History Film / MadMax

14th Mar '17 1:31:37 PM morenohijazo
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* UrbanHellscape: The original film took place in a collapsing civilization, where motorized gangs terrorized the highways. After the loss of his family, Max Rockatansky becomes a ruthless VigilanteMan bent on revenge. The later films in the ''Franchise/MadMax'' franchise moved the setting to AfterTheEnd, and became the TropeMaker of TheApunkalypse. If nothing else, this film can be credited with melding the two genres.
11th Mar '17 7:17:42 AM babyhenchy1
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* TropeCodifier: Of the post-apocalyptic genre, particularly TheApunkalypse. Pretty much every post-apocalyptic work to come since ''The Road Warrior'' has had some influence from ''Mad Max''.
2nd Mar '17 9:12:11 AM NWolfman
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* TheSilentBob: Max, to varying degrees. In ''The Road Warrior,'' he only has sixteen lines. In ''Fury Road,'' it's more plot-relevant, as he's been isolated for so long that he's almost literally forgotten how to speak.
18th Feb '17 8:39:35 AM NWolfman
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Max Rockatansky, who was named such as a reference to physician and pathologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_von_Rokitansky Carl von Rokitansky]].

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Max Rockatansky, who was named such as a reference to physician and pathologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_von_Rokitansky Carl von Rokitansky]]. This is a nod to George Miller's history as an [=ER=] surgeon.
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.
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