“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is Thrilling in 4DX

Friday Night (May 24) I had a most interesting movie experience. My friend and I decided to drop by the local multiplex theater to see the latest Mad Max film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Being a Mad Max film made it interesting enough, but because we could get the tickets at the senior discount we opted to see the film in this newish format, 4DX.

If you are going to see this movie I would advocate doing it in the new(ish) format. It was created in South Korea in 2009, but this was the first I heard of the format. The various effects are described this way by Wikipedia:

The effects are:

  • Seats: rotations over three axes, sway (left–right movement), leg tickler, vibration
  • Near-seat effects: airflow and water spray directed at the moviegoer’s face, water, rain, scent effect, hot air
  • Room effects: bubbles, fog, wind, strobes (light flashes), snow, rainstorm

The movie itself is very good. The plot is filled with action that spans 15 years of Furiosa’s life. Towards the end you see the connection to the previous film in the franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road. Actually, if you pay better attention in the beginning — or even just looking at the title — you will see the connection to Fury Road: Imperator Furiosa. Duh, I totally whiffed on it.

Life and death in the wasteland, with its brutality and beauty, if the characters can stop long enough to take it in. As the voyeurs in the 4Dx seats we really didn’t have time to take it in very much either — there was so much action.

We learn how and why Furiosa adopted her appearance, which can be shocking.

Plus, we were literally being tossed about in our seats while all this action was taking place; getting tossed about with flashing strobe lights and water, wind (yes, wind) and blood (not really) getting sprayed in our faces. That can be annoying, especially if you wear glasses. I usually fall asleep in movies when I go at night, but not during this film.

My friend and I agree the film, in 4DX, was worth the money spent on tickets and refreshments. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Alyla Browne as Furiosa at different ages. Chris Hemsworth as a very brutal bad guy, Dr. Dementus and Tom Burke as Furiosa’s only friend in the film. Praetorian Jack. The film is directed, co-written and co-produced by George Miller, who has been at the helm of every Mad Max film since the beginning. When asked why he keeps making these apocalyptic Australian films, Miller said he can’t help himself, plus the fans respond well to all the films.

This is the fifth film in the franchise and if Miller continues breathing and directing, he is 79 years of age, we are likely to see another Mad Max film. We can only hope,

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