There once was an Australian doctor of medicine called George Miller who worked the A&E wards trying to clean up the mess left by the carnage on the roads in his country. He continued to work on these broken bodies all through the production of his very first feature in 1979. And it was here that Mad Max was born.
36 years later, and the now 70 year old filmmake has managed to birth a legend, helping to create the mega-star talent of Mel Gibson and also made us laugh with Babe and Happy Feet. He's nothing if not an eclectic filmmaker but it's clear that Mad Max has always been on his mind, from the original trilogy released in 79, 81 and 85 to the long gestating sequel/reboot Fury Road. So it's only fitting that the entire saga is celbrated in this new Legacy trailer.
Firstly, that's a lot of chaos and the sheer scale and beauty of Fury Road does stand apart from the rest. But what's most interesting is that Miller's aesthetic has remained remarkably consistent for this shattered future world, and that he's managed to retain the real-life crashes and insanity in a major American blockbuster with a budget in excess of $150 million. Fury Road is still one of our most hotly tipped films of the year, but we think its also high time to revisit the original trilogy as well.
Mad Max Fury Road is in cinemas on the 15th of May 2015.