One of the biggest things to wow those crowded into Hall H at Comic-Con over the weekend was the first footage for Mad Max: Fury Road. Thankfully, the rest of us did not have to wait long to see it for ourselves as Warner Bros. put it online this very afternoon. Directed by George Miller (responsible for the Mad Max trilogy of the '80s) and starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, this reboot of the post-apocalyptic series is essentially a gigantic car chase... and it absolutely that in this first trailer.
The opening sequence is the calm before the storm. A character who introduces himself as Max stomps on a mutated two-headed lizard, gets into his desert cruiser and speeds away. We are given a moment to take in the tranquil yet desolate landscape before his pursuers come flying over the camera to give chase. What follows is one of the raddest sizzle reels we've seen this year.
Vehicular combat has never looked so dangerous and cinematic. The amount of carnage and sheer intimidation of the motorized concourse clenched my stomach and shot nitro through my veins. This looks like Cirque de Soleil meets The Rover. Hardy, Theron and the rest look like acrobatic psychos waiting to try anything to ensure they get to the end of the road alive. On the one hand, I worry that we've seen too much already. On the other, this guarantees any potential audience will be absolutely pumped to see it. What do you think of the trailer?
Mad Max: Fury Road speeds into US multiplexes on May 15th, 2015.