Review of Mad Max Fury Road

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After the release of 1985's Mad Max Beyond ThunderDome it looked as though our beloved Aussie blockbuster franchise had been brought to a screeching halt by a mix-mash of kid-friendly themes, a distinct lack of the car chases and rich atmosphere present in the first two films, and of course, Tina Turner. But 30 years later here is the much anticipated followup/reboot. How does it hold up?

Well, the car chases are back, and the movie will not give you a chance to forget it. If you want the short version of this review and just want to know whether you’d like it then you need only ask yourself two questions: 1. Do you like car chases? 2. Is having an in-depth storyline in a movie totally overrated? If your answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes, then you will have an absolute blast with Mad Max. If not, you may walk out feeling a little unsatisfied.

Tom Hardy, filling the dusty boots of Mel Gibson in the franchise that made him a star, is decent, but is hardly seen at all. This movie belongs to Charlize Theron, playing the madly determined Furiosa, who has enough character and dialogue to get you through the incessant crashes and explosions. To talk about the story would be a misrepresentation of the film, as it barely has one, acting as merely a string of excuses to get the protagonists from one ear splitting, stunt filled chase to the next.

The chases, however, and the cinematography in general, are absolutely spectacular. The stunts are almost all done without any computer trickery, and they just looks awesome, truly captivating to watch. The post-apocalyptic future is equally stunning to look at, but despite its cinematographic and stunt prowess, the lack of story really is quite distracting.

The movie is entertaining, but it doesn’t give itself room to breathe. It’s action packed, and it’s astounding action at that…but is there too much of a good thing? Probably. There is, however, still some spectacle to behold in the explosive return to the world of George Miller’s Mad Max Franchise.

*** stars.

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Bianca Dye loves her car. No, I mean she really, really loves her car. And I know this as she told me at least 82 times in our interview about her new Mazda CX-5.

There are some people live for their cars and then there are some people who live in their cars. It appears radio host Bianca Dye is both.

Stationed working in Wollongong (aka The Gong) at i98FM, Bianca regularly drives to Sydney for TV appearances and gigs, using her beloved Mazda to transport everything from her wardrobe and yoga matt to prize giveaways.

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Do you know there is such a thing as crash criteria?

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Noone hits the road and expects to have a car accident and when it does happen, the accompanied confusion and shock can be crippling. It’s hard to remember your own name at this time, let alone your details and all the necessary steps you must take after a fender bender, or worse.

A clever App to combate all this is My Car Centre courtesy of Compass Claims. Available on the iPhone App store, this App is your one stop shop housing all your car requirements in the one place, good to go when and if you may need them.

The App is completely secure and enables you to store all the relevant information for your car, lodge an accident at the scene complete with colour images and fire off a request to an accident assist line for immediate help. A godsent for women, you’ll never have to remember anything about your vehicle again as it also enables you to book your vehicle in for service with your preferred supplier and have reminders pop up when items like insurance are about to expire, or a service is due.

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Mad Max Fury Road
entertainment

Review of Mad Max Fury Road

After the release of 1985's Mad Max Beyond ThunderDome it looked as though our beloved Aussie blockbuster franchise had been brought to a screeching halt by a mix-mash of kid-friendly themes, a distinct lack of the car chases and rich atmosphere present in the first two films, and of course, Tina Turner. But 30 years later here is the much anticipated followup/reboot. How does it hold up?

Well, the car chases are back, and the movie will not give you a chance to forget it. If you want the short version of this review and just want to know whether you’d like it then you need only ask yourself two questions: 1. Do you like car chases? 2. Is having an in-depth storyline in a movie totally overrated? If your answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes, then you will have an absolute blast with Mad Max. If not, you may walk out feeling a little unsatisfied.

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