This is where it all begins. The first film had some okay moments while it had some brilliant action-packed moments (the beginning & ending) and is focused on its storyline & characters (including Max). Though, I always preferred the second film because it was way more entertaining (even iconic) & interesting than the first or third films.
Action as THE absolute representation of aesthetics & of ethics. Does any other film move like this, relate to the viewer's nervous system in such a peculiar way? The road, the landscape, & the motor vehicle--a complex amalgamation of material parts--consistently reveal the interpersonal, the strange social & psychological spaces these characters occupy & apprehend. The horrifying masculine philosophy: retribution.
I originally found Mad Max disappointing having watched it after Mad Max 2 (a favorite film). It seemed too "ordinary", too much a straightforward revenge thriller, but re-watching now I think it's grown on me!
The ultimate OZ exploitation film that created an iconic character and kick started an entire genre of post apocalyptic films. Miller's film was like a high octane shot of adrenaline when it debuted and its power has not decreased. Full of impressive stunt work and a somewhat subversive attitude towards violence that worked against the accepted parameters of the time period. Nice to finally see the non-dub version.
Sometimes its hard to express my love for this movie! My 14 year old self and my 21 year old self fucked each other last night as watched with bedroom eyes! Everything is so exciting to me about this! The cheese, the practicality of the car chase scenes, the socioeconomic implications! Hell I even love the anticlimactic ending! Good times, my friends!
a complete non-sense... there's not much of an apocalypse and there's not much of an australian landscape... there are plenty of bikes and action, though... they're just not very interesting... besides, the soundtrack was freaking pretentious (worthy of an Herzog picture) rated 2 out of 5 thanks to some nice direction effort of doing something with all the utter mess