Mad Max Fury Road Essay

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The film Mad Max: Fury Road was directed by George Miller and was released by Warner Bros. Pictures, in May 2015. The main characters in the film are Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) and Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). The film also features other important characters such as Nux (Nicholas Hoult) and the five wives of Immortan Joe (Zoë Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee and Riley Keough). The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, where humanity is broken and where resources such as water and gasoline are limited. It then follows Imperator Furiosa who sets out to escape the reign of tyrannical Joe, taking with her his five wives. This betrayal results in a long-lasting road battle,…show more content…
In the beginning of the film Mad Max: Fury Road, most of the women are viewed as powerless, either being used to breed children or to produce milk. Albeit Furiosa, does not fit that category and she shows the women that they can be strong and that they can be powerful, by taking control of their lives to change their destiny.
While Furiosa may be one of the only women shown as physically strong in the film, there are many others that are strong-willed. In this society where women are rarely expected to achieve much, Furiosa has shown that that does not have to be the case. The title of the film would suggest that Max would be the protagonist of the film, but it was Furiosa who owned the screen. Furiosa and Max were seen as equal partners in this war, both of their voices were heard. Notably, Furiosa was portrayed as a strong woman all on her own, she did not need to depend on a man to save the day. When the wives are first shown on screen they appear to be scared and powerless. Their role in the escape plan was to stay on the war rig and let Furiosa do all the heavy lifting. However, during the course of the film, their true strengths are revealed as
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