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Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD opens May 15, 2015.

Probably...



(1) Max Rockatansky
(2) The Mad Max Trilogy
(3) Mad Max: Fury Road
(4) My God, It's full of stars Mad Max!
(5) Mad Max: The Game

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(1) MAX ROCKATANSKY


This is Max Rockatansky. He's a fella. A quick fella. He lives in Australia with his wife and kid, and works as a police man. He's good people. You know what they say, though: bad things happen to good people. And unfortunately for Max, the world he lives in has gone to poo poo. After losing his wife, kid, and best friend to psychopathic bikers, Max gets mad. Then he gets revenge.


Cue vehicular manslaughter.


But then he gets a dog and drives out into the desert wasteland to live out the rest of his life alone as a scavenger. However, what's left of society won't leave him alone and he gets pulled back in. This time he gets roped into fighting a war against an even bigger gang on behalf of a besieged people hunkered down in a desert refinery.


Cue vehicular manslaughter.


But then he gets a monkey and braves the desert wasteland as a scavenger once more. Learning from his past mistakes, he manages to avoid civilization long enough to grow his hair out. However, he eventually gets robbed and has to hoof it to a nearby city to get his gear back. After making a deal with the wrong sort of people, he gets entered into a gladiatorial arena. The deal doesn't play out as Max expects. He gets betrayed and is cast back out into the desert to die. He is found by The Lost Boys (and Girls), is given a haircut, and unwittingly creates a child army to (accidentally) take out his betrayers. Then he sacrifices himself to help the Lost Boys escape.


Cue vehicular manslaughter.


Max is down but he's not out. He's coming back.

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(2) THE MAD MAX TRILOGY

Okay, so you wanna get caught up on Max's story, eh? There are three films you need to grab:



Mad Max (1979) * IMDB - 7/10 * Rotten Tomatoes - 95%

quote:

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the fact of a police force bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer. Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for--revenge!
Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior aka Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) * IMDB - 7.6 * Rotten Tomatoes - 100%

quote:

In action movie annals, few compare with this full-throttle epic of speed and carnage that rockets you into a dreamlike landscape where the post-nuclear future meets the mythological past. More simply, it's also one of the most mind-blowing stunt movies every made. Under the direction of George Miller (Babe, Happy Feet), Mel Gibson first made his mark on movie history as heroic loner Max, who drives the roads of outback Australia in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defenders of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by The Humungus. With The Road Warrior on your side, screen action doesn't get any better.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) * IMDB - 6.1/10 * Rotten Tomatoes - 81%

quote:

Two men enter. One man leaves. That's the law in Bartertown's Thunderdome arena. But lawmaker Aunty Entity will soon add another: Don't get Max mad!
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome stars Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon, Maverick) for his third go-round as the title hero who takes on the barbarians of the post-nuclear future--and this time becomes the savior of a tribe of lost children. Music superstar Tina Turner steals what's left of the screen as Aunty Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her stranglehold on Bartertown.
Directors George Miller and George Ogilvie deliver another rousing final apocalypse-on-wheels and one of the best movie fight scenes ever, as Max and the gladiatorial Blaster face off with maces, chainsaws and anything not nailed down inside Thunderdome. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: watch and you'll agree with the soundtrack song that "We Don't Need Another Hero."

You can grab these individually, or--


For the first time ever the trilogy is being released as a proper Blu-Ray collection on June 4, 2013. No bootleg versions or cheap transfers or cuts with the awful American dub, but the proper versions. (Individual copies of The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome are being released at the same time for anyone who already owns the Mad Max DVD+Blu-Ray combo). Note, this will be the first time Beyond Thunderdome has been released on Blu-Ray.

Don't want to wait? I don't blame you. Well, they're not too hard to find, nor are they too expensive. Use the internet or go down to your local pawn shop and grab a copy on DVD or VHS.

The trilogy is now available. You can find it in standard Blu-ray case or in a collectible tin. It sounds like there aren't a lot of bonus features. In fact, nothing that hasn't already been released is present in this collection. Still, it's the Mad Max Trilogy, and you can finally watch Beyond Thunderdome in Hi-def. Here's a couple of reviews for those curious:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/6034...mplete-trilogy/
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/876...ay+Disc+News%29

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(3) MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (TBA - 2013/2014 May 15, 2015(?))

Which brings us to today. It's coming. Director George Miller has literally been working on the idea for over a decade. Seriously.

Rumours of new Mad Max material began in 1995 when talk of a TV show began to appear. It never happened, but in 1998, talk of a fourth movie started. George Miller later confirmed in 1999 that he had completed the script. Through to 2009, rumours spread over who would play the lead role, whether it would be Max or the a son of Max or even the Feral Kid from The Road Warrior grown to adulthood. Of course, Mel Gibson was brought up. He was confirmed, unconfirmed, said to play lead, said to be a cameo, and then dropped altogether. However, Heath Ledger, Michael Biehn, Guy Pearce, and Pam Grier were also mentioned. There was word it was going to be filmed in Southern Australia, then Morocco, then both locations, then only only Southern Australia, then Namibia, and then it was slated to be an anime. The movie even had a July 23rd, 2004 released date at one point. However, shooting kept being pushed back for all sorts of reasons, such as a rising Australian dollar or tensions in the filming locations.

Then, on October 24th 2009, a press conference announced that the movie was back on track. Miller stated that pre-production had already begun and the film was to begin shooting late 2010. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron were confirmed to be starring in the lead roles as Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa respectively. Massive amounts of rain delayed shooting in Broken Hill, Australia, though, as the desert was transformed from a barren wasteland to a verdant paradise. Miller wasn't idle; he kept working on scripts and planned an additional two movies. Mad Max: Furiosa was to be shot back to back with Mad Max: Fury Road, while he continued to work on the sixth script. However, a year later, Broken Hill was still too green for the film's needs, so shooting was moved back to Namibia, but didn't begin until June 2012. Original plans to shoot the film in 3D were changed to 3D conversion in the post-production process. Around this time, pictures of vehicles begin to get released into the wild and by 2013 a picture of Tom Hardy as Max was released. Of course, trouble seems to love Miller, and problems continue to plague him. The film has run over its budget and the studio wound up sending a suit to keep Miller on track. More recently, the film has come under fire from environmental groups for apparently destroying large portions of the desert ecosystem in Namibia (though the Namibia Film Commission denies this).

For detailed records on all this nonsense, MadMadMovies.com is a good place to start.

Back to Fury Road, there have been a few details released so far.

CAST

Directed by George Miller

Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa

The Five Wives:
Riley Keough as Capable
Zoë Kravitz as Toast
Courtenay Eaton as Fragile
Abbey Lee as The Dag
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid

Nicholas Hoult as Nux
Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy
Iota as Coma-Doof Warrior
Josh Helman as Slit
Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus
Hugh Keays-Byrne (The Motherfucking Toecutter) as Immortan Joe

Other cast:
Megan Gale
Richard Carter
Angus Sampson
John Howard
Melissa Jaffer
Gillian Jones
Joy Smithers
Melita Jurisic

SYNOPSIS

quote:

“Mad Max: Fury Road”–the fourth in the franchise’s history–stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Oscar(R) winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”, “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa.

According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”

INTERVIEWS
Mel Gibson gives his blessing to Tom Hardy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evYNvHAKJ6g

Tom Hardy talks about Mad Max 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3WsW0a97zg

http://www.vulture.com/2012/05/tom-...-max-china.html

Tom Hardy posted:

Speaking of changing your look, have you grown out this beard for a role?
Yeah, that’s for Mad Max; that’s in preparation for that.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/t...4-delays/269025

Tom Hardy posted:

"It was going to be a year of filming, then six months, and now we’re supposed to be doing it in six days. It's a musical - we’re going to be going around shopping centres in a little wagon and singing songs. People were expecting big, but we're going to give them small. It'll be a live, free-running musical and it's coming to a place near you soon."

http://screenrant.com/charlize-ther...w-rothc-175684/

Charlize Theron posted:

What is it he’s asking of you? Is it something you’ve never done?
"No, it’s a really challenging piece of material. I think for me originally when they were like, ‘Oh, ‘Mad Max.’’ I was like, ‘Uh, I’m not going to play the loving girl for ‘Mad Max.’’ Then I read it and I was like, ‘Oh, ‘Mad Max.’ I feel sorry for you.’ (Laughs) That rarely happens. It’s just really, it’s two great characters. It’s not the original ‘Mad Max.’ It’s the revamped ‘Mad Max.’ It’s Tom Hardy, who’s incredible. So, the whole thing is just exciting, very, very exciting."

Nicholas Hoult talks about Warm Bodies, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Mad Max: Fury Road:http://www.sequel-buzz.com/2013/01/...ml#.UUixQ1eHcWc

Megan Gale talks about her role in Mad Max 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76PzERAjg0

Brendan McCarthy (Writer) talks about some comic project, Mad Max 4, and how he got the job writing the script: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0YSN7uoxSE

VIDEOS

Mad Max 4 - Production Shots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXk1E4JmMOA
Video of a bunch of the cars being driven around. Includes several semi trucks, including that one covered in speakers, a bunch of Max-Max-ified cars, and the "Gigahorse." Skip to :55 for the Gigahorse. That thing sounds like a monster.

Production Stills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuDlzD8TmI0
This is just a bunch of images set to terrible music, but it has a bunch of images I haven't been able to find. Highlights include a vehicle that looks like Twisted Metal's Warthog (i.e., a car body attached to a tank's treads), more shorts of the Interceptor, location shots, and close ups of that huge truck covered in spikes that show it to be decorated with human skulls.

PICTURES

Cars


Cast


Concept Art

(topless woman)

Misc


New Concept Art...Finally!

Caustic posted:

Some cool concept art for Fury Road showed up on Ebay (and was then taken down or sold it looks like). Some of the character and vehicle art looks to be a pretty close match to set photos - I expect these designs will be fairly close to what we see on-screen. More images at Aint It Cool. Looks like Rictus Erectus will be the "Wez" to Immortan Joe.




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Anywho, we're getting a new Mad Max in another year or so! Details are constantly emerging, so I'll try and keep this OP as up to date as possible.

Until then, lets' talk about Mad Max!

Blind Sally fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2014 around 16:20

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Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


(4) My God, It's full of stars Mad Max!

I was going to save this second post as a place to make a shrine for all the references Mad Max has inspired. Of course, as I began my search I quickly found that Wikipedia had a pretty comprehensive list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Ma...popular_culture

However, it's not exhaustive. There were a few references I was able to name off the top of my head that didn't appear in the list. If you know of one, let me know and I'll add it to the glorious Mad Max shrine.

(I've added links and images where I could)

* Rugrats, one of the kids' fantasies is inspired by the apocalypse in The Road Warrior. Chuckie is literally the Gyro Captain.



* Bellflower, a 2011 American independent film. It stars two socially disturbed young men who are obsessed with Mad Max. They spend their leisure time constructing a "Mad Max" car and flamethrowers in an LA suburb.

* Watchmen, the 2009 film adaptation. In Ozymandias' Antarctic hideout, The Road Warrior can be seen playing in the background on his huge wall of televisions. The scene in particular is the bit where The Humungus is shooting his gigantic gun at Max and the Gyro Captain.

* Something Awful's own Creative Convention sub-forum has a Thunderdome thread for writers: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3527428

* Quentin Tarantino is a professed fan of Mad Max. His film Death Proof is basically a love letter to it and other culturally significant car chase films (i.e., Vanishing Point, etc.).

Mad Max References posted:

* James Wan and Leigh Whannell credit the film's final scene, in which Johnny is given the option of cutting off his own foot to escape, for inspiring the entire Saw series.

* The music video for the 2001 single Addicted to Bass by Puretone was heavily inspired by the opening chase sequence in Mad Max featuring a Pursuit Special.

* Fist of the North Star can be easily linked to the universe of Mad Max, from the looks of the characters, vehicles, setting and episodic scenarios.

* In the comic Watchmen, Rorschach handcuffs a child killer to a stove in a burning building and provides him with a hacksaw to free himself (either by cutting the chain or his own ankle). He uses very similar language to describe the killer's predicament as Max does with Johnny the Boy at the end of the movie.

* The video game Borderlands features a beast creature known as the Skag, possibly inspired by the slang term in Mad Max.

* Road Avenger lifts the film's entire premise for its plot.

* The popular video game series Rockman X (Mega Man X outside Japan) features a character known as VAVA (or Vile), with the name and personality inspired by Bubba from Mad Max.

* Buronson the writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) the Japanese manga comic and animation revealed that the main character "Kenshiro" and much of the premise for the story was inspired as an amalgamation of Mad Max and Bruce Lee.


* In The Crow sequel City of Angels a scene plays out between the protagonist and character Spider Monkey which mirrors the dialogue and motivation found in the scene between Max and the Mechanic.

* The film its self can be considered a product of earlier renegade exploitation road movies with similar themes of weaponised automobiles, bike gang culture and the breakdown of civilization, such as Stone (1974 film), The Cars That Ate Paris and Wake in Fright

* Pop singer Ke$ha noted that the vibe of her Get $leazy Tour was "very heavily influenced" by the Mad Max series. Several of the costumes she and her friends wear throughout the show are very reminiscent of characters throughout the Mad Max franchise. Note: this influence appears to have been carried over into her "Die Young" music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOubzHCUt48

* The 2009 video game Fuel features a post-apocaliptic scenery partly similar to the films.

Mad Max 2 references posted:

* Filmmakers Guillermo Del Toro, David Fincher, and Robert Rodríguez have cited Mad Max 2 as one of their favorite movies. James Cameron also credits the movie, along with Star Wars, for having a major influence on him.

* In the The Boondocks episode "The Fried Chicken Flu", the final chase scene includes multiple references to the Mad Max films. When the Woodcrest Fried Chicken Flu Militia shows up to take the food and water that Huey has stashed away in his house, one of the militia members is dressed like Lord Humungus with face mask and bare-chested leather straps. As the Freeman family escapes the house with their food and water tied on top their car, Aunty Entity's hairstyle and large earrings (from Thunderdome) are worn by the Woodcrest Militia leader as she orders her gang to get on a schoolbus to give chase.

* In the 1985 comedy film Weird Science, Vernon Wells plays "Lord General," a mutant biker reminiscent of his role as "Wez" in Mad Max 2.

* In the 2001 television series Power Rangers Time Force, Vernon Wells played the main antagonist Ransik and was involved in a Mad Max parody in one of the episodes.

* The final episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is a parody of The Road Warrior.

* English pop star Gary Numan's image for his 1983 Warriors album, singles, and live tour (consisting of a black leather costume with weapon accessories, set against a post-apocalyptic backdrop) was influenced by Mad Max 2.


* English pop group Duran Duran based the music videos for their singles "Union of the Snake" (1983) and "The Wild Boys" (1984) on Mad Max 2.

* In the Fallout series, many references are made to the film, including armor heavily inspired by Mad Max's leather suit and an advertisement with the player character donning the armor along with a dog at his side. Also, in the first three Fallout games, an Australian Cattle Dog appears, acting as a companion for the player.


* "Two Tribes" (1984), the second single by English dance-pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood, was influenced by Mad Max 2. The song's lyric "When two tribes go to war" is derived from a line from the film's opening narration, "...two mighty warrior tribes went to war."

* "Bad Life", the opening track of English post-punk group Public Image Ltd's album This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get (1984), contains several lyrics which refer to Mad Max 2, namely "Now this machine is on the move/Now looking out for number one/The open road/I'm getting gasoline." The lyrics also mention The Humungus. On PiL's prototype version of the This is What You Want... album, Commercial Zone (1983), "Bad Life" is entitled "Mad Max."

* Italian metalpunk band Children of Technology are very influenced by this film within their lyrical themes.

* The Italian movie 1990: The Bronx Warriors and its sequel Escape from the Bronx have been inspired by this film.

* The game Borderlands was heavily influenced by the art direction and setting of Mad Max 2. Many references are made to elements of the Mad Max universe, including a boss named Mad Mel who looks like Lord Humungous.

* A federal lawsuit, deciding a major loss for feminist equality was decided by a woman queefing the Road Warrior, an enraged Wez and Lord Humungus, in "Eat, Pray, Queef", an episode in the thirteenth season of South Park. The film is also parodied in the episode "Proper Condom Use" in the fifth series. Additionally, Stan Marsh has a Road Warrior poster in his room.

* In the Cheers episode "Never Love a Goalie: Part 1," Dr Frasier Crane is jailed after getting involved in a fight at a hockey game. Upon returning to Cheers, Frasier says, "I've just spent the last six hours in a holding cell with the cast of The Road Warrior," to which Woody Boyd says, "Wow, Dr. Crane! Did you get Mel Gibson's autograph??"

* In The Simpsons episode "Bart vs. Australia", the enraged Australian crowd chasing the Simpsons includes some Mad Max 2-style bikers.

* Another episode of The Simpsons, "Lemon of Troy", makes a reference to Mad Max 2 in the car compound scenes. The Springfielders watch their impounded van through binoculars from their vantage point, while the children from Shelbyville ride their bikes in circles around the compound - parodying the scene in Mad Max 2 in which Max and the Gyro Captain observe the bikers circling the oil refinery.

* WWE Superstar Chris Jericho frequently referred to himself as the "Ayatollah of Rock-n-rolla" during the 2000s. This is a direct reference to one of nicknames Toadie gives The Humungus in the film.

* In the 1986 Clint Eastwood film Heartbreak Ridge, Mario van Peebles' character of "Stitch Jones" refers to himself as the "Ayatollah of Rock-n-rolla".

* In the ReBoot animated TV series, episode 17 is titled Bad Bob and is clearly based on the Mad Max universe, taking place in a desert where the heroes and villains fight while driving tuned cars and motorcycles. At the end of the episode, there is a car chase with Bob driving a semi truck (which Megabyte "rebooted" into, and containing the energy that Megabyte attempted to steal) similar to the truck in Mad Max 2.

* On April 18, 2005, in San Antonio, Texas, 29 people organized a re-enactment of the tanker chase scene from The Road Warrior as they were travelling from Boerne to San Antonio to attend a movie marathon. Several motorists reported to police a "militia" armed with machine guns surrounding a tanker truck. When police pulled over the convoy, they found out the machine guns were fake; 9 of the participants were arrested and charged with obstruction of a highway and two other re-enactors were arrested for obstruction of a highway and carrying illegal knives. As a result, the movie marathon was cancelled. One of the re-enactors recorded video proving that the convoy was in fact in compliance with traffic laws, and all charges were later dropped.

* The World of Warcraft game features a minor villain called "The Ginormus" whose looks and feel appear to be inspired by Lord Humunugus'. He is referenced as "Ayatollah of Kaja Cola" and also quotes Lord Humungus during battle.

* In the level creator DLC for Portal 2, Cave Johnson, the narrator says "Cave Johnson here. Just a reminder that the core goal of Aperture Gas-Finding Science is to find gas, so make sure you let us know if you see any. If we meet our quarterly gas-finding target, I promise you we will don our bondage gear, fuel our death cars, and drive around in circles, whooping it up and shooting arrows at people. Who is ready to rule the wasteland? Alright, start looking." http://youtu.be/IPG3eDTy-yo?t=23m22s

* Blackie Lawless from US metal band W.A.S.P. cited the film as having a huge effect on the visual theme they were to employ in their 1980s stage shows.

* Both professional wrestling tag teams, The Road Warriors and Demolition (professional wrestling) were based off the 2nd Mad Max movie. Hawk & Animal had mohawks and wore facepaint & spiked football pads to the ring. Ax & Smash wore spiked black lether outfits & hockey masks, (and also facepaint), similar to The Humungus character.

* Additionally, the professional wrestling gimmick Lord Humongous is based upon The Humungus

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome References posted:

* The episode of The Simpsons in which Mel Gibson guest-stars is entitled "Beyond Blunderdome", and contains several visual references to the Mad Max films. Whilst making a getaway from the film studio, Gibson and Homer Simpson hijack "The Road Warrior Car" from the auto museum (the car resembles The Humungus' vehicle in Mad Max 2). When Gibson pushes aside the Mad Max dummy in the car, he says "Shove over, junior!"

* In the Seinfeld episode "The Dealership", George Costanza says of a car dealership, "There’s no laws in this place. Anything goes! It’s Thunderdome!!"

* The Futurama episode "Raging Bender" contains a parody of the "Two men enter, one man leaves" line from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Describing the sport of robot wrestling, Professor Hubert Farnsworth says, "There are no rules. Two robots enter, one robot leaves, then later the other robot leaves after being declared the winner."

* In the music video of 2pac's "California Love", elements from this film were used including car chases in the desert and the Thunderdome itself. The director of the video, Hype Williams, was inspired by this film when making "California Love."[8]

* In the game World of Warcraft, a woman named Katrina Turner hosts a series of battles at The Thunderdrome, an obvious reference to the film.

* In the game Borderlands, many references are made to elements of the Mad Max universe, including Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, which features a series of challenges in a Thunderdome setting and an achievement titled, "Can't We Get Beyond Thunderdome?".

* In the track from Snoop Dogg, "Gangbanging 101" it is referenced "we just slip and slide out, we rip and ride out Let it see known, nigga welcome to da Thunderdome."[9]

* In the video game Fallout: New Vegas there are two achievements titled "Master Blaster" and "You Run Bartertown", named after a character and a quote by the same character in the film.

* In the movie Waiting..., the character Floyd welcomes a newly hired employee with the line "Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch".

* Kimya Dawson references it in her song "The Beer" saying "I was dressed like Tina Turner in Beyond Thunderdome."

* The South Park episode "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" references the scene where the pre-apocalyptic world is described to the children.

* In Superbad two of the main characters are told, "Welcome to Thunderdome." as they arrive at a house party.

* The Goth/Industrial dance organizers Death Guild have built a working Thunderdome at Burning Man since 1998. Battles are done with soft weapons, and a trademark "0 days since last injury" sign adorn the dome. As in the movie, onlookers climb the sides of the dome for a better view.

* In the comedy film Liar Liar, Fletcher Reede, played by Jim Carrey, refers to Tina Turner as "...beyond Thunderdome" when speaking to his client Samantha Cole, played by Jennifer Tilly.

* While referring to his digestive system, Meatwad says, "It's like the Thunderdome in here, only two men enter, no man leaves. Rated R. Starring Mel Gibson and Master Blaster." in season 3 episode 2 of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

* In the manga Princess Resurrection, an arc is based around Mad Max 2 style marauding vampires on motorcycles attacking a truck. Then in later half of the arc the main characters are forced to fight in a "Death Dome", with the champion being an enormous cyclops with a helmet like the character Blaster.

* In the VH1 TV show I Hate My 30's, in the episode, "Always a Bridesmaid to order," characters Corey, Bruce and Travis play, "Beyond Pokerdome," a game of poker with each of them dressed as various characters from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Bruce is dressed as Aunty Entity, Corey as Master Blaster and Travis as Max.

* The "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal" vignette to promote Halloween Havoc 1992 is similar to, albeit a reversal of, the wheel used to determine punishments for broken deals.

(5) Mad Max: The Game



Wrong Mad Max game. This one's coming out for the PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, and PC in 2014.


http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3554646

Blind Sally fucked around with this message at Sep 10, 2013 around 17:01

scary ghost dog
Aug 5, 2007

join the club


Oh my god I had no idea I'm so excited jesus christ

NOT NOW GRANDPA
Dec 6, 2005



Holy gently caress.

I suddenly don't care about any other movie at all.

OneThousandMonkeys
Oct 9, 2005

The Strangest Vengeance Ever Planned

quote:


This guy looks like a lot of fun to know.

Mad Max is a weird trilogy, because I don't think either the first or third movie compares to the fun insanity that is The Road Warrior.

Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


OneThousandMonkeys posted:

This guy looks like a lot of fun to know.

I think it's Hugh Keays-Byrne, the fellow that played The Toecutter.



I doubt there's any connection to the character, though. Miller likes reusing actors in different roles for these films. Like Max Fairchild in 1 & 2 (as Benno and the "Broken Victim" respectively), and Bruce Spence in 2 & 3 (as the Gyro Captain and Jedidiah the Pilot respectively).

Sentinel Red
Nov 13, 2007
Style > Content.

Blimey, looking at those pics it's coming across more like a Riddick spin-off than a Mad Max film. That pale dude in the mask is certainly something...

Either way, Hardy and Theron = sold, the gloriously ridiculous cars are just the cherry on top.

scary ghost dog
Aug 5, 2007

join the club


Sentinel Red posted:

Blimey, looking at those pics it's coming across more like a Riddick spin-off than a Mad Max film. That pale dude in the mask is certainly something...

Either way, Hardy and Theron = sold, the gloriously ridiculous cars are just the cherry on top.

Pale dude's not so much more ridiculous than this guy:

James Woods
Jul 15, 2003

He was one of God's strange prototypes, never meant for mass production. Too strange to live, too rare to die.

Blind Sally posted:

I doubt there's any connection to the character, though. Miller likes reusing actors in different roles for these films. Like Max Fairchild in 1 & 2 (as Benno and the "Broken Victim" respectively), and Bruce Spence in 2 & 3 (as the Gyro Captain and Jedidiah the Pilot respectively).

The Gyro Captain and the pilot in Thunderdome are two different people? I recently re watched the trilogy and noticed that at the end where Max and the Lost Boys are escaping and Max sees the pilot and says "You've got an airplane." that its the first time he sees Bruce Spence's character's face in this movie. The only other time they crossed paths was in the beginning when he steals Max's truck and camels and he was wearing a mask at the time. Max never even sees the pilot in Bartertown because he's ducking him the whole time. After Max gets into town his vehicle and supplies have already been sold and are now in the possession of Master Blaster. It seems to me that the only way he could have immediately recognized the pilot and knew he had a plane was that they had a history together as he's the Gyro Captain. I always thought it was just a funny coincidence that the movie starts with Max being unknowingly gaffled by his comrade from the previous film

am0kgonzo
Jun 18, 2010


scary ghost dog posted:

Pale dude's not so much more ridiculous than this guy:

There is nothing ridiculous about the Lord Humungus, ayatollah of rock and rolla, you heathen.

Soylent Green
Oct 29, 2004
It's people

James Woods posted:

The Gyro Captain and the pilot in Thunderdome are two different people?
I think that George Miller always liked to keep these things fairly oblique. From Road Warrior onwards there's been a definite effort to present Max's story as a legend told in the wasteland. My favourite example of this is Lord Humungus being Goose. Originally the plan was to have this be directly stated in the film but instead they pulled it right back so you can interpret it that way based on the couple of clues in the film if you wish, but they're easy to miss and could even then be seen as coincidence. The Gyro Captain is the same, they could be the same person or it could be coincidence, there's no clear cut answer because they're just elements of the legend.

It also means they can bring back the Pursuit Special in Fury Road and that makes it all worthwhile.

Soylent Green fucked around with this message at Mar 15, 2013 around 11:53

Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


scary ghost dog posted:

Pale dude's not so much more ridiculous than this guy:

It's a weird wasteland out there.

Must'n't forget about Ironbar:


Or Master Blaster



James Woods posted:

The Gyro Captain and the pilot in Thunderdome are two different people? I recently re watched the trilogy and noticed that at the end where Max and the Lost Boys are escaping and Max sees the pilot and says "You've got an airplane." that its the first time he sees Bruce Spence's character's face in this movie. The only other time they crossed paths was in the beginning when he steals Max's truck and camels and he was wearing a mask at the time. Max never even sees the pilot in Bartertown because he's ducking him the whole time. After Max gets into town his vehicle and supplies have already been sold and are now in the possession of Master Blaster. It seems to me that the only way he could have immediately recognized the pilot and knew he had a plane was that they had a history together as he's the Gyro Captain. I always thought it was just a funny coincidence that the movie starts with Max being unknowingly gaffled by his comrade from the previous film

True, but then there's also a scene where Jedediah clearly sees Max in Barter Town and smiles. Not in recognition of his old pal (The Gyro Captain loved Max and would have been all over him, insisting they be "partners" again), but because he knows he got away with selling off all his junk in the marketplace. I was always under the impression that Max recognized him at the finale because of film convenience (i.e., Max recognizes the pilot because we, the audience, recognize the pilot, and because it's ironic justice).

Furthermore, based on what the Feral Kid says at the end of The Road Warrior, the Gyro Captain was supposed to have become the leader of the Great Northern Tribe. Jedediah is just some dude with a kid living in a junkyard in the desert.

Lastly, I swear Jedediah has much nice teeth than the Gyro Captain has. I can't find any proper screen caps, so I could be off on this one, but I'll fast-forward through the movies again tonight to confirm this. (If true, I figured they were different characters because the Gyro Captain never would have been able to find proper dental work in the wasteland).

But to be fair, there's never been confirmation one way or the other from Miller--or if there has, I've never found it. So a lot of people on the internet argue whether or not they are one and the same character.

Terrifying Effigies
Oct 22, 2008

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up.


My best memory of the series was renting the Mad Max DVD and seeing that there were 'English' and 'Australian' audio tracks. "I thought they spoke English in Australia?" I thought and loaded up the Australian. Cue the Night Rider scene and total gibberish

Wizchine
Sep 17, 2007


Those cars... this just rocketed up my list.

WatermelonGun
May 7, 2009


Oh gently caress yeah, a Mad Max thread is about the best idea anyone's ever had.

Fury Road could be absolute garbage, but I'm totally going to go see it with my dad. And it's going to rule.

Cantide
Jun 13, 2001


Terrifying Effigies posted:

My best memory of the series was renting the Mad Max DVD and seeing that there were 'English' and 'Australian' audio tracks. "I thought they spoke English in Australia?" I thought and loaded up the Australian. Cue the Night Rider scene and total gibberish

It's SO much better in australian.
Btw the sound mixing in that movie is probably considered poo poo by modern standards but is actually absolutely fantastic, the ambient noises and radio chatter instantly come to my mind when I see anything Mad Max related.

Jonah Galtberg
Feb 11, 2009




Terrifying Effigies posted:

My best memory of the series was renting the Mad Max DVD and seeing that there were 'English' and 'Australian' audio tracks. "I thought they spoke English in Australia?" I thought and loaded up the Australian. Cue the Night Rider scene and total gibberish

This says a whole lot about a whole lot of things. The American dub is awful.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004
together at last!

Terrifying Effigies posted:

My best memory of the series was renting the Mad Max DVD and seeing that there were 'English' and 'Australian' audio tracks. "I thought they spoke English in Australia?" I thought and loaded up the Australian. Cue the Night Rider scene and total gibberish

Wait im confused, is the "English" track a terribly dubbing track or something?

Jonah Galtberg
Feb 11, 2009




It's a godawful dub of the original lines with American voices and American slang that was done to try and make it more understandable for US audiences. The implications are obvious.

Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


Nutsngum posted:

Wait im confused, is the "English" track a terribly dubbing track or something?

I'm pretty sure Terrible Effigies was having a go, but yeah, the American dub is atrocious. It's especially egregious considering how easy to understand the original track is.

penismightier
Dec 6, 2005

What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWkSyF7tNgQ

Jonah Galtberg
Feb 11, 2009





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb1uDc_qa-4

Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!



Counterpoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Bcov5SGU0
The Horrible American Dub

quote:


They dubbed in American voices because they didn't think American audiences would understand what they were saying.

Seriously.

quote:

Good thing they did, because I never would have understood what they were talking about otherwise. Is that bad? No. Nothing to apologize for. I'm not sorry I don't understand a strong English, Scottish or Australian classic accent corresponding slang, nor am I sorry they don't understand mine. Shrug.

penismightier
Dec 6, 2005

What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.



Blind Sally posted:

Counterpoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Bcov5SGU0
The Horrible American Dub

Man, I haven't seen this since I was like 14. It's brutal. It's funny to watch them in a row though because with the American accents I instinctively think the woman is driving since she's on the left side.

ReV VAdAUL
Oct 3, 2004

I'm WILD about
WILDMAN


Blind Sally posted:

I'm pretty sure Terrible Effigies was having a go, but yeah, the American dub is atrocious. It's especially egregious considering how easy to understand the original track is.

At least on my region 2 DVD the Australian track is a bonus feature and the default is the dub, which really annoyed me. The Australian original is so much better.

VoodooXT
Feb 24, 2006
I want Tong Po! Give me Tong Po!

Soylent Green posted:

My favourite example of this is Lord Humungus being Goose. Originally the plan was to have this be directly stated in the film but instead they pulled it right back so you can interpret it that way based on the couple of clues in the film if you wish, but they're easy to miss and could even then be seen as coincidence.

Whoa, I've never heard this. If that were true, Goose really worked out since getting out of the ER.

Anyway, I'm excited for these back to back Mad Max films. I've been waiting over a decade for "Fury Road".

Party Plane Jones
Jul 1, 2007

Flying the friendly skies in relative safet-oh god the engine fell off


I watched the first Mad Max the other day and it's positively hilarious how bad the music cues are. Max's musical cue to the Goose in the hospital bed is just terrible.

Terrifying Effigies
Oct 22, 2008

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up.


Cantide posted:

It's SO much better in australian.
Btw the sound mixing in that movie is probably considered poo poo by modern standards but is actually absolutely fantastic, the ambient noises and radio chatter instantly come to my mind when I see anything Mad Max related.

Yeah, I was like 12-13 at the time and didn't know what the hell, and I've never gotten around to seeing it again since then. Guess this gives me a reason to see it properly!

Meaty Ore
Dec 17, 2011


VoodooXT posted:

Whoa, I've never heard this. If that were true, Goose really worked out since getting out of the ER.

Just wait'll you see what miracles the doctors pulled reviving Mrs. Rockatansky.

Anyways, glad to see this new movie finally getting off the ground, after having heard it getting kicked around for years. Hopefully it'll be well worth the wait. That said, I really ought to get the blu-ray collection; I've never seen Beyond Thunderdome and feel as though I should, even if it really isn't as good as the previous two.

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Dan Didio
Apr 6, 2009


What's even funnier is that here in Australia I'm pretty sure it's possible to buy a copy of Mad Max off of store shelves that only comes with the American dubbing.

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.



James Woods posted:

The Gyro Captain and the pilot in Thunderdome are two different people? I recently re watched the trilogy and noticed that at the end where Max and the Lost Boys are escaping and Max sees the pilot and says "You've got an airplane." that its the first time he sees Bruce Spence's character's face in this movie. The only other time they crossed paths was in the beginning when he steals Max's truck and camels and he was wearing a mask at the time. Max never even sees the pilot in Bartertown because he's ducking him the whole time. After Max gets into town his vehicle and supplies have already been sold and are now in the possession of Master Blaster. It seems to me that the only way he could have immediately recognized the pilot and knew he had a plane was that they had a history together as he's the Gyro Captain. I always thought it was just a funny coincidence that the movie starts with Max being unknowingly gaffled by his comrade from the previous film

I love whenever this is brought up because it glosses over the even more ridiculous fact that Max is so strong he can immediately get up and walk away from an airplane in flight colliding with the back of his head. Maybe the bump messed with his memory. .

Mad Max has always been my favorite film trilogy. In fact Heath Ledger had been my favorite actor ever not for The Dark Knight, but because he specifically turned down being Spider-Man to be the Great Leader of the Northern Tribe. I would have done the exact same thing.

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...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


OneThousandMonkeys posted:

This guy looks like a lot of fun to know.

Mad Max is a weird trilogy, because I don't think either the first or third movie compares to the fun insanity that is The Road Warrior.

Road Warrior loving owns. There's like 5 lines of dialogue in the entire first 15 minutes of the movie.

The chase scenes are the most incredible thing to me from a modern standpoint, just because having an all-practical car chase with a shitload of vehicles and people is something that just doesn't happen anymore. Outside of The Good, The Bad, and The Weird.

I'm not looking forward to hearing teenagers complaining that Fury Road is "ripping off Fallout"

OneThousandMonkeys
Oct 9, 2005

The Strangest Vengeance Ever Planned

...of SCIENCE! posted:

Road Warrior loving owns. There's like 5 lines of dialogue in the entire first 15 minutes of the movie.

The chase scenes are the most incredible thing to me from a modern standpoint, just because having an all-practical car chase with a shitload of vehicles and people is something that just doesn't happen anymore. Outside of The Good, The Bad, and The Weird.

I'm not looking forward to hearing teenagers complaining that Fury Road is "ripping off Fallout"

Fallout only recently got a (weird) car mod, so this might be safe. Also, to really be Fallout, the main character has to crash all the time.

Matlock
Sep 12, 2004

Childs Play Charity 2011 Total: $1755


scary ghost dog posted:

Pale dude's not so much more ridiculous than this guy:


Lord Humungus, a man who launched a thousand wrestling careers.



Sid, Kane, and Chris Jericho have all repped the Warrior of the Wasteland.

Blind Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim's now a Blind Cave Salamander!


Blind Sally posted:

Lastly, I swear Jedediah has much nicer teeth than the Gyro Captain has. I can't find any proper screen caps, so I could be off on this one, but I'll fast-forward through the movies again tonight to confirm this. (If true, I figured they were different characters because the Gyro Captain never would have been able to find proper dental work in the wasteland).

Because I said I would:


The Gyro Captain's teeth are spotted and brown.


Jedediah's sparkle by comparison.

EDIT: Ugh, this is my proof:

EDIT: EDIT: His teeth just keep getting worse!

The Matrix:

LOTR:

Star Wars:

Blind Sally fucked around with this message at Mar 16, 2013 around 22:18

nimh
Sep 18, 2004



I've been waiting for this for a long time. One of my friends minded a house of one the higher ups (can't remember what his role was) who had gone to Africa with the location scouts.
That was back in '02 or '03.

Long live the Road Warrior.


Go away CGI. It should be noted that Mad Max held the record of budget to gross ratio until Blair Witch Project came along. It really was just balls n duct tape.





Humungus is Goose? It thought it was indicated that he was ex-military but maybe a medal fancier is more likely. He has the insignia of my father's division, Totenkopf.

nimh fucked around with this message at Mar 17, 2013 around 10:34

Silentgoldfish
Nov 5, 2008


The weirdest thing about Mad Max is playing Fallout first, then watching the movies and catching all the references in reverse. There's a scene in Beyond Thunderdome where Max is stripped of all his weapons and I swear every gun taken off him is a gun they put in the game.

...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


Silentgoldfish posted:

The weirdest thing about Mad Max is playing Fallout first, then watching the movies and catching all the references in reverse. There's a scene in Beyond Thunderdome where Max is stripped of all his weapons and I swear every gun taken off him is a gun they put in the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n29c-q3_8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbZnr5oN168

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008


All you did was wish for Ron Pearlman to be the narrator for the upcoming film. But yeah, Fallout is pretty much a love letter to all the post-apocalyptic films, books, ect. put out with some pop culture references thrown in for good measure. The leather armor is pretty much Max's Road Warrior get-up and one of the best handguns is Deckard's gun from Blade Runner. You can play a drinking game of "spot the reference" in those games.

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Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.



Jimbot posted:

All you did was wish for Ron Pearlman to be the narrator for the upcoming film. But yeah, Fallout is pretty much a love letter to all the post-apocalyptic films, books, ect. put out with some pop culture references thrown in for good measure. The leather armor is pretty much Max's Road Warrior get-up and one of the best handguns is Deckard's gun from Blade Runner. You can play a drinking game of "spot the reference" in those games.

The best is when you get Max's dog from The Road Warrior in Fallout 1. It's not even a reference the guy the dog is bothering just straight up says he belonged to a mysterious warrior in black leather or whatever. To get Dogmeat in your party you have to be wearing that leather armor. If you're wearing anything else the dog attacks you on site, but if you're wearing the Mad Max armor he'll become your loyal companion. :kitty:

nimh posted:

Humungus is Goose? It thought it was indicated that he was ex-military

I always took the Mad Max movies to take place pretty much when they were made rather than in the future due to the level of technology they show and the stock footage used in The Road Warrior's intro. More an alternate timeline rather than the near future. I know the war itself isn't mentioned in Mad Max but if you ever read or saw On the Beach (which definitely inspired Mad Max somewhat) it concerns a scenario where most of the world is wiped out during WWII except for Australia and parts of South America. The range of soldiers fighting for Germany in WWII would go as low as 15 at times, so Goose would actually be about the right age.

Basically I'm just saying that, due to the intentional, mythological vagueness Road Warrior and Thunderdome's settings are handled with I don't see why Lord Humongous can't both have some military background (or at least have grabbed that stuff from someone) and also be Goose. Both of those things can be possible together. They already had some ex-cops from MM1 in Humongous' gang too.

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