It couldn’t have lasted more than four or five minutes, but it felt like it went on for an eternity. My jaw was on the ground the entire time it played. My heart was thumping out of my chest with each explosion, with each bone-crunching punch, with each death-stare delivered by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. There aren’t enough words to do the insanity justice — it’s the kind of madness you have to see to believe.
Well, see it, and believe it — because the first full “Mad Max: Fury Road” trailer is here.
The trailer isn’t the full footage that was shown at Hall H, but it’s enough of a taste to get you pumped up for George Miller’s long overdue return to the “Mad Max” franchise. The massive fire and electric storm seen at around the 1:55 mark lasted for about two straight, unflinching minutes during the Comic-Con presentation, and it just got more and more horrifying (and goddamn amazing) with each and every passing second.
If the entire movie is as kinetic as that one scene (and Miller’s declaration that the film is “one long, extended chase” indicates that it will be), then movie theaters will want to keep paramedics on standby; there are going to be a lot of unhinged jaws when “Fury Road” rolls out next summer.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” roars into theaters on May 15, 2015.