Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - WB (2024)

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As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
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Miller once again co-wrote the script with Nico Lathouris and also brought back several Fury Road crew members: film editor Margaret Sixel, costume designer Jenny Beavan, production designer Colin Gibson, sound mixer Ben Osmo, makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, and composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL). Why mess with Oscar-winning success? The film is set 45 years after the Collapse.
In addition to Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth co-stars as Warlord Dementus, who leads the biker gang that kidnaps a young Furiosa. Nathan Jones and Angus Sampson reprise their roles as Rictus Erectus (son of Immortan Joe) and the Organic Mechanic, respectively. There's no information yet as to who is playing the younger Immortan Joe, but the cast also includes Daniel Webber as War Boy, and Tom Burke, Quaden Bayels, Ayla Browne, and Lacey Hulme in as-yet-undisclosed roles.
 

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It does look good and ATJ can play mean very well, so I'll probably see it at some point.
But unless there is a lot of retconning going on... We know how it ends.
So I am kind of with @Toby Frost on this.
 
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I don't really want or need to know the story of young Furiosa, the same way I don't want or need to know the story of young Boba Fett, but I'll probably give it a watch.
It isn't like that last Mad Max film had some surprise twist ending. These are journey films, not destination.
 

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It isn't like that last Mad Max film had some surprise twist ending. These are journey films, not destination.

Being origin story there are no big surprises.
 
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Okay, first off I'm not saying that I'm boycotting this film, or that it shouldn't be made or any other cranky youtube toys-out-of-pram stuff. I'll probably watch it because post-apocalyptic car chases are cool and George Miller is very good at making films like this. And I'll probably enjoy it. All I'm saying is that it's an origin story and I'm tired of origin stories.

Why? Because some characters appear in a finished form and don't need to have everything explained, even when they are mysterious. Most of the time, the explanation of the mystery is not as entertaining as the mystery itself. I don't need to know who Boba Fett's dad is. Also, a lot of mysterious characters are "types" who don't need fleshing out: The Man With No Name is better without a name. Something would be lost from that character if I knew what his real name was.

When Fury Road came out, I saw an interesting review of it from a woman who had been born with one arm. She made the point that Furiosa was just like that, and that the missing arm wasn't her story in Fury Road. I think this is good, not as a "diversity" point but as a storytelling one. Some characters are just mysterious, and the need to explain every bit of mystery lessens them.

I've probably made this look like a much bigger thing than it is. As I say, chances are I'll see this film, and chances are I'll like it.
 

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When Fury Road came out, I saw an interesting review of it from a woman who had been born with one arm. She made the point that Furiosa was just like that, and that the missing arm wasn't her story in Fury Road. I think this is good, not as a "diversity" point but as a storytelling one. Some characters are just mysterious, and the need to explain every bit of mystery lessens them.
The problem with the whole Mad Max saga is that it kind of get boring because they are all survival stories and there's really no hope at the end of the road. Their Alternate Earth is effed, but luckily there's no mad scientists inventing away back to the old civilization. Instead, the whole story is set in the world that's have gone through another extinction and there's not much left.

Essentially Furiousa's story is one that tells how a handicapped person can become a hero under a ruthless warlord. In the essence, it's interesting because that weakness in Miller's World usually means death. Not the survival. That is what I see in this film.
 

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I honestly don't know if there is any hope that mankind might come back in the Mad Max stories. For one thing, they deliberately don't have perfect continuity*: Miller himself has said this. I always got the impression that there was some kind of civilisation somewhere - not very good civilisation, but enough to produce someone like Max, who feels like a sane person in a world of lunatics and cavemen.

I think a story set in some kind of functioning society (rather than just a fortified settlement where people grunt, barter and worship random objects) could be interesting. I suppose The Walking Dead tried something similar. It's hard to tell if there is anything beyond the wasteland.

*Max's car gets destroyed in The Road Warrior and is back in Fury Road. Max, who seems to be in his 40s, was a cop before everything fell apart, but apparently the apocalypse happened 45 years ago. I like the idea of the Max stories being legends about the same man, like stories about King Arthur or Robin Hood.
 
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