If you haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, then I have nothing to say to you other than that you should seriously check it out. It was an action movie that not only delivered stunning visuals, but also a deep focus on characters. The titular character, Max Rockatansky, was played by Tom Hardy in Fury Road, but in the first free Mad Max films he was played by Mel Gibson.
One thing fans of Fury Road, and Hardy’s performance in particular, have been wondering for over a year now is what did the original Mad Max himself think of the soft-reboot. Now, with Gibson making a return with his directorial effort of Hacksaw Ridge (a blood-filled WW2 story) and Fury Road getting a re-release with the Black & Chrome Edition, Gibson has finally shared what he thought of director George Miller bringing the Mad Max franchise back. Unsurprisingly, like the majority of the rest of us, he loved it.
“It’s visually spectacular. It’s crazy, but that’s George. He’s a scientist, he’s the Einstein of the edit and of being able to get the pieces necessary to make a truly compelling in-your-face action sequence.”
Hearing this level of praise from Gibson is wonderful for die-hard Mad Max fans to hear. With Miller working on a sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road (or possibly a prequel focusing on Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa) in the back of his mind, fans can certainly hope a cameo for Gibson might be possible. Whether Gibson does return to the Mad Max franchise in some form or not, it is good to know that he, like the rest of the world, approves of the soft-reboot spectacle that was Fury Road.
Hacksaw Ridge stars Andrew Garfield and hits theatres on November 4th. Mad Max: Fury Road is available now via Digital Download or DVD/Blu Ray, while the Black & Chrome Edition is available on both platforms on December 6th.