Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome movie review


In the third installment of the Mad Max series, Max is exiled from Barter Town(creative name). Once exiled he works with a group of children in an effort to overthrow the queen that screwed him over… That sounds like a straight forward story line, but this movie is super weird. Though all Mad Max movies are. Mel Gibson gives a great performance throughout, a little stony, but it was a low budget 80’s movie…. I’ll be forthright about something… I don’t like the first 2 Mad Max movies. I tried very hard, but they could not keep my attention. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome surprised me more than most movies because I expected nothing more than what I had come to know… But, despite being very campy for today standards, it kept my attention the whole time.

8 thoughts on “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome movie review”

  1. I’ve got fond memories of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and even though it’s oft-maligned a lot of it is actually amazing: Bartertown, Master Blaster, Aunty and “Two men enter, one man leaves!” are all crucial entries in the Mad Max canon. The sets, vehicle and costume design aren’t too shabby either.
    I only wish Mel Gibson could have reprised the role one more time and brought the story full circle.


  2. I find that Beyond Thunderdome has a fantastic, wonderful first act, but the middle section deflates the film a lot. But there is still a lot on offer to like, and I think it gets a harder time from fans than it deserves. There are far worse movies from the 80’s that were in a similar style to it.


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