Mad Max: Fury Road

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When I was little, I would literally count down the minutes until 6 a.m. on Christmas morning to wake up my parents. I vividly remember laying in bed, staring at my alarm clock, wishing I could execute some kind of Jedi mind trick to accelerate time. I couldn’t. Instead, I would lay there and count to 60, see the clock progress one minute, and begin my countdown again.

Today, if I need to make time go faster, I’ll throw on Mad Max: Fury Road and watch 2 hours pass by in the blink of an eye.

How good is Fury Road? Maybe this will help you get the gist:

I love movies, but I love food just as much (if not more! food is great). It’s rare that a movie will supersede my impulse to eat when I’m hungry, but Fury Road did just that. When I first saw it in theaters, I let the food I ordered sit there for half an hour before I touched it because I didn’t want to miss a frame.

I’m prone to exaggeration on movies I’ve just seen, and games I’ve just played, and books I’ve just read. Too often, I say things are “THE BEST _____ EVER!” without giving them time to sink in. By now, though, I’ve had almost two months to reflect on Fury Road, and I still feel confident in saying that Fury Road is the best action film of 2015, and one of the best action films of all-time.

Nearly all of the stunts are practical effects (as opposed to CGI) — and the stunts are bonkers. The fact that these stunt people (plus, like, Tom Hardy) actually did everything you see in the movie is mind-boggling.

Plus, the whole film is absolutely beautiful to look at. Its color palette is striking and the cinematography is gorgeous. To use an awful phrase, “it’s a visual treat!”

TL;DR

Fury Road is the action movie to end all action movies, and a thrill ride unlike anything I’ve seen in a long time. Watch this movie, buy this movie, then watch it again forever. Fury Road is 100% worth your time.

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