My husband hates movies and most scripted TV shows. It’s really rare that we can actually sit down and enjoy one together. But we do watch a billion car shows at night like Fast N’ Loud with Richard and Aaron and Welder Up with Steve Darnell. He’s really into cars so this was right up his alley.
His – not mine. Sheesh. I’m not saying I didn’t like this movie. The visual effects were amazing. The cars were totally cool and over the top. Max was pretty cute, and Charlize Theron looked feminine and fierce playing the role of Imperator Furiosa – you go girl! But the violence; holy crap. I spent most of the movie worrying about the next gross scene coming up. But that being said, it wasn’t too graphic, and most of the scenes that were literally flew by pretty quick.
The plot is basically this: a bunch of steampunk type vehicles chase each other across the desert and lots of futuristic looking survivors of a post-apocalyptic world die in the process. Or blow up. Or play guitars with flames shooting out of the top. With a whole lot of other weirdness thrown in between.
Ok so there’s a little more to it then that. But not much.
I would say this is a guy flick for sure. Not that some women won’t enjoy it…but even the semi-love story is somewhat lacking. I don’t regret watching this, and recommend it to anyone into sci-fi, nonstop action and junkyard war machines with loud throaty engines.