Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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"Hold out for Mad Max. This is his greatest adventure."
  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.2  (146,438)
  • 71

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a 1985 post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, and starring Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky. The film is the third installment in the Mad Max franchise and is set in a world devastated by nuclear war, where resources are scarce, and law and order have broken down. The film opens with Max being robbed of his vehicle and possessions by a group of scavengers. He tracks them to Bartertown, a settlement ruled by Aunty Entity, played by Tina Turner. In Bartertown, goods and services are traded for energy, which is supplied by methane gas harvested from pig manure. Aunty Entity hires Max to kill her rival, Master Blaster, a duo consisting of a small man named Master and a large man named Blaster, who control the methane gas supply.

Max agrees to the job but finds himself caught in a power struggle between Aunty Entity and Master Blaster. Aunty Entity promises Max his stolen possessions and a new vehicle if he helps her defeat Master Blaster, but Max discovers that Master is actually a man with developmental disabilities, who is controlled by the intellectually superior Blaster. Max initially refuses to kill them, but Aunty Entity threatens to leave him stranded in the desert.

Max eventually agrees to fight Blaster in Thunderdome, a gladiatorial arena where disputes are settled by combat. Max defeats Blaster but refuses to kill him. As a result, Aunty Entity exiles him to the desert, where he is left to die.

Max is rescued by a group of children who have formed a primitive society in the ruins of an airplane crash. They are led by a young girl named Savannah, who believes that Max is a messiah sent to lead them to a better life. Max becomes reluctant to leave the children in the harsh desert, but Savannah persuades him to help them obtain their long-lost home, a fertile oasis called Tomorrow-morrow Land.

Max and the children journey through the desert, pursued by Aunty Entity and her army. Along the way, they encounter a group of stranded airplane passengers, who are being held hostage by a tribe of feral children. Max and Savannah intervene and persuade the feral children to join them on their quest.

The finale of the film takes place at Tomorrow-morrow Land, which turns out to be an abandoned amusement park. Savannah and the children are disappointed by their discovery, but Max encourages them to rebuild and create a new society. Aunty Entity and her army arrive and attempt to seize control of the oasis, but Max and his allies fight back and ultimately defeat them.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a visually stunning film that showcases the talents of director George Miller and his team of designers and cinematographers. The film's sets and costumes are incredibly detailed and imaginative, and the action scenes are thrilling and well-choreographed.

The film's political and social commentary is also notable, dealing with issues such as resource scarcity, tribalism, and the effects of war and violence on society. The film portrays a bleak and brutal world, but also offers a glimmer of hope through the children's quest for a better future.

Mel Gibson's performance as Max is convincingly gritty and intense, and Tina Turner is also impressive as the charismatic and ruthless Aunty Entity. Bruce Spence gives a memorable performance as Jedediah, a quirky pilot who aids Max and the children in their journey.

Overall, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a must-see for fans of the post-apocalyptic genre, and an impressive continuation of the Mad Max saga.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a 1985 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 71.

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  • Release Date
    1985
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 47 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (146,438)
  • Metascore
    71