The “Furiosa” First Reactions Are In SuperNayr

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So far “Furiosa” appears to have screened publically twice – its Australian premiere in Sydney last week and a U.S media screening recently. With reviews not allowed out until after the film’s Cannes premiere, it will be a while before a final verdict.

However the first social media reactions are out. Like most such early reactions, the tone is gushingly positive in a way that will likely be tempered by the actual reviews next week.

Even so, there’s a lot of genuine love here for the film which sounds surprisingly quite a bit different from ‘Fury Road’ – forgoing that chase film for an epic revenge piece spanning many years.

General sentiment seems to be it’s not up with that 2015 classic, but it’s still a superb film. Here’s a sampling of reaction quotes below:

“Brings me great joy to report that Furiosa is really, *really* f—- good. Operates in an extremely different gear than Fury Road (in ways that i suspect will frustrate some people), but also manages to make that movie even richer while carving its own legend in the wasteland.” – David Ehrlich

“Now that I can say so, #Furiosa is a BLAST! Made in the spirit of FURY ROAD, it’s still its own beast that thrives on exaggerated action and characters. Anya Taylor-Joy makes the character her own, but this is Chris Hemsworth’s chance to prove his worth as a character actor.” – Peter Gray

“Jesus George Miller! #Furiosa engulfs you. At times it almost seems to exceed the canvas of the #IMAX format it is THAT big – and yet at times has a deeply affecting intimacy. Echoing cinematic elements from the 50s through the 80s, it’s a rich, smart vision the cast revels in” – Simon Thomson

“Saw @MadMaxMovie FURIOSA last week and loved it. It’s a totally different film from FURY ROAD and would more aptly be compared with the first two MAD MAX films. Likely not quite as easy for casual viewers to jump in, but should still perform well over Memorial Day weekend.” – EmpireCityBo

“‘Furiosa’ is not ‘Fury Road’ and that’s ok. It’s not trying to be. What it is is something uniquely gnarly and yes, epic. I can’t wait to see it again and again and really dig in. All hail George Miller. As for performances, Anya and Hemsworth are fantastic. Tom Burke impresses.” – Josh Horowitz

“George Miller’s #Furiosa is powerhouse action filmmaking at its absolute best! A ferocious & relentlessly paced epic that expands the story of Furiosa and the Wasteland while delivering the craziest chases, the most bombastic characters & just plain stunning cinematography. There’s one War Rig sequence that blew my mind – an instant classic.” – Erik Davis

“It’s clear very soon that #Furiosa is no Fury Road. The timing is off, the structure shaggy. It’s a little shambolic – but out of a chaotic wasteland comes some characteristically (for George) visceral, dust-baked action, and a memorable showdown between Hemsworth and Taylor-Joy” – Luke Buckmaster

Tickets for the film go on sale tomorrow with the movie set to release in cinemas on May 24th.

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