Pure madness

If you're a devotee of director George Miller's earlier Mad Max adventures, you're in for a thrilling reunion with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in "Mad Max: Fury Road" (R, Warner). If you haven't met this international treasure yet, prepare for a treat. This epic of the car chase genre is a gleefully violent vertigo ride, defeating your expectations about what action movies do. "Fury Road" is amazing, dark, disreputable, playful fun, pure madness wrapped in fanboy pulp. And every step of the way it is breathtaking. A plot synopsis would reveal part of the film's fireworks, and this is about thrills, not plots. Contains intense violence, disturbing images and brief nudity.

Colin Covert