I should appreciate these films a lot more for not making a lick of sense. Leans into the abysmal qualities of its predecessor with supreme confidence.
When you think of Paul Thomas Anderson, you think of the grand opus. Large-scale think pieces like There Will Be Blood and Magnolia, offbeat romances like Punch-Drunk Love and The Master. But calling this new effort minor for him would be a disservice.
Being a man in his mid-20s that refuses to make something of himself, too scared of the idea of growing up, this release timed well for me. In fact, most of Paul's movies are incredibly well-detailed period…
Only the man who created this franchise could've pulled this off; and sure enough, George Miller gives us this monster.
Mad Max: Fury Road showcases a broken humanity in a bright and vast desert where people are ruled by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Imprisoned Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) and warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron, who steals the show) are the rebels here, who are trying to search for a better life away from the madness. If you were questionable on…