Movie review: Furiosa – A Mad Max Saga

On 21st May (2024), reporters from London Mums Magazine were invited to review the new Furiosa – A Mad Max Saga. Furiosa is released in the UK on 24 May 2024.

Movie review Furiosa - A Mad Max Saga

The story

Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home.

The trailer

The verdict

I was excited to see Furiosa,  this long awaited next delivery in the saga of Mad Max. This is the continuation of the 2015 Fury Road, a true spectacle of nitro, fast machines and cinema madness.   

I have revered the Mad Mad films through from their origins way back in 1979, with Mel Gibson playing the lead role. This was followed somewhat later with Beyond the Thunder-dome staring Tina Turner with her powerful original soundtrack. 

I have very mixed feelings about the new Furiosa film some good,  some  not  so  good. 

At some points, the acting of leading male Chris Hemsworth “name” was somewhat lacklustre and unconvincing, however he still maintained moments of splendour and humour. 

In contrast, the main actress Furiosa Anya Taylor Joy was truly exceptional, – simply fantastic acting, portraying a wide range  With some glorious cinema-of  emotions  and  feelings.

The supporting actors were really awesome with awful  set of characters with their fantastical  and gruesome masks and  facial deformities. They played their parts extremely well, with great skill and conviction! 

The spectacular scenery was quite breathtaking and beautifully varied from a lush oasis through a variety of desert types to a vast abandoned mine. The interior sets maintained the fantasy of the films aura and heightened the general fear factor. The cinematography captured exceptionally vividly these sets and the scenic beauty of the locations as well as the obligatory battles and furious chase scenes.

The last moments of the film seem to give a tantalising flashback or hint things to come,  this is for anyone who is a diehard fan. To sum this up if you like a good mix of, violence, exceptional creativity and visual wow this film is highly recommended.

So taken as a whole it does not fail to impress – still fast and furious!

London Mums’ rating: 7/10

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