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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  10 July 1985 (USA)
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A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.

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Bartertown is a city on the edge of a desert that has managed to retain some technology if no civilization. Max has his supplies stolen and must seek shelter there in a post apocalyptic world where all machines have begun to break down and barbarians hold what is left. He becomes involved in a power struggle in this third Mad Max film where he must first survive the town, survive the desert and then rescue the innocent children he has discovered. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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$36,200,000 (USA)
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Max's shotgun differs in this movie from the one he used in Mad Max (1979) and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), which was his duty weapon. This one has exposed hammers and a different grip. See more »

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Aunty Entity: Congratulations! You're the first to survive the audition!
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One of the Living
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Performed by Tina Turner with Device
Produced by Michael Chapman (as Mike Chapman)
Copyright (c) 1985 Makiki Publishing Co. Ltd.
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Disappointing.
28 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Third "Mad Max" film doesn't measure up, as Max finds himself in a violent and corrupt town, run by a despotic woman(Tina Turner, a peculiar choice, but does sing the title song.) where he is forced to fight in Thunderdome for his survival, only to be banished to the desert, where he is rescued by a group of orphaned children, whom he must help.

Film is technically well-made, and Mel Gibson tries, but film lacks energy and purpose, and is also slow, with not enough action to compensate. Max seems sidelined here, and Mel Gibson, though still game, looks disinterested, and who can blame him? Not enough story here to engage the viewer, and so it feels lethargic. A pity.


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