Via Ben Child at theGuardian .. We still don’t know what relation Tom Hardy’s Max is to Mel Gibson’s, but we do get a Thunderdome flashback, multiple angry desert Nazis, more bald Charlize Theron – and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a slave maiden
Mad Max: Fury Road has been in development for a quarter of a century. So the buzz has had some time to build.
After disappointing remakes of futuristic classics such as Total Recall and Robocop, you’d be forgiven for hoping we just might be finally getting the bombastic return to the glory days of madcap 80s sci-fi fans of this sort of thing have been waiting for. Luckily, the latest trailer for George Miller’s return to the post-apocalyptic Aussie outback doesn’t disappoint.
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Shaven-headed, flamethrower guitar-wielding desert Nazis
In the dust and despair, loner Max (Tom Hardy) meets Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman who wants to cross the desert. The synopsis suggests that our hero is the more experienced; this trailer hints his punky client is the one really in the know. In fact, Max mostly looks a little shellshocked. Understandable, perhaps: he’s facing off against shaven-headed, flamethrower guitar-wielding desert Nazis with attitude problems.
There has been much discussion of whether Fury Road is prequel, sequel or “sidequel” to the Mel Gibson-starring originals. The evidence here suggests that this relatively green Max is far from the gnarled road warrior seen in 1985’s Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.