Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Honest Trailer: The Mad Max Trilogy

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
, the sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, opens this weekend. While we were all astonished by the magnificent full length chase scene that was Fury Road in 2015, Furiosa is said to be even better. In honor of the occasion, Screen Junkies is paying tribute to the man behind all the Mad Max films, George Miller, by looking at the first three of these movies.  

First, there was Mad Max in 1979, in which a cop named Max Rockatansky tries to keep order as society is collapsing in Australia. He was played by a 21-year-old American-born newcomer Mel Gibson. The 1981 sequel was titled Mad Max 2 in Australia, and The Road Warrior in the US because so few Americans had seen the original, they did not want it to appear to be a sequel. The world had gone full dystopian by then, but fashion and road racing were paramount. The third movie in 1985 was Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which was supremely silly but starred Tina Turner, so we all went to see it. It is considered the weakest of all the franchise's movies. This Honest Trailer looks at all three movies of the Mad Max Mel Gibson era. And now we look forward to the Max-less Furiosa.    

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