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New Mad Max: Fury Road trailer delivers even more explosive action, a little story

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Warner Bros. Pictures released a new trailer for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road today, which piles on the vehicular destruction and explosive violence to increasingly absurd, awe-inspiring levels. While previous Fury Road trailers have reveled in post-apocalyptic car carnage, the latest look at Mad Max touches a bit more on the story.

In fact, despite how glorious the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is, if you want to go into the film unspoiled this May, it might not be a bad idea to skip this one — there are a ton of great set pieces that we haven't seen before. But if story is what you're looking for, here's the most recent plot synopsis from Warner Bros.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Mad Max: Fury Road is rated R and will hit theaters on May 15. The Mad Max video game, which is being developed by Avalanche Studios, will be out this September.