dementus (Chris Hemsworth). Forced to survive among these nasty, evil people fighting for a living, young Furiosa ends up in the possession of Immortan Joe (portrayed here by Lachy Hulme). In Joe’s citadel, Furiosa begins to make her way into the world. She continues to grow and develop, and after two chapters Anya Taylor-Joy takes over the role, leading to the story we already know.

By structuring the film in this way, Miller allows each section to gradually build the film, with each section becoming slightly larger and more exciting. Plus, everyone jumps ahead in time, which always causes surprises. Character development is left to our imagination. Social dynamics are changing. It can be a bit strange, but you soon realize that all that matters is how quickly both Furiosa and the world around her evolve. Dementus also continues to expand his world, while Furiosa works her way up and becomes a driver alongside Praetorian Jack (Tom Burke), a new character who plays a crucial role.

Furiosa, Jack, Dementus, Dementus' arm.

Furiosa, Jack, Dementus, Dementus’ arm.
Picture: Warner Bros.

Now, when you introduce a character like Jack – a mentor figure, a member of the opposite sex, a confidante, etc. – there is an expectation that it will be some kind of love story. And while Miller never says that is not a love story there, Angry keeps it at the edges of the picture and allows the audience to draw their own conclusions and conclusions. It’s a tactic that applies to every character in the film. Even those you hate fascinate you because we see them from all sides. What do they do to survive? Do you have to? Would we do that? Miller rarely judges the characters himself, instead letting their actions speak for themselves.

This is largely thanks to the performances. Taylor-Joy doesn’t talk much Angry, but every movement and every look speaks volumes. It’s a true journey from a scared young woman to an almost Terminator-like machine. We love Charlize Theron’s version of the character, but you don’t miss her for a second. Hemsworth is also a force in the film. Yes, his accent is strange and potentially divisive, but it makes his character so distinctive and unique that you just find yourself drawn to him. It also provides an excellent juxtaposition of a man who sounds and acts stupid but is actually incredibly brilliant. He is a worthy, dangerous and complex opponent.

These appearances also fit exactly into the world that George Miller created. Creating a world down to the finest detail has always been one of his trademarks, but somehow it’s even more impressive Angry. From the symbols on the hubcaps to the materials used for different helmets and more, it all works together to take you deeper into the world. While the film is clearly a must-see on the big screen, the home viewing is something fans should be able to stop and admire the attention to detail.

Shiny and chrome.

Shiny and chrome.
Picture: Warner Bros.

This extends to the cinematography and editing, which work hand in hand to ensure that every shot and scene has a purpose. And usually that purpose is multifaceted. In Angry, When we see someone shooting a gun, the camera moves and we also see a car crash. When someone runs out of frame, a beat passes and something on the other side chases them. Each recording tells its own story in which several things happen. This ensures that a film that is so great still feels easily digestible. At every level, Angry is a lot, but never overwhelming and always nice to look at.

Well, I don’t have to do that, but if I had to think of something negative to say about AngryThere’s probably an argument for that “Fury Road”The ambiguity of many of his world-building proposals added to his mystique, and this undermines that. There are also a few Easter eggs that seem a bit like fan service. Or maybe you just can’t stand Hemsworth’s accent. These are certainly things you do could I’m saying they’re negative about the film, but I’m not endorsing any of it.

However, I fully support this: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is another masterpiece by George Miller. You’ll want to watch it again and again and then watch it Fury Road immediately afterwards again and again. It is cinematic power at its finest.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga hits theaters on May 24th.


Want more io9 news? Find out when you can expect the latest Wonder, war of starsAnd Star Trek Releases, what’s next for the DC Universe in film and televisionand everything you need to know about the future of Doctor Who.

Sharing Is Caring:

Leave a Comment