All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
The Maximum Force Of The Future
In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal.
"I am the Nightrider! I'm a fuel injected suicide machine! I am the rocker! I am the roller! I am the out-of-controller!" - The Nightrider
Thing is, there isn't enough madness to get Mad Max into the echelons of cultdom that it supposedly deserves to be in. It begins with a phenomenal car chase that uses its meagre budget extremely effectively, and ends with an equally as thrilling crescendo of bikes and one seriously bad-ass muscle car. But in between, the only mad thing is the incoherent ramblings of the villains that threaten to derail the entire film.
Neither intimidating nor scary, they are a bunch of loons that don't provide the viewer with any visceral reaction. Then again, neither…
Father and husband. Out on vacation with his wife and son. If only he foresaw the inevitable damage that would be done.
You see, on this trip himself and his wife and son came across an insane biker gang. Too bad they didn't just leave Max and his family to their own thing. Cause now Max is mad. And what he's about to do to these sick freaks is gonna make them hurt really bad.
He's beyond angry. A biker gang just killed his family. After that, who wouldn't go a little crazy? He's out for the ultimate revenge. And more than ready to make these bad boys pay to the death.
They won't like what Max has up his…
Raw, swift, and lean, George Miller's "Mad Max" is a outstanding action film. Immediately gripping, the film crackles with wire-tight tension, future-world foreboding, and bone-jarring impact. Though the film would be bettered by a more expansive sequel, "Mad Max" sets an impressive stage with its tortured hero and nihilistic villains.
The narrative at play in "Mad Max" is remarkably spare. Essentially a revenge thriller set in a near-future where gangs flamboyant madmen harass remote highways, the film focuses on Mel Gibson's Max Rockatansky, a cop who loses his family to the gangs. Miller sets up his isolated world of high-speed chases and out-motored police before drawing the audience's attention to Max and his vengeance-seeking story beats.
This narrative foundation is…
The road can be a fickle mistress, one minute you're cruising along, enjoying the warm, midday wind as it whips in through your open window, the next minute, you slam into another vehicle in a spectacular crash that will dazzle all onlookers, and suddenly you realize with dread, “oh no, there went my film's whole budget.” I usually try to cut low budget films, like Mad Max, some slack, but the lack of funds definitely hindered George Miller's film a great bit, alongside some things that money shouldn't have effected.
One of those things is the writing. The film is set “sometime soon”, which I assume meant 1980, because the script by Miller and James…
"People don't believe in heroes any more...well we're gonna give 'em back their heroes"
It's been a few years since I last watched this, I'd forgotten that my DVD automatically plays the crappy American dubbed version first and that you have to select the original Australian!
It's generally regarded that The Road Warrior, the first sequel, is by far the better film and I have always absolutely agreed with that, but that doesn't stop Mad Max from being a rollicking piece of pure Ozploitation and more, one of the best looking action films ever made. Locations - with Australia looking like the perfect futuristic post apocalyptic wasteland - cinematography, editing and the use of speeded up film, and of course…
To say that Mad Max is a bizarre curio is quite frankly putting it mildly. George Miller's dystopian action picture takes place in a world of accentuated eccentrics & freaks, filmed in a lo-fi manner which gave a short, sharp shock to the Australian film industry of the 1970's wheened for years on artistic pictures. Miller delivered here a shotgun blast to the guts - a frequently uber violent, quite sadistic and often anarchic tale inspired by fuel shortages and the inherent tensions caused by the dilution of natural resources. It's also, of course, memorable for being the big break of Mel Gibson before he went to Hollywood & became too old for this shit - yet his presence is almost incidental…
I know most people like Mad Max 2 better (myself included), but i still enjoyed this movie plenty.
The simple cause-and-effect plot is brilliantly executed, as is much of the cast.
Le commencement de Mad Max.
Le film en soi n'est pas terrible que cela soit au niveau des acteurs (les bikers qui dansent, ...), des trucages, des scénarios, ... L'originalité est dans le monde crée : une future Australie qui vit le début de l'Apocalypse et où l'Etat commence à perdre le contrôle. Les routes deviennet des zones de non-droit où les gangs font la loi et la police essaie de colmater les trous tant bien que mal. Le film est aussi très australien (paysage, mentalité, accent, ...) et à des relants de Judge Dredd.
Cela se laisse regarder pour voir Mel Gibson à ses débuts et parceque c'est une sage culte.
Shitty car chaseds. Not futuristic, not dystopian, not science fiction.
Just shitty car chases, and everyone in leather.
The whole thing is filmed on one road in the middle of nowhere. This has nothing going for it. I won't be watching the sequels.
There are marauding bands of Others who are going to get you if you don't get them first. They scream and cackle like the Crazy Cat Lady on The Simpsons, plus other animalistic noises, and they have no reason beyond anarchy for their actions. It's a reactionary, pants pissing view of the world, but most of all, it's bad character building in a movie that only shows signs of a promising filmmaker without being a good film itself.
Director George Miller's talent shines in a few moments of invention -- a gasoline heist aboard a tanker truck, the bugging out eyes of anyone about to meet their vehicular demise, some moments of atmospheric suspense in the woods -- but he's…
Today being my first day off since starting the new job, I felt like today had to be a good day of films, so I decided to start off with a classic; 'Mad Max'.
A strange, dystopian action film, Mad Max is a thrill ride and a half. It is considerably dated now, but that can't end it's boundless enjoyability. With a young Gibson on fine form and showing the dangerous edge that later became his trade mark, the rest of the cast are pretty ham, with not a brilliant amount of talent to be found. But this does not detract, it endears.
The dark edge and end to the film is pretty bleak, but it is truly delightful leading into the credits with Max's revenge complete. Chilling, but fitting.
I give a point to the atmosphere of fear that keeps the tension of the film. Great photography, and so crazy history of vengeance. I miss some more details about the context of this fiction
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The very limited budget is evident here throughout but you can really see what miller is going for regardless in building up Max even if the structure of it is a little off. Thankfully a young Gibson with all the talent that would soon send him to Hollywood is fantastic (especially once he goes "mad") making for a relatable protagonist you can get behind and the stunt work in the pivotal action scenes is even more fantastic considering the limitations. An ambitious, restrained but perfectly serviceable start to what was to come.
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
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Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
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