Mad Max: Fury Road was an unexpected hit: many thought it would just be another action flick, but what transpired was a thoroughly enjoyable and fresh chase film that won both critics and fans over.
It’s success has led to a sequel already being confirmed as well as a number of fan tributes, perhaps the best being a retelling of the story through ancient hieroglyphics.
Originally done by artist Takumi, the artwork shows all the major story points fro the movie, from Max being used as a blood bag to him walking away at the end while Imperator Furiosa is raised upwards.
Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as the titular character, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Hugh Keays-Byrne (who played Toecutter in the original) as Immortal Joe and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as The Splendid Andharad.
On release Fury Road initially upset a lot of people by having Charlize Theron play such such a prominent character, who was perhaps more important than Max himself.
Men’s Rights Activists went as far as saying they were being duped into watching female propaganda by action sequences.
Charlize Theron went on to add how female roles in Hollywood were either those playing “a really good mother, or a really good hooker.”
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