I am having a bit of a nerd-gasm right now, having watched this trailer twice already and I’m sure I will watch it a couple more times before the night is done. Then, because my kid’s buddy’s parents are massive failures and he hasn’t seen the original, I have watched the original trailer too! It is still cheesy in the best of ways.
I was at the tender young age of twelve when Mel Gibson was first projected on Canadian movie screens as Mad Max. I don’t know what to say other than I was blown away. Motorcycles, madmen and an evil looking black car that I had never seen before, complete with a Weiand blower jutting out of the hood. It was the craziest thing I had ever seen. Hell, it might have been the craziest thing anyone had ever seen. That movie went on to spawn a trilogy of flicks that stimulated teenage boys almost as much as the nipple-tastic poster of Farrah Fawcett on their walls. Almost.
Despite being produced for a delightfully low budget of $400,000, the first movie generated a mind boggling $99 Million!
Round four, due in theatres next year, comes close to four decades after the original was released and has been created by George Miller, the same dude who directed the original.
Of course Mel Gibson and the rest of the cast are too wrinkled to be cast this time around, so Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.
Enough of me – make it full screen and crank the volume!