|Film: Mad Max: Fury Road
Directed By: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Years after the collapse of civilisation, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside a desert fortress named the Citadel. When fierce warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) kidnaps the despot’s five wives and attempts to lead them to safety, she forges an alliance with loner Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy). Together and piloting a massive, armoured truck dubbed the ‘War Rig’, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a high-speed, deadly chase through the Wasteland.
If you’re a fan of action movies, you will love this. The stunts performed on screen are some of the best ever imprinted on celluloid, and were made almost entirely from practical effects, real working cars and Cirque de Soleil gymnasts. Characters are given a surprising amount of depth and leave a powerful impression despite a two hour run-time almost entirely devoted to one giant car chase, while each frame pops with vibrant colours. It has to be seen to be believed.
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully-functioning dinosaur theme park named Jurassic World. With visitor attendances on the decline, the park’s geneticists create a hybrid dinosaur known as Indominus rex. When the creature inevitably escapes, it’s up to Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a member of the park’s Velociraptor training team, and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park’s operations manager, to contain the hybrid and stop her deadly rampage before she can cause more damage..
Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions, led by Joy (Amy Poehler), try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.