Furiosa

As the world falls, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the wasteland, they encounter the citadel presided over by Immortan Joe. The two tyrants wage war for dominance, and Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

  • Released: 2024-05-22
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Angus Sampson, Quaden Bayles, Nathan Jones, Tom Burke, Daniel Webber, Goran D. Kleut, CJ. Bloomfield, Lachy Hulme, Charlee Fraser, Maleeka Gasbarri, Nat Buchanan, David Collins, Ian Roberts, Matuse Paz, Darcy Bryce, Rahel Romahn, Alex Time
  • Director: George Miller
 Comments
  • theognis-80821 - 18 June 2024
    The Semiotics of Fake Masculinity
    All the symbols are there: monster trucks, tractor/trailers, antique cars as hot rods, guns, flames, explosions, tattoos, gravelly voices, attack dogs, a junkyard, leather gloves, studs, chains. There's room in this dystopian world for women and girls if they just get "with it." It's equity, baby. "Mad Max, Fury Road" (2015) was the epitome of George Miller's genre. Miller has a genius for hooking the audience visually and keeping it moving, this time for another 148 minutes in the Australian desert. The plot of this prequel is immaterial to what we're seeing. But this act may be getting stale. Perhaps, it is time for Miller to consider something else, but probably not unless audiences vote with their feet. How much money can you spend, George?
  • yxfykbq - 16 June 2024
    Rubbish
    Disappointing prequel fails to live up to Fury Road. Furiosa is all action and no heart. The characters are bland and forgettable, and the story is predictable. The action sequences, while impressive on a technical level, feel empty and repetitive. The film also suffers from some truly awful CGI. Overall, Furiosa is a slog that will leave you longing for the days of Mad Max: Fury Road. It's just plain boring pointless action with a flatter plot than flat earthers main beliefs. Waste of time, waste of money, waste of mental health. Absolutely pointless to watch. I wish someday the art of cinematography will be back on track.
  • DavidFowler97 - 14 June 2024
    A slow but fun Mad Max spin-off
    Starting in a lush forest, a young Furiosa is taken by Dementus' men and held in captivity after the torture and murder of her mother, setting seeds of revenge.

    This is the film's weakest part as it feels slow and plotting, not advancing the story. Furiosa runs back to see her mother's torture, while on the surface, it makes sense; it goes against the confident and resourceful little girl we have seen up to that point.

    From there, it's more plotting and builds to a meeting with Dementus' tribe and Immortan Joe's Citadel, leading to Dementus trading Furiosa to the Citadel and becoming a trusted yet "mute" member of the Citadel, shaving her head to pass as a male.

    From here, the film goes full Mad Max with over-the-top road battles leading to Praetorian Jack discovering her true identity and helping her become more adaptable on the road to help her get to where she needs to go.

    This is when the film picked up, and the enjoyment level increased. The action was fast yet understandable, and the chemistry between and Jack was sold. This culminates with Furiosa saving Jack from a Dementus ambush, but it proves to be in vain as Dementus captures and tortures them, leading to Jack's death by being dragged.

    This leads to a plot hole as Furiosa escapes by removing her hand, but the Dementus tribe circles her as she is held in captivity. How did she escape unnoticed? Either way, she gets her robotic arm and takes is able to torture and capture Dementus, killing him by planting a tree seed on him and the tree sucking him away.

    The film was plotting and slow to start, and it felt like some scenes could be cut, but after the halfway mark, it picked up and turned into an enjoyable trip.