With all the feverish praise that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is garnering, Nate and Ryan watch and discuss the film that started it all, 1979’s Mad Max, starring Mel Gibson. Set in the near future, Mad Max tells the tale of a decaying world where roaming biker gangs terrorize peaceful pockets of well-meaning people. The only defense against these brutes is a fast-driving, leather-wearing police force. When the attacks hit close to home, Max gets aggressive.
As usual, Nate and Ryan find something to split their opinions over, so get ready for spirited discussion of what makes a good action scene and the distracting sounds of leather. We should apologize in advance for some of the colorful language in this episode.
Let us know your thoughts! Does Mad Max deserve its place among the greatest films of all time? Have you seen Fury Road? What do you look for in an action movie?