Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

NZ release: 23 May 2024

Violence, cruelty and content that may disturb Rated on: 03 May 2024

Furiosa A Mad Max Saga

What’s it about?

Furiosa tries to get back home after her life is upended by the nomadic warlord Dementus.

The facts

  • Directed by George Miller (Mad Max, Mad Max: Fury Road, Happy Feet)
  • Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Alyla Browne
  • English language
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road

Why did it get this rating?

This film was classified by Te Mana Whakaatu—Classification Office. You can find out more about the classification process here.

Violence

Furiosa contains numerous lengthy and intense action sequences involving people, vehicles and guns. People are stabbed, slashed, shot and set on fire. Not much blood or injury detail is shown in these scenes, but some other scenes are a bit more graphic.

Examples of these more graphic moments include:

  • A man receives a large and bloody neck wound. He’s then brought into a room where he tries to speak to his comrades, while clearly affected by the wound.
  • A man is chained to five motorbikes and torn apart as they drive away from him in different directions.
  • A mishap results in a harpoon being lodged in a man’s head and another character’s nipples being ripped off.
  • A person’s arm is caught between two vehicles as they drive at high speed.
  • A severed horse’s head is briefly shown.

Cruelty

Two characters are captured. One is tied to a motorbike and made to run in order to keep up with it. When he runs out of energy, the motorbike drags him around the other captive in circles.

A child watches as their mother is killed in front of other people. The child is clearly distressed.

Content that may disturb

One brief scene takes place in a cave full of corpses and body parts with infected wounds, which is crawling with insects.

In another scene, a severed arm is shown dangling. It’s not shown being cut off, but it’s clear whose arm it is.

A warrior falls to his death in an act of self-sacrifice, in front of a large crowd.

What our Youth Advisory Panel said

A member of our Youth Advisory Panel attended the film as part of the classification process. They felt that the film was “quite full on” and that the violence and cruelty was what stood out to them the most. However, they did not think there was as much violence as there was in Fury Road.

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