A selection of lucky cinema-goers in Las Angeles were among the first in the world to see a test screening of Mad Max: Fury Road, and information about the movie promptly made its way to social media networks - although rather than proving to be negative for Warner Bros. it seems as though the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
One viewer, @Antiochian2010, tweeted:
Went to a preview screening tonight of Mad Max: Fury Road... Due out in a few months and you are in for a treat...
While over on AFT another viewer, identifying himself as Randy, went into some more detail about the movie in a "not-review", citing that the movie is far from finished, but everything looks extremely positive. His post read:
This IS the kind of Mad Max II/The Road Warrior on steroids, go-big-or-go-home, bug-nuts crazy, toss-you-in-the-deep-end mythology and put-it-all-out-there-in-case-we-never-make-another-one Mad Max Fury Road… This movie feels like thirty years of (director George) Miller holding in passion for a world that he built so long ago, exploding on the screen.
Sure, "Randy" won't win any prizes for writing, but it's all looking good for Mad Max fans, even without the presence of Mel Gibson, who has been replaced by Tom Hardy for this latest instalment. We were fully sure that reports from the screening would pour cold water on our expectations for Fury Road, but they've instead managed to make us even more pumped ahead of its official release on May 15th, 2015.