directed by: George Miller
starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and more
For this movie, though Mad Max is essentially the main star, it’s the character Furiosa played by Charlize Theron that has the bigger role, in my opinion. She provides the direction for the movie and Max is there to support her. He doesn’t even reveal his name to the audience until most of the movie has elapsed. We find out early on who she is, though. Her character is one that has been driving one of the big rigs like as an Imperator, leading the war boys in their duties on the roads. She came from a green land and was kidnapped from her home when she was younger to work for Immortan Joe. She decides to rebel against the villainous leader by escaping and helping his many wives to escape captivity, too. There are a lot of women in Joe’s “care” that I think are treated more than poorly. They’re used like objects for mass-producing breast milk or bearing children seemingly non-stop in order to create his little army of war boys.