Science-fiction is a microcosm of ideas both uber-rad and ridiculously atrocious. There have been some terrible science-fiction movies over the years but the ones that are good are reeeaaal good. The Mad Max franchise is a testament to why science-fiction is one of the coolest fictional genres of all time.
Told by Australian screenwriter/director George Miller, Mad Max is the rock-and-roll version of science-fiction. Filmed as an Australian movie in the land down under, these movies weren’t designed to become something that the entire world would love but with, at the time, the unknown Australian actor Mel Gibson at the helm of this franchise it was destined to become one of the greatest science-fiction franchises of all time.
Recently my sister and I watched the first three Mad Max for the first time and it was nothing if not exhilarating. My father has been talking about The Road Warrior for years. Now I know why. It’s pretty awesome, especially for 1981. So, with no further delay, I’m going to share my rankings of this very, very fantastic science-fiction gem. Enjoy! Continue reading Ranking the ‘Mad Max’ Movies