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The new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is better than many recent action movies

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Practical effects help Mad Max: Fury Road stand out from generic computer-generated action sequences

I can't decide what I find more surprising: that Mad Max: Fury Road is actually being released after a decade of false starts and delays, or that the trailer makes it look like one of the most visually stunning films of 2015.

The teaser trailer for Fury Road, released this summer, is spectacular but has a somber tone. The new trailer captures the stranger, wackier vibe of the franchise. What distinguishes the footage from so many recent action films is the use of practical effect and real world stunts. Many of these scenes appear to feature using real people, real cars, and real explosions at really fast speeds.