It all started in the late 1970s. With a relatively small budget of 200,000 dollars, George Miller directed the dirty little end-of-time film » Mad Max » and was not only able to bring in a sensational 100 million US dollars worldwide, but also set the world career of Mel Gibson («Braveheart») in motion. A style-defining action board followed two years later with “ Mad Max II ”, while the reactions to “ Mad Max 3 ” were more restrained.
A fourth part was actually supposed to follow in the 1980s, but it ultimately took until 2015 for George Miller to bring the «Mad Max» universe back to life on the big screen. However, the wait was more than worth it, because » Mad Max: Fury Road «, which will be broadcast on ZDF today, April 25, 2022 at 10:15 p.m., unabridged and without commercial breaks, is an absolute genre highlight.
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This is what Mad Max: Fury Road is about
In a desolate desert landscape where humanity has degenerated and almost everyone is willing to push themselves to the limit to survive, live two misfits: Max ( Tom Hardy ), a man of action and fewer words, who, after the loss of his wife and his child seeks peace of mind — and the elite Furiosa ( Charlize Theron ), a woman who takes action and believes that if she can make it from the desert to her homeland, she can ensure her survival.
Just when Max has decided he’s better off alone, he encounters a group in a battle wagon with Furiosa behind the wheel. The fugitives, including Splendid ( Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ) and other ex-slaves ( Riley Keough , Zoe Kravitz , Abbey Lee , Courtney Eaton ), have escaped warlord Immortan Joe ( Hugh Keays-Byrne ), who is now after them — for women have become commodities and even more valuable than water and petrol. The confrontation between Immortan Joe’s gangs and fugitives leads to a dusty street war…
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