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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

On the latest episode of The Film Board, Pete Wright and panelists Steve Sarmento, Tommy Metz III, and Ocean Murff dive deep into the dystopian world of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

The long-awaited prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road tells the origin story of the fierce warrior Furiosa, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Director George Miller returns to the wasteland, crafting a film that is part Shakespearean saga, part high-octane action thriller.

The panelists grapple with the movie’s themes of survival, hope, and what it means to be human in a brutal world. They explore how the episodic structure, marked by chapter breaks, sets Furiosa apart from its predecessor.

While some argue the stakes feel lower since the ultimate fates of key characters are known, others find the emotional journey compelling nonetheless. The film’s focus on Furiosa’s transformation from a child of the Green Place into a hardened imperator is what gives it heart.

Questions arise about the movie’s reliance on CGI compared to the more practical effects of Fury Road. But even when the visuals falter, the panelists agree Miller’s daring vision still shines through.

Tune in for a lively discussion that covers everything from Furiosa’s tragic loss to Chris Hemsworth’s divisive turn as an over-the-top villain. With thoughtful analysis and a few friendly disagreements, The Film Board crew takes you on an engrossing ride through the Mad Max universe.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga may not be the movie everyone expected, but it’s certainly one that gives fans plenty to talk about.

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