Mad Max Movies. There are four of them in total. The upcoming Furiosa movie is currently in production, while Mad Max: The Wasteland is supposed to arrive in a few years. The exact date is still pending. And yes!. Everyone has favorite and a least favorite Mad Max movie. Mad Max actor as well.
If You grew up in the 80’s chances are that Mel Gibson is your favorite Mad Max. But if you grew up in the 21st century, then it’s Tom Hardy. But let’s try and rank them here on Indie Gala. Ranging from the worst Mad Max movies to the best Mad Max movies. Besides, everyone’s tastes differ. So, what I find the best, you might put on the worst part of the list. However, that’s OK. But, let’s give it a try.
The WB Franchises Are Back At IndieGala!
Yes, you read that right. We’re happy to announce that the rumors are true, But it’s not like we didn’t tackle any other WB franchises before. Here at IndieGala anyway. We really dig the new Batman movie. You can read our review here. And much like with the ranking of the Mad Max movies, we did a ranking of all of the 8 movies in the Harry Potter franchise. Youi can check out that article here.
Mad Max Movies: The origins
First of all, George Miller isn’t a trained director. Like, at all. In fact, he was working as a resident doctor in Sydney’s ER department, when he first got the idea of such movie. But, after seeing so many of his friends die from accidents, and dealing with the 1973 oil crisis in Australia, he decided to pursue his passion. Film-making.
Likewise, his friend James McCausland was a first-time screenwriter. And finally, after producing the short film Violence in the Cinema, Part 1, the duo ultimately produced Mad Max. Seems like their rookie status prevented them from getting big findings, but they eventually made it. The rest is history.
Mad Max The Game VS Mad Max Movies
What prompted this article? Well, the Mad Max Game of course. Developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros Games, Mad Max is an action adventure game tailored for every Mad Max fan out there.
The game allows you to become Mad Max of course. The lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland. How? By using brutal on-ground and vehicular against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival. Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.” Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle.
Mad Max is available for purchase here (with a 77% off). How cool is that?
And you know what else is cool? The fact that IndieGala has Warner Bros games yet again. Stay tuned to find out more about the WB games. Only here at IndieGala.
But What Are Some Of The Steam User Comments Saying About It?
*NHUTRO writes: It’s a good game!
*While SkullKid adds: This game is so good i had to complete it twice.
So… Which are the BEST Mad Max Movies?
As we mentioned earlier, there are currently 4 Mad Max Movies. Three of them have Mel Gibson in the titular role, while one of them has Tom Hardy in the role of Max Rockatansky. This is our opinion and ranking of the movies, but we can’t wait to know yours. Which Mad Max movie would you put on the number one spot. Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know.
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
In all honesty, this is probably is the weakest Mad Max movie of all. In contrast to the previous installments, Beyond Thunderdome was not taken seriously by the critics and the audience. Certainly, the budget was more generous (compared to the predecessors), but failed to make an impression. Likewise, Tina Turner’s performance was debated and mocked mercilessly, and as a result, the overall quality suffered.
As a result of the rookie status of the crew, Mad Max was shot with an extremely small budget of around 400.000 dollars. And although the Max Max movie received polarizing reviews after the initial release, it’s considered a cult classic today. Additionally, Max Max transformed Mel Gibson into an international super-star.
Moreover, some of the Australian slang had to be transformed into an American, but the result was immensely positive. Another testament to the quality of Mad Max is that even today Mad Max holds 92% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mad Max: Fury Road
The latest of the Mad Max Movies, indeed. But is it the best? Firstly, it’s debatable. Not for me, at least but it did give us a solid Mad Max in Tom Hardy. However, was Max the star here or was it Imperator Furiosa? Moreover, an interesting fact in Fury Road is the presence of Hugh Keays-Byrne. He played Toecutter in the original Mad Max movie, and then played Immortal Joe. Hence, the slight confusion, among some of the audiences. Fury Road received 10 Oscar nominations and won 6. Not bad right?
The Road Warrior
Ultimately, the debate is between Fury Road and The Road Warrior. Two fantastic movies, indeed.
However, George Miller turned down the offer to direct First Blood to direct The Road Warrior. Probably the best Mad Max movie in the entire franchise, The Warrior holds 95% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, and critics praised not just Mel Gibson’s performance. But the visuals, direction, costumes, and the overall atmosphere.
Have You Tried Mad Max!
Let us know if you’ve tried the game. And also feel free to share what’s your favorite Mad Max movie? We’d love to know all about it.