Mad Max Fury Road Film Analysis

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The film Mad Max: Fury Road was directed by George Miller and was released by Warner Bros. Pictures, in May 2015. The main characters in the film are Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) and Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). The film also features other important characters such as Nux (Nicholas Hoult) and the five wives of Immortan Joe (Zoë Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee and Riley Keough). The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, where humanity is broken and where resources such as water and gasoline are limited. It then follows Imperator Furiosa who sets out to escape the reign of tyrannical Joe, taking with her his five wives. This betrayal results in a long-lasting road…show more content…
Albeit Furiosa, does not fit that category and she shows the women that they can be strong and that they can be powerful, by taking control of their lives to change their future.
While Furiosa may be one of the only women shown as physically strong in the film, there are many others that are strong-willed. In this society where women are rarely expected to achieve much, Furiosa has shown that that does not have to be the case. The title of the film would suggest that Max would be the protagonist of the film, but it was Furiosa who dominated the screen. Additionally, Furiosa and Max were seen as equal partners in this war, something that is not common in the action film genre. “Fury Road is already exceptional in its portrayal of a woman warrior who is fighting to save other women as well as herself, particularly in the action film genre and the movie’s own franchise history” (Boulware, 10) Throughout the film, characteristics like perseverance and fortitude are notably apparent in Furiosa. She is a person, who by any means has not had an easy life, yet instead of letting her past break her, she uses those memories to become even stronger and soldier on. “Her prosthetic evidences the abuse she has endured at the hands of Immortan Joe, but it also serves as a visual,

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