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.
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!
"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…
Its been years since i last saw this film and what surprised me most on this watch is how much horror is on show. The first scene sets the dark tone, a manic chase involving "The Bronze" (street slang for the police) and the Nightrider, a cop killing maniac or "a fuel injected suicide machine", that ends with a massive explosion. From there we see all see all sorts of horrific stuff from The Toecutter's gangs chase and torture of the young couple, to Max's partner Jim Goose getting burned alive (and the charred hand falling out of the hospital bed), to Max's wife Jessie getting stalked through the forest all set to a foreboding score, this is a fucking…
They say people don't believe in heroes anymore. Well, damn them! You and me, Max, we're gonna give 'em back their heroes!
You really expect me to believe that crap?
You gotta admit I sounded good there for a minute, huh?
I have been wanting to see Mad Max for the longest time. The post-apocalyptic genre as a whole really interests me, and games like Fallout and Metro really catch my attention. So when I finally had the opportunity to watch George Miller's original classic, I was so excited. Sadly, I felt a little underwhelmed at the result, but that's not to say it's all bad. There are some thrilling car chases in the beginning,…
George Miller's Mad Max isn't what I expected it to be. I hate criticizing movies based on my expectations, but for a film titled Mad Max, I'm going to expect some over the top madness going on throughout the film based off of its title. But actually, the movie displays only a few select moments of true craziness - notably when Max nearly drops a car on an auto mechanic worker or when a motorcycle driver gets in a head on collision with a semi truck. But it isn't as edgy as it had potential to be, and it's kinda a letdown due to the fact that the movie has MAD in its title.
The antagonist's motivations felt out of…
So much awkwardness, bad acting, adrenaline, leather clothing, crazy naming and I must say I kind of loved the whole thing!
What did I just watch. I dont know. End of Mad Max.
Mad Max is a science fiction franchise that I never really got behind when I was younger. Not because it's bad or anything, it just didn't really wow me back in the day with its grim dystopian setting. As I've gotten older, I've appreciated the series a bit more.
The first film of the three definitely looks the part, successfully creating what would become a post-apocalyptic world in Australia, and really showing how the edges of society are the first to decay as social order begins to collapse in on itself. Other films tend to showcase the apocalypse as something that happens suddenly and destroys the world virtually overnight (see I Am Legend), but a slow decay like the one…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
From behind the white picket fence of a post apocalyptic society, one man and his car takes on a legion of gay bikers. They might be happy, they might like other dudes, it doesn't matter. Don't make it weird. When faced with the death of his friend, Max seeks solace in the countryside. Where he unfortunately must face the death of his wife and child. When faced with that, he transitions into.... Angry Max... yeah. You heard me. Recommended by both Billy and Cody, Mad Max is a great flick that will leave you wanting more, which it then delivers with sequels.
Very well shot with some really nicely staged chase/action sequences but a plot that could be told in 3 minutes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Grandes personajes, poca inversión en explicar el setting (no hace falta). Un clásico.
Sadismo puro, coqueteo durante toda la película con la posibilidad de que pequeños niños y mujeres sean violentadas espantosamente.
Además, recordemos que Toecutter quedó impune.
It was... fine?
Look, I usually try to avoid reacting to audience reaction rather than the film itself, but this is one case where I just find it unavoidable. Because on the one hand you have people saying how gross and immoral this film is, and on the other hand you have people talking about how visionary and incredible it is, and knowing all of that going in I guess I just expected something a hell of a lot more distinct? Or, you know, distinct at all?
I mean, yeah. Incredibly impressive work given the low budget. The setting and the action are very raw and visceral, and unlike a lot of modern "atmospheric" dystopias (I'm looking at you, The Rover) there's actually a coherent story on top of that, so that's something. But I still can't shake the feeling that I just don't see what the Big Deal is.
Estranho, surtado e o "visionário" usado como chamariz no filme de 2015 para a direção de George Miller é totalmente justificada, um estilo a frente de seu tempo com total controle da trama.
Why didn't anybody tell me this was an Aussie Western?
You guys lied to me.
So this is the legendary Mad Max, I can't say it was a pleasure to have met you.
The anticipation surrounding the upcoming reboot Mad Max: Road Fury, particularly on Letterboxd, has taken me by surprise. In a summer movie season with some big flicks, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World etc., I'm amazed that Mad Max is making such large waves.
Honestly I can't see why because based on this original film Mad Max: Road Fury isn't continuing a particularly solid series. I love the concept but it simply wasn't mad enough for me, I wanted the world to have gone fully to shit not just be rather screwed up.
I suppose with such a low budget a full…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
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