'Mad Max: Fury Road' TV Spots Fuel Up on Clean-Burning Madness

Monday, 30 March 2015 07:46 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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'Mad Max: Fury Road' TV Spots Fuel Up on Clean-Burning Madness

Action speaks louder than words. 

So even though there's precious little dialogue, these four Mad Max: Fury Road aren't just loud, they're vein-poppingly, throat-wreckingly screaming at the top of their lungs.

Warner Bros. has unveiled one extended TV spot and three super-quick teasers, each one of which is about fifteen seconds of pure unbridled cinematic madness in a quick, efficient little package.  All four proudly showcase the ambitiously practical, large-scale action orchestrated by George Miller, who created this scorched Earth series back in 1979.  In a digital age, Mad Max: Fury Road is a down and dirty epic full of real cars really hauling ass across the wasteland and really exploding.

The extended spot, which clocks in at forty-five seconds, contains half a handful of dialogue from the eponymous Road Warrior.  So it's a pretty extensive sample of the total dialogue uttered by Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky. Back at Comic-Con, writer-director George Miller said that in this movie, Max utters about sixteen lines of dialogueMel Gibson's taciturn take on the character ought to sound like a chatterbox by comparison.

A strong silent type, Hardy's in the driver's seat here, with Charlize Theron riding shotgun as Furiosa, who says a whole lot more than Max.  The supporting case also includes Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Josh Helman, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, and Megan Gale. Hugh Kyes-Byrne, who played Toecutter in the original Mad Max, plays Immortan Joe, the scary, long-haired son of a bitch with the skull mask covering the lower half of his face.

Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.

It's been a long road.  Before it even got off the ground, Miller's epic action movie was delayed by a year when some Biblical rains turned stretches of the Australian Outback into green landscapes unfit to double for a post-apocalyptic world gone mad. 

Relocating to Namibia and becoming the first Mad Max not to shoot in Australia, Fury Road had a tough production in 2012 then went quiet for long enough to worry some fans.

Late last year, Miller oversaw additional photography beefing up the sequel's action at the beginning and end of the story. By all indications, he's created something special, something unique in the blockbuster landscape.  Something simply MAD.

Here's the official synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.  They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken.  Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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