Mad Max Beyond ThunderdomeDirector: George Miller, George Ogilvie, Mel Gibson, Tina Turner
About 15 years after the events of Mad Max 2, nuclear war has finally destroyed what little was left of civilization. Grizzled and older, former cop Max (Mel Gibson) roams the Australian desert in a camel-drawn vehicle -- until father-and-son thieves Jebediah Sr. (Bruce Spence) and Jr. (Adam Cockburn) use their jury-rigged airplane to steal his possessions and means of transportation. Max soon winds up in Bartertown, a cesspool of post-apocalyptic capitalism powered by methane-rich pig manure and overseen by two competing overlords, Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) and Master (Angelo Rossitto), a crafty midget who rides around on the back of his hulking underling, Blaster (Paul Larsson). Seeking to re-equip himself, Max strikes a deal with the haughty Aunty to kill Blaster in ritualized combat inside Thunderdome, a giant jungle gym where Bartertown's conflicts are played out in a postmodern update of blood and circuses. Although Max manages to fell the mighty Blaster, he refuses to kill him after realizing the brute is actually a retarded boy. Aunty's henchmen murder Blaster nonetheless, then punish Max for violating the law that "Two men enter, one man leaves." Lashed to the back of a hapless pack animal and sent out into a sandstorm, a near-death Max is rescued by a band of tribal children and teens. The descendants of the victims of an airplane crash, the kids inhabit a lush valley and wait for the day when Captain Walker, the plane's pilot, will return to lead them back to civilization. Some of the children, refusing to believe that Max isn't Walker and that the glorious cities of their mythology no longer exist, set off in search of civilization on their own. Max and three tribe members must then rescue their friends from Bordertown and the clutches of Aunty Entity -- a quest that ends in a lengthy desert chase sequence that echoes the first two Mad Max films. Spence also appeared in Mad Max 2 in a different role, that of the Gyro Captain.
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Cast & Crew
|Anni Browning||Art Director,Associate Producer|
|Elizabeth Ann Fardon||Makeup|
|Maurice Jarre||Score Composer|
|Phil Judd||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Norma Moriceau||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Graham "Grace" Walker||Production Designer|
|Michael Wood||Special Effects|
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I liked this movie and don't care if it wasn't that good or if its just plain weird or if it didn't live up to the first two or just The Road Warrior. I thought it was good but didn't quite get some stuff. Like how he only never told the children what his name was and some were still calling him Captain Walker. Then on the scene of where Max fought Blaster in Thunderdome and how Savanah (Helen Buday) was telling the story of how they came to being in the their new home (what had happened to him before they came to this place) everyone kept repeating something the person talking was saying again and again and again and it was getting quite annoying and a little disturing. Still the movie was good because it had singer Tina Turner who did a song for the movie called We Don't Need Another Hero which sounds good including a music video that goes well with the movie of course. Entertaining with only one long car chase near the end of the movie reminding everyone of the other two or probably just the Road Warrior since it was packed with car chases in most scenes of that movie.
this movie is so original and strange that is deserves to be watched for those reasons alone. It is also beautiful to look at and delivers some great action sequences. It was not as powerful as the first two, but it is still worthy of viewing.