Mad Max Fury Road : Film Directed By George Miller And Stars Tom Hardy

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The world is now barren and dead. Insane cults control the world and one must fight to survive. This is the world of Mad Max Fury Road; a film directed by George Miller and stars Tom Hardy as the titular Max and Charlize Theron as the imposing Furiosa. The film was released on May 15th 2015 and opened to rave reviews from various sources (Rotten Tomatoes). Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com states that, “[the movie] vibrates with the energy of a veteran filmmaker working at the top of his game (RogerEbert.com)”. Of all the elements, the setting elevates the movie to a greater level. Not only does Miller utilize this setting to highlight the various themes of the film, but he also uses this setting to drive the tension of the film. Though never explicitly stated, the post-apocalyptic nature of the world had developed due to the exhaustion of natural resources that may have led to a large scale nuclear war. This is highlighted by the value the characters had played for water, the dusty environment of the film, and the psychological trauma exhibited by various characters. The paper aims to evaluate the various factors that contributed towards the dilapidated setting of Mad Max: Fury Road. The first factor that showcases the cause for the apocalyptic nature of the film is the exhaustion of water in the Mad Max universe. This is illustrated by the obsession the populace has for water. This is obsession is displayed by the main antagonist: Immortan Joe, who successfully controls a

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