The Katara Cinema will screen on Sunday, June 30th, Mad Max Fury Road directed by George Miller, the opportunity for us to revisit this film that has constantly reinvented the Road Movie.
If production limited to $ 400,000 for the first film appears completely derisory to the competition (Apocalypse Now, Alien the eighth passenger, Star Trek movie), the work of the Australian filmmaker becomes one of the most profitable films of the 70s with nearly $ 100,000,000 at the box office. A success due in particular to a dark scenario plunged in the heart of a breathtaking scenery, a rock atmosphere that rhythms the chases, or a character become mythical.
Almost 40 years after the first installment, the audience’s expectations have not stopped growing and the pressure around this film is all the stronger as the iconic Mel Gibson is replaced by the duo Tom Hardy – Charlize Theron . The independent film becomes a financial machine with a budget of $ 150,000,000, 375 times more than for the first part.
The result ? A breathtaking film. George Miller takes us on an extraordinary adventure, where the aesthetics are absolutely perfect. Each shot is a precise work, and each scene becomes a test for the viewer that emerges from this film as it would emerge from a roller coaster. As for Tom Hardy, he shows once again his strength of interpretation in a complex role as much by his lack of dialogue as by his animality.
With Mad Max Fury Road, the Australian director took up the recipe that had raised the first film to a masterpiece and modernized to make it an entertaining work as well as artistically accomplished.