Open Air | Mad Max: Fury Road

There have been many post-apocalyptic sci-fi films, but only one can be the best, and that is this utterly insane, high-octane, action-packed spectacle by George Miller.

Time & Tickets

Almost thirty years after MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985), George Miller returned to the universe of Max. Mel Gibson was replaced by Tom Hardy and the shooting location changed from the Australian to the Namibian desert. Miller borrowed the plot from Buster Keaton’s classic THE GENERAL (1926): first we drive one way, then the other. Mad Max, together with his pugnacious companion, the one-armed Imperator Furiosa, tries to stay out of the hands of an army of barbaric albino skinheads who are after a group of women dressed in white robes and a tank full of mother’s milk.

Before the premiere, there was some scepticism about a new instalment in the MAD MAX-series, but at the world premiere in Cannes, it turned out that Miller had returned from the Namibian desert with a masterpiece: an utterly out-of-control, adrenaline-fuelled and relentless action spectacle. And it turns out to be an action film with a feminist message: if the actions of men have ruined the world, the actions of women can restore it. (mv)

George Miller, Australia, USA, 2015, 120 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Hugh Keays-Byrne.