With the tremendous amount of success and attention “Mad Max Fury Road” received when it hit movie theaters, it might be a no-brainer if the film will have a sequel.
Moreover, critics have nothing but high regards for the film.
But where will the story go from here? Many of those who have seen the movie might not be well aware about the history of the franchise.
Some are asking if it is a prequel, remake, or a sequel.
Slash Film described it as such.
“It’s not a prequel, and very definitely not a remake.
The sequel question is slightly more difficult to answer.
Writer/director George Miller calls it a “revisiting.” This is kind of a sequel to the previous Mad Max films, but think of it like a new James Bond film after the actor has just changed over,” the website wrote.
Tom Hardy described it the same way.
He said, “We have to take it differently as George is taking it.
It’s a relaunch and revisit to the world.
An entire restructuring.
That’s not to say that it’s not picking up or leaving off from the Mad Max you know already, but it’s a nice re-take on the entire world using the same character, depositing him in the same world but bringing him up to date by 30 years.” With that said, if a sequel should come to fruition, some parts of “The Road Warrior” and “Thunderdome” might be re-established as well.
Meanwhile, critics generally gave the film positive reviews and here are some of those reviews via CNN .
Ty Burr of Boston Globe said , “‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ isn’t a reboot, it’s a power-up — an outrageously kinetic, visually inventive, dramatically satisfying demolition derby that pits the matriarchy against the patriarchy while standing as the action film to beat for the rest of the summer, possibly the decade.
It may be the best thing Miller has ever done.
It’s enough to renew your faith in movies.” A.O.
Scott of The New York Times said , “It’s all great fun, and quite rousing as well — a large-scale genre movie that is at once unpretentious and unafraid to bring home a message.
Way back in the ‘Thunderdome’ days, Tina Turner sang, ‘We don’t need another hero.’ That’s more true than ever, especially during summer movie season.
And ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ like its namesake both humble and indomitable, isn’t about heroism in the conventional, superpowered sense.
It’s about revolution.”