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.
Presenting a fascinating vision of a post-apocalyptic world, introducing Mel Gibson in what is his breakthrough role & having garnered a strong cult following over the years, George Miller's feature film debut may not look as impressive today as it did back in its days but it still packs in many interesting moments that'll manage to hold the attention of newcomers.
Set in the wastelands of Australia in a dystopian future, the story of Mad Max concerns Max Rockatansky; a policeman who tries to keep law n order intact in a society that's already on the verge of a breakdown. The plot chronicles his vengeful journey as Max attempts to find & execute all the members of an outlaw biker gang who…
What amazed me the most about the film was the fact that all of the car crashes had to be taken in one shot! I'm assuming this was due to the limited funds! I've seen films with considerably larger budgets that were unable to produce the spectacular vehicular carnage we witnessed in this film!
It was clear right off the bat that we were dealing with a low budget film, but we soon discovered what it lacked in frills it more than made up for it with fuel injected thrills!
A visceral assault on our senses!
A riveting and minimalist action film of bare-bone badassery and primal rage; George Miller's Mad Max is the one that started it all, and after all these years, It still remains one of the best low-fi experiences that you can have. Miller's directing, Cliff Hayes and Tony Paterson's editing, David Eggby's cinematography, and Brian May's score all comes together into a type of visual shock treatment. You can smell the gasoline radiating off of the screen, and in spite of some rough patches with the pacing and some budget constraints, Mad Max continues to be a dazzling ride.
Oh, and Mel Gibson is a badass.
Pantomime kinetic physical camp a.k.a. Miller Time.
This rewatch with a gap of some 20 odd years has benefited from a good dose of movie watching experience from my side, making me appreciate better just what Miller achieves here.
As bonkers as its protagonist and villains, it does a lot with a little finding action in the physicality of the vehicle driven future. It is superbly edited and paced, with an in your face score that leaves nothing to the imagination. I love how bombastic it tries to be with such a tiny budget, sometimes even pulling it off.
Miller's creativity in his shots and the way he choreographs action is fantastic and he even manages to chuck in a character moment or two to make Max more than just a hollow vessel of revenge.
This film is a brush stroke of creative adrenaline to pave a way for the further exploration of Miller's universe.
"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…
“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!”
Due to the upcoming Mad Max sequel starring Tom Hardy, I decided to watch the previous films because I had never had the opportunity to do so. Mad Max was a surprisingly fun experience, despite its low budget and cheesy effects (which when you take into account that they were made in 1979 are actually quite good). A relatively unknown Mel Gibson played the titular role in this apocalyptic future where the Australian police force is doing what they can to uphold the law against the various menacing gangs in the wastelands. The film opens with a car…
In the midst of all the Mad Max: Fury Road frenzy, I decided to check out the original trilogy. The first film is well shot, but the story is basically nonexistent and the pacing is pretty damn bad. I just didn't care about what was happening. 6/10
While probably groundbreaking in 1979, it fails to hold up under a modern microscope. Weak dialogue and a slow pace plague the first two thirds of the film, with the final act being where everything picks up. It makes the film feel unbalanced, and for a movie that boasts speed as a selling factor it sure feels slow at times. However, the action scenes are really fun and hold up to this day. Nothing mind-boggling, but fast-paced and enjoyable as all hell. Mel Gibson has good moments as Max, but overall the entire cast is just serviceable. Definitely the black sheep of the "Mad Max" franchise, considering it's the least insane, and only apocalypse-free entry. Nothing like "The Road Warrior",…
i haven't seen this movie in many years, and the last time i watched it i only remember the pivotal scenes. this movie is great, i really like it
It has it's moments, but the biggest flaw is with the pacing. It doesn't really pick up until the last half hour. That's a problem. But otherwise it is a solid film. Somewhat Recommended.
Would have been a great prequel.
This appears to be set just in regular Australia. Does not hold up at all.
This movie does not hold up. Its a bad movie across the board but still has sentimental value.
Looking back, this first installment isn’t exactly as fascinatingly awesome as I remembered… Then again, it had sort of shaped my childhood idea of cool car chase and explosion scenes since I found a VHS tape. Hence my inability to become objective about this franchise… Felt really nostalgic… in a good way :)
simple revenge story but with an interesting setting
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