Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

1985 Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

User Score: 78/100


A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) is an Australian action, adventure and thriller post-apocalyptic movie. Directors George Miller (Happy Feet (2006), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max (1979)) and George Ogilvie (The Shiralee (1987), The Crossing (1990), The Dismissal (1983)) did a fantastic job working together.This movie was an intriguing watch that captivated my attention and threw me into another world. It is considered an old movie to me today, but I will watch it again.

Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson - Braveheart (1995), The Patriot (2000), Signs (2002)) is traveling the Australian desert with a camel pulling his wagon twenty years after he avenged his family. He defeated Lord Humungus fifteen years ago and is now attacked by Jedediah. Jedediah (Bruce Spence - Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Finding Nemo (2003), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)) steals Max’s belongings and drove away with Max’s vehicle. Max made his way through the desert by walking and came upon Bartertown which is founded by Aunty Entity (Tina Turner - Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam (1996), GoldenEye (1995), What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)) who is ruthless. Pig feces is used to help with electricity and vehicles - watch the movie to see what I am talking about. The pig feces is used in an underground refinery below Bartertown. Max met Aunty Entity, who has a special job as a fighter or him. Aunty Entity told Max that he would fight against someone that is trying to overrule her. Max agreed to fight Blaster (Paul Larsson) after he did some snooping and saw that his vehicle that was stolen from him is in the possession of Blaster.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a pleasure to watch, and I will see it again with my family. The backstories to all the important characters did justice to the movie and made me relate more to the characters. The costumes were purely amazing along with the sets and special effects. The car chase was spectacular although it appeared as though it was taken from another movie. I also favor this movie because of Tina Turner and Mel Gibson being in it. The movie was done superbly for a 1985 movie because I still enjoy to this day.

About Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Title: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Year: 1985
Starring: Bruce Spence, Angelo Rossitto, Mel Gibson, Robert Simper, Paul Larsson, Miguel López, Frank Thring, Lee Rice, Virginia Wark, Travis Latter, Kate Tatar, Sally Morton, Geeling Ng, Paul Daniel, Rachael Graham, David Buchanan, Ray Turnbull, Emily Stocker, Pega Williams, Margaret Cardin, Brian Ellison, Sandie Lillingston, Emma Howard, Margaret Dupre, Tushka Bergen, Gerard Armstrong, Adam Willits, Tarah Williams, Adam Cockburn, Helen Buday
Director: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.85/5 stars from 9 users. Votes: 9.
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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