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May 22, 2016 9:19 PM   Subscribe

You would almost think these movies had the same director.
posted by BYiro at 10:20 PM on May 22, 2016 [8 favorites]

Well, yeah, but seeing things side by side is still pretty cool. Speaking as someone who's (still!) only seen Fury Road and loves it to death, it makes me wonder how much seeing it with the earlier films in mind would heighten one's appreciation for the callbacks of specific elements like a guy chained in front of a car.
posted by coolname at 11:21 PM on May 22, 2016

You should watch the other Mad Max films, they're quite entertaining once you get past the fact that Mel Gibson's in them.
posted by dazed_one at 11:53 PM on May 22, 2016 [3 favorites]

To be fair, like most of us, the Mel Gibson of then is markedly different to the Mel Gibson we have now. In that respect if you can dissociate the two different Mel Gibson's there is much to enjoy in the original films.
posted by diziet at 5:10 AM on May 23, 2016 [6 favorites]

Some of these I had noticed watching Fury Road, like the little music box thing, but others I hadn't, like the platform hoist in Bartertown.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:42 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

To be fair, I had not previously noticed that the huge-wide-eyes-at-imminent-impact (2:20 or so) from The Road Warrior and Fury Road were literally the same shot with different colour timing.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:12 AM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]

The same eyes, too; Immortan Joe was played by the same actor as Toecutter.
posted by Mr. Pokeylope at 7:23 AM on May 23, 2016 [6 favorites]

I hope he makes another Mad Max in 20 years, because I would love to see how movies will change in the future to make Fury Road's perfection look campy and dated by comparison.
posted by rebent at 8:38 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

George Miller's 71 now, I doubt that he'll be making movies in 20 years.
posted by octothorpe at 8:41 AM on May 23, 2016

This was fun. Furry Road is the only film in 30 plus years to knock Road Warrior out of my AllTimeFavoriteFilmOfEver slot.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 9:44 AM on May 23, 2016

You should see the shot-by-shot comparison with Happy Feet.
posted by stet at 11:36 AM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]

So I'd never noticed until seeing this that Vernon Wells played pretty much the same role in Weird Science as he did in Mas Max. Also that he was the Bad Guy in Commando. Immortan Joe = Toecutter was great! Remember him when you look at the night sky!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:54 PM on May 23, 2016

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