Story - 8/10
Performances - 9/10
Cinematography - 9.5/10
Editing - 9.5/10
Costume/setting - 9/10
Score - 8/10
At first I found it hard to follow which I why I can't give the story more than a 8 but once I got my head around why they were running and who they were running from etc I found it very intense and captivating - something heightened by the film's fast-paced, dramatic score. The main character arcs, especially Max, Furiousa and Nux, were very well written and it was an interesting story overall. The cast were all excellent as well, very believable and emotionally engaging with stand-out performances from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
The best part of Mad Max: Fury Road is no doubt it's cinematography and editing. This film is full of beautifully immersive shots and fast pace, disorientating editing. This, paired with the film's beautiful colour scheme, make it a visual masterpiece and spectacle. The same can be said for the costume, props and setting. The setting had a very isolated, derelict vibe yet the costume was all very innovative and modern providing some natural contrast in the film.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this film. Despite having my doubts about the genre, I really wanted to love this film and I did. I would have liked a bit more clarity in terms of story at some points because it did take some figuring out but overall it was very enjoyable and I loved the cast.
Average score - 8.8/10
Don't forget I'm collaborating with my friend Sarah on these posts. We don't confer on our scores before we write these so don't forget to go over to @cinephile21's page to see her scores of this film too!
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