The original and good veiwing as a beginner to the series.
This movie is just an Australian Classic. Have seen it many times and it just gets better as you notice more and more of the background pieces every time you watch it. Love the Sandman panel van and and the interceptor with the fake blower also the old Z Kwakas. It just brings back so many memories of the late 70's early 80's.
A nice movie, but the pacing is just terrible. The film's plot doesn't begin until the last 20 minutes and makes the 88 minute runtime feel like a full two hours. "Mad Max" isn't really anything more than build up to the far superior sequel.
A low budget Australian movie which started Mel Gibson on the way to stardom.
A movie depicting social hopelessness in the future which is possibly where we are heading, well done with fast cars and bikes but depicting bikies as idiots who continually fail. Rather bloodthirsty but mild comparing with todays standards of kill or be killed. Loved the movie for its effects and chases.
Not what I was expecting - it was better. A simple movie, with the most disturbing aspects left to your own imagination.
Got to see this Australian classic
It is getting aged now
MM2 is the one to watch
I first saw this movie on its initial release and, unlike most I understand, thought it was a poorly scripted excuse for lots of gratuitious violence and car smashes.
I decided to look at it again and 30 odd years later and much more mature I still think the same. I endured it until the end to see if it got any better but it didn't
A waste of viewing time in my opinion
It's a good movie, there's not doubt about it. But ... I didn't like it.
A somewhat overated actioner that has some pretty good action sequences that breath a bit of fresh air into genre. 3.5 stars
OH Max, Goose, Nightrider and Toecutter...
What a movie, what an Australian Icon!
The South Australian empty landscape such a right backdrop for this futuristic movie...
I have seen this movie at least 3 times, andwill see it again!
the first of the mad max movies set you up for what follows. you'll love it. i know i do
This was a first time viewing of Mad Max for us and we enjoyed all the special effects and a look at a very young Mel Gibson. The storyline is pretty weak but the madness of the viewing keeps you gasping - look out Mad Max II.
What a classic. Young Mel Gibson at the start of his career. I had forgotten most of the story line and was good to watch it again. Looking forward to watching Mad Max 2 again.
As George Miller as the director, you can see panoramic filming along sweeping roads, as things come into play. This rough gem of Australian cinema shines as one of it's classical filming styles, using techniques that seem to only appear in Australian films (go figure). Yes it's got dated clothing, yes, it features fuel guzzling cars, but, in it's innocence it has a well told story of justice in extremes. In Japan, they said he was a lone Samurai, noble in is deeds. I guess that sums this one up.
Excellent for people who remember what a Z1000 is and love the sound of V8s. My kids didn't enjoy as they couldn't relate.
Boring, with no real coherant plot, either that or poor directing. Was very dissapointed considering the hype. If post apocalyptic actyion is your bag, then watch waterworld or the postman with Kevin Costner!
Absolutely awful-dated, sexist,corny
Made so long ago Mel may have been yet to utter his first anti semantic word. If you can get past his disgusting personal views this is still a guilty pleasure with a noteworthy ending that in all likelihood inspired Saw.
An absolute classic of early australiana. What can you say - Mel Gibson's debut! Set the stage for fast real car stunts, which are still copied today - there's even a stunt copy in The Incredibles. Of course a little dated now, especially the overdone soundtrack, but this is a movie every action buff must see at least once.
Excellent relatively early Aussie futuristic action movie. Extremely violent for its era teamed with great stunts.
What ablast from the past! A nostalgic glimpse into Australia's cinema past - ho would've thought George Miller would go on to make a film about dancing penguins... The music and acting is quite hammy, but the stunts and the cars are fantastic.
A good look at Mel Gibson in his youth
Classic movie with Mel Gibson in his first role as Mad Max, set in the future its cops against outlaw biker gangs and when it gets personal Mad Max gets even. Excellent raw movie great, a must see for all action fans.
Young Mel in facts the whole gang performed well,good stunts etc..
Top Aussie movie!! It is a must see!!!
Brutally violent and sexually suggestive, former medical doctor Miller?s "Mad Max" succeeded where "Stone" and, to a certain extent, Weir?s "The Cars That Ate Paris" failed: not only did it develop a huge cult following, but after the success of its sequel in the United States, it transcended into mainstream appeal, and is now widely regarded as a major turning point in the Australian film industry. Gibson is okay as the hero, but the show is stolen by Keays-Byrne (who later directed "Resistance") in an AFI-nominated performance. Grisly, pessimistic, unpleasant and gritty, the film is particularly notable for the amazing stunts and chase sequences, filmed without the aid of computer-generation and on an ultra-low budget. It?s apparently banned in Sweden, and is followed by two sequels (with rumours of a third).
I expected more from the movie but was a little disappointed. The acting was a little corney in some parts but the action sequences were good.
A great moview - not to be missed
Great movie, in passing, my daughter commented "is that Mel Gibson without wrinkles?" :)