Mad Max

Mad Max

DVD - 2001
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In the desolate near future, road cop Mad Max tires of chasing after vicious roving gangs and quits. When his wife and child are murdered by a motorcycle gang he returns to seek revenge.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM/UA Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792851844
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 19, 2018

Just didn't enjoy it. I expected a high octane thrill ride with mui matcho moments. LAMO. I am into cheap thrills, action, and unnecessary violence and badassery that really pushes the limits of logic. Nothing. Gibson does have some good moments, dad, husband, bad ass, etc. The rest of it was a yawn. Probably going to skip the next two and go straight to Fury Road.

Aug 16, 2018

I just cannot enjoy a movie that Mel Gibson is in. If he wasn't such a bad person in real life, maybe I'd enjoy the movie a bit more.

Jul 16, 2018

Mel Gibson young. Wow. Not so much a great film, but I think you need to watch it so the other films make sense. Lots of action, adventure and grit.

Jun 03, 2017

Mad Max is my favorite movie series. Although this isn't the best movie in the series it's still amazing and better than the 3rd one. And made with only 300,000 dollars!!

Jun 03, 2017

George Miller's Mad Max is brilliant in its action-sequences and overall thrills. Though there are some slight malfunctions in its transitions, this film is still far ahead of its time for being a dystopian action thriller in the latter part of the 1970s.

Mar 11, 2017

The original Mad Max was a well made Ozplotation film. Not all that great, with the exception of Mel Gibson. Without Mel's range from family man to full on Mad Max it would've been forgotten. The sequel and even the third one are much better, but it's interesting to see this film. It's hard to find Ozplotation films on DVD, and this one reflects the era of Australian cinema. Wish the extras were a lot better. The commentary was rather dull. No Mel, no Miller...

Feb 13, 2017

what year was it made?

Mar 21, 2016

This is a 1979 Australian dystopian action drama directed by George Miller.
The film became the first in a "Mad Max" series, followed by "The Road Warrior (1981)", "Beyond Thunderdome (1985)", and "Fury Road (2015)".
The story is simple.
The bikers brutalize Max's best friend and his family.
This makes Max angry with a mad frenzy that leaves him into only one thing in the world to live for---revenge.
Compared to "Fury Road", the most part is dead boring.
I skimmed some parts and fast-forwarded to the last scene.

real_thing Dec 26, 2015

THE REAL THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Nov 24, 2015

Nowhere near as good as its direct sequel or the recent new entry in the series (Road warrior and Fury Road respectively). That said, Mad Max is still well worth a watch although it's age is showing. If Fury Road was your first exposure to Mad Max, then I recommend starting with Road Warrior, as the two rhyme much better thematically.

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May 18, 2017

Fifi: They say people don't believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we're gonna give them back their heroes!
Max: Ah, Fif. Do you really expect me to go for that crap?
Fifi: You gotta admit I sounded good there for a minute, huh?

aaa5756 Mar 20, 2013

“The nice thing about having nothing is that you don't have to worry about losing it.”

aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr


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