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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)

140 min - Science Fiction, Action, Adventure - 22 May 2024
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As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the wasteland, they encounter the citadel presided over by Immortan Joe. The two tyrants wage war for dominance, and Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

Director:  George Miller
Writers:  George Miller, Nico Lathouris

Storyline

As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the wasteland, they encounter the citadel presided over by Immortan Joe. The two tyrants wage war for dominance, and Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.


Tagline: Fury is born.

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Language:  English
Release Date:  22 May 2024

Box Office

Budget:  $150,000,000

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 20 min

The eagerly anticipated action adventure Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 15 May 2024, and is scheduled to be released theatrically in Australia on 23 May 2024, and in the United States on 24 May 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024) is an English-language action, adventure, and sci-fi film that will be released in India in Hindi, Tamil, and TeluguThe movie will premiere in theaters around the world on May 23, 2024, and in the United States on May 24, 2024. 

Tickets

Ticket for the eagerly anticipated action adventure Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga will be starting from Rs. 150 onwards, in Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana and Across Major cities in India. However, we need to wait and see the response from the audience about this much anticipated movie of the year.

Review

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review – Anya Taylor-Joy is Tremendous as Chase Resumes

Screening at Cannes Film Festival: Anya Taylor-Joy makes a fantastic action heroine, facing down a hilariously evil Chris Hemsworth in signature high-speed fights.


“My childhood! My mother! I want them back!” With this howl of anguish, young Furiosa, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, sets the tone of vengeful rage that runs through George Miller’s immersive, spectacular prequel to his Mad Max reboot from 2015. Once again, there are the crazily colossal and weird convoy-action sequences which fuse the notion of “chase” and “violent combat” into a series of delirious high-velocity contests between motorbikes, 18-wheelers, and armed parascenders all attacking and shooting at each other while fanatically zooming in the same direction. The vehicles themselves are what makes the Mad Max movies so very strange. Many films are called “surreal,” but these strange, ritualistic gladiator-vehicle displays in the reddish-brown emptiness really do look like something by Giorgio de Chirico or Max Ernst.

Furiosa’s Origin

Furiosa is the origin story of the glamorous, one-armed badass from the first film. Incidentally, I haven’t seen an arm loss like this since 11-year-old midshipman Blakeney got his amputated aboard ship in Master and Commander – and he made a bit more of a fuss about it than Furiosa. It is, of course, set in Australia’s vast post-apocalyptic wilderness where warlords in their various compounds rule over precious reserves of food, water, ammo, and fuel. Furiosa, played in the first film by Charlize Theron, was notionally in the service of the hateful chieftain Immortan Joe; she was in charge of leading raiding parties against rivals and enemies and fated herself to be a rebel.

A New Hero Emerges

Now her younger self is played by Taylor-Joy (and as a child by Alyla Browne) as a fierce young warrior-survivor who effectively fulfills the action role originally played by Mad Max. Furiosa (and that really is the name she starts with, not a nickname given later) was a kid who was once part of a quiet community of souls in an obscure but richly fertile oasis, a progressive, peaceable place that literally had wind turbines. She is kidnapped and winds up enslaved by Doctor Dementus, a strangely hilarious villain played by Chris Hemsworth with long hair and a dodgy prosthetic nose. Furiosa is to pass into the hands of the hideous Immortan Joe (now played by Lachy Hulme) in whose service she is to assist the driver of the rig, Praetorian Jack, played by Tom Burke. She seems to have an entirely platonic romantic connection with Jack, but the Mad Max world is interestingly sexless, and no male, however brutal, dares make a move on Furiosa. But it is all leading up to her final showdown with the awful Dementus.

Hemsworth Steals the Show

Hemsworth comes very close to pinching the whole film, but Miller keeps a lid on humor as that kind of comic flex can sometimes upend it all. Hemsworth really is very entertaining when Dementus insists on tasting Furiosa’s desolate tears because he has heard that tears of sadness have a different flavor to tears of joy. Dabbing them on his tongue, he muses: “Sorrow is more piquant – zesty!” He pronounces it: “Pee–kwant” which somehow makes it much worse. He also, in his conceit, insists on driving a phalanx of motorbikes around like a kind of chariot.

A Contrived, Yet Effective Conflict

In a sense, Dementus is a character artificially contrived to give Furiosa someone to face off with, a warlord distinct from Immortan Joe. But Taylor-Joy and Hemsworth are a great pairing and Taylor-Joy is an overwhelmingly convincing action heroine. She sells this sequel.


Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga screened at the Cannes Film Festival and is out in Australia on 23 May, and in the US and UK on 24 May.

“It is utterly stunning on the eye, decidedly loud on the ear, and a 1,000-watt jolt to the spirits – I loved it.” – The Guardian.

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