You can have your costumed crusaders, your “Terminator” retreads, your J.J. Abram reinvents this or that.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” is the one I’m looking forward to.
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, sort of splitting up the Mel Gibson role (she has one of Mad Max’s famous lines) this post-Apocalyptic, post-oil wars/post water wars duel in the deserts of Australia.
Gonzo stuff, big explosions, epic confrontations between monster trucks and scavenged/modified cars. Sure, “Mad Max” ran his course under Gibson. But the films were all, to a one, marvels — sci fi thrill rides with a serious, cautionary subtext.
Has highway culture changed? Have oil wars gone away? No? Damn straight.
Looks pretty dark.
“The Road Warrior” was lightning in a bottle, with its over-the-top yet relate-able characters; and its levity. The other installments, not so much.