Mad Max: Fury Road bears little resemblance to the rough-hewn postmodern indie western introduced in 1979. The charm of those indie elements is gone, in a way not dissimilar to the progression of the original Star Wars to the more polished versions that arrived later. Mad Max 2015 is a mostly non-stop bundle of energy, frenetic, entertaining, and, at the end, utterly transient.
Mad Max did not impress me as much as the critics, but I liked it. It’s straight and to the point, an overt escape film with nothing to complicate matters. 6/10
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FX: The Verge ran an article showing frames before and after special effects were applied. The Verge article links to a much more extensive one at fxguide.com, for those interested. Be aware of possible spoilers.