“Mad Max: Fury Road” — it’s the same movie, only without Mel Gibson

Yeah, it looks slick and cool and all that. Tom Hardy’s bigger and tougher looking than Mel Gibson. But seriously, is there anything here that wasn’t in the original version of the movie, aired on TV ad nauseum these past 30 years?

Prettier women survive this apocalypse. The sunsets are more spectacular. But it’s fitting that this trailer debuted at ComicCon. The reboot/recycle/repurpose brand name franchises that meet that crowd’s approval is driving a chunk of the audience away, as evidenced by this summer’s franchise fatigue.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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