R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
This film continues the pattern of each Mad Max film, in that each one has an actor returning in a different role (Hugh Keays-Byrne here). Bruce Spence appeared as Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and Jebediah in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), while Max Fairchild appeared in Mad Max (1979) as Benno and as a hostage in Mad Max 2 (1981).
My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy... me... or everyone else.
Obvious CGI fire on the front of the war rig just before Nux sacrifices himself. Rictus stands in the fire, and the flames are shown going all up his legs but at no point does he or his pants burn.
Near the end of the credits there is a memorial dedication that reads "Lance Allen Moore II, May 24, 1987 - March 10, 2015." Apparently Moore was a Mad Max fan killed in a motorcycle accident near Silverton, New South Wales, Australia, where Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) was filmed.
A "PG-13" version was created, but only screened for American test-audiences. Positive feedback towards the "R-rated" version convinced Warner Bros to release it, theatrically.
$45,428,128 17 May 2015