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March 7, 2009 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Lifting it's script from the abandonned fourth movie, Mad Max will be returning, sans Gibbo, as a 3D animated feature. I'll see you on the road, skag!
posted by Artw (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now that's a coincidence. Thunderdome is about to become the new law here in America, too.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:47 AM on March 7, 2009


Petrols cheaper now, the chainsaw is bound to work!
posted by Artw at 8:51 AM on March 7, 2009


Can't we get beyond Thunderdome?
god damn I've killed my only joke.
posted by nola at 8:52 AM on March 7, 2009 [5 favorites]


I still think we really screwed up on that whole Thunderdome fiasco.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:59 AM on March 7, 2009


I love that show.
posted by nola at 9:02 AM on March 7, 2009


Starring Timothy Geithner?
posted by orthogonality at 9:10 AM on March 7, 2009


You know, Mad Max minus Mel Gibson actually sounds pretty good.

*I'm also OK with him getting horribly killed in the first three minutes of the film. same goes for Cute Little Kid in any new Indiana Jones movies.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:22 AM on March 7, 2009


That Mad Max / Motörhead mash-up is basically what the internet was invented for... I remembered when I first discovered it playing it about ten times in a row...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:25 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


There’s going to be a hybrid anime where it shifts more towards Western sensibilities.

I'm picturing a G rating and Scrappy-Doo, but at least if my expectations are that low I'll be pleasantly surprised.
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:25 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm also OK with him getting horribly killed in the first three minutes of the film.

Do we really need to feed more into his persecuted messiah fetish?
posted by BrotherCaine at 9:26 AM on March 7, 2009


I'm picturing a G rating and Scrappy-Doo...

Humungus: I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.

Scooby: Ruh roh!

Max: L-l-l-l-et's get out of here, Scoob!
posted by 0x029a at 9:38 AM on March 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm not going to argue with anyone on the current skank of Mel Gibson, but the Mel Gibson, head-to-toe in leather. from the Mad Max movies was total hotness.
posted by bluesky43 at 9:45 AM on March 7, 2009


"He doesn’t want Max himself, Mel Gibson, anywhere near the project."

Wonder why?
posted by 5imian at 9:46 AM on March 7, 2009


The world needs more silly, violent animated movies. This makes me happy.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 10:02 AM on March 7, 2009


Grrr, Ive got clutch.
posted by Mblue at 10:12 AM on March 7, 2009


Mel Gibson as The Colonel.
posted by P.o.B. at 10:18 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


The world that the Mad Max movies takes place in is often referred to as post-apocalyptic, but if I remember correctly, the canonical reason for the collapse of civilization given is an implied catastrophic breakdown of the world's economic system. Everything sort of stopped.

I for one am looking forward visiting Bartertown and seeing Tina Turner wearing that 80 pound chain mail dress with SUCH panache.
posted by longsleeves at 10:28 AM on March 7, 2009


Artw, here's one simple rule for its versus it's.
posted by intermod at 10:42 AM on March 7, 2009


O yay! Another crappy 3D animated movie. I hope it's as good as The Clone Wars was.
posted by IvoShandor at 10:45 AM on March 7, 2009


The Clone Wars was 3-D?
posted by P.o.B. at 10:54 AM on March 7, 2009


I think they should have drawn the series to a close.

I always thought the denizens of Mad Max's dystopic world were destined to completely drain every natural resource. Except for one last intact barrel of oil. Which Max would find, and use to self-immolate.
posted by lilnemo at 10:59 AM on March 7, 2009


The Clone Wars was 3-D?

I do not think so, but it sure was crappy.
posted by IvoShandor at 11:40 AM on March 7, 2009


Me comments too quickly methinks. But this was instantly eyerolling for me.
posted by IvoShandor at 11:41 AM on March 7, 2009


The world that the Mad Max movies takes place in is often referred to as post-apocalyptic, but if I remember correctly, the canonical reason for the collapse of civilization given is an implied catastrophic breakdown of the world's economic system. Everything sort of stopped.

I think they retconned the apocalypse between the second and third film...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:48 PM on March 7, 2009


Yeah, the did insert some BS about "two great tribes" going to war.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:10 PM on March 7, 2009


I think they retconned the apocalypse between the second and third film...

Which always annoyed me. I've talked to fellow Mad Max fans who are certain that it was a nuclear war in Road Warrior but you just have to "read between the lines." Seems like most of that interpretation rests upon the back of the Great Humongous'* burned-up head. Fuck that noise.

I wonder if they'll be lifting the title from the fourth script as well: Fury Road. I hope so, because I love that title.

*AKA: The Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rolla
posted by brundlefly at 1:54 PM on March 7, 2009


adamdschneider, the "two great tribes" thing was in the prologue to Road Warrior, accompanied by footage of conventional warfare, and followed up by the explanation that the (again, apparently conventional) war broke the world's economic system. Running out of energy, materials, etc...
posted by brundlefly at 1:57 PM on March 7, 2009


From the first link:

3D anime “Mad Max”—awesome idea or awesomest? But will it — can it?? — be the same without Mel Gibson’s voice?

I dunno: American audiences thirty years ago saw Mad Max without Mel Gibson's voice in it. Maybe they can hire the guy who did the voice dubbing for that move to reprise the role?

I suppose it might be asking to much of someone writing a piece for the MTV website to look at, I dunno, an interview with Gibbo on the MTV website to learn enough about his subject to write eight paragraphs without an embarrassing blunder.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:59 PM on March 7, 2009


Lifting it's script from the abandonned fourth movie

That would be MAD MAX BEYOND SPELLINGDOME, bronze!
posted by anser at 2:51 PM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Starring Timothy Geithner?

He and Glenn Beck will fight it out in the Thunderdome.
posted by homunculus at 2:58 PM on March 7, 2009


The Clone Wars was 3-D?

I do not think so, but it sure was crappy.


George Lucas is running out of dimension to suck in.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:34 PM on March 7, 2009


Comic book guy is afoot, and meanwhile, we are entering the post-money phase. This is for practice! How do people feel about entering an era in which Value is being redefined? It's not money, and its not simple and romantic, but that's what we gotta figure out here folks, what is value?
posted by stonepharisee at 5:42 PM on March 7, 2009


No Mel Gibson? Well at least we know that Mad Max won't be getting tortured nearly as much as he would be otherwise.
posted by JHarris at 8:37 PM on March 7, 2009


Clone Wars was 2D, now it's 3D.
posted by autodidact at 9:00 PM on March 7, 2009


Imperial Panda Festival: Mad Max Remix Trailer (Australia-centric). This show was genius.
posted by carnival of animals at 10:58 PM on March 7, 2009


This sounds like a great idea. Bring it on, George Miller! Just imagine the action sequences they can do when everything is animated...

adamdschneider, the "two great tribes" thing was in the prologue to Road Warrior, accompanied by footage of conventional warfare, and followed up by the explanation that the (again, apparently conventional) war broke the world's economic system. Running out of energy, materials, etc...

Yeah, there was a world war and Something Bad happened to the Middle East, which catapulted everybody into an instant peak oil situation. Without oil, both the the economy and the social contract in Australia collapsed, leading to Mad Max. Then the simmering war went nuclear, and that was it for civilization. I don't know if it's clear when the bombs fell, but in Thunderdome you've got people checking water with geiger counters and the whole Captain Walker thing, so it must have happened before then.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:33 PM on March 7, 2009


I liked all three.

There's something strangely compelling about post-apocalyptic stories.

I like reading them, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to live through them.
posted by Mephisto at 6:03 PM on March 9, 2009


Just imagine the action sequences they can do when everything is animated...

Actually, that's what worries me. A big part of the appeal of the action in the Mad Max movies is how practical and physical everything is. They basically took a bunch cars into the outback and smashed the living fuck out of them. I just don't know how well that will translate to animation, and this is a big proponent/apologist of CG talking here.
posted by brundlefly at 6:19 PM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


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