Episode 50: Mad Max: Fury Road

Andi and Lise celebrate their 50th show with the 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road, an Oscar-winning post-apocalyptic tour de force with overt and covert feminist themes. Fury Road’s pulse-pounding pacing, gorgeous and brutal cinematography, and tight writing intertwine into layers of characterization and narrative. Don’t let the title fool you; Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa is the focus, here, and her journey both literal and thematic provide the underlying structure of the movie while Tom Hardy’s Max is the viewer’s window into Furiosa’s life and motivations when he’s thrown into her escape plan from a tyrannical ruler. The alliance Furiosa and Max forge while they race to escape the clutches of Immortan Joe and his forces is masterful story-telling, and will stay with you long after the movie ends.

Find out more:
The Verge
Interview with director George Miller, NPR
Screenrant, behind the scenes
iO9, interview with Tom Hardy
Charlize Theron on Fury Road, Elle
Charlize Theron interview

Also, Lise geeked out about the Netflix animated series The Dragon Prince, and Andi shared her thoughts on the movie Alita: Battle Angel.

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