Second Mad Max trailer is even more unhinged than the flaming guitar in it

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I can hear the power chords now. Photo: Village Roadshow Pictures
I can hear the power chords now. Photo: Village Roadshow Pictures

The world has gone mad again, and Max is there to witness. We’ve got a whole new trailer for the Mad Max: Fury Road reboot, and it’s full of insane-looking characters, viciously modded cars and a simply deranged flaming electric guitar that shows up a little over halfway through the trailer.

“In this wasteland, I am the one who runs from both the living and the dead,” says (presumedly) Tom Hardy’s Mad Max in a voiceover. “A man reduced to a single instinct: survive.”

An extra bonus — besides a shaved-headed Charlize Theron looking like a totally sane badass — is that bizarre-looking long-haired dude with the Bane-like dentistry mask who seems to be glaring at everyone and everything in several of these short, action-packed scenes.

As Max is chased through claustrophobic hallways by bald, white-painted skinny men, captured and incarcerated in various cages and metal torture masks, he wonders aloud at who truly is the crazy one.

“As the world fell, each of us in our way was broken,” he says. “It was hard to know who was more crazy. Me, or everyone else.”

I can’t help but hope that the themes in the trailer — plus all the explosions, massive desert storms and over-the-top car chase and battle sequences — make up more of the movie than this brief two-and-a-half-minute quick look.

The hotly anticipated new film, from original Mad Max and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior director George Miller, opens May 15.

If nothing else, we’ll all cheer when that insane clown rips out the flaming electric guitar while riding on the back of that war-machine sound-beast monstrosity.