History Film / MadMax

14th Jan '17 3:23:53 PM LondonKdS
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* LifeOrLimbDecision: The probable TropeCodifier: Max handcuffs Johnny to the car whose gas tank he set up to explode before giving him the saw and telling him that it will be quicker to saw his foot off than to saw through the handcuffs. It's particularly cruel because if you watch the movie closely you'll notice that it doesn't matter which choice the cuffed bad guy makes, there isn't time for him to do either: From speech to explosion is about 3 minutes tops. That said, it could be just movie timeónot like it even matters, he'd bleed to death before he could possibly find anyone to treat the wound.
28th Nov '16 10:05:44 AM straydogsweets
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Toecutter harasses Jessie by licking the ice cream cone she's holding in a very suggestive manner.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Toecutter harasses Jessie by licking the ice cream cone she's holding in a very suggestive manner.
28th Nov '16 10:05:13 AM straydogsweets
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Toecutter harasses Jessie by licking the ice cream cone she's holding in a very suggestive manner.
15th Nov '16 12:26:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** In the sequels, the vast majority of characters go by some pseudonym. Lord Humungus, Papagallo, Toadie, [=MasterBlaster=], Auntie Entity, Ironbar, Pig-Killer, Toecutter... A look at the cast list of ''Fury Road'' shows that it continues this same trend.
*** Actually subverted in ''Fury Road''--for the most part, those ''are'' their real names, even if they come with associated titles (Imperator Furiosa, Immortan Joe, The Splendid Angharad, etc.) that could be mistaken for this trope. [[AerithAndBob Their real names are just really, really weird.]]
** Max himself is nicknamed - the Road Warrior, Raggedy Man, Captain Walker, Blood Bag - in the other movies. His real name Max is rarely used or mentioned from the second movie onward, befitting his role as a nameless wandering hero.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
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OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In the sequels, second and third films, the vast majority of characters go only by some pseudonym. Lord Humungus, Papagallo, Toadie, [=MasterBlaster=], Auntie Entity, Ironbar, Pig-Killer, Toecutter... A look at the cast list of Toecutter, etc. By ''Fury Road'' shows that it continues this same trend.
*** Actually subverted in ''Fury Road''--for the
Road'', most part, those ''are'' their real names, even if they come with associated titles (Imperator Furiosa, Immortan Joe, The Splendid Angharad, etc.) that could be mistaken for this trope. [[AerithAndBob Their people's real names are just really, really weird.]]
** Max himself is nicknamed - the Road Warrior, Raggedy Man, Captain Walker, Blood Bag - in the other movies. His real name Max is rarely used or mentioned from the second movie onward, befitting his role as a nameless wandering hero.
so weird that they don't need nicknames.



* PyrrhicVictory: At the end of each movie, Max has won the fight but lost ''everything'' he had. To really salt the wounds, in the second and third movie Max is left in the dirt while the people he's assisted go on to better lives. Whatever pleasure Max takes from helping others is left up to the viewer.
** ZigZagged in ''Fury Road''. Max seemingly averts this trope by befriending the other characters and helping them to victory with minimal losses, [[spoiler: but then chooses not to stay with them in the end anyways]]. In a way, it's almost darker than the endings to the previous films, because it shows that Max will wander the wasteland by himself even when presented with the option not to.

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* PyrrhicVictory: At the end of each movie, Max has won the fight but lost ''everything'' he had. To really salt After the wounds, in the second and third movie Max is left in the dirt while first film, the people he's assisted that Max has helped always go on to better lives. Whatever pleasure Max takes from helping others is left up to the viewer.
** ZigZagged in
lives, leaving him behind. By ''Fury Road''. Max seemingly averts this trope by befriending the other characters and helping them to victory with minimal losses, [[spoiler: but then chooses not to stay with them in the end anyways]]. In a way, it's almost darker than the endings to the previous films, because Road'', it shows seems that Max will wander always depart after the wasteland by himself job is done even when presented with if he doesn't need to, much like a wandering gunslinger departing into the option not to.sunset.



* SceneryPorn: The movies have desert landscapes that can be pretty to look at before the explosions and flying car debris kick in.
** ''Fury Road'' takes this UpToEleven thanks to modern HD cameras and special effects and a new filming location in Namibia. (along with CG backdrops to ensure it still looked like Australia) Massive, sprawling deserts, huge cliff faces and canyons, and a dust storm so enormous it has its own internal weather.

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* SceneryPorn: SceneryPorn:
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The movies have desert landscapes that can be pretty to look at before the explosions and flying car debris kick in.
** ''Fury Road'' takes amplifies this UpToEleven thanks to due with modern HD cameras and special effects and a new filming location in Namibia. (along with CG backdrops to ensure it still looked like Australia) Massive, sprawling deserts, huge cliff faces and canyons, and a dust storm so enormous it has its own internal weather.
21st Oct '16 12:43:23 PM timotaka
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* BodyHorror: The films showcase a fair bit of horrific injuries and medical conditions, presumably inspired by Miller's medical training and emergency room experience.
21st Oct '16 8:57:10 AM creepingdeath
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* ArtisticLicenseCars: The Pursuit Special's supercharger shouldn't be able to be turned on and off. Turning it on like that would usually destroy the engine.
14th Aug '16 7:19:41 AM StFan
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-->-- '''The Narrator''', '''''[[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Mad Max 2]]''''', OpeningMonologue

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-->-- '''The Narrator''', '''''[[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Narrator''' (OpeningMonologue), ''[[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Mad Max 2]]''''', OpeningMonologue
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!!The ''Mad Max'' series provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!The ''Mad Max'' series provides examples of the following tropes:
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15th Jul '16 8:36:47 AM MrKosta
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The first film, ''Mad Max'', is set [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture "A Few Years From Now"]] at a time where [[TerminallyDependentSociety scarcity of oil]] is [[JustBeforeTheEnd beginning to cause the collapse of civilization]] -- law and order is barely holding on within the towns while the highways are controlled by the outlaw gangs. Max Rockatansky is a Main Force Patrol cop, held in high regard by his boss and peers, with a happy home with his wife and young son -- until run-ins with the motorcycle gang led by the villainous charismatic [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Toecutter]] cause his life to fall apart. Max famously goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge at the film's climax, but by the end he has lost everything. Made with practically no money and released in 1979, the film was surprisingly successful in Australia and around the world to the point where it was in ''The Guinness Book of World Records'' for decades as the most profitable film ever made. However, it was barely noticed in America, where it was only given limited release and all the characters' voices had been dubbed with American accents because distributors thought the audience wouldn't understand what they were saying.

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The first film, ''Mad Max'', is set [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture "A Few Years From Now"]] at a time where [[TerminallyDependentSociety scarcity of oil]] is [[JustBeforeTheEnd beginning to cause the collapse of civilization]] -- law and order is barely holding on within the towns while the highways are controlled by the outlaw gangs. Max Rockatansky is a Main Force Patrol cop, held in high regard by his boss and peers, with a happy home with his wife and young son -- until run-ins with the motorcycle gang led by the villainous charismatic [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Toecutter]] cause his life to fall apart. Max famously goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge at the film's climax, but by the end he has lost everything. Made with practically no money and released in 1979, the film was surprisingly successful in Australia and around the world to the point where it was in ''The Guinness Book of World Records'' for decades as the most profitable film ever made. However, it was barely noticed in America, where it was only given limited release and all the characters' voices had been dubbed with American accents [[ExecutiveMeddling because distributors thought thought]] the audience [[ViewersAreMorons wouldn't understand what they were saying.
saying]].
12th Jun '16 9:05:23 AM babyhenchy1
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* WorldBuilding: One could argue that the world that George Miller created is the real star of the movies. Each movie contributes to this creation in their own way and through different eyes and methods. ''Fury Road'' became especially notable for building its part of the world with an almost complete lack of exposition.

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* WorldBuilding: One could argue that the world that George Miller created is the real star of the movies. Each movie contributes to this creation in their own way and through different eyes and methods. ''Fury Road'' became especially notable for building its part of the world with [[ShowDontTell an almost complete lack of exposition.exposition]].
12th Jun '16 9:04:54 AM babyhenchy1
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* WorldBuilding: One could argue that the world is the most important element of all the movies. Each movie contributes to Miller's creation in their own way and through different eyes and methods. ''Fury Road'' became especially notable for building its part of the world with an almost complete lack of exposition.

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* WorldBuilding: One could argue that the world that George Miller created is the most important element real star of all the movies. Each movie contributes to Miller's this creation in their own way and through different eyes and methods. ''Fury Road'' became especially notable for building its part of the world with an almost complete lack of exposition.
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