So the Honey Badger’s been dying to see this movie since it came out, and I’ve been promising I would accompany him. Well, today I finally honored that promise, and boy, was it worth it. In a sense, there’s not much to Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s more or less a two hour chase-movie, with a couple of moments for you to catch your breath in. What there is, though, is a world more fleshed out in its post-apocalyptic, wide-screen, operatic insanity than any of the previous Mad Max films, as well as a roster of incredibly well-acted parts. About midway through the movie, I found myself thinking, “No matter how this film ends, it’s already brilliant.” It’s to the film’s credit that it manages to arrive at an ending that’s satisfying because it’s earned. A lot of the reviews of/commentary on the film have praised its heavy use of practical effects over cgi, but I’m more impressed with the attention paid to its characters. I don’t know if I’ll make it back to the theater to see this again, but I’d really, really like to.