Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - A Review

A review of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, exploring the origin story of Imperator Furiosa in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - A Review

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - A Review

The latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, Furiosa, has finally arrived, and it’s an epic ride. The film follows the origin story of Imperator Furiosa, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Furiosa, the protagonist of the film

The story takes us back to Furiosa’s childhood, where she is taken from her home in the lush Green Place and put in the custody of aspiring warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth). The film explores her journey as she grows up amidst the chaos and violence of the wasteland.

Dementus, the warlord

Furiosa’s hatred towards Dementus drives the plot, as she seeks revenge against him for killing her mother. Along the way, she meets Praetorian Jack (Tom Burke), a skilled driver who becomes her ally in the war between Dementus and Immortan Joe (Lachy Hulme).

Praetorian Jack, Furiosa’s ally

The action sequences in Furiosa are intense and well-executed, with plenty of high-octane chases and explosive battles. However, the film’s reliance on action over character development is a drawback. The story feels predictable, and the characters lack depth.

Furiosa in action

Despite its flaws, Furiosa is an entertaining ride, with impressive stunts and a gripping narrative. Fans of the Mad Max franchise will enjoy this origin story, but may find themselves wishing for more character development.

Rating: C

** Runtime:** 148 minutes

Rating: R for sequences of strong violence, and grisly images