Now the film is even getting praise from traditional outlets. AP is calling it a “poetic masterpiece.” Chicago Tribune claims it makes Furious 7 look like Curious George. The George Miller movie has a stunning 99% on Rotten Tomatoes at this time. I don’t think I’ve heard of this much praise about a fourth sequel since Rocky IV, not that I was even alive back then.
I’ve only seen parts of Road Warrior, so I’m not too familiar with the Mad Max franchise itself. So it’ll be interesting to see what an outsider like me will think of this supposedly “can’t miss” action movie. Is it really a milestone for the millions of moviegoers like me walking into this film blind? We’ll see.
One more thing, though. It’s important to remember that this bombardment of praise for an action movie is hot off the heels of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the “can’t miss” action movie we thought would rule 2015 (and it still might). This is an interesting month for movies.
In case you haven’t seen it, I’ve shared the trailer below, though I strongly suggest you find a way to watch it inside a movie theater.