Only the Road Warrior feels post-apocalyptic. Mad Max is pre-apocalypse.

Only the Road Warrior feels post-apocalyptic.
Mad Max is pre-apocalypse.
Thunderdome through Furiosa has a completely different aesthetic.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It irks me when characters refer to "the wasteland". The wouldn't do that. That's our name for it as viewers but in-universe it's still just the Australian outback. It's been less than ten years since society was still functioning.

    The only way to reconceptualize this is to assume that the Max of Fury Road is not the Max of the first three movies and is instead a new character who grew up living entirely in the Wasteland and who idolizes the original Max. That would explain the return of the Interceptor. It's a different car entirely from the one that exploded in the Road Warrior.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The settings go something like this.

    >Mad Max
    Very dystopian world. Everything sucks. Economies and societies collapsing. Climate change in full swing causing droughts, famine, disasters, etc. Lots of refugees and strife world wide. Wars all over the place.
    What we see in the film is actually a depiction of one of the last few decent places to live in the world on the coast of Australia somewhat removed from the chaos. If you looked at life in Europe, USA, or Asia during the time period it would be a hellscape.
    >The Road Warrior
    Just a few years later but things have gotten even worse. Australia has long since fallen to civil war and a breakdown in the global supply chain has created a massive shortage of gasoline. Survivalists ( a term I borrow from The Postman universe) such as the Lord Humongous's gang have exacerbated this problem greatly by preventing more gentle communities from attempting to work together without violence. Everyone still vividly remembers the world before.
    >Thunderdome
    Decades have passed since Mad Max.
    The bombs finally dropped about 15 years ago. New cultures such as Bartertown are emerging. Only older-aged people remember the world before. This is the era when Immortan Joe comes of age, NOT pre-apocalypse. The "Resource Wars" are fought among the vestiges of society that preserved elements of the old world. Joe would have been a small child at the oldest during the era of the first movie.
    >Fury Road
    Seventy years or more since Mad Max 1. Immortan Joe is an old man now. The Max we see is not the Main Force Patrol Max who would be 100 years old by now. Perhaps there is a yet to be told tale of nu-Max taking up the mantle.
    >Furiosa
    More evidence that Furiosa and everything to do with the Citadel is very far down the time line. Whole new societies, cultures, and religions have emerged.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some explanations
      >nu-Max says he used to be a cop.
      Cop and Copper are slang terms in Australia that could apply to any kind of community law enforcement officer. The few surviving communities could have had people who still had this title of "cop" long after the events of the first film.
      >Max has flashbacks to a little girl getting run over and talking to him.
      This gets explained in the video game and these memories have nothing to do with the original Max's life.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This gets explained in the video game
        That is a failure of the movie then. You shouldn't need to consume other media to know what's going on.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why should a movie like that have to spoon feed you? You're supposed to think about it, not piss and shit yourself every time you see Mel Gibson like a teenage girl.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Max we see is not the Main Force Patrol Max who would be 100 years old by now. Perhaps there is a yet to be told tale of nu-Max taking up the mantle.
      It's alluded to in the canon Mad Max video game that Max became a supernatural being cursed to wander the Wasteland.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Please elaborate, I haven't played the game only read the wiki articles.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      see
      the apocalypse isn't in full effect until thunderdome. in the first film it's during the early years of the water and oil wars, road warrior is after the wars but pre nuke, and thunderdome & onward is after the nukes

      It irks me when characters refer to "the wasteland". The wouldn't do that. That's our name for it as viewers but in-universe it's still just the Australian outback. It's been less than ten years since society was still functioning.

      The only way to reconceptualize this is to assume that the Max of Fury Road is not the Max of the first three movies and is instead a new character who grew up living entirely in the Wasteland and who idolizes the original Max. That would explain the return of the Interceptor. It's a different car entirely from the one that exploded in the Road Warrior.

      >The only way to reconceptualize this is to assume that the Max of Fury Road is not the Max of the first three movies and is instead a new character who grew up living entirely in the Wasteland and who idolizes the original Max. That would explain the return of the Interceptor. It's a different car entirely from the one that exploded in the Road Warrior.
      miller stated that canon is ambivalent because each film is meant to be treated like a tale being told around a campfire by wastelanders who heard stories while passing by other areas

      What I would like is a film between 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. Another Max adventure.

      The film Civil War from this year is a nice viewing accompaniment to Mad Max as something you can envision going on around the same time period or slightly before.

      >What I would like is a film between 1 and 2, or 2 and 3.
      nope get this shit out of here it's unoriginal homosexuals like you that are the reason we have rogue one or alien romulus, completely unnecessary midquels that rely purely on nostalgia and ultimately add nothing of relevance to the story

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well, if I was writing the interquel between 2 and 3 I'd have Max get demoralized by having him discover a community of civilized people who seem to be doing well, but they start in-fighting and descending into barbarity. The film is not a car chase film and takes place in a city setting.
        The ending sees the nukes going off as Max races away from everything again having lost all faith in humanity to ever be able to coexist.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also Max is the ONLY survivor out of all the characters in the film. Everybody gets nuked but him. It'd be a real downer ending.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah that's stupid and pointless, as i already said. max loses his shit at the end of the first film and wanders off into the wild because he's now on the same level as the criminals he used to fight. it isn't until he's almost killed in road warrior that he starts to regain an appreciation for life and humanity and becomes a bit sane

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i agree the old heads to let the mel triology rest, thunderdome was unwatchable idk why anyone would want to return to that after we got fury road

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >thunderdome was unwatchable
              thunderdome was fine but definitely a step down from the two before it, fury road was the right return to form

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thunderdome is a fine film on its own merits.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              TD is better than RW homosexual

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this is an insane take im not even mad genuinely how

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I want Max to suffer even more.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you dunce
              between 1 and 2 max is a roaming corpse
              he has no empathy, no morality, his only rule is to survive
              the fact that he even finds a dog is a miracle in its own right

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I said my story would take place between 2 and 3, dummy.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oh whoops i thought you were still going on the between 1 and 2 idea. well your idea would partially work there since that's when the bombs fall, but by that point civilization is collapsed, the nukes are really more just the government saying ah frick it and using their loads

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Perhaps there could be an interesting story to be told about how the bombs go off. It's a bit Forrest Gump-y to have Max be involved but would you really be so Mad™ about it?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just do one bomb that has fallen into the hands of the villain, and it goes off at the end.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That would work because Max wants nothing to do with Bartertown. He immediately sees it for what it is, implying he's seen this all go down before. Then he gets to the valley and tells the kids they shouldn't be going anywhere and should continue living the way they are.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The film is not a car chase film and takes place in a city setting
          Sounds so incredibly moronic that some suit would probably greenlight it.
          >dude what if we take a well-known franchise and strip it of the things that give it its identity!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can still have plenty of vehicular carnage in a city. It's just that the film doesn't encompass one long chase scene.
            Perhaps Max could participate in a Twisted Metal style tournament?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This is why you don’t write movies anon.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you know I don't?

                https://i.imgur.com/GRneW2s.jpeg

                Imagine a post-apocalypse version of the carnage of Figure 8 racing.

                The whole city should be the racetrack. The should race on the streets like Formula 1.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Imagine a post-apocalypse version of the carnage of Figure 8 racing.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/GRneW2s.jpeg

              Imagine a post-apocalypse version of the carnage of Figure 8 racing.

              This was done in the (terrible) film Domsday.
              Also Death Race did something similar.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's much closer to the Death Race concept.
                Is Max participating in races too corny?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's much closer to the Death Race concept.
                Is Max participating in races too corny?

                the game has races in it, you either do a time trial or hit barrels like mario kart

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Niice give me a word hamburger on dystopian.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Postman
      gigabased. Did the movie even have the talking computer and the cybernetically enhanced super soldiers?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope.
        Would be cool to get a miniseries that covers those parts.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Everything sucks.
      they literally show them watching tv, hanging out in diners and nightclubs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sucks is still a lot better than the later films.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The continuity doesn't matter in Mad Max, every movie is basically a reboot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It definitely matters from 1 to 3.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why did we get a prequel bro were never getting another movie

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What I would like is a film between 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. Another Max adventure.

      The film Civil War from this year is a nice viewing accompaniment to Mad Max as something you can envision going on around the same time period or slightly before.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Postman makes a nice follow-up viewing to Civil War.
        Jericho is good too.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      https://letterboxd.com/oh_dae_su/list/italian-mad-max-2-knock-offs/

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would the studio greenlit a movie without Max? Why didn't they just put the title as Flopiosa.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we barely learned anything new about citadel or gas town it was just chris hemsworth screaming simulator im so sad sell me cope my fury road bros

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because the story wasn't created with the idea that Max had 200 different encounters where he defeated the big bad homosexual cannibal raiders and saved some good guy towns. In total he did it maybe 3-4 times and that's already played out. However, the world and aesthetic they have created is still ripe for more stories, characters, and ideas. How else are they going to convey that quickly to a potential audience that it will take place in the Mad Max continuity? There, you've been spood fed since you were too stupid to figure that out by yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Because the story wasn't created with the idea that Max had 200 different encounters where he defeated the big bad homosexual cannibal raiders and saved some good guy towns.
        Too bad. I want it anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You didn't spoonfeed him or anyone anything, you mouth breather. You just postulated your own coping mechanism as if it was some sort of authority. The entire franchise IS centered around Mad Max, and no, the world they created is *not* ripe for more stories, characters or ideas. It's centered entirely around Mad Max, and his adventures. That's what happens when you create an entire franchise around a titular character. Everyone cares only about that character.
        If they wanted to create a giant world that they could craft different stories around multiple characters, then they would have made the world itself the object with mass recognition and audience appeal.
        Nobody cares about this furiosa cumdumpster. cope and seethe, b***h.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >without Max
      Unless it's Mel Gibson who cares. Max didn't do shit in Fury Road and Tom Hardy sucked but everyone liked that movie

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Tom Hardy sucked
        I keep hearing this obviously wrong opinion.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't remember one thing he did in that movie besides wear a cuck mask

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If only Heath didn't died

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would the studio greenlit a movie without Max?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is this supposed to be around the Road Warrior timewise? The interceptor looks in better shape than in Fury Road and Max looks more put together and while the ending of Furiosa goes right into Fury Road it’s heavily implied that time passes between Furiosa getting her revenge and Fury Road.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nah that's not the original interceptor
          the newer movies are soft reboots anyway and as i've said before each film is meant to be archetypal and told from the perspective of wastelanders sitting around a campfire, max is a mythical figure in the wasteland so every story pretty tells of a man and his car

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mad max is decline. Road warrior is post-collapse. Thunderdome is rebuilding and nature taking over. Fury road and after are set on another planet.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have a theory that when they were supposed to ride off into the salt flats near the end of fury road george miller was gonna cut it off there for a sequel but the studio was like what the frick are you doing; or maybe it was intended that max wandering away from the citadel through the crowd that the sequel wouldnt even return to the citadel or furiosa at all and it would have been an entirely new story

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick are they doing in the desert? No water no food no resources but they got wheels and gas. Just fricking leave. Drive 2000miles in one direction and live life on easy mode. It can be done in 4 days max. I don't get it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The implication has been that the civilized areas are even worse, or are perhaps too polluted to host human life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The outback is the *best* place left, that's how terrible the rest of the world is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The game somewhat implies that this is all there is and that the wasteland is the ocean floor after it has dried out.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By the way I'm ripping off the plot of Kenshiro Den in which Kenshiro finds a city that seems better than most and saves the day and beats the bad guy. The the bad guy blows up the whole city anyway as a last frick you, and only Kenshiro survives.

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    That's the whole movie. It's pretty good. Sorry about the spoiler.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not a bad premise
      make it a bit more original though, while the ending is cool it doesn't make any sense in terms of mad max

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blow up the Citadel in the next movie. Nuke it so the water table underneath is useless.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fellas how far away are we from this being a reality? 5 years?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do you guys think a directors cut will save furiosa i just saw a post that someone around george miller said he has a ton of extra footage he had to cut

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The last thing the movie needed was to be longer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's fine as it is

      https://i.imgur.com/XursYc8.jpeg

      >This gets explained in the video game
      That is a failure of the movie then. You shouldn't need to consume other media to know what's going on.

      you don't need to play the game to understand fury road, anon. even though that girl isn't max's daughter they clearly had that form of connection and that's why her death was a shock to him.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why dont we have a Mad Max set in America?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It seems tame compared to black cities

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I rewatched Thunderdome the other day and it's probably my favorite. I agree that at some point post-apocalypse has to end and post-post-apocalypse begins, and Thunderdome is as good as any place to start.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this fan film is very kino

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only Mad Max 1 feels apocalyptic.
    Road Warrior feels Bobcat Goldthwait punk but the car-wars are great. Rather watch that than Cannonball Run on most days.
    Beyond Tidybowl is 80s HBO 'cool' but is heading down the drain.

    The rest are all style and no substance, and they rehashed that from Tidybowl minus Tina Turner.

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