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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - Review

Do You Have it in You to Make It Epic?

4.5 / 5

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Directed by George Miller.

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

George Miller's powers are unmatched. He creates films that are so visceral that you can feel the grime, dirt and sand in every frame - transporting you back to The Wasteland for the stunning character exploitation of Furiosa.

Mad Max: Fury Road was always going to be a tough act to follow, to the point where I was surprised it was even attempted but this prequel adds so much depth to its central character and world that it makes the Fury Road that much richer.

Anya Taylor-Joy & Alyla Browne bring so much passion to Furiosa with an ever-present vengeance fuelled by her quest to return home. I was very surprised by Chris Hemsworth as the villainous Dementus. Once you see past the silly prosthetic nose, he delivers a truly despicable performance as he finally gets stuck into a role that doesn't require him to be the God of Thunder.

Furiosa has grown on me as I think about it. Once you accept that it's a different beast to Fury Road with its own visual language, it begins to stand on its own. It may play in the same sandbox but the final product is a more textured character study that looks into what drives the Imperator.

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