Mad Max, original and 2015 comparison, plus review

I have no idea why this movie is labeled as a remake. The only thing this movie has in common with the original 1979 movie is the name and the fact there is a man named Max in them. No joke.

Yes, both have some car chases, if you could call what occurs in the new Mad Max movie a car chase. That’s debatable.

To sum it up, original Mad Max takes place in a world much like today. It’s about cops (one of which is Max) who are having trouble with a biker gang. Deaths occur on both sides and after Max’s wife and child are killed, he goes off on a vendetta and murders the entire gang.

The new movie. In a world unlike today, it’s very dystopian, in a desert, where most of the world is uninhabitable. We see visions that Max’s family is already dead. He’s a rogue, off on his own. He’s taken captive by a tribe and used as a “bloodbag” to keep a warrior alive. Majority of the movie is a long car chase, in very strange vehicles—one is a mobile stage where a live band performs. The reason for the chase is simple, the pregnant brides of the tribe leader are making a run for it, and of course the leader wants them back.

So comparison aside, would I suggest seeing the new movie? It’s not for everyone, I’ll say that right away. It’s for people who love action oriented movies. It has a plot, but it’s mostly all about the action. There’s a lot of gore too, bad language and very crude behavior. These folks do not have manners. If you want a movie where you will be cringing in revulsion—me and a stranger who were both alone glanced at each other at one point, shook our heads and mouthed “what the fuck?”— then this movie is for you.


About mizner13

Welcome to my blog! I live in Florida with my husband and our Kitty, a rescued Abyssinian. I have several novels published under the name "Nina Schluntz". I’m an avid movie goer, so most of my blog posts will be a review of the most recent movie I happened to see. Sometimes I’ll mix it up and read a book too. Or… my favorite, I’ll see the movie then read the book it was based on! View all posts by mizner13

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