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Mad Max (1979) Horror Movie Review

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Mad Max (1979)

The Road Warrior is already a classic, sans condescending genre distinctions like "sci-fi" or "action." But the story of Mel Gibson’s stately antihero begins in Mad Max, George Miller’s low-budget debut in which Max is a "Bronze" (cop) in an unspecified postapocalyptic future with a buddy-partner and family. But unlike most films set in the devastated future, Mad Max is especially notable because it is poised between our industrialized world and total regression to medieval conditions. The scale tips towards disintegration when the Glory Riders burn into town on their bikes like an overamped cadre of Brando’s Wild Ones. Representing the active chaos that will eventually overwhelm the dying vestiges of civil society, they take everything dear to Max, who will exact due revenge. His flight into the same wilds that created the villains artfully sets up the morally ambiguous character of the subsequent films. —Alan E. Rapp

Synopsis:

A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son whom were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader.

About Mad Max (1979)

Title: Mad Max
Year: 1979
Starring: David Cameron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Reg Evans, Mel Gibson, Max Fairchild, Tim Burns, Nic Gazzana, Hunter Gibb, Lisa Aldenhoven, Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Andrew Gilmore, Bertrand Cadart, Jonathan Hardy, Brendan Heath, Robina Chaffey, Paul Johnstone, Stephen Clark, Nick Lathouris, Mathew Constantine, John Ley, Jerry Day, Steve Millichamp, Howard Eynon, Joanne Samuel, John Farndale, Peter Felmingham, Steve Bisley, Sheila Florance
Runtime: 88 minutes
Director: George Miller
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users. Reviews: 7.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Adventure





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