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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

  • Starring: Charlize Theron, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Tom Hardy, Zoë Kravitz
  • Director: George Miller
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 120 min.

The Science on Screen film series is a creative pairing of classic, cult, and documentary films with a post show discussion by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler (MSU, Geography Geology and Planning) will lead a discussion of the film.

Admission price is $9 for Adults /$8 for Seniors and Students Free for Members

Film Synopsis: In the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and everyone is fighting for the necessities of life, there are two rebels who just might be able to restore order—Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

"Exhilarating... Pretty much the entire film is a screaming death race down Fury Road."
- David Ehrlich, Time Out
"If Fury Road were only interested in action, it would still be a stunning achievement, but the film has more on its mind. "
- Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Miller has the dubious distinction of essentially creating the post-apocalyptic action genre, and in this film, set some 40 years after the fall of the world, he outdoes himself."
- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Hardy and Theron make a dynamite team, but Theron is the film's bruised heart and soul. So get prepped for a new action classic. You won't know what hit you."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Wild and unrelenting, but also possessed of the outlandish poetry, laced with hints of humor, that rises to the surface when the world is all churned up."
- Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
"The shock, really, is how tender Mad Max: Fury Road ultimately becomes. The film just wraps that tenderness in one of the most epic action extravaganzas of recent years. It's enough to renew your faith in movies."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"A kinetic, hallucinatory, boldly feminist chase flick that, with its vibrant color palette, harrowing stunt work and show-don't-tell style of yarn-spinning, leaves every Marvel movie and every Fast & Furious in its irradiated dust."
- Chris Klimek, NPR