The follow up to Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior).
Final film of the Mad Max trilogy.
The film's theme song performed by Tina Tuner charted at #2 in the US and #3 in the UK.
The only PG rated film of the series.
AlthoughMad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third part of George Miller's post-apocalypticMad Maxtrilogy, is certainly the least of the bunch (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrioris the undisputed masterpiece, and maybe the best action movie ever made), it has still got a good share of imaginative industrial-wasteland-pastiche imagery. And casting Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, the queen of Bartertown, was a masterstroke. Mel Gibson's character Max is pitted in a battle to the death against the bizarre Master Blaster in the Thunderdome, flying around on rubbery straps inside a sort of gigantic overturned colander with bloodthirsty spectators clinging to the outside. Miller's producing partner, Byron Kennedy, was killed in a helicopter crash while scouting locations for this film. Miller was devastated, only agreeing to direct the action sequences--and, somehow, you feel his heart wasn't entirely in it.--Jim Emerson
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a tame action film. Even though it takes place in an even bleaker future, the filmmakers decided to line their pockets by making this one "family friendly (i.e. P.G.-13). What made the other films gritty and nihilistic is missing from this film. Only a few spots but other than that it's just other one of those sequels that morphed into a more mainstream movie (i.e Robocop 3). Needless to say I was very disappointed because when I was much younger I was a huge … more
The original concept for MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME didn't even include Mad Max. The original idea was about a group of orphaned children living out in the wild alone and a man who finds them. Then someone came up with the idea of Max being their "savior" and the film soon became a "Mad Max" project. In MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, Max is left alone to "die" in the desert. He makes his way through and comes to Bartertown, a city of last resort that has been able to maintain … more
Pros: Gibson & Turner Cons: none The Bottom Line: the end of the Mad Max series The Oracle says: Angelo Rossitto has a Bacon number of 2. Angelo Rossitto was in Dark, The (1979) with William Devane William Devane was in Hollow Man (2000) with Kevin Bacon *** The third and final release of the saga hit both good and bad reviews. … more