All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
"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…
I mean, the first 45 minutes of this 90 minute movie are pretty much disposable. But the last 45 minutes are incredibly intense. Miller was clearly still figuring things out when he made this, so speaking technically it does not hold up, but it's still pretty fun and easy to see why it was a hit.
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'm not sure if this movie gets the credit it deserves. i mean, everyone knows it's a classic but i feel like it is often overshadowed by it's tamer, yet still brilliant sequel. Mad Max is a masterpiece of gonzo editing, a then unique style that has been copied hundred of times, and possibly the ultimate in Australian no rules cinema. Mad Max still stands as a legendary game changer and a great, massively classic film.
If you don't like this movie I probably don't like you.
I was very confused for a lot of this movie. He was pretty Mild Mannered Max for most of the duration. And he was barely the main character until the end. Lots of weird choices beyond that.
Can't wait to watch the sequels so I can watch that new one next year.
A kooky science fiction post apocalyptic action flick that is for the most part, very slow moving, in both a good and bad way. Good in the sense that, despite all the car raging sequences and over the top crashes, it all is done in such a calm manner that never feels mindless. The film takes its time to develop Max's story before he becomes 'Mad Max' and thus the finale was quite exhilarating to watch. Sure, there are a lot of questions involving certain characters lives and about morality that are not answered properly but I assume we will find out in the sequels. It's slow moving in a bad way because despite all the scenes we get to…
Sajnos anno nem láttam a filmet, így mai szemmel nézve alkotok véleményt: lassú tempó, nagyon low budget megvalósítás, indokolatlan homofób utalások, korhű autó és benzin fetisizmus, eltúlzott-ripacs karakterek. Nekem így 2014-ben ez a film már elavult sajnos.
To use an old joke, there is a lot of Max before you get to the Mad; however you cannot deny the fun of the world building, the gritty exploitation with an impossibly young Mel Gibson working on charm. It is a completely understandable world that George Miller built, even if they make the sensible decision to essentially explain nothing. This is not the myth-building sequels, but the grim original, full of violence, sexual violence and ridiculous stunts. It is silly, silly fun.
Maybe it's because I saw it on the big screen on 35 mm (and it was LOUD), but I was completely enthralled by its crazy, explosive energy.
The desolate barren Australian outback plays post-apocalyptic wasteland in this low-budget low-quality (low-everything) film. A young Mel Gibson plays Max, a member of a patrol force who act like authoriatarian vigilantes. He gets caught up in the war with a rampaging gang of lunatics who roam the countryside on motorbikes. At the start of the film, the gang’s leader is killed and what follows is retaliatory actions from both sides.
The retaliations are mind-numbingly dull. Each side chases each other around and around and the audience is presumably expected to gasp in amazement at the technical ingenuity of the chase and crash sequences. It’s far from amazing or ingenious, it’s repetitive and boring. After you’ve seen one chase with “souped-up”…
The first 30 minutes are pretty great for its time, with a pretty intense car chase scene. It then loses me for awhile with the plot not really going anywhere. But it did pick right back up towards the end, where Mel Gibson actually gets some character development. I still didn't really see the "madness" in him that I was looking for. It's a fun time with some raw action scenes from its meager budget, but there are many parts that I don't really care for.
I just finished this one. I originally wasn't sure if I seen this one before or not. Turns out I haven't. I was confusing this one with "The Road Warrior." The first thing I noticed is how young Mel Gibson was here... I didn't even recognize him at first. Though I shouldn't be surprised... this was made 35 years ago!
I have to say... I enjoyed every second of this film! Excellent from start to finish! It is filled with action and high speed car chases... what more can you ask? I now sit here and wonder how I managed to miss this one for all these years! If by chance you never seen this film... I couldn't recommend it any higher!
I always thought the ending happened earlier in the film and there was a lot more set up then I remember. Having watched a few other early New Zealand cheaper films (Peter Jackson particulary) and I could really appreciate what they achieved with this film.
Overall it is brilliant, a desolate future where the roads are ruled by lunatics and every second person is in a biker gang.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
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…
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Down by Law
- Hard Boiled
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