Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga serves as a prequel centered around the character made famous by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, and by the looks of it, Anya Taylor-Joy kills it as a younger version of the titular protagonist.
While I thought Fury Road was a visual feast, I wanted to be as blown away overall as everyone else was but ultimately wasn’t. It’s still a really good movie, but what I’m trying to get across is, it’s not like I was sitting on pins and needles waiting for the Furiosa trailer to drop. I’m here to tell you, this sh*t looks LIT.
The official description for #Furiosa: "As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and into the hands of a Biker Horde…While two Tyrants war for dominance, she survives many trials as she plots a way back home" https://t.co/5wKPGMAcdNpic.twitter.com/g5m1Nracyg
So there’s a little synopsis for you and the trailer itself. A nice two-for-one! How about all the big-print teases they toss toward the beginning of the trailer and how seamlessly it fits into the sprawling, epic landscape? That alone sets a unique tone and atmosphere for a trailer the likes of which I’ve seldom seen, if ever.
Then we get Taylor-Joy’s piercing, fiery eyes as Furiosa and it’s just like, “OK I’m sold. Don’t need to see anymore.” But then we get a huskier-looking version of Chris Hemsworth sprinkled in. Thor as a villain!? What is going on here?? It looks like he’s having some of the most fun he’s ever had acting in playing this part. So against-type for him. Intriguing to say the least.
But obviously we all come to the Mad Max franchise for George Miller’s gritty style of futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic filmmaking. Based on this tease of Furiosa, this movie will deliver as well as any entry in the series of films as I can recall, and may even lap the competition.
Just think: Fury Road will have released almost nine years to the day as when Furiosa hits the big screen on May 24, 2024 in the U.S. The technology in film has come a long way since Miller was last at the helm of a Mad Max adventure.
It’s only a trailer, but this 2.5-minute burst of footage from Furiosa has me way more hyped than I’d ever expect to be on the visuals and scenery alone. This movie itself went from something I forgot was even coming out next year. I suppose the strikes are partially to blame for that. Now? It’s transformed into a, “My a** is parked in a seat, Day 1.”
You need to see this trailer in a full-blown video. I promise it’s worth your time.