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Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

This review is a little late, but I really like this movie. If you haven't seen this movie you should got out and see it. If you're a fan of the Mad Max franchise, then you must see this movie. Even if you aren't a fan of action films generally, Mad Max: Fury Road is the kind of film you can enjoy.

The plot of Mad Max: Fury Road (MMFR for short) is perfect for an action movie. Just enough is explained to give the driving and fighting scenes meaningful stakes, and yet not so much exposition is given as to make you question whether the universe is well constructed. Sometimes action films try to do too much, or try to go too deep with their lore. This can work out even with plot holes (Inception, The Matrix), but most often it does not (pretty much all of the other Wachowski films, etc). Mad Mad's plot manages to avoid this. Partly because so little of it gets explained, it avoids collapsing on the weight of its own loopholes. And yet what you do see manages to engross yo…