Ain't It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com)
Movie News

Updated with Additional Images!!! George Miller shows a couple of cars and talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!!!

Hey folks, Harry here and I'm just giddy. ABC News.... no, not the Disney owned one, but the Australian Broadcasting one, has an interview and a behind the scenes look at FURY ROAD. TRY not to get excited. Seriously. Hearing that George Miller is spending a year building and testing the safety of these badass works of asphalt tearing metal and rubber... Well, YES! He's also stating that no casting is final despite the rumors online, but that he has been furiously casting this film and has tons more people to look at. But check out the oh too small video and article here: CLICK HERE FOR FURY ROAD!!!

And Bioluman sent the following two pictures and if you click on them you can see the Sky Movie News of Australia's coverage of the same press junket:







Was chatting back and forth with Robert Rodriguez about this story today and we just started talking about this... the greatest doc on filmmaking ever... EMPTY CARDBOARD BOXES:



Looks like George is shooting safer this time!

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    George Miller + Mad Max = cinemadrenaline

    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    This could be cool

    by GeorgieBoy

    If they bring back Mel. Otherwise, a big fat *NO*!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    BIG LOB: HEAVY LOAD

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Have you ever approached a crowded NYC porta-potty? Getting almost knocked out by the smell 5 feet away from it, much less reaching for the door-handle?<BR><BR> When BIG LOB needs to go, he walks right in. Thats how man he is.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    My new most anticipated

    by CharyouTree

    Watched Mad Max 2 last night and it's still amazing, only realised then, that was the movie that made me fall in love with the post apocalypse. <p>Interesting point from George in that vid on Hollywood syphoning of Aussie talent too.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Great vehicle.

    by hallmitchell

    I wasn't looking forward to this. Yet when Moriarty went nuts over the script. That got my attention.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Unless Mr. Miller accepts out demands...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I don't want to hear anything about this movie ever again.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    No Mel = No way!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Sorry but a Mad Max without the original Mad Max is just stupid!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Our demands are as follows:

    by FlickaPoo

    Mel=Mad Max. End of Story.<P>Anyone else playing Mad Max is unacceptable.<P>We will accept Mel/Mad Max in a secondary role if necessary. This isn't ideal, but will be considered acceptable.<P>Finally, we will consider accepting a movie based on a different character in the same universe. Preferably female.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Chaos Reigns!

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    George Miller = The Toecutter

    by dastickboy

    Can't wait for this, hoping it will be more in the vein of Mad Max or The Road Warrior, than Thunderdome.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Thet turned Mad Max into another Fast and Furious

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Dick In Ass.

    by DickInAss

    Dick In Ass.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is—

    by blakindigo

    TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION?!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Well,

    by Lornsorrow

    We all want to see the master of this, Miller, come back to work. But he really has a high standard to live up to, and things have changed over the years, the bar has been lifted in this kind of film. I only want him to do this if he can do it incredibly well. Films like Mad Max, Escape From New York, and others back in the day have become legendary. Righty so. And the film Doomsday was, in my opinion, a great homage to the post-apocalyptic world. But can a master come back and have it in him after all these years still? Can he really raise the bar? AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, is anyone really going to except a fourth film if Mel Gibson is not in it? Despite the fact that I think it would be the absolute BEST thing Gibson could do for his career, I some how doubt he will. Hence, if they bring in a new actor (Thomas Jane, best choice in my opinion), what are they going to do, call him MAX and have it be a remake of the first? A re-imagining? Or have it be Max's son or something? Audiences are sensitive these days to this sort of thing, we don't just want another film, we want a film that preserves the history and integrity of the originals. I look forward to this, but with some concern for sure. DO IT RIGHT PLEASE! Get Gibson back if at all possible!!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page IS Mad Max

    by NippleEffect

    I hope gibson is so totally snubbed like the shat was in the new star trek

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    You Know What...

    by HermesTrismestigus

    I Think Mel Gibson will probably do this if.....the script is good...and they have all the financing in place with his big ass check. I Think the problem has been.. a lot of development and talk, no concrete dates, and no secure financing. In that video he's still talking about another year developing the cars which was his story about 10 years ago.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Can't we just get beyond Thunderdome?

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Heh.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Good god - Sly wants to do Rocky 7 - check SlashFilm

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Que the Sam Worthington hate.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Waaah, waaah, he was horrible in T:S, waaah

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    "cue" is the word you're looking for.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, and as far as Mad Max 4 goes - no Mel, no deal

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    NO MEL NO DEAL

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This can't be said enough. Don't fuck this George.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    The reason most people want another Mad Max...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Most fans want to see Mel in action again, combined with Miller's vision...They don't want some "re-imagining" or some such nonsense. In other words without Mel there is very little demand for this movie. Does Miller realize this?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    toecutter

    by alan_poon

    is that the toecutter with the massive barnet in the foreground or George Miller?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Miller doesn't care, apparently.

    by JuanSanchez

    He's doing it cause he wants to. Doesn't care if it makes no money and he never works again - which is what will likely happen.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Dwayne Johnson in a TuTu IS Amd Max!

    by NippleEffect

    him and his tater haid

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    How about a damn ROCKY 7 thread so we can vent, Harry?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Que. Lawl

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Realism on Film

    by benizdead

    Mad Max 2 looks like it was a total slaughterhouse :P

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Just to add to the chorus ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Mel=Max. No Mel, no Max, no me in theater.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    The only one who could replace Mel is... Christopher Lambert

    by JuanSanchez

    Search your heart, you know it to be true.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    What's with all the Mel Gibson love?

    by 3 Bag Enema

    George Miller is the creator, here. It should be No George Miller, no Road Warrior. Mel Gibson is a prop with a good profile. Time to move on.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    No way anyone will ever top THE ROAD WARRIOR

    by kingink123

    How the hell are they going to top those stunts or that visceral kind of action?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    dastickboy re:Thunderdome

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Everything i've read points to this being more like Road Warrior instead of Thunderdome. Thunderdome wasn't even Miller's idea, it was the producer who wanted that disney crack in the earth story. Miller was always more into the high octane car culture aspect like from the first two movies. In my opionion Thunderdome is the biggest 3rd installment tragedy of ANY trilogy, that includes Godfather 3, Return of the Jedi (which i'm defender of actually), XMen 3, fucking it is an absolute shit opera that movie. Everything is fucked even from the very start of the credits when Tina Turner starts singing in contrast to MM1 and 2's subtle trumpets.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Road Warrior will never be topped.

    by ganymede3010

    Why does George Miller suck Rhinoceros balls when it comes to casting his movies now days?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Imagine Mad Max with Yahoo Serious...

    by JuanSanchez

    that's why we love Mel Gibson!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    fuck mel gibson

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    he's like 80 now. someone new can play that role

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Nerd Range he's fucking 53

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    imagine being in a car in Malibu that night.....

    by mr sulu

    your on the road, doing 30 on your way home when suddenly you see two lights in the rear view mirror closing impossibly fast...'what the fuck? that cars comin pretty fucking fast' you think....then you hear sirens...'what the fuck is this?' you think....you slow down and sorta pull to left so let whatever this is go past...you look out your window just in time and see a fleeting glimpse of a Thunderdome era MAD MAX roar past doing 90 with the cops in hot pursuit!! just like at the start of The Road Warrior!!! Fuck me that wouldve been TOTAL AWESOME! so what if he slipped up and said a bunch of bad things - he was in Mad Max 2.....FUCKING M A D M A X 2!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    he's an old man

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Needs Tina Turner

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you nerd and retard privileges are now revoked. You don't get to be enraged, and your strength has melted away.<P>Your recent comments will be your undoing.<P> You are nothing.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    that end-over-end flip off the motorcycle is...

    by juice willis

    badass incarnate. cardboard boxes? are you fucking kidding me? those motherfuckers smack your mom, you ask her what the fuck she did?

  • what with all the other 80s action stars coming out for their belated 4th installment (Willis, Ford, Sly).....it should be - if theres no Mel then theres no Mad Max 4 PERIOD! <p> I mean for Christsake they tried to make him look older in Road Warrior and Thunderdome with grey hair etc...now he is actually older and beat up looking he dosnt wanna do it or Miller dosnt want him?!?<p> Surely it can still happen...especially now the aging action man thing is in full flow with Sly & Co doing The Expendables - and hell even Mel in Edge of Darkness!!…and Mels still only in his early 50s!! Way younger than Sly or Ford… and he really needs a big fat blockbuster to blast him back to the big time after that whole jewrant/drinking episode -<p> another LW would be a bit of a hard sell and I can understand Gibson not wanting to do that as hes already done his belated 4th LW 10 years ago (and that felt like a needless add on...no mullet either! that was as bad as no hair on McClane in DH 4)...in fact wasnt it fast tracked into production cause Warners had a gap in their summer schedule due to Burtons Superman Lives falling through?<p> But a hard R rated Miller directed Mad Max 4 would blast him back - Fans and movie goers in general would want to see Mel as Max again (people would see it just out of curiosity) esp if its more Road Warrior than Beyond Thunderdome...(and so long as its R rated - if they were adamant it had to be PG 13..like DH 4, AvP, T4 then fuck it - there would be no point in having Mad Max with his balls cut off.)...oh and not much CGI..I would hope Miller would use CGI only when absolutely necessary (e.g. bringing the apocalyptic wastelands and ruined cities to life)..and NOT FOR ANY STUNTS!! stunts would have to be real...there’d be little point otherwise. <p> If there is to be no Mel (and I sincerely hope to fuck that there is) then at least have Fury Road about the Ferrel Kid or Maxs long lost son or something (Bana or Worthington are the best choices) with Mels Mad Max as a mythical figure….mentioned - but never seen (like Douglas in Basic Instinct 2 - LOL sorry couldn’t think of any other example) or better still an extended cameo like Brandos Kurtz …<p> we want Gibson back as Max for the whole movie right? i can see the trailer already... clips of Max from the previous 3 with voice over from MM2 (the grown up ferrel kid)...'but most of all..I remember The Road Warrior...he lives now..only in my memories...'...then camara blasts onto a new interceptor (similar to opening MM2 shot) being pursued by battered old cop cars with sirens going...camara zooms in on Gibson at the wheel looking all of his 50 years with stubble and greying hair at the sides..looks p i s s e d off....then showy fast cuts showing stuff like the apocalyptic wastelands, ruined citys, huge gangs in cars and trucks blasting each other in the open highways, max in beat up black leathers blowing scum away with a sawn off..turns to camara and blasts it...dark...then titles come up: <p> MAX MAX: FURY ROAD...A George Miller film..starring Mel Gibson...Summer 2011....rated R <p>

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    hahahahhaha. thank you. you just made me laugh out loud.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Pop Quiz - was Humongous Maxs boss from Max 1??

    by mr sulu

    Cant remember exactly but isn’t there like a police photo or something when the big H opens his revolver case??

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    and fuck mel gibson

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    and his imitation of curly

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    mad max 2

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    as far as Fury Road casting...

    by juice willis

    I'd prefer a post-Thunderdome Max played by a 50 year old Gibson. If you go with a younger actor like Worthington, then you'd have to tell a story that happened pre-Thunderdome since Max is easily in his forties in that film. Fuck that I say.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    just do a random mad max story

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    that takes place in his 20s-30s. cast someone new. not sam worthington.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Turns out George Miller....

    by FormerEnglandPropJasonLeonard

    does'nt care if Sly is making Rocky 7 or if Swines get Flu but wants a bulked up Paddy Considine to play Max

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Join the campaign for Bulked up Paddy Considine to play Max !

    by FormerEnglandPropJasonLeonard

    Woo

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    A curious thought - is Max jewish?

    by mr sulu

    Rockatansky - isnt that a jewish surname?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Paddy Considine?

    by juice willis

    Dude looks like he has Down Syndrome.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Anamorphosis

    by RioRancho

    I hope to god Dr. Miller is shooting "Fury Road" in anamorphic, and not sanitized anamorphic like "Crystal Skull", either. I'm talking C-Series lenses with all the artifact trimmings.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Mad Mel or No More Max!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    It might be cool anyway, but Mel Gibstein would add that extra Mad that would put it above remake/prequel/rehash status.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Mel does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Harry, thanks for posting that video, i've not seen it before but always admired the incredibly brave stunt work in MM2.<p> Also great to hear that Mel 'might' be back playing Max and that the Tom Hardy story from last week was debunked.<p> If Miller does go with Mel then MAD MAX: FURY ROAD will be my most anticipated forthcoming movie alongside THE HOBBIT. Bring it on!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    No mr sulu

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Fifi Mcaffee was NOT Humungus. Roger Ward is a friend of mine and he did not play the role and in my opinion the character was just a bodybuilder gone bad, not Max's captain.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Yeah! Tina Turner reprises her role...

    by LimpdickSherlock

    Now in wheelchair (the character), and singing the title tune titled: "We do need a hero after all"

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    why not just bring back Gibson...?

    by darthwaz1

    wtf? all these old film series' are coming back lately with their original stars and I'm loving it: Die Hard, Rocky, Rambo, Indy- so why not just bring back good old Max?? besides Thundermome sucked anyway- let this be Millers apology for that nonsense.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Agreez. MEL=MAX.

    by LimpdickSherlock

    Just check out the trailer for EDGE OF DARKNESS!! Gibson still has what it takes to go post-apocalyptic!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Lead role is still open...

    by LimpdickSherlock

    "It could be Mel [Gibson], it could be anyone". - George Miller

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I don't get it either...

    by sonnyfern

    Mel is still more than capable of carrying a movie like this and he's still badass. Why not continue the series? Are they afraid he's not bankable anymore?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Rockatansky is a Polish name...

    by DrManhattansUnit

    There are still lots of anti-semites in Poland. Recast it, get someone properly Australian, as Mel has decided he's an American after all.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    George Miller = Mad Max

    by Vern

    I think it's probly up to Gibson, if he does it then that's that, if he won't do it we gotta accept somebody else. This is the first time I've seen Miller talk about it without saying Gibson isn't interested, so hopefully they're trying to convince him.<p> But if he won't do it, fuck it, I want another George Miller Mad Max movie. I'm not signing onto the terms of your deal. Yes Mel is great in the other movies, but is he as great as those car crashes? No. Look at Miller there talking about how he's gonna "nudge the genre." That's what I want to see. This movie would be awesome even if it starred one of you guys. Hopefully Mel will do it though and that won't be necessary.<p> Also, I gotta call bullshit on this anti-Thunderdome nonsense. Yeah, it's different from the other two, and gets corny in a few moments with the kids swinging around. But come on man, fucking Barter Town? Thunderdome? Master and Blaster? "Break a deal and face the wheel"? "Gulag! Gulag! Gulag!"? The chase at the end?<p> I can't believe we're in a world where DOOMSDAY is considered acceptable but people will whine about god damn THUNDERDOME. Go watch it again. Worst of the trilogy and still brilliant.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Vern we don't have to accept shit.

    by ganymede3010

    Especially Sam fucking Worthington. And Thunderdome was atrocious, you're not going to convince us otherwise.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    balls to Mad Max 4

    by doom master

    but hey if Ford can get back into those Indy pants and jump into a fridge.....Maybe Mel can do the same.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    NO Mel = Some other meat puppet.

    by Calibos's Ginger JewFro

    Miller is Mad Max.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    We need to draft Mel Gibson

    by TheDudeinLA

    Everybody knows when Fury Road is over. The audience is going to walk out and say that was great, but it would have been awesome if Mel was in it.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    so the Aus. film industry sucks

    by Maniaq

    it basically took one man - Peter Jackson - to create a functioning, sustainable film industry in New Zealand. Not even Murdoch, with his mighty Fox empire, can do a damn thing for his homeland

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I don't care how old he is or what stupid

    by Dingbatty

    shit he said while three sheets to the wind -- Mel is Max. No Mel = no interest.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    mel gibson is so old

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    he could club bad guys with his sagging nut-sack.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    We don't need another hero!

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    We just need to bring Mel hoooome! <p> All we want if life beyond Thunderdome!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    so so awesome, even with a new max

    by Horny4Harry

    this should be greatness

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    mr sulu, Rockatansky

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    The y at the end is common in many Eastern Europen surnames.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage you lost any legitimacy

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    when you said Gibson was "like 80". Go fantacize about Shia being the new Indy Jones.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Mel's past it. He's like Connery as Bond.

    by kabong

    Actors get bored and start smirking in scenes and lounging around the set with their poker buddies. <P> Get a new unknown. Jettison the baggage. Cut in the nitrous oxide.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I'll defend Thunderdome..

    by Mel Garga

    and not just out of nostalgia either. I actually watched it within the last year and dug the hell out of it. And yes, this needs Mel back as Max.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    "Something...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... has gone terribly wrong."

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Not that excited.....

    by The Dum Guy

    I just don't feel it in my bones.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Vern...you speak sense, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the demands are fair and reasonable. <P>Join us.<P> With my ideological purity and your tobacco stained silver tongue can make a better future.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by eggers

    Why is the original car there? It was the LAST one and it got blown up...

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    What's the point if they don't bring back Mel?

    by SoylentMean

    This is one time where if they're gonna do it without the original actor reprising the role that it should definitely be a reboot, not a supposed continuation.<P> I'd say the same goes for The Evil Dead. Although for the love of Deadites don't remake The Evil Dead!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    MM trilogy

    by HarrysTitCheese

    Read an essay years ago about the Mad Max trilogy. In MM, he has something to live for and begins to break at the end. In the RW, he's completely antisocial and his feeling towards humanity are confirmed when he's fucked by being given the truck full of sand to drive. In MMBT, he regains a bit of humanity due to the kids believing him to be their savior. He comes full circle as a character in the 3 movies.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    the source for this new was madmaxmovies

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    http://madmaxmovies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8471

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    eggers

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Miller said that the cars will be patched up from many different ones so i guess they got that wreck frmo 2 and did that, it kind of looks different.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Letter To Vern: What Do You Think Of This Outline?

    by Media Messiah

    A poster by the name of SubliminalJones originated this post, and the following story outline, one that I think is ingenious, as I told him. I hope you are as impressed with it as I am...and bring it to the attention of George Miller and the releasing studio. Anyway, this is my good deed for today. May this turn into something good for the person who authored it!!! Sincerely, MM <BR><BR> The following is Subliminal Jones' post, as it originally appeared on AICN. <BR><BR> My dream Mad Max 4; make Gibson the antagonist<BR><BR> by SubliminalJones Oct 23rd, 2009 08:00:21 AM <BR><BR> Post apocalyptic Sydney is on the mend, a workable society with a government run by older versions of The Gyro Captain, Anna Goanna, Slake and all the others we saw at the end of Thunderdome. Then, out of the wasteland comes a vicious barbarian horde that wants the city for themselves. That horde is led by chieftan Max, who has gone nutty from wandering around the desert for 25 years. Max is now the Humungus, Wez and Auntie Entity all rolled into one. At some point in the story, he realizes he is making war on those he once risked his life to save, and has to make the decision of who to stand with. Now that I'd pay to see. Some reboot with Tom Hardy and Theron? Feh.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    To TheRealMoriarty: I Ask The Same Question

    by Media Messiah

    What do you think of Subliminal's outline?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    It's probably a mistake...

    by Ironhelix

    ...but that article gives me the faintest of hope that Gibson could possibly return. The story of Mad Max is one that I would love to see finished more than any other movie series I can think of. I know no one cares, but I can remember watching those movies as a youngster, and to see Mel as Max again would just about make me feel like a kid one more time. Maybe Mel's a crazy wackjob, but I don't fucking care. If they cast someone else as Max, it will TRULY be a sad day for a lot of people. And for the record, I think Thunderdome was a great movie. It went in a different direction, and had a different feel, but it was unique.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Vern, I can't believe I'm saying this (well ok I can)

    by Maniaq

    I absolutely agree with everything you say 100% <p> let me also reiterate what I previously said about Mel Gibson - there is NO WAY anyone in a position to make this film happen is going to let Miller cast Gibson in this, no matter what Miller's own position may happen to be- <p> -which, btw, from memory I believe Miller was on the outrage bandwagon when the whole Anti-Semitism fiasco blew up in Mel's face. <p> regardless, this is MILLER'S property and I really couldn't care less if it features Gibson's tired old "mad" shtick (which was slightly distracting by the second Lethal Weapon movie and downright embarrassing by the time he got to Conspiracy Theory) or not. <p> I'd be just fine with some other (better) actor in the role, although I would hope he can pull off a convincing Australian accent - shouldn't be too difficult with all that Aussie talent out there which Miller seems eager to tap...

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by eggers

    In the second film the mechanic says "The Last of the V8 interceptors". It makes no sense to have it in the new film.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Moriarty, you read the script, no? I know you're gagged

    by blakindigo

    (…wait, that came out wrong) but, apparently you really dug it. Can you see a strong place for Gibson?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Jackie Earle Haley as Mad Max

    by BurnHollywood

    That lil' dude is reboot gold, people.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    THE INTERCEPTOR!!

    by The_Myhand

    Ahhhh....its back..one of the baddest movie cars of all time. Which means 1 of two things...either Max builds another one, or this is really a reboot...because he loses the original in The Road Warrior as you all know

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    GIDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by future help

    please...Harry. a few reports or reviews without you using that word...would be a relief. a breath of fresh air. "Giddy"...like a little girl. God Bless George Miller. and bless Alex Cox for Repo Man while im at it.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Looks like Dominic Toretto's cold sweat nightmare

    by Anything But Tangerines

    quite a fuckin blower there

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to...

    by SunTzu77

    miss this one. No Mel... no Mad Max. This is a rental at best for me.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    subtle trumpets.

    by future help

    if the 4th one starts with those...i will smile.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Zac Effron as Mad Max- Teen Fury

    by tradeskilz

    http://thebosh.com/upload/2008/04/30/zac_efron_17_again_pictures/Zac%20Efron%20%27%2017%20Again%27%20Pictures.jpg There is an ilustration. Leather jacket an all. Maybe he can have a beagle dog or summat.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    You people are aware that gibson is insane, right?

    by NippleEffect

    And not in a good way<p> Leader of a weird fundie christian sect that he built his own church for. That preaches only those messages he allows<p> don't give this guy any more money<p> This is the same type thing as fundie muslims and just as dangerous in its own way

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    as long as you don't replace.....

    by Meadowe

    Tina turner with beyonce "I married a camel" knowles I will watch this.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Good to see pos feedback on Thunderdome

    by Star Hump

    I haven't seen it in years and I don't remember it well. I recall being a bit disappointed because there wasn't much car action. Now that I think about it though, it had plenty of cool stuff in it. I really need to check it out again. After this long, it'll be like a brand new movie.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Two goes in, one comes out!

    by tradeskilz

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    It will be MEL

    by theplant

    I know. I'm theplant. They're just waiting for Edge of Darkness to be out, to make the billing announcement.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    ...

    by Vern

    Media Messiah: They've had this movie written, designed and storyboarded for several years. To give you an idea, they were about to start filming when the Iraq war started. Nothing against the talkback pitch you found but I think Miller will stick with his original plan.<p> Star Hump - when I hadn't seen it for a while I remembered it as having NO car action, and was pleasantly surprised by the awesome climactic chase. But part of what I think is brilliant about it is that at the very beginning Max gets knocked off his car and becomes a damn pedestrian! Then he spends the movie trying to get it back. Now Miller wants to try to top the car stunts in ROAD WARRIOR, and I can't wait. But back then I think it was ingenious to take a u-turn like that. (that is a car pun)

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Thunderdome isn't bad at all; it's weaker then 1 and 2

    by blakindigo

    —but that's being said, it still got some pretty good stuff (among them Tina Turner in that low cut chain-mail thingie) and some nice action set pieces. I'd like to see it in widescreen version. It looked gorgeous on the big screen back in the day.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    So is this official?

    by veebeeyes

    I haven't been keeping up on this movie at all, but is it official that Mel Gibson is going to have nothing to do with it?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the info Vern

    by Star Hump

    Now Im really lookng forward to checking out Thunderdome again. And nice car pun.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    veebeeeyes

    by Star Hump

    Here's what Miller said in the interview Harry linked to: "It could be Mel, it could be anyone, in fact I'm looking around at these faces to see if anyone's quite interesting here," Miller said.<p> There's a ghost of a chance...and if it happens it'll be one of the biggest moments in genre movie history, at least for those of us who recall the first 3 films as they were released. (I only caught Mad Max on VHS but saw the other 2 in the theater. I imagine it was that way for a lot of us olds.)

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Make the baddie a nutjob Hasidic Jew,

    by Rocco Curioso

    cast Mel as Mad Max (there is NO OTHER PATH to success), drop in Verne Troyer as a grown (pun quite intended) version of the Feral Kid, don't skimp on the car chases, blow up EVERY motherfuckin' thing (incl. Verne; maybe a suicide bombing, albeit with good intentions), and work Lance Henriksen into the cast (that goes without saying, but it had to be said nevertheless). I want no shred of PC bullshit to taint what should be a modern-day action masterpiece. Sly is showing it can--- and WILL--- be done with "The Expendables". Surely George Miller can follow suit.<P>Make it happen.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    NO Mel, NO Max

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Sorry, there are some characters that cannot be recast. It's mostly a function of them being characters created specifically for the screen, large or small. Imagine someone else essaying any of these characters: Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Col. Steve Austin, Karl Kolchak, Max Rockatansky. The respective actors OWN these roles, and it would be nigh impossible for another actor to step into them.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Thanks For Answering My Question Vern

    by Media Messiah

    I'm aware of how old the existing script is, but everything is virtual, and subject to change in Hollywood, the reason why I brought the fan outline up. But who knows, if Miller isn't interested, it might be good for a character like Riddick and any Chronicles Of Riddick sequels?<BR><BR>I recall a legendary fan made script for the first Matrix sequel--it was so good that, after seeing the resulting movie, I have to say, Joel Silver and the Wachowskis, who were well aware of that script ahead of shooting the first Matrix sequel, should have ditched their own script, and made the fan script, their shooting script.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Amen, DKL

    by Rocco Curioso

    Right as rain (love the Bionic Man inclusion BTW; most apt).<P>To answer NippleEffect--- "You people are aware that gibson is insane, right?". That's the WHOLE FUCKIN' POINT, dude. Max as a character may be a badass, but he's so far off the grid it's like Columbus sailing over the edge of the planet. Axiomatic, as well it should be.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    eggers

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I'm assuming that he'll get that very last interceptor back at least as a scorched hull and then patch it up? The front of it looks kind of different from the one from 2 so i geuss that's what they mean. That or it was a stupid fucking idea to toast that car without looking at the future.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The difference between Thunderdome and the first two Max Movies

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    was the pace of it. The first two were sweet and to the point. Beyond Thunderdome required somewhat of an attention span, It was way too long. <p> However, It had a lot of great things going for it Master and Blaster being some of them and it was beautifully shot. I always thought Tina Turner would've been a kick ass Storm back during that era.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    TheyCallMemrtibbs: Brian Kennedy

    by Media Messiah

    He was the glue that held things together with Miller and Gibson. He died in a helicopter crash while scouting locations for Mad Max 3. I think that changed the spirit of things for everyone involved, when it came to any sequels. The whole story is very sad, what happened to him at the top of his career. He was a young man...just coming into his own.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    As much as I love Mad Max

    by Bass Ackwards

    I'm so bored with all this revisiting/rebooting crap.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    "Captain Walker!"

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thunderdome is great. Mythic, beautiful photography - streets ahead of the crap we get today. And Dark Knight Lite is correct - no Mel would be like Spielberg and Lucas casting Shia as Indiana Jones for Crystal Skull.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I never knew that. Shit.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Please *no* CGI car crashes!!

    by BenBraddock

    I want real people risking their lives for my entertainment!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    if its just MEL holding back?

    by mr sulu

    from that line in the article 'Could be Mel..could be anyone'...it sounds like Miller wants him....<p> if it is just Mel not being interested then he should just bite and go for it...i mean whats he got to lose? NOTHING...hed gain about 20 or 30 million - i know thats just chump change to Mel now (even after his divorce) but he NEEDS fans support more than ever - doing Max 4 would make him seem wonderful in the eyes of movie goers once again and cut him some much needed slack from people in general if he and Miller delievered an all out classic Mad Max 4...he could be like the Comeback kid like Elvis in 68...ok i know some people would still hate him for the DUI/jew thing but hed win the majority over with a Mad Max 4<p> its upsetting to think he could let this great oppertunity slip through...not just for the fans but for Mel....

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Meadowe, shut the fuck up...

    by Chakraborty

    ...you cock-eyed retarded bitch.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Ben Braddock Johnson is right.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Bring back Mel if possible

    by Conans Sword

    it really is like having indy without ford or hannibal without hopkins, this might work out but it will still feel wrong. they ruined terminator, star wars aliens...theres no way im watching this without mel, not that my one ticket sale will matter. mels a fucking tool but hes still mad max. no mel no interest

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    "The last of the V-8 Interceptors..."

    by Bill Clay

    "A piece of history! It would have been a shame to blow it up."

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Thunderdome is BRILLIANT

    by sonnyfern

    Barter Town is one of the coolest creations to ever hit the screen and yeah...it gets a little bizarro in the second half, but why not? It was completely different...I dig that. I wouldn't HATE it if they brought in someone new...just don't call him Max.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Will it be PG-13?

    by Bill Clay

    Because that PG-13 Die Hard 4 was really hardcore, not.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Kwisatzhaderach: Correction...Byron Kennedy

    by Media Messiah

    I was a kid when he died, but I recall reading the story when I was a kid. It was in a magazine called Starlog. Anyway, his name is Byron Kennedy. It has been a time since I read about him, the reason I did not properly recall his first name. Anyway, I just looked up his story on the net. Here you go.<BR><BR> Byron Kennedy - Producer <BR><BR> Byron Kennedy was always interested in film making, and had been making movies since he was at school. He began with an 8mm camera, which he built with spare parts from other discarded cameras! He used this camera to make short dramas, enacted by his high school mates. <BR><BR> While still working as an amateur, Byron won several international awards with short films he had made, and began producing documentaries and television commercials. In the early 1970's he lectured at various student film schools, and it was through this work that he first met George Miller, at a summer film school in 1971. They teamed up, and began making short features and experimental films, including "Violence In The Cinema, Part 1", which Byron produced, photographed and edited. It won two Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards, and became one of the first independent short films which was distributed commercially within Australia. <BR><BR> Byron's resourcefulness on previous projects slotted him nicely into the role of Producer on Mad Max. It was a highly demanding, complex production, and had Byron performing such activities as driving stunt vehicles, operating cameras (for which he had also acquired the free use of the Todd AO lenses), and acquiring a variety of other services and items in whatever way he could, given the low budget of the film. He even provided a 'live hand' for a special effects dummy, and had a hand in making the final soundtrack for the film. <BR><BR> Byron at the start of Mad Max 2 <BR><BR> Following the success of Mad Max, Byron Kennedy and George Miller travelled to the US for more than a year, to develop their skills as film makers. After much studying they felt that they had finally learned the elements which had made Mad Max the success it was, and although initially they had not intended to follow the film with a sequel, the eventually returned to Australia to begin production on Mad Max 2. <BR><BR> Again, Byron took a very hands on approach in the production. As much as George Miller was driven by telling the story, Byron was driven by the action. As well as his skills in stunt driving, Byron had also become a qualified plane and helicopter pilot. His love of high energy, high speed excitement obviously contributed strongly to the action seen on screen in Mad Max 2. <BR><BR> Byron and crew, examining the aftermath of the truck wreck. <BR><BR> Tragically, his love of flying would also lead to his untimely death. On July 17, 1983, the helicopter which Byron was piloting crashed into a lake while flying at low altitude, and Byron was killed. Although initially hesitant to continue the Mad Max story without Byron, George Miller ultimately went on to create one more film in the series, dedicating it to the man who had started the Mad Max journey with him.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Thanks Media Messiah

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I always wondered about the 'For Byron...' credit at the end of Thunderdome.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p>Whoever wrote Verne Troyer for FURY ROAD is genius.<p> Imagine Max coming across a gang of malicious motorized midgets, all black leathered up, dusty and packing mini-crossbows. Led by tiny Verne - the opposite of the 'humungous'.<p> There's gotta be 15 minutes of golden screen time in that concept.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    The thing I liked about THE ROAD WARRIOR was no one looked like they were acting too hard in it.<p> It was like they recruited a bunch of Aussiew blokes to play Humungous's gang, gave them some tents, some beer and some motorbikes and said 'Okay mates. just knock yourselves out' and then just filmed the shit they got up to.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    one thing I didn't get about Thunderdome

    by Maniaq

    his Pursuit Special got blown up in the middle of the second one, thanx to the booby trap - but somehow it magically appears in the third one, booby trap and all... <p> huh? when did the twelve pounds of dynamite get unblown up? the Interceptor itself looks pretty messed up and I can buy somebody salvageing it for parts, but the BOOBY TRAP? <p> otherwise I really loved Bartertown and especially dug the little nod to it in Jericho

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    No Mel no Max

    by ominus

    but still the whole project looks interesting and promising.Lets see what time will tell.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    correct about mel

    by doom master

    without him you're better off shitcannig this production. I agree MIller s probobly testing out his bankability with his latest release before deciding on casting him (or where to cast him in thie movie)....If Millers a smart man he'd use Mels real life issues to his advantage and make Mel a leader of a cult this time, as suggested above... One latest upcoming movie has Mel with a puppet and acting crazy.... Im sure now that Mel is single he' s probobly knee dee in nostagia doodoo and nursing the satisfying desire to wade back to full- circle...his life career taking him back and ending at square one.... mudderfucking MAX man!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Thunderdome is mediocre

    by ominus

    it had good ideas in it,but frankly what hurted it most was the absence of action.the last scene with the car chase was lame.And what the fuck was about the thing that Captain Gyro acted like he had never seen Max before?or the thing about the Interceptor,which Maniaq above mentiosn about? <p>to say it simply Thunderdome was more about a remake of the second MM movie with a bigger budget,rather than a direct sequel to it.and thats why it failed somehow.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    When I was younger...

    by tomimt

    I thought that Thunderdome was pure crap. I saw it again after a long time and I was surprised, that it was much better film than I remembered. It clearly is a different kind of a story, with very different atmosphere than the previous two films, but a bad film it is not.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Mel would be great, but...

    by whofan71

    if they can't get Mel to do it, I nominate Clive Owen. Think about it, folks, Clive Freakin' Owen as Max. He could drive the tanker for ya.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I have worked on this film in the early script stages and mel is

    by ozfilminsider

    I'm part of the dying oz film industry. Anyway...way back when this sucker almost got released, I worked on storyboards for this beast -- and yes its a beast. Mel Gibson was originally written for the role and the script is almost entirely based on his character as an 'aging' dude. Well that was the orginal draft...major plot spoiler: bloodlines. Mel must transport a couple of pure bloods (or just one pure blood as Charlize Theron character might be likely - token female character) through across the desert away from the punks that still rule the lands. Epic scale...just epic...stunts galore..all in the style of fury road..no more sand dunes anymore (we were set for nambidia..in africa..screw the iraq war/dollar troubles..he wanted to shoot there because of the dunes and their accesibility.) Dunes in oz are no good...script as I understand it is now changed to relfect more roadwarrior conditions (flat) hence the shoot is now primed for broken hill - where road warrior filmed. They will shoot for 30 weeks next year and I cant wait to get back for this. The pubs rock there. Got a feeling Mel will be back. Edge of Darkness will seal it for Miller. Mel admires Miller hugely. Miller does have plan B. Worthington not in...too oversaturated according to whom i chatted to. Expect another aussie no namer...No eric bana...forget the big names unless its Mel.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    NO MEL NO MAX

    by corkiboy

    No one can play crazy and Mad like Mel. I mean, he IS crazy and mad!! I want to see Mel gonig crazy for the last time!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    take what i say with a grain of salt people

    by ozfilminsider

    rumours...all rumours. George, your secrets are safe mate.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Mel should play in this movie,but instead of

    by ominus

    a dog as a companion,he should have that beaver puppet who talks through him.Imagine the scene where mel is facing a gang of hardcore bikers,and he starts talking to him with his beaver doll.The bikers look at him with a suprised and start to understand why he is called Mad Max.Then suddenly,Mel lifts his shotgun and starts shooting at them.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    "Filmed at speed. Cars will take a year to get ready"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'm in.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Beaver puppet containing sawn-off shotgun.<p> When the puppet appears people gonna diiiiie.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I just want Mel involved...

    by viola123

    I'm with the majority here. I just want Mel somewhat involved. He needs to be. I know George Miller can make it without him, but I'm hoping, hoping he finds a way to convince Mel to be part of it somehow. I don't know what the original storyline is/was, but perhaps instead of Max having a kid, it could be that one of the kids from "Thunderdome" goes on a quest to find the legendary Max. I mean he is their legend. Their hero whose stories are passed down from generation to generation. I could see one of the kids wanting to find him. And if so, the story can be about Max, but Mel himself doesn't have to be in the entire movie (although I hope a big part of it, *g*). Also, the age-thing doesn't really fly because Mel’s actual age is the age Max should be, if the movie is set in the future (a future where it’s possible the feral kid is grown or Max has a child of his own). So yeah, I think it can work. Only, I don’t know if Mel is any closer to being interested. I do like what Vern said, that this is the first time George Miller hasn’t mentioned Mel’s disinterest. And as far as “Thunderdome.” I think it’s a departure from the first two too, but I still like it. And it’s funny, but when references are made to the “Mad Max” series, it’s always (most often) “Thunderdome” that gets mentioned. Barter Town. Thunderdome. “Two men enter, one man leaves.” I mean, come on. It’s only part of the movie, but gosh, they certainly created something indelible for the audience. And for other creative people to copy.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Okay, on Vern's recommendation.....

    by Chakraborty

    ...I just watched Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome on instant netflix, and he's right, it's not a bad film, and there are actually a lot of good things about it. For starters, the soundtrack and score is great. The opening titles with Tina Turner's "One of the Living" is so pitch perfect and quintisentially 80's. If nothing else, watch the first 2 minutes of the movie, I hadn't heard that song since back then. <p> It's also a beautifully shot film. There are beautiful sets, like the whole Barter town, and many scenes shot on location in the desert. You don't find too many big budget films shot on location with big sets anymore...it's all CGI. This was something taken for granted back then, but watching it now, it looked great. <p> And there are many good ideas and concepts in the film, like the children looking for their saviour, and Barter town being the corrupt reconstruction of civilization. And the closing scenes and epilogue are quiet poetic. It's a kinder, gentler film than one would expect from a Mad Max movie. <p> The bad things about the film, Tina Turner's performance always bothered me a little, and I couldn't buy the logic of a woman becoming the most powerful figure in a post-apocalyptic town, because if a woman can't rise to the top during civilized times, how could she do so during uncivilized times. But I found it a little more acceptable this time round, because she may have been the smartest one, and people were so desperate to have someone with ideas to follow, that she just rose to power. <p> I also didn't like that Max doesn't kill Blaster in thunderdome. After he knocks off his helmet and is about to kill him, he discovers he has Down's Syndrome and says, "This wasn't part of the deal." C'mon? Down's syndrome or not, Blaster tried to kill him numerous times, so why wouldn't he kill him and then get his goods back as part of the deal? <p> Overall the movie is a little slower with less action, as someone else mentioned. It's like a movie from a different genre than the other two, but by the same token, Road Warrior was a much different movie than Mad Max, which was essentially a revenge film along the lines of I Spit on Your Grave and other notable revenge flicks. I think there was a lot of expectation for Thunderdome to be the 3rd climactic finale of a trilogy, and it wasn't that at all, so there was a lot of disappointment. But it's not a bad film at all...I would rate it somewhere between mediocre and good...about 3 and 1/2 stars out of 5.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    when 'THE BEAVER' is fucking everyones eyeballs in 2010....

    by mr sulu

    and outgrosses Titanic and wins 12 oscars includeing best actor for gibson, Miller will sign mel up for FURY ROAD and Hollywood will fall in love with Mel once again...

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    No Mel = The Fast and the Spurious

    by kevred

    I hope ozfilminsider is right about what's planned for this, and I hope that Mel is going to be in the film. Otherwise, it'll just be a shadow, yet another imitation product that will fade like all the other "reimaginings".<p>There's only one Max, George, and we care about him more than we do any storytelling ideas you have. Do us, and the legacy of your film, a favor and get Mel, whatever it takes.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    MAX 4 with no Mel = CROC DUNDEE with no Hulk Hogan!!

    by mr sulu

    IT CANT BE DONE!!!<p> Crocodile Dundee 4 - Rise of the Crocodiles - Summer 2012 - rated PG13

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls:

    by kabong

    Dying time is here. <P> Forget about stars. Fury Road means carnage, death and destruction.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    no Mel = Millers 'Once Upon A Time in The West?'

    by mr sulu

    Miller said he sorta based the MM films on the Eastwood trilogy - now ive seen the Dollars trilogy countless times but never Once Upon a Time....without looking the info up - wasnt it supposed to star Eastwood as the man with no name once again but he didnt wanna do it so it became its own beast but still set in the 'Dollars' universe?? or am i total wrong about this??<p> anyway if theres no Mel then i guess it could be Millers Once Upon a Time...(except

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Thunderdome was made so kids could see it

    by NippleEffect

    It had bloodless cartoon violence<br> And that stupid 5'4" indestructable man with the plastic face on a stick taped to his shoulder<br> oooooo what a scary henchman

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    what a minute....when is Max 4 actually due out???

    by mr sulu

    according to imdb its 2011...but Summer 2011 is looked pretty fucking crowded (final Potter, TF 3, Pirates 4, Spidey 4, Thor, Capt America, Green Lant, possibly MI4 etc etc) and Xmas 2011 has got the Hobbit (and maybe Bond 23)<p> Might be even Star Trek '2' sometime in 2011 as well...<p> maybe April would be a good time to release? (like Fast and Furious)

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah, an R-rated Thunderdome would have been...

    by Chakraborty

    ...a better movie. They could have even kept all the same themes, but if there had been more violence, which one would expect in a post-apocalyptic barbarian world, it have have rang truer, and would have more entertaining.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Bill Clay - Thunderdome was PG13 (i think)

    by mr sulu

    not a good sign for Max 4....<p> kinda scary...

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    There was mention of a brothel in Bartertown...

    by Chakraborty

    ...and a brothel scene in Thunderdome would have been nice. Not just for gratuitous nudity and sex, but because those things are an essential part of human nature, and would continue to be present in the post-apocalypse. That's why an asexual Mad Max film when one of the main characters is dressed like a futuristic prostitute just doesn't feel right.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Chakraborty they were waiting for the kids

    by ominus

    to arrive in Bartertown,in order to open this brothel. mouahahaha,that would have been a good scene,max returning back to bartertown and discovering that the kids are used as whores.then he gets amok and starts shooting eveyrone,while his talking beaver puppet shouts that the jews are responsible for humanity's downfall.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    ozfilminsider, THANKZ FOR INFO

    by LimpdickSherlock

    FURY ROAD FTW!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    OKAY,

    by LimpdickSherlock

    I will see this regardless! But with Mel, it would be spotless!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    was MAX 3 the first of the R to PG13 atrocities??

    by mr sulu

    i think so!! Robo 3, AvP, DH 4 and T4...<p> yep....Blame it on The Thunderdome....Imagine eagerly awaiting Mad Max 3 after the awesomeness of Road Warrior - only to find that (thanks in part to Spielbergs Temple of Doom) the final Max movie was gonna be for kiddies!!!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Just re-adapt the Fist of North Star ffs

    by ominus

    best mad max 'ripoff' imho.with exploding heads,what else is better than that? maybe explosive boobs but whatever..

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Great Youtube Clip on Mad Max 2

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I hadn’t seen that before. All they needed was George Miller to say, “looks like we need to order a few more stuntmen.”

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    mr sulu about OUATITW

    by ominus

    yes its true that this movie was going to be the last chapter of the dollars trilogy.but from what i know,eastwood was not to be the protagonist of the movie,instead he was to be together with lee van cleef (who played the bad) and wallas (who played the ugly),the 3 killers who were waiting in the train station at the beginning of the film. <p>u see OUATITW is all about the end of the western era.Civilization was coming,through the construction of the railways,and everything was not going to be the same again. <p>So eastwood with the other 2 actors,were going to play the same roles,blondie,angel eyes and tuco, representing with that way,the western era,and their deaths from Bronson in the train station,would have a metaphorical meaning: the true end of the western era,with the arrival of the train transportation. <p>But Eastwood refused to do it,so Leone used 3 other actors who were,although less,well-known for their roles in other famous westerns.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I laugh at people who dislike Thunderdome

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Sorry did I say people, I meant fuckwits. Miller is God. <p> Thunderdome leaves any 'event' film of the last 10 years(except maybe Dark Knight.... MAYBE) choking in its lead-fuel smelling dust. I FUCKING LOVE THAT MOVIE. I love that Master is played by one of the Freaks from Tod Brownings Freaks. I love when Max hands over his weapons, his audition, and fucking Thunderdome. Gulag Gulag...<p> As far as I am concerned Miller made the best Aussie films of the 70's 80's and 90's. His Mad Max 2, Babe 2: Pig in the City, and Happy Feet are a tripe decade trifecta of awesomeness MuthaFucko's. You fuckin people make me so sick that I feel like I just played two girls one cup with my Nanna. urp'

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Interceptor+Miller=Mad Max

    by kafka07

    of the names that are being batted around for the role of Max, why the hell are we not hearing Jeremy Renner's name anymore?? Tom Hardy sucks.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Beyond Thunderdome sounds like a great title...

    by Chakraborty

    ...but is a somewhat misleading title for the movie, because only about 5 to 10 minutes are spent in Thunderdome early on in the film, within like the first half hour, and then it's never revisited again. Thunderdome itself has pretty much nothing to do with the plot. It sets the picture up to seem like some type of Battle Royale for post-apocalyptic badasses, but the film isn't that at all. It's more about leaders and saviours.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Australian film industry

    by kafka07

    After watching and reading Miller's comments on the Australian film industry, I hope this film helps it. Hollywood needs some international competition to stimulate it into making some good things for a change.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    by ominus

    If Matrix was here,he would laught too.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    And since i mentioned it,Vernon Wells

    by ominus

    should have a cameo appearance in this movie,doing one of the the evil henchmen.but not again the homoerotic with his buttcheeks out.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, noon CST

    NO MEL NO MAX

    by 2soon2eat

    You heard it here first.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    ominus, shit yeah man. He could integrate both characters

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I don't need the knife Max. I don't need the knife.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Glad to see the Thunderdome love

    by Xiphos_2

    I was one of those that shit on the film when I saw in the theraters. I had not watch it for years then one day when I had some time on my hands I watched it and relized I was fucking idiot to shit on Thunderdome.<p>Thunderdome proudly stands up and takes its place along side Mad Max and The Road Warrior as part of a quality series.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Vernon Wells supple buttocks are no more

    by kafka07

    therefore his character will need to be recast by a strapping young lad with harder, firmer buttocks

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome love/hate

    by kafka07

    I have affection for Thunderdome. When I was about 14 and saw it in theaters I was disappointed: not enough brutality, rusty muscle cars, and stunts for my taste. But as the years went on I was able to get a bit more out of it, and saw that Max's humanity was more of a focus that time. That, and my friends named their music venue "Thunderdome" :)

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    What do you mean?

    by Dkev00

    Sam Worthington would be perfect as Max. I can't see anyone else, other them Mel of course, playing him.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Mel's too old ...

    by allykatD

    it would be ridiculous to expect him to be Mad Max again. As much as I loved (and own) all the Mad Max installments, I wouldn't see it if he were in it as the lead. However, while thinking about who would be a good replacement, I saw someone mention Sam Worthington, and I think he'd be perfect.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    How old is too old for Max?

    by The Dum Guy

    Is it like once he turned 45 someone just ran him over for being too slow?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    THANK FECK! A V8 FORD FALCON!!

    by KillaKane

    Ok so far so cool, just lock in Bana for Max and lay down that rubber!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    allykatD - Mels too old but Arnie, Sly, Willis & Ford wernt?

    by mr sulu

    Arnie in T3 (56), Sly in Rocky 6/Rambo 4 (60/62) and Expendables (63), Willis in DH4 (52), Ford Indy 4 (66) - but oh no Mel cant be Max again cos at 53 hes too fuckin old!<p> wheres the fucking logic man???<p> some of you people talk as if Mel is in his his late 70s....hes in his early fucking 50s!!! jesus!!<p> plus the Max character was always 'aged' and they had to grey Mel up abit...<p> can also add Eastwood to that list - he was still doing Dirty Harry in his late 50s...plus Connery as Bond in Never Say Never (53) and Moore in the last few Bonds (mid-late 50s)<p> and what about Shatner in The Wrath of Khan - 51...yeah he was too old for dat shit right?<p> i swear to god some people wont be satistifed until all the classic stuff like Mad Max, Indy etc is remade with actors barely out of kindergarden

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    BTW: BANA FOR MAX!

    by KillaKane

    Worthington's ok (when he's on native soil) but Bana's the best fit all round (Love the Beast proved that). I'd love to see Mel back in his leg brace, but he's nixed any notion of returning to role for so long now, best to resign to the fact that it's going to be a new face behind the wheel of Fury Road.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson is 53...

    by allykatD

    I'm sure he could play the part just fine, but he won't. He's past it... it's not that it's beneath him, it's just not his style any longer. Max is a role for a young guy who can do the stunts and take the hits and make the role believable because if they do it right, a 53 year old guy bashing the shit out of a bunch of punks would shove the film in the realm of the ridiculous, and its premise is already straddling that realm as it is. If we have Mel, make him a mentor to the new guy, and then have Max flame out in a blaze of glory.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    That came out wrong,

    by allykatD

    I wish there was a freakin' edit button. Anyway, no matter how they do it a 53 year old guy bashing the shit out of young punks would look stupid. That is what I mean to say. But Max being a mentor and flaming out in a spectacular set piece would be awesome.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Mel talks Mad Max 4 - prepare the world for bad news.....

    by mr sulu

    "I was just talking with George Miller the other day, so yes, you kind of keep in touch with people from back there and see what they're up to," Gibson said. "It's not an obsession of mine. I figure, if it's great (an Australian film) then you'll end up seeing it." Gibson denied his discussion with Miller was about reprising his iconic character in the eagerly anticipated Mad Max 4. "Oh gosh, I don't know what he's up to," Gibson said. "Not with me, I don't think. Man, I'm a bit old and long in the tooth for that number. You need someone who can get around a bit quicker." <p> http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/mel-gibsons-back-on-track/st ory-e6frf96f-1225790918915?from=public_rss

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    what about gyro captain

    by Meadowe

    I hope he has at least a little part in this, I've seen him in star wars 3, Matrix 3, and recently Legend of the Seeker, it would be nice to see him get some love.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I said it before: OLD GIBSON=PERFECT!!!

    by BenBraddock

    That would be the point of the movie. An older Max. What have the last 3 decades done to The Road Warrior? As played by Mel Gibson, natch. I'd LOVE to see that movie. A reboot with a younger actor in the lead role, not so much.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Yes, this is cool.

    by Jaka

    And while I agree and disagree equally with a great deal of the things discussed thus far, the only thing I want to comment on is Mel: he must be in it. Period. End of post.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    As far as I'm concerned the only actor even capable

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    of fitting this is the other crazy, violent adopted-aussie Rustie the Crow. He is the only other actor with that hint of madness.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Mr. Sulu,

    by allykatD

    I am against all these films being remade in the first place. I would prefer they NOT remake Mad Max, but Hollywood has this urge to recycle because they're afraid of taking chances on new material. I know this more than I can state here being a screenwriter myself. So...<p> Asking/requiring original actors to reprise their roles in these classic actions movies is silly and unrealistic. Most of them have moved on with their careers and those who haven't (like Dirk Benedict) we have to ask ourselves, do we really WANT them back? <p> As for Sly, I loved the original First Blood movies. In fact, I read First Blood by David Morrell because of the movie and became a big fan of all his books. But there comes a time when an aging actor looks like he's trying to hold on to his youth by clinging to these early hot action roles that are now unsuitable, and it's uncomfortable to watch. So let's look at Shatner, he was fine. Why? Cpt. Kirk as a ship captain at 51 is completely believable taking into account that most admirals and generals are well into their 50s/60s. So I had no issue with that. Plus, Shatner has never really moved on. I haven't seen him in Boston Legal, but I heard he's good as a lawyer. <p>Bruce Willis' Die Hard is classic. One of the best action movies ever, but there comes a time when enough is enough. Continuing to capitalize on the former success of a movie with inferior sequels almost makes a mockery of the story. How many times have we seen this happen? Did we really need Indy 4? Did we really need to see Shia swinging through the forest with a bunch of freakin' monkeys? Doesn't that scene win the prize for the most WTF? scene ever?<p> Like I meantioned in an earlier post. An aged Max would work, but not as the focus of the story.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Oh shit! You're right Nom...

    by Jaka

    ...I could see Crow in a Road Warrior film. I'd be more into it if he wasn't a re-cast Max. But he would definitely work in that type of roll/film. Shit, they're even both Australian. Would be cool if they were both in it.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    maybe someone shud start an online petition ?

    by mr sulu

    to get Mel on board for Max 4 - maybe hed take note of like 50,000 signatures or whatever wanting him to do Max 4....sounds like Miller wants him to do it...(dosnt sound like he dosnt want him - probably just resigned to Mel not wanting to do it)<p> maybe if Mel knew fans wanted him back as Max hed do it...maybe he dosnt know what much the fans want it...even a cameo would be better than zip<P>

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Still can't watch Indy IV

    by Jaka

    And I don't feel bad about it at all. Especially after the whole SW prequel business. I'm just going to stick with my original Indy trilogy until they make something that's widely considered NEARLY as good as the originals. The more I hear/read about Indy IV the happier I am I stuck with this plan. Plus, I just hate Shia as an actor more than pretty much anyone... maybe everyone. He may be a great guy but he completely turns me off as an actor. I can't suspend my disbelief enough to get into any film that he's in because all I can think about is how damn annoying he is on screen.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe is 45

    by Chakraborty

    It would be really bizarre to replace the iconic actor who made Max who he is with an actor who is only 8 years his junior. You wouldn't be able to watch it without thinking, 'Why the hell isn't Mel in this?"

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    They need to give Mel as much money...

    by Chakraborty

    ...and percentage points as he wants. Whatever it takes. He's filming a movie right now where he wears a beaver puppet for most of the film, and you're telling me he won't play Mad Max? There's gotta be more to it than that.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Sulu and Chack

    by Jaka

    We still don't know how audiences are going to respond to Mel as an actor after all the personal issues. I've often gotten the impression that that's part of why it's taken so long to get around to putting this thing into full on production mode. I even have a vague memory of either Gibson or Miller mentioning this themselves. Something about not wanting to distract from the film with the outside "stuff". Since Mel has now started acting again, I guess we'll have to wait and see.<br><br>In regards the age difference, Mel looks MUCH older. Don't mean to bag on the guy, but he'd have a hard time playing younger, while I think Crow could still pull that off. That's why the idea of both of them being in it sounds so cool to me. Either that or Mel playing an older Max, which I do think would work, with another character/actor in the lead.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Rustie the Crow for Max: An Argument for....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    He already played a guy CALLED Maximus, whose son and wife was mown down by the villains. His snot alone gives him Max's anguish. Bana and Worthington are too square. I know Bana's Chopper is fantastic, but it's no Hando from Romper Stomper. Ya just know if he's Max someones gonna cop a perfectly choreographed ancient, dusty(rusty) phone to the noggin. Lastly, Rustie of the Crow is one Hard Bastard.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    lol @ "wearing a beaver puppet"

    by Jaka

    But he's doing that for Jody Foster, who probably got Mel in the film to help him out as well, because they're old friends. I really do believe that part of what Miller is waiting for is to see how the public reacts to Mel as an actor again.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Fuck I hate South Sydney

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Go the Tiges!!!!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    With regards to Mel's personal problems...

    by Chakraborty

    ...the public really has a short-term memory with regards to those things. Hollywood might not, since he insulted most of the establishment, but I don't think the public cares as much as Hollywood believes.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Women might not forgive Mel...

    by Chakraborty

    ...because he disgraced himself at a time when his good looks really started to fade quickly, but that is not as much of an issue for the role of Max, or the audience of Mad Max films.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I'm right, whoever disagrees is wrong. FACT.

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    If Mel can't fit the pants, call Rustie in. You can't argue back because I ended my Statement with FACT. FACT.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Rustie the Crow for Martin Riggs!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    oops wrong Mel Gibson Franchise....

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    If Mel laid of the booze...

    by Chakraborty

    ...and got into a health regimen, there'd be a vast improvement in his appearance and his ability to play the role....which would be very doable with the help of some trainers.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Mel's "problems" barely made the news outside the US

    by BenBraddock

    Nobody here in Europe gives that any thought. He says glibly, speaking for an entire continent.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    With regards to Mel being too old for the action...

    by Ironhelix

    In all my years in the Navy, some of the toughest guys I met were the crusty old salts who had been around the world, and knew from experience how to handle themselves. Now, before you say "if old guys are so tough, why don't they play professional sports?", remember that professional sports (ESPECIALLY fighting sports like boxing and MMA) are largely a test of endurance. A real violent confrontation typically lasts about 15 seconds, and relies far less on endurance, and more on experience and the ability to think under pressure. The notion that only young studs can be heroes is something that has been pushed by Hollywood, and is not factual in any way. How many times have you read about an old WW2 vet whipping the shit out of some bugular? Think about it... Mel's not too old.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah RedHorseVector. I had Thunderdome on Beta

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I have watched it countless times. The only other film I would have seen a much would be Rambo 2(the only other Beta video I owned. With those two films however I needed no others.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    shut up. Shut Up. SHUT UP, YOU PROMISCUOUS CUNT

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    this is the Color of Night Talkback is it not???

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks Ironhelix

    by Xiphos_2

    I was going to post almost the exact same thing minus the Navy angle. So anybody that reads Ironhelex post just replace Navy with Marine Corps and you would have the my exact same post.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Mel is Mad Max!!

    by BlackBriar

    Bring on Mel, or don't even bother with this film!! Mel will come back, Mad Max2 was so freakin great!!!....and by the way Indy 4 Sucked big Time!!! Shia needs to be eaten by a pack of wild dogs!!!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    for anyone saying Mel is to old is Retarded and like it in the A

    by BlackBriar

    Mel and only Mel for this Project!!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    for anyone saying Mel is to old is Retarded and like it in the A

    by BlackBriar

    Mel and only Mel for this Project!!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Mel's Problems

    by Jaka

    The fact that they barely made the news outside of the US doesn't really matter. I'd be willing to bet they're expecting to make huge amounts of money in the states. Probably $150-250 million. If it doesn't - that IS a big hit for the producers. As far as "people" forgetting, maybe, maybe not. Because it's ALL going to be brought up again each time a film is released with him as a director or an actor. And lets be completely up front about this: the Jewish people have not and will not forget it. Whether or not they have, or will, forgive him remains to be seen.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    BlackBriar

    by Jaka

    Mel is gettin' up there, he does look slightly wrecked, and I am most definitely not retarded, nor do I take it in the ass. Mel could still be an old Max, as a lot of people have pointed out. But there's no guarantee that people would like or accept him in that role.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Come on Mel

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Do one for the fans huh?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I am sorry Vern but the chase at the end

    by ominus

    of MM3 was totally crap.and the irony is that mm3 had bigger budget which means miller had the ability to give us even greater stunts that those from MM2.but he simply didnt deliver.and whereas u had the impressive Homongus and the crazy homoerotic Vernon Wells chasing Mel at the final scene,in MM3 u had tina turner who did absolutely nothing during the chase and that midget guy who was more laughable than threatening.Miller didnt deliver at the final scene at all,as action goes.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Mel won't do it sadly, let's cast Crowe or Bana...

    by TheWaqman

    Fucking Worthington? I think after a year or so he will have already outstayed his welcome. And he looks nowhere near as tough as Bana or Crowe can look.

  • couldn't get the clip to load, did it mention the car?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    No hate for Thunderdome

    by dastickboy

    I don't dislike the film, there's plenty to enjoy. I just think it's the weakest of the 3.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale or Matthew Fox

    by dastickboy

    My votes for Max. Would still love to see Mel back in it tho.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 2 most authentic car crashes.

    by wonderboy2402

    I always have enjoyed the stunts and car crashes in mad max 2. After watching the cardboard boxes documentary... I now know why they felt so real. =]

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Where is the Interceptor in Thunderdome?

    by Bill Clay

    My memory is getting foggy. If one is there, I don't think it's meant to be Max's original patrol car. The mechanic in Road Warrior was probably exaggerating when he said Max's V-8 was the last model in existence.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Aint It Ancient News

    by quantize

    this has been posted repeatedly by people in TB's for days <p> lame

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson can still do it

    by Eyegore

    Stalone did another Rocky and Rambo, and Harrison Ford did Indianna Joens again. Those are Gibson's peers, and their iconic characters were born around the same time period. If those guys can revisit the roles, so can Mel Gibson. So long as they are calling it Mad Max 4, Gibson should star in it and I'd love to see it. I also wouldn't mind seeing a younger actor take over for a full reboot, just don't put a new guy in and call it Mad Max 4.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Maybe Gibson cant do it because of his Catholic faith..

    by quantize

    coz well all know how credible that is.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Who's excited? Mel Gibson = Mad Max.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    No Mel Gibson = no Mad Max. Just some sad pile of crap, most likely similar to Anderson's remake of Death Race.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    People are excited about Mad Max?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yeah sure, the first one was good for its day, but it's pretty dated. 2 and 3 suck.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    I rewatched Thunderdome recently and cried a little bit at the e

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    however I had a VERY bad hangover.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    there was no interceptor in MM3

    by ominus

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Joaquin Phoinex as Max Rockatansky

    by pokadoo

    He had a convincing phisical resemblance to Mel, playing his brother in 'Signs'. Plus he is certifiably Mad.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    "She's Last of the V-8's!"

    by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING

    Said the mechanic in the original Mad Max. He said this to Max and Goose when they checked her out. After the destruction of the V-8 Nightrider was driving, Max's V-8 became the last.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    With (furthur) regards to the interceptor...

    by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING

    they're either going to continue as though it were never destroyed (mild reboot) or, they're going to explain it as someone found it and re-built it. I prefer the latter as it doesn't contradict the fucking awsomeness that is Mad Max 2.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I would like to see Bey do this one.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Mel! Mel! Mel! Mel! Mel! Mel! Mel!

    by Darkplanet

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Glad to see some Thunderdome love on here

    by pokadoo

    I've been trying to convince my friends to go easy on it for years. It may not match the first two films, but if you discovered it indipendently, and with no knowledge of Mad Max, you'd probably think it was pretty fucking cool(kids & corny humour aside).

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome was 1/2 a good movie...

    by Bill Clay

    If they had stayed in Barter Town, and skipped the Lord of the Flies part in the desert, Thunderdome would have made an awesome Mad Max movie. <p>Believe it or not, none of my local video stores even bother to stock it! They have Mad Max and Road Warrior, but no Thunderdome. Who ever heard of video stores only carrying 2 titles of a trilogy? One clerk told me that no one ever asks for it. That shows you how lowly regarded Thunderdome is.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Shirley Bassey shou;d sign the theme song

    by lockesbrokenleg

    She's alive, right?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Mel or Go to Hell!

    by BlackBriar

    Only thing I fear is a shitty Disney or crummy syfy like influence with shia or zac or any young shitty actor Reboot or a cast, who are both horrible actors,try to widen audience. Forget that Shit!! Stick to the original format!, Mel is the best choice.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    People who say Mel is too old

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    need to just be placed in a ditch and fucking shot in the backs of their heads.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    NO MEL NO SELL!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Connery is the best reference IMHO for Mel as Max

    by NoHubris

    But not as Bond. Connery in THE ROCK is completely believable as cagey/clever and hard to stop despite his age.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Mad max was my first grown up film

    by BendersShinyAss

    i was only a very young child and never really cared for the grunge ugly look of it. ... but i gotta tell ya, max max 2 was fantastic, and beyond thunderdome was FUCKING HUGE when it came out. <p>never cared for a 4th one... however i think the time is right and if mel comes back he'll give the film the balls it needs to be a big sell. <p>cause quite honestly, no mel..... then im not really that interested.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    DESCHANEL OR GO TO HELL / NO SELL

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    NoHubris - true Connery was basically playing Bond in THE ROCK

    by mr sulu

    for the 8th time...<p> in fact some believe that Mason WAS actually the Bond of Dr No, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Never Say Never etc and that '007 James Bond' is just a code name that he and the other guys Moore, Brosnan etc used....<p> i think it works as they even mentioned the year 1962 in The Rock<p>

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Dwayne Johnson as Wez. David Spade as his blonde bitch-boy.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Assless chaps and all.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    remember the Thunderdome diss in FARSCAPE?

    by mr sulu

    the lead guy disses Max 3 something rotten...saying something like 'the third one wasnt any good'<p>

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome has that curse of the 3rd movie syndrome.......

    by mr sulu

    its ok and has some great scenes and set pieces and ideas but its no where near as good as the classic part 2 (and part 1)...you know the rest - Godfather III, Jedi, Superman III, Alien 3, Terminator 3, X3, Spidey 3,.......<p> some might also say Army of Darkness (which i remember as being kinda like Thunderdome in parts) - but i disagree - AOD is the balls...hail to the King

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    oh u could put Batman Forever on there too...

    by mr sulu

    although Batman Returns was hardly a classic film was it? (or was it?)

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Blade 3 as well???

    by mr sulu

    or was that so fucking bad it dosnt count?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap - I forgot Lethal Weapon 3!!

    by mr sulu

    How could I forget that on a Mel talkback??<P> Star Trek III? hmmmm nah....cant include that as - a) its awesome and b) when the fuck has The Motion Picture ever been considered a great film?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    is everyone asleep now?

    by mr sulu

    or is everyone MAXed out by now?<p> 90% of this talkback = Mel or FUCK Max 4.....Mel is too old/no hes not 10% = Thunderdome - crap or good?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Clay....BILL.....Clay

    by mr sulu

    you know those guns that fire red paint...?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    oh fuck it - No Mel...NO MOOLAH

    by mr sulu

    may as well fire out another No Mel..No Max 4 for me post...<p> it dosnt make any sense on a statistical level...Mel does 4 Lethal Weapons and only 3 Mad Maxs? well that dosnt make any fuckin sense....<p>

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Biennale

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One

    At the australian pavilion at the biennale they exhibit the car from the first foto as well as some hidef videos of it driving around with a stunt guy on it. when i saw it i thought "cool, australia is exhibiting the car from mad max!" and was disappointed when it turned out it wasn't. now i see it is, after all!

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    no ones mentioned Chris Pine?

    by mr sulu

    like..he gets attached to every other fucking project going in hollywood at the moment so why not this?<p> bet Shatner is filled with jealous rage now...thinking he shouldve had Pines career post TOS throughout the 70s...getting his name attached to every new thing going down - like Redford and Newman and Beatty etc instead of winding up in a few Comlumbos and those Halloween movies...<p>

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome on Encore right now

    by Star Hump

    It's definetly a departure. Totally different kind of film. More all ages. Great sets, costume and music, as many here have mentioned. Still plenty of Miller magic, but it's not as hardcore as Road Warrior. Put some whacked out muscle cars in this fucker! Oh well, too late.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    In the end of Thunderdome....

    by Chakraborty

    ....Max sacrifices himself to save the children, allowing them to fly away, just like the messiah in their prophecy. The weird thing is, Auntie (Tina Turner) spares him, for no apparent reason. Simply says, "Goodbye, soldier." Also weird is the fact that her name is Auntie, though I kind of like it. It's twisted in this weird sort of matriarchal society, where she's a kind of sexy Auntie they all look up to....not too threatening though. Time may be kind to Thunderdome...and it could become somewhat of a cult classic.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    That doco is just INSANEI'

    by BBSloth

    I've never seen it before

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Gee ANOTHER end of the world sci fi movie?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    We need more.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Sam Worthington to star in Mad Max 4

    by HndMeFood

    Believe it kiddies http://entertainment.oneindia.in/hollywood/top-stories/scoop/2009/sam-worthing-mad-max-241009.html

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Sam Worthington to star in Mad Max 4

    by HndMeFood

    Believe it kiddies http://entertainment.oneindia.in/hollywood/top-stories/scoop/2009/sam-worthing-mad-max-241009.html

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    There's been talk about Worthington, but it's still a rumor...

    by Chakraborty

    Your source is OneIndia website. Known for their scoops on Hollywood films?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Worthington Sucks-get renner-or go home

    by Megan_Foxs_Tool_Box

    wait until avatar bombs-i say stop the madness-get the hurt locker guy

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    LatinoReview gets better scoops than AICN

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg stick to watching Lost...

    by TheWaqman

    now THAT shit sucks.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Hmm. the 10 million people that watch Lost

    by lockesbrokenleg

    would like to have a word with you.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Beyond Thunderdome

    by Dark Knight Lite

    is ruined by the presence of lovable moppets, including Blaster. After Max refuses to off the grinning man-child (who just happened to pull a Hyde/Jekyll as his helmet came off,) the entire tone of the film changes, embracing a Spielberg-like reverence for the kiddies. Bah. Also, the choice of having the chase involve a locomotive was a bad one, as well as including Bruce Spence (and his moppet.) The film is rife with bad decisions masquerading as innovative plot points. Just like "Return of the Jedi," too many viewers (VERN included,) allow their nostalgia to cloud good judgment. Thunderdome is not bad, but comes up seriously lacking when compared to it's predecessors.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    No Mel = No Mad Max

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And "Thunderdome" was GODAWFUL.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Mad Mensch: Kickin' Some Jihadist Ass

    by Rocco Curioso

    Starring Mel as an angry-as-fuck rabbi with a serious agenda. Set in Baghdad, Kabul, and Basra. With the full cooperation of the U.S. Military (which means roping in Michael Bay as executive producer, but fuckit... it's a small price to pay). Costarring Lance Henriksen as The General Who Keeps Trying To Curb The Mensch But Ultimately Gives In. Costarring Verne Troyer as a National Guardsman who keeps bugging The Mensch in a Joe Pesciesque/"Lethal Weapon 2" kinda way ("Can't I have a RPG?"... "NO!"), but gets The Mensch's back at a critical moment. A cameo by Don Cheadle as President Obama ("You are OUTTA control, Mensch!... but we gotta settle this thing... to help change the world.").<P>Seriously, this isn't too hard to piece together. Please adjust accordingly, Mr. Miller. I'll settle for 1% of the gross, TYVM.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Damn! Almost forgot...

    by Rocco Curioso

    Rowdy Roddy Piper as The Mensch's sidekick, Master Sergeant Seymour Goldstein: "I came here to eat matzo balls and kick ass; I'm all out of matzo balls."

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Picket or Boycott this film...until Mel relents

    by Monkey_King

    No Mel = no Max

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Congratulations on being the first person i've ever heard say that the Road Warrior sucks. <p> It doesn't suck. But it must suck to be you.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Thnuderdome was obviously influenced by Spielberg/Lucas

    by mr sulu

    the kids, dwarfs, (correct me if im wrong but i think there were even a few strange creatures about) the 'magical' feel, happy ending, etc - it feels like a more hard core Goonies or something <p> compare the 'feel' of Thunderdome with Road Warrior - they almost feel like films from different series..(but then as Chakraborty states - Max 2 is totally different look and feel to Max 1s grindhouse/I Spit on Your Grave feel - so each Max is kinda from a diff genre)<p> Miller had obviously taken note of stuff like Raiders, Jedi, Temple of Doom, Goonies, that had come out since Max 2 (hed worked with Spielberg on Twilight Zone as well)and injected The Road Warrior with a little SpielLucas plus made it PG13

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Max influenced other films in the 80s of course

    by mr sulu

    one exampe - Wrath of Khan - Khans followers owe more than a little to the gangs in Max 2 as do Kruges motley bunch in Trek III<p> and countless music videos and low budget schlock<p>

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    "The last of the V8's"

    by j_ky2002

    That line refered to the ENGINE in the car, not the car body itself...He had just swapped the engine in the car when Max walks into the PD in the movie.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Mel no likey

    by Rocco Curioso

    Magical spitting Spielbergian dwarves aside, one need (not) display the 30 minutes, 3 times a week, so this is a limited offer.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    IF YOU WANT MEL, TELL HIM ON HIS IMDB PAGE!!!

    by Sinister Guido

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    The absence of ABKing in this talkback is...

    by Chakraborty

    ...notable. So he has a hard-on for Arnold, Sly, and Willis, but not Mel? What gives? This talkback needs some ABKing semen. <p> <p> <p> ...or not.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    it's official- HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN to play Max!

    by Maniaq

    ok maybe not <p> but allow me to quote from Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome, since I happen to have all 3 a remote click away- <p> "I'll disconnect the battery!" <br> "I wouldn't do that if I were you" <br> "Who you?" <br> "Me Max"<br> "You smart!"<br> "That's my vehicle"<br> "Disarm!"<br> "How much?" <br> "No trade! Do!" <p> There's a whole bit about who runs Bartertown... Max eventually gets into the driver's seat and... TURNS ON THE SIREN OF HIS OLD INTERCEPTOR before disarming the booby trap. Now, this is no doubt the vehicle was being pulled by camels that was stolen at the beginning - the same vehicle and camels he does the deal with Auntie for - but.. it's his Pursuit Special! The booby trap, the siren - how the hell did he get it back??? <p> btw, in case anyone here hasn't seen the first one, in the original Max and family go off to the countryside to stay with family friend May Swaisey and her retarded son Benno. I believe Max's previous history with Benno is the reason he could not kill Blaster, after finding out he has Downs Syndrome. <p> and hey, while I'm quoting- <p> "I'm scared, Fif. It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys." <br> -Max Rockatansky

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Maniqa dont forget and the scene

    by ominus

    where Captain Gyro acts like he has never seen Max before,but he does have a son,probably the offspring of his relationship with the blond girl from MM2. <P>Thats why MM3 looks to be more like a separated,independent movie than a direct sequel to MM2.it does have some connections with the previous movies,but it has enough plot holes or clues to make it shown as an entirely new movie rathen than the next chapter of Max's life.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Maniaq,

    by j_ky2002

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Maniaq,

    by j_ky2002

    I have always justified his knowledge of the vehicle by thinking maybe all the police cars were set up that way... It's a weak justification, but it works for me...

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    There's still people...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...who think Bruce Spence was playing the same guy in Thunderdome as in Mad Max 2?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Yes DocPazuzu there are, I call them morons...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I like to wave at them as they pass by...

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Can we get an in-depth forensic analysis of lockesbrokenleg?!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    WTF, man.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    By the way, the chick he got with in Part 2

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    was purile in the Aussie soap Prisoner. In a sea of bad actresses, eighties mullets(on women) and scary bulldikes, I still remember how crap she was.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    and Mad Max is a moron

    by ominus

    since he also thought that he was the same guy from MM2.what a nutcase.

  • the board is full of 'why does Mel hates jews?' 'hes aged badly' etc<p>

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    if Mel forgoes Mad Max 4 the world will end....

    by mr sulu

    it was predicted by the Mayans thousands of years ago...the world will end the following year....only Mel can save the world now...its up to him...<p>

  • theyd have had to write Picard in Trek XI - see how thatd have worked

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    equivilant to Nimoy telling Orci and JJ to 'go away'

    by mr sulu

    not go fuck themeseleves (like you were all thinking)

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    FIRST STAR TREK 2 VIRAL??????

    by ominus

    Animated Klingon Propaganda Could Be A Viral Video For Trek 2: http://tinyurl.com/yhmgwhr FUCKING AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    DANNY TREJO AS MAD MEX!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Instead of cars, they have hooked up donkeys!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Great to see such awesome stuntwork.

    by hallmitchell

    Go the aussies.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack, wow that shit was racist

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    you must live far away from mexico.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    to think that saying shit like that is funny or cool

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    anyway, fuck mel gibson

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i would love a new mad max movie with a new actor. mel is washed up as an actor. he should stay behind the camera

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Lite nailed Thunderdome

    by Star Hump

    to a motherfucking T. Vern, he's right. Now I must go back and read the other Mad Max Missives from around the (basements) of the world. Said with love. Smite me not.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    that'll do

    by strck9

    Babe: Pig in the City IS a Mad Max film i.m.o.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Lost Children in the Desert

    by Star Hump

    Yesterday, before I was drunk as a fart, I read on imdb that the Miller crew had a screenplay/idea for a lost children desert pic, and that it required an adult lead. Somewhere a (dim) lightbulb went off and someone said "How about the Max character?" And so, Thunderdome was born. Also, due to big bucks American financing (a first for the Max series), Tina Turner was shoehorned into the film. In 1984 the rock legend was riding a new wave of popularity. Some Hollywood producer-fuck probably said, "Hey! Let's put Tina in this! She's red- hot right now. (She was) More asses in the seats."

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    damn Maniaq

    by Star Hump

    You pulled a superb quote. I need to see Mad Max again. Max, he started out as a "BRONZE." Miller needs to incorporate this into Fury Road. Go right back to the source.<p> "I'm scared, Fif. It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys." -Max Rockatansky

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hey BringingSexyBack that was funny

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Hey Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength...Fuck you

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    get a sense of humour fuckwad.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks, Fuck You

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    racist piece of shit

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack , that song is played out and over with

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    worst fucking screen name ever... ever.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Pot.....Kettle.....Black

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    nope. my name is readable.

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    and i'm not a racist

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    BSB Mad Mex LOL!!!

    by picardsucks

    Almost spit my coffee all over my laptop LOL And better fucking be Mel or chalk this up as a sweet puss with a tampon sting hanging out of it

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    melsucks

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    why is everyone in this talk back sucking mel gibsons cock?

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Mel for President!!

    by picardsucks

    He was born here he can run!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Mel for Nobel Prize

    by picardsucks

    He's actually far more deserving

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Mel's sweet breath can reverse Global Cooling

    by picardsucks

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Mel could beat the shit out of The Rock

    by picardsucks

    in a real fight

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    picardsucks melgibsons cock

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Mel beat Blaster and the Humongous

    by picardsucks

    What the fuck did you bi-curious, virgin, dork haters do?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Nerd-Rage -Retard-Strength's uncle palmed his willy

    by picardsucks

    as a boy and though it confused him, somehow it made him feel liberated

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    mel had a crush on blaster

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    thats why he couldnt kill him. he saw blasters face and fell in love

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    picardsucks fantasizes about

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    a master blaster sandwich

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by picardsucks

    Sorry not into midgets "Nerd Rage whatever" beats off to gay scatporn

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    OMG A KLINGON VIDEO???

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Complete with shitty art.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    picardsucks was "abe-lincolned"

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    by goose

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Intercept her

    by Marco Polo

    The Ford Falcon was destroyed in 2. It wasn't categorically the last, obviously. New Interceptor will belong to the warlord. Maybe he was once MFP and he and Max will get their fury road on.Better with Mel but why not go with a younger actor. Max is a type, he barely speaks. He drives well. He shoots things when he has bullets. A decent actor will suspend the disbelief. Its Miller's world that propels the story, not an actor. However the actor should be Australian. Once you see those beautiful red landscapes and hear that Aussie twang you will settle right in.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    mad max should be played by

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    that cgi dancing baby from the 1990's

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    WHAT, THEY DON'T HAVE DONKEYS IN MEXICO?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    YANKS AND PICARD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Obviously you guys are Mexican, cuz you got the joke.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Dear Mr Miller

    by HarryCalder

    Please. For god's sake, don't screw this up. I've seen the Terminator franchise destroyed horribly and I don't think my damaged psyche can handle a poor MM sequel... Get Mel back. Or walk away. There's dignity in walking away, too. Sincerely, every action movie fan worth his or her salt.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    NERD WHAT ARE YOU THE TALKBACK FEDERALES?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i guess what really offended me was how stunningly unfunny the joke was. forget the racism part. though, you are kind of an idiot

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    and your caps lock button is on

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    in case you didn't realize

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    BSB....I think they called Burros....

    by DrMorbius

    you know, like the meat in a burrito!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    OH SO NOW YOU'RE CHANGING YOUR STORY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I guess I should wait until you're sure about what you're talking about before responding. And thanks for the capslock notification, eagle eye.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    And the Taco...

    by DrMorbius

    that's a whole different animal!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I LOVE TACOS AND BURRITOS

    by BringingSexyBack

    That proves I'm no racist.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    ojo de aguila.......lol

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I am so not racist.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    More Racist jokes please I love offending the new Stalinist Thou

    by picardsucks

    Whoda thunk that the conservatives in the media would end up being more open minded about free speech and the ultra-libs would become the thought Gestapo. I especially loath the self appointed forum moderators Politically correct thought police Fuck off douchebags!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    THE KING OF POP TACKLED THE SUBJECT OF RACISM

    by BringingSexyBack

    in his hit song, Black or White. Though brown was never mentioned, it was inferred.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I banged a cute Mexican chick

    by picardsucks

    Actually half Mexican- half Cuban. I am like the Untied Colors of Benaton!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    What's the difference between a

    by DrMorbius

    dead Michael Jackson and a dead cow?<P><P><P>You can't milk a dead cow!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    BUT AT LEAST NERD DID A 180 ON THE RACISM CHARGE

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's good. I will try to amuse him in other ways.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Too soon!

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    BSB, maybe if you ate at an El Pollo Loco..

    by DrMorbius

    sometime soon!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Maybe he didn't read the "green Suits"

    by picardsucks

    one in the Hornet Thread F_U_N_N_Y!!!! You Hate Mongering Racist SOB!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I LOVE JAPANESE WOMEN!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Racist? Me no!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Hey Locke

    by picardsucks

    Whaddya think of that Viral Klingon video?? You Race baiting hater, you?? I love fresh Sushi!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    "EL POLLO LOCO"?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Sounds crazy good.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    KLINGONS? YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT KLINGONS?!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Those turtle headed freaks.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    SORRY, DIDN'T NOTICE IT WAS CAPS LOCK DAY!

    by DrMorbius

    ojo de aguila!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    SOLIDARITY FOR POLLACKS AND CAPS LOCKS

    by picardsucks

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    There's no Interceptor in Thunderdome...

    by Bill Clay

    Just pulled out the DVD and watched it again. The vehicle that Mel has booby trapped with dynamite is a jeep, look at those knobby tires and the height of the vehicle. You can clearly see the jeep chassis in the beginning of the film in the desert. The booby trap and siren alarm are similar to the trap he installed on the Interceptor, but it's a different vehicle than his old pursuit special.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Cameo appearance by Road Warrior's "Tent Lovers"!

    by DickBallsworth

    Or GTFO.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    you know your wrong when you siding with lockesbrokenleg

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    when ever raciscm is brought up on AICN

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    all the racist come out of the wood work. hello, fellas! how is it going there in bum fuck georgia? got your rebel flag flying free?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    cap locks, last refuge of the loser

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    picardsucks, never came up with a comeback.

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    you lost that earlier round. now your back when you can gang up. pussy.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Also, Gibson = too old is HORSESHIT

    by DickBallsworth

    All the guy has to do is drive the fuck outta some vehicles! No crazy physical stunts of the same caliber as Dr. Jones, no wire-fu, no fuckin' around... JUST WHEEL THEM HOT ROD RIGS! We all know how badass this could be if it was Mel as Max. Anything less will be ass. Y'listenin', Rockatansky?!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    BringingSexyBack: fat, white and zitty. your name is very ironic. i get it now

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    mel gibson vs harrison ford

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    two old farts mixin' it up!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack, your joke was racist,

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    asshole, fuck head. your just too dumb to realize it.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    DAMN DIRTY APES!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    mel gibson as mad max

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    "i'm gettin to old for this shit". line repeated a dozen times through out mad max 4

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, i see you trying to change your M.O.

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    but, your still an idiot.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength at least Im not you

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    *no reply needed*

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    oh, by the way: Avatar is a rip off of

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    Poul Anderson’s 1957 short story Call Me Joe. Yet another reason why i hope avatar fails

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Unfortunately, you're the only one who knows about that.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack, the douchey version

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    of locksbrokenleg. are you the same person? i think you are.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    you would know it if

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    you ever went anywhere else than aicn.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    If Me reprised his role this movie would make 500+ million.

    by ganymede3010

    It would be fucking HUGE!!! Without Mel Gibson, I'd say 200 million tops.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    by lockesbrokenleg

    With a name like yours, YOU'RE the one who should be getting pissed on.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The teenagers will call this a ripoff of 'Death Race"...

    by Rorschachian

    ... which they probably don't even know was a remake itself.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    CAST ERIC BANA RIGHT FUCKING NOW OR..........

    by Stuntcock Mike

    ....or nothing. I'll go see it no matter what.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    And bring back that goof who got his fingers chopped off.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    he got the shit end of the stick last time out.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The Mel is too old thing

    by Jaka

    What I have failed to express, I think, is that it will depend on the story. But for me, another "Road Warrior" with Mel still driving around, still fighting for fuel, seems like just another retread (ha! unintentional pun). That's what I mean by Mel being too, old. Why, after all he's already gone through in that world, would he still be wandering around doing the same thing. That doesn't work for me. But a sage older Max telling a younger man how to go out and fuck shit up - that works for me! Like, a Road Warrior Jedi and shit. lol

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    GARTH BROOKS TO PERFORM THEME

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Eric Bana works....

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    but you'd have to rename it Mad Steve...or Bob. No Mel=No Mad Max.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    i can live with Eric Bana as Max

    by tradeskilz

    He got the acting chops and the right look.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    he coulda put nobbly jeep tyres on his interceptor

    by Maniaq

    what was left of it <p> the alarm system and 12 pounds of dynamite are apparently still good <p> stereo prob'ly still works too - but he can't get the Neil Diamond tape out of it

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    JASON STATHAM FOR MAX!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    After watching Thunderdome...

    by Chakraborty

    ...for some reason, I had the urge to watch The Neverending Story, another movie from around that time. Then today as I was browsing netflix, they recommended Neverending Story based on the fact that I liked Thunderdome. Weird.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Ford Falcon

    by AsimovLives

    An australian car, through and through.