When it comes to Science fiction story-telling, it is hard to remember a world that wasn’t created in a CGI environment. Colour, light and texture-mapping often fades out strong stories and good character development. The bigger the budget, the bigger the wow and the smaller the personal involvement in the story. So I was excited to see that director George Miller (The Witches of Eastwick, Happy Feet) was returning to an old project of his that is an icon of Australian Cinema – Mad Max.
“Kevin, I think that’s Mel. He’s coming to get his plot back”.
*For its very limited release in the USA, this film was re-named ‘The cars that eat people’.
Max ‘intercepting’ the Night-Rider. There’s a lot of ‘burnouts’ and car-porn in this movie.
Max comes to enjoy running everybody off the road.
I often wonder if there’s a single XC Falcon Coupe left in Australia that hasn’t been converted to an ‘Interceptor’.
Why so much silly beefcake muscle in this poster?
Max hunts out food and fuel from a wrecked truck, while the ‘interceptor’ is visible in the background.
Looks like an interesting way to get about in the desert.
Oh, this dude can’t be good.
Hello? Do you have a cup of sugar to loan us? Why do you run, little truck!
I’ll be back for another sequel. Don’t you worry about that.
Bartertown – With the ‘Thunderdome’ Arena visible.
The master of the Thunderdome is an evil little bastard.
Shall we play a game?
“Thanks kids for letting me wash my hair”
“No problem Max”