I don’t usually post trailers, posters, and other stuff hyping the release of a film here, because attempting to assess the quality of an upcoming movie by its promotional materials usually resorts into rank speculation. It’s especially ludicrous seeing as this nonetheless popular pastime relies on whether a studio’s marketing department is actually doing a good job at what they are paid to do; that is, vigorously whipping up excitement based on a few carefully curated frames or still images, all gussied up and looking nice. That being said, I’ll make an exception for Mad Max: Fury Road’s Comic-Con teaser. Not because I think it’s going to be a spectacular film, per se, but because it is a spectacular trailer and therefore whatever I just said doesn’t apply. All the potentially disappointing bits that will emerge scandalously when the film is released next year have been ruthlessly trimmed away, leaving only the most visually impressive moments. It’s a standalone work of art, if you will, that has absolutely no lasting value besides the fleeting sensory pleasures it provides. Shut off your brain, brace your eyes and ears, and indulge yourself.