Somewhat infrequently, Quentin Tarantino likes to share his favorite movies of a given year. He did it in 2011, and in 2013 (making a quick change down the line), and while he didn’t do it in 2015, when pressed on the France red carpet for “The Hateful Eight” by Premiere, he did share his choice for best film of this year. And it’s a selection many would agree with.
Clarifying that he hasn’t seen much in 2015 because he was busy making “The Hateful Eight,” Tarantino shouted out George Miller‘s “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
“I got a print of ‘Mad Max’ on 35mm and I watched it in my house. And I had it all weekend, and I ended up watching it three different times,” he said. However, he did admit his reluctance at first to watch the movie at all, given the new casting of Max Rockatansky.
“I resisted seeing it, for a while, because I was like, ‘Mad Max? Without Mel Gibson? Forget that.’ In a world where Mel Gibson exists, how can you cast Tom Hardy? Then I saw the movie. ‘Okay, it’s terrific.’ And he’s pretty good in it, I have to admit,” he added.
Check out Tarantino talking ‘Fury Road’ below.