Mad Max Fury Road is the biggest straight up action film of 2015, but is it just another stupid shoot ’em up or is there more going on here. Well obviously I wouldn’t be reviewing it if it didn’t seem to me that there was much more going on here.
In this review I’ll cover the usual review stuff (acting, plot, effects, cinematography, etc.), but I’m also going to talk about what to me looks like strong Christian themes about Jesus and redemption that permeate the film.
Sure, I could be completely missing the point and reading things into it that were never intended, or maybe Mad Max Fury Road is one of the best Christian films I’ve ever seen.
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.