Mad Max: Fury Road

The first look at Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con. Full of gorgeous deserts, blooming smoke bombs the color of bruises, and a giant dust storm that looms over the landscape like a terrestrial tsunami. Dystopia has never looked so desolate and fascinating.

This is the kind of trailer that emphasizes mood and setting over plot, but that’s important — Max Max has become its own subversive style in the years since the first movie came out in the late twentieth century. We hear Max’s voiceover briefly, we know he’s mad, and we see that some desert punk gangs have taken him prisoner. Then we see Charlize Theron in full Imperator Furiosa mode.

Tom Hardy could just be the man to kick start the Max Max story again.