In a post-apocalyptic desert world of the future, where it’s easier to get a custom car than a glass of water, tough-as-roo-hide loner Max (Tom Hardy) is captured by the cult army of Immortan Joe as a source of blood for the tumour-riddled troops.
But enough about him – and not only because there’s nothing else to know. This should be called Mad Maxine, because the protagonist is really the fearsome Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who decides to help Joe’s harem of women escape the compound – through the territories of other warring groups. Max is reluctantly drawn into her mission. High-octane chase-battle scenes ensue, with some truly spectacular stunts and visual effects and, of course, creatively enhanced vehicles.
In the spirit of the original film it has plenty of black humour, too, but don’t expect story twists or deep characterisation (Max: mad). This is all about the action. 7/10