Conclusion: Mad Max 's appeal has, perhaps like a cockroach surviving nuclear armageddon, shown no signs of a shelf life, and in fact is reaching fever pitch once again with the imminent Mad Max: Fury Road .
Excerpt: A few years from now violent biker gangs are terrorizing the roads of Australia. Barely keeping order is the MFP (Main Force Patrol), a police force using super-charged cars. After Max ( Mel Gibson ), the MFP’s top driver, kills a gang leader during a pursuit, he is the object of a vendetta which...
Conclusion: While I find only a few stunt sequences of 'Mad Max' are worth catching while channel surfing, those who want it in their library will find the Blu-ray offers good visuals and adequate sound.
Summary: The Mad Max franchise is about to be resurrected with a new reboot/remake/reimagining coming very soon. I’m not sure this is the kind of franchise you can simply start over and have the same kind of success.
Conclusion: Considering that this movie was director George Miller’s second movie and first feature film, it has had an amazing longevity. a This movie holds a special place in movie history for it’s approach to post-apocalyptic settings, but also for it’s realistic car chases that ramped up the speed.
Conclusion: What's the Australian equivalent of a Sergio Leone-esque spaghetti western? A vegemite western, maybe? Well, whatever it is, cross that with an anarchic bit of the old ultra-violence—courtesy of A Clockwork Orange —add some pre-post-apocalyptic flavor, underscore it all with a throaty V8 rumble, and...
Excerpt: Det är svårt att överskatta "Mad Max"-trilogins inflytande på populärkultur från 1980-talets början och fram till våra dagar. George Millers postapokalyptiska saga i tre delar gjorde inte bara Mel Gibson till en megastjärna, utan formade vår bild av världen efter undergången, på gott och ont.