The Cyborg Action Heroine of ‘Mad Max’

Many science fiction films showcase cyborg technologies that give ordinary humans superhuman powers. The film “Mad Max: Fury Road” takes a very different route by featuring a heroine with an artificial left arm and no superhuman powers. That doesn’t stop the character named Imperator Furiosa, played by actress Charlize Theron, from proving herself a capable warrior in the post-apocalyptic future. She drives a behemoth “war rig” vehicle. She shoots a variety of long guns and handguns. She wre

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