#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. When his wife and child meet a grisly end at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.
Plot: Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.
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Though I had only seen the previous installment, ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’, which I enjoyed whilst a great many people didn’t, with the present sequel earning ten (!?) Oscar nominations, I wanted to catch up on things before seeing the new film at the Cineplex. I was very pleased with this early film in the post-apocalyptic movie category, and can see how and why both it and star Mel Gibson became so successful. Other than Kenneth Anger’s experimental film, ‘Scorpio Rising’, I have never seen a work that so fetishes both cars and the ritual of dressing, either for driving or for war. It’s very well directed and suspenseful for a first-timer in Miller, and I’m so glad he’s still helming the films of the series 36 years later! All that one has to do to see How To and How Not To Continue a Fine Franchise is compare how both George Miller and George Lucas have done this century. It’s sad that they were so short on funds that only Gibson could be fitted with real leather in the film–I think I can rightly assume that money isn’t a problem anymore…
Low budget classic that is now a genre landmark.
Set somewhere in the future we are privy to a world where the roads are ruled by maniac gangs with souped up cars, and bikers that literally could come from hell. Trying to stop these marauding loons are the overstretched police force who themselves ride in exceptionally fast cars. At the front of this story is Max Rockatansky, a good honest cop trying to hold his own against the chaotic world that is forming around him. After his best friend is burned and left for dead he decides enough is enough and thinks about retiring from the service, but whilst on a vacation with his wife and child things go decidedly bad and Max becomes an avenging force of fury with devastating affect.
When evaluating this film I feel it really needs to be put into perspective just how brilliant a job director George Miller did with next to no cash to work with, in fact Miller edited the film in his own bedroom just to emphasise the low-fi nature of the beast. The costumes are excellent, the cast are terrific, with Mel Gibson as Max particularly impressive, and here we have villains to truly fit the word villainous, but it’s the stunts and chase sequences that makes this film a rich rewarding experience. The opening ten minutes alone are pure adrenalin pumping genius, but the film as a whole delivers a crash bang wallop punch that has often been imitated since its release, but rarely bettered, and although the heart of the film is a simple revenge story, it grabs your attention and delivers right to the corking finale, 8/10.
Footnote: Region 2 Users should note that the bargain bucket Mad Max Trilogy flip pack set still contains the foolishly dubbed version of this film, incredibly stupid move from the American distributors.
Not many low budget flicks age very well but Mad Max certainly has.
I watched it again recently, as I only had vague memories of watching it years ago, but I found it to hold up well. Only by reading the other user comments did I discover that it had been dubbed! What a load of crap. Why would a movie in English be dubbed in English! If you cant understand Aussie accents, you dont deserve the pleasure of seeing this movie. I cant imagine this movie having the same effect without the Australian accents.
What George Miller did with this fairly simple script is remakable. The camera angles and speeds with which this film moves along at times were thrilling, Not to mention the great stunts and even the barbaric humour (the ripped off arm!).
The car which Mel Gibson eventually gets revenge in (an Aussie Ford coupe) looked as menacing as a car could! built for the movie for A$35 Grand, a replica was used for the final crash ‘n burn scenes of Mad Max 2. The original car was salvaged and is still around somewhere, appearing at car shows in the late 80’s.
Mad Max is crazy good time! It’s worth the watch!
Heavily drawn from his observations of the 1973 oil crisis’ effects on Australian motorists and the 1975’s film, ‘A Boy with his Dog’, director George Miller & with first-time screenwriter James McCausland created, one of Australia’s most known film, Mad Max. The first of many films in the series, the movie tells the story of a dystopian future, where the scarcity of oil has begun to cause the collapse of civilization. Law and Order is barely holding on within the towns, while, the highways are controlled by the outlaw gangs. Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is a Main Force Patrol cop, held in high regard by his boss and peers, but when a crazy motorcycle gang leaded by the wildman, Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) began to terrorize his quiet rural town and his family. Max Rockatansky must takes new steps into the madness of the world, to become something more dangerous than the average police-man. Can Max find inner peace within him, or will the madness of the world, take hold on him? Watch the movie to find out! Without spoiling the movie, too much, I have to say, for a film made with practically no money and released in 1979, the film was surprisingly a very successful movie, not only in Australia and around the world. Despite the popular belief, the film wasn’t a hit in the United States, until later. When it first came out, it was given limited release and all the characters’ voices had been dubbed with American accents because distributors thought the audience wouldn’t understand what they were saying. It wasn’t until 1981’s, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (originally released as Mad Max 2, retitled The Road Warrior in America), that America became more in love with the original film. Made with “guerrilla-style filmmaking”, the film is famous for its wide-shot of the open road and its violent car crashes. Being call porn for people that love fast cars and action. The movie is very well-shot. While, the onslaught of then-intense action, is a bit dated, anticlimax and tamer, compare to today’s movies. I have to say, the car stunt work that this movie had to do, is some of the best, at the time. It’s something worth celebrating about. After all, this is the movie that put the Australian film industry back in the map. The hero, Mad Max is actually a good and kind soul with a loving family that he goes home to at the end of a long day of high-speed chases and shootouts. I know, that people might not like Mel Gibson, anymore due to his recent, personality problems, but back then, Mel Gibson can do no wrong. He plays Mad Max, very well. I also have to give some credit to his buddy, Steve Bisley as Max’s patrol partner, Jim Goose. He was very charming in most of his scenes. However, the rest of the supporting cast wasn’t that good. Mostly, coming from the villains. If anything, can be said, about the film’s performance wise, is how chopping and nonsensical, some of the dialogue, James McCausland is feeding them. For the most part, I really didn’t understood, much of what Toecutter or Johnny the Boy (Tim Burns) was trying to say. I know, it’s supposed to represented, how crazy, they had become, but gees, at least, make them, somewhat realistic. I really don’t understand, why, any of Toecutter’s followers, even bother, following him, if he’s that nuts. The beach scene between Toecutter and Johnny the Boy is a great example of this. Another problem in the film is how uneven, it is. I really didn’t like, how Max’s wife, Jessie (Joanne Samuels) has an altercation with the bike gang, with the very real threat of violence, gang rape, and child abduction, yet they still went on vacation, as if, nothing happen. Who oddly, brushed things like that in seconds!? It doesn’t make sense. Another is when Goose’s bike is sabotage, but Goose isn’t hurt. He doesn’t think, once, that maybe somebody is trying to kill him! Come on! The movie really waste time on this. Due to that, a lot of the scenes feel more like filler, than suspenseful. Another problem, people have, against the film is how depressing, the movie is. Despite some good time sequences that have interesting music like ‘She’s on a Licorice Road’ by Robina Chaffey & Creenagh St. Clair, most of the movie presents a more or less hopeless vision of the future. The musical score for Mad Max composed and conducted by Australian composer Brian May shows this. Seeing characters getting raped, burned alive, and run over, isn’t what most people wanted to see, for the hero’s “reward” for trying to be with his family. The movie ends so bitter. Overall: Mad Max is a groundbreaking low-budget exploitation film that had some significant impact on modern popular culture, inspiring many sequels and knock-offs, but today it’s perhaps, best known for the historically than it’s aesthetically. Certain sequences still dazzle, and Miller’s close-to-the-street cinematography still captures the thrill of speed in highly effective way, but the film series doesn’t really establish its post-apocalyptic themes that well, yet. At least, not until Road Warrior. It’s weird to see the beach landscape, all ‘normal’ lush greens and blues, instead of a washed out sepia tone. When’s the last time you’ve seen a post-apocalyptic film like that. Still, I do recommended seeing this film. Just make sure to find the original Australian version without the English dubbing, for the best watch. Any fan of 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road will still enjoy this piece. So check it out!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (special edition) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director George Miller
Writer James McCausland (screenplay), George Miller (screenplay), George Miller (original story), Byron Kennedy (original story)
Actors Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley
Awards 5 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Kennedy Miller Productions, Mad Max Films, Crossroads
Sound Mix Mono, 4-Track Stereo (Japan theatrical release), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL, Todd-AO Lenses
Laboratory Movielab, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Colorfilm Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Todd-AO 35 (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm