If you’ve seen Mad Max: Fury Road then you, like everyone else, are probably still reeling from George Miller’s cinematic masterpiece. The only problem? You want more. The jury is still out on whether Fury Road will make enough money to warrant a sequel—a sequel that Miller has already written and titled Mad Max: The Wasteland—and even if it does get the greenlight, we’ll have to wait a few years until it’s unleashed on the big screen. But a temporary solution arrived this evening in the form of a video that puts a delightful new spin on the movie that’s already out there.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold the mashup you didn’t know you needed: The Unbreakable Furiosa (h/t Ned Ehrbar).
One of the great things about Fury Road (of which there are many) is how it swaps the traditional gender roles of contemporary blockbusters. The male is the hero, while the female acts as his support system, aiding him in his journey over the course of the film—sometimes even in a critical way. In Fury Road those roles are flipped, with Charlize Theron’s Furiosa acting as the film’s hero, and Tom Hardy’s Max as a reluctant supporter.
So what better piece of recent media to combine the profoundly feminist Mad Max: Fury Road with than Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s hilariously sharp Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? It’s a match made in heaven, and YouTube user Albert Lopez mixes the footage between the two perfectly in a way that’s insanely catchy and oddly stirring. Troll the respawn, Jeremy.