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The Movie Hole

Tom Hardy as Mad Max in "Fury Road" (picture)

JJ Mortimer

Yesterday I spoke of the reboot of "Predator" and how I was totally on board.  Now if you become confused about my liking of the new Max considering I generally despise reboots of franchises, remember that "Mad Max: Fury Road" (starring Tom Hardy as Max Radansky in the role made quietly popular and a star out of Mel Gibson) isn't a reboot.

Director George Miller, the man who made the other three Max films with Gibson, is returning to make a fourth film, but wanted a younger star to play the role.  Normally, as a film purist, I would have a problem with that.  But, considering the age of Gibson, I like Miller's choice of Hardy and how he's keeping with the gritty, bad-ass nature of the character.  At least, that's how it feels from the look of the first official character poster on "Entertainment Weekly":

According the Miller, the reason the film has been at least a few years in production is due to the fact that he's trying his best to keep with the look and feel of the originals, while maintaining real vehicle stunts (and little CGI).  We will have to wait and see if this is true (remember how Spielberg said he wanted to do the same with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?  Remember how crappy and lie-filled that movie and claim turned out to be?)

It's great to see George Miller behind the lens again on the post-apocalyptic universe he made classic.  Let's hope Tom Hardy can play it cool and seamless, just like Mel Gibson did back in 1981.