Early “Mad Max: Fury Road” Reactions Are Generally Positive

evolveteam May 2, 2014 1
Mad Max Fury Road

It’s been a long time since the media received any update on the upcoming Mad Max sequel. So it comes as a huge surprise to hear Warner Bros. ran a special test screening for the film two nights ago, especially with the post-apocalyptic movie set to hit the big screen a year from now. Anyhow, a number of critics began to post reviews online, while fans jumped on social media to share their reactions. The results: mostly positive.

AF Times

“This movie feels like thirty years of Miller holding in passion for a world that he built so long ago, exploding on the screen. You, remember the third act of The Road Warrior, the bad-ass truck chase that is still hailed as a masterpiece of filmmaking?

You do? Good. Because that’s what this whole movie pretty much is-and it works! A chase that goes long and deep into the heart of Miller’s post-apocalyptic world, trying to get out of the Wasteland. It opens up and hardly slows down…

Somewhere between the first and second… and off-to-the side. Too long has passed to do a straight forward sequel. The iconic elements are there – its just how they are presented to you. But it isn’t a re-imagining, it isn’t a reboot. It’s simply its own model of vehicle.”

Facebook user Kevin Craig West

Just came from a year in advance screening of “Mad Max Fury Road”. Weird to not see Gibson as Max but Tom Hardy holds it down just fine. Great action sequences and amazing post apocalyptic vehicles and costuming with awesome makeup.

Twitter user Adam Lamar

Went to a preview screening tonight of Mad Max: Fury Road… Due out in a few months and you are in for a treat…

Twitter user @Breeza7

I can’t see anyone not liking it.

Seems like Collider was the only negative Ned to share two unfavorable reviews for the film:

Twitter User @colliderfrosty

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD test screening was last night. Sorry to report, I didn’t hear good things.

Anonymous Collider Reader

“Just saw a Mad Max advance screening. I can’t say much about it but let’s just hope they do tons of re-shoots before it’s released next year, or start again from scratch. Also Tom Hardy can’t stop doing the Bane voice. So annoying.”

Overall, things sound good thus far. The studio also released the official film synopsis, which you can read below. Mad Max: Fury Road is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015, and stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Nathan Jones.

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller.

The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.

And… Furiosa (played Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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