Ever since the preview footage for Mad Max: Fury Road essentially shut down last year’s Comic-Con, its marketing team has been pushing the film’s visual splendor upon us with a relentless feast of increasingly dazzling, mostly wordless, trailers.
Now, just two weeks before its May 15 release date, they’ve given us a glimpse at the final missing piece of the puzzle that is this not-exactly-a-reboot chip off the original: a trailer with actual dialogue.
For the first time since this trailer blitz began, the footage reveals a bit of the dieselpunk dystopia fueling the story behind this high-concept chase sequence. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are shown fighting for their lives over possession of a tanker of “guzzoline,” amid a sumptuous backdrop of glittering gold metal gadgetry, chains, spikes, skulls, and just about everything else you could possibly need for your post-apocalyptic desert wasteland life.
Best of all, we actually get to see characters interact through dialogue instead of just blowing things up and chasing each other across the sands of Namibia. Somehow the “less is more” approach lends itself well to the tense, high-voltage environment the film has crafted.
We’ve said it repeatedly, but seriously: We need it to be May 15 right now.
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