Urban society is in terminal decay. The inter-city highways have become a nightmare arena for strange death games
between nomad bikers and a handful of young cops in souped-up pursuit cars. Max is a young cop responsible for the death of
a crazed biker known as The Nightrider. Max's lady Jessie, wants him to quit the road so Max abandons the force and opts for
the peace of travellingthe country roads with Jessie and their baby. Chance brings them into conflict with a psychopath known
as the Toecutter, unleashing a new era of violence and revenge.
("A few years from now..."
): Deterioration of Australian society and bureaucratic restrictions leads to fragmentation
of the police force, and increasing anarchy on the superhighways, which are still subject to differing state laws. Environmental
damage and the effects of the Armalite Gangs have destroyed the farmlands and the Central Bureaucracy declares the inland
regions "Forbidden Zones". Only the road trains are still permitted to travel through what becomes known as the "wasteland".
The remaining government attempts to maintain law and order, as well as food and water supplies, to the coastal cities. As
a result, inland settlements and smaller coastal towns begin to die. The last of the V-8 Interceptors are constructed.
It's my favorite in a grungy, pit of my stomach, basic survival sort of way. Max is an under dog, yet amazingly
he keeps surviving this apoctylptic nightmare. You have to admire the guy. Also, there are some parts of Mad Max 1 that made
me laugh hysterically. The first part was when the Bronze are chasing the Nightrider and they come upon civilization. This
is when the laughs really started. It all started with the coincidence of that stupid baby being out in the middle of the
road just when it all goes down. And then that girl says, "What about Jonathan", and then the cars come roaring through town.
The funniest part escalates in an orgasm when the yellow car crashes and jumps through the trailer, spewing metal and fake
wooden paneling outward as if by a bomb, the car majestically sailing through it all. This most recent viewing, I was watching
the movie in the library media room, and my heavy laughter disturbed other viewers watching their movies. Next, another yellow
bronze car slams into the side of the blue van, spinning it like a top. Man, this revved me up, just felt good and hearty
to watch. The violence made me smile on the inside, a warm horrible violent wrathful feeling inside my stomach. The next part
of the movie that got me going was when Johnny the boy shoots Mad Max in the knee with the shotgun. The layout of this scene
was just awesome. There Max is surveiling the area, calm, quiet, when blamo! Max's knee cap explodes in blood and guts. In
Mad Max one goes through an emotional rollercoaster ride, first feeling love, then feeling hate, and finally feeling revenge.
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