'Mad Max: Fury Road' opens Friday

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It's been 30 years since the last "Mad Max" movie. Tara Hitchcock said "Mad Max: Fury Road" is her favorite movie of the year so far.

"In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland," according to IMDB.

"I did not expect a lot from this, and I was just blown away," Hitchcock said. "You don't have to see the first, the second or the third (movie); you will be just fine. .. For women, it's just a great -- I left there going, 'I'm so glad a woman!'

She talked to director George Miller, actor Tom Hardy (Max), Hardy's stunt double Jacob Tomuri, Abbey Lee (The Dag), and Charlize Theron, who plays the warrior Furiosa and virtually carries the movie.

"This is her film," Hitchcock said. "She is just unbelievable."

While "Mad Max: Fury Road" might seems like a movie just for guys, Hitchcock said it's not.

"Max is kind of an afterthought. ... This is one of the most empowering films for a female to watch." Hitchcock continued. "The women kind of rule the whole thing."

"Mad Max: Fury Road" is two hours long and is rated R. While "Fury Road" is the fourth movie in the franchise, it is considered a reboot rather than a sequel.

Hardy told Esquire magazine earlier this year that he had signed contract to play Max in three more films.

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