Now you can see first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con, with your own eyes. It's full of gorgeous deserts, blooming smoke bombs the color of bruises, and a giant dust storm that looms over the landscape like a terrestrial tsunami. Dystopia has never looked so desolate and fascinating.
This is the kind of trailer that emphasizes mood and setting over plot, but that's important — Max Max has become its own subversive style in the years since the first movie came out in the late twentieth century. We hear Max's voiceover briefly, we know he's mad, and we see that some desert punk gangs have taken him prisoner and made Tom Hardy wear his Bane mask again. Then we see Charize Theron in full Imperator Furiosa mode — and holy haboob, I could look at her screaming and fighting and driving all day long.
I am convinced that this movie has the potential to jump start the Mad Max story again. In this era of famines and droughts and desert wars, I think the world is ready.