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Plot: 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… Runtime: 107 min Release Date: 10 Jul 1985
One of the greatest teaching supplements ever (by racr)
This is one of the best teaching instruments for comparative government ever made--and a great action film as well! After studying comparative ideology and systems, have students watch and compare the communities of Bartertown and the Crack in the Earth--they love it!and they learn from it!Trust me, I've been using it for 10 years now and it never ceases to amaze me the genuine academic and intellectual discussion you can get a class to have concerning Max' adventures! It's even better than Gulliver's travels!
Possibly the best in the franchise!! (by zvezdochkapetrova)
I know, I know, "The Road Warrior" was really awesome, but "Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome" is an archetypal journey, and Max transforms a lot. Max is like wine; he gets better and better. And while some might wince at the things he has to resort to, he never deviates from his principals or beliefs. This movie has an amazing cast. Mel Gibson and Tina Turner act well together, and Angry Anderson is awesome as Tina Turner's toadie.
Dusty Australia Action (by sixtwentysix)
"Where there was desert, now there's a town. Where there was robbery, there's trade. Where there was despair, now there's hope. Civilization. And I'll do anything to protect it. Today, it's necessary to kill a man. What d'you say"A savage parody of modern living with an action backdrop, this movie captures great attributes of old school golden age action/adventure movies 1980-1989 perfectly. From the film it was shot on, to the beautiful Austrailian settings, to the many, many great one liners and sharp humor this movie is high on my action movie list. The <more>
end of the world always fascinated me, the thought that civilization and technology could be lost and people could become savages rampaging the earth more than usual throwing spears and looking for M-16 ammo.Max ends up in a strange place called Barter town in a plot that seems almost a remake of Mad Max 2... This film however has an X factor that puts it above the others in my mind, maybe it was the production quality. A certain Lord of the Flies bit is injected and it gives a welcome respite from the dusty dunes. Interesting characters almost everywhere Max goes, Tina Turner however gives an interesting performance as Aunty Entity and the two have magnificent chemistry. "Ain't we a pair..." Indeed. People seem to be confused on how to classify this film, is it a sequel, remake?? But if you look at the others they all have similar traits. I think of it more like Sergio Leone's Man with No Name Trilogy... Similar, yet not quite sequels. George Miller leaves half puzzles around with the dialog and set pieces and interesting quirks in the scenery giving you a quirky feeling that draws you into this strange place.A great film and well worth a watch late at night or on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
* Spoilers Ahead * In Mad Max, a single police department with a few highway cops and patrolmen maintain civil order in a desolated region of Australia, apparently post-nuclear apocalypse. "Max" ends up losing absolutely everything civilized in his life -- everything. Not a drop of heart's blood is spared "Max" as he rips himself apart, trying to free himself of the chains and bonds of civilization in order to take revenge on the men who stole his world away. When it's all done, he wanders away from absolutely everything.Mel Gibson's "Max" character <more>
returns in "Road Warrior", where the remnant of civilization has been left behind in favor of complete anarchy in the middle of the desert where an oil well refinery is the strongly-defended holdout of some kind of corporate collective, against growing bands of interested investors who would like to trade bullets and lives for the thinning lifeblood of petroleum. The leader of the wackos is absolutely cartoonish, sort of a psychotic pro-wrestler genius, while the leader of the recluses is dripping with ignorance and a desperate need to maintain his egotism. Every single person knows why they are in that desert, fighting -- because they can't get away from the the vehicles and the combustion. It's everything in their life. The distance between meals and drinks is dozens of miles. The distance to the nearest "real" civilization is not even survivable. Those who hold the vehicles hold the supreme power. "Max" delivers the oil-barons into salvation, but at a heavy loss, then once again wanders away from all that has come to pass.Finally "Max", come into his own with a well-outfitted gravy train, is wandering the desert apparently finally convinced that he is the beacon of civilization, not some building or crowd. His delusion is sorely broken right at the beginning of the movie, and with nothing but his boots and a flute he's forced to rejoin humanity, but why we aren't exactly sure. He's been through it before and he knows what will happen, but still he saunters into "Bartertown" where he meets the sexy "Auntie Entity" Tina Turner who rules with elegance and ferocity, and agrees to scratch her back if she'll rub his.Tina Turner's delivery as "Aunty Entity" is passionate. When she is stood off by the uppity "Master-Blaster", you can hear the hurt pride in her voice as she admits her humility. And when the real loser of Thunderdome is swiftly decided, you can see the fear in her eyes as everything, all the orders of civility she has cherished and sacrificed who knows what for, falls apart right under her hands. As the chaos grows, she looks above for guidance but sees only the mindless crowd, just as desperate as she and even more powerless. Her delivery from the middle of thunderdome is moving, but short compared to the brotherly storytelling of the very artful "Dr. Dealgood" Edwin Hodgeman. Nevertheless, what small part Turner is given to play is played from the bottom of her heart and you are thoroughly convinced that she is who she portrays. Her chain-mail suit could have been a little more transparent, though. The rest of the characters in "Bartertown", some recognizable from the earlier films, are real in a faery-tale sort of way that seems to follow naturally behind the previous films: in "Mad Max", the characters' selves were all dying like lights on their way to burning out; in "Road Warrior", their selves were completely gone, wasted with nothing but animal behaviors left; in "Thunderdome"'s "Bartertown", the desolation of the human inner being has proved to be merely a loss of luxury and comfort, and we see that deep inside these layers of modern dross most man and women really are larger than life, in their hopes and dreams and their achievements. "Max", unable to abandon life on his own this time around, is forced out into the desert wilderness to die.We soon see the inherent human worth proved again in "Thunderdome"'s "Crack in the Earth", where little people, who never grew up with the bleak realities of technology and its apocalyptic inevitabilities as anything but faery-tales, are all as large of life as nature can provide for. The gorgeous "Suzannah" Helen Buday, rhymes with boo tay, drags "Max" back into life in a veritable Garden of Eden where children and children's' children, who are absolutely hysterical, spend every day of their lives in summer-camp dreamland. Finally, "Max" chooses not to abandon but to stay around and support -- whether because he's too tired to fight any more, or because he's learned to see a good thing when he's got it and not drop it for something better, it's hard to say -- maybe this is where he was on his way to in the first place. And yet none of this matters. Somehow, once again, humanity goes wrong over the same superstitions and arrogance as before, and a schism in the valley dwellers leads to calamity and a reconciliation with the recent past. "Max" decides to abandon the valley after all, proving finally that he really, truly is "MAD", sacrificing everything to return one more time to the truth that he and every man carries his best civilization with him wherever he goes.
***THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***It is a commonly held belief that movie sequels are never as good as the originals. Until Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, while the previous movies in George Miller's saga are great action films about good cop who loses his humanity Mad Max and becomes an almost heartless wanderer, willing to trade lives for petrol and supplies Road Warrior , this third installment is more of an adventure in which Max regains most of the humanity/soul that he lost. However it is also a tale about the world Max lives in and the people who inhabit it, from the dirty and <more>
depraved denizens of the "civilised" Bartertown to the simple, innocent and clean tribe of children living in the oasis and the contrast between the two societies. This film also features an abundance of shoulder pads and comic relief characters not present in the previous two movies, from the seemingly invincible Ironbar Angry Anderson to Blackfinger the bumbling mechanic George Spartels, of Playschool fame and Jedediah the slightly odd pilot Bruce Spence .This movie has some of the best scenes in any movie of its time as well as a soundtrack composed by Maurice Jarre that befits the general mood of the film. As with Road warrior, this film was written by George Miller and Terry Hayes ensuring the continuity of the overall story and the character of Max, a role Mel Gibson was born to play. All in all this is a fantastic sci-fi adventure that surpasses its predecessors in almost every aspect, from storytelling to characters and soundtrack.
... and I'm inclined to agree, with a few reservations. There's a lot of "good stuff" in this film, and if it isn't as accessible to the masses as the average action flick, all the better. I'm partial to the entire "Mad Max" series, but "Beyond Thunderdome" resembles "The Matrix" in that it combines post-apocalyptic sci-fi with action. It was done somewhat better in the aforementioned film, but here the settings are different, the intent is different and the movie is different. The apocalyptic feel is greatly emphasized here over the <more>
first two films, and this one takes on almost the feel of an epic by the time the final 5 minutes rolls around.The film suffers a bit from slow pacing in parts anathaema to action fans , and perhaps tries to satisfy too many -- in a sense, it's one of those films that lack a clear "target audience." However, I like this movie enough that I recently bought it on DVD, to experience it again as often as I like. And there's a whole heck of a lot to like. A fine conclusion to one of the greatest action series ever put to film.9/10
I can't believe how low the imdb rating is on this film! (by zetes)
Sure it's probably the least good of the Mad Max films, but it is still entertaining as heck! It is maybe a little more Hollywood which is a bad thing than the first two. The music is overbearing at times, and some of the attempts at jokes were very cheap and American blockbusterish. One of the main faults that has to be sited with this one is that the last thirty minutes or so are basically taken straight from The Road Warrior. The car chase and then the speech about how a stranger helped them establish a new society were taken right out of the 2nd installment.It still is very <more>
creative, and the action has a wonderful momentum. I love the whole society that finds Max in the desert. I loved the recitation of their foundation, and I loved their dialect. I loved Masterblaster. And Tina Turner was actually cool, too. 8/10
Not so much an action flick with cute kids as a great bit of sf (by bbrow07)
Do so many of you, especially the Americans, pan it because it isn't quite as nasty as the previous films?I loved the invented language, loved the setting - much more believable than the place with the oil in MM2, loved the anthropological nature of it, loved the references to other films and to written science fiction.MM2 is a film about the end of a civilisation. MM3 is about the start of one. See it again.
Very Good (by LivingDog)
I saw this back in the day and it seemed forced to me. I was much younger then. Now I see the cry for nuclear disarmament. I hear the pain of living and the constant fear. "We just want to live beyond Thunderdome." This is an action sci-fi with plenty of explosions fighting and no silly romance story. It's all Australian and all good.Mel Gibson puts in his usual stellar performance. The Waiting Ones ? do not get any billing here, but those kids were all convincing. Tina Turner plays her part well as the controlling voice of Bardertown.I think what holds it up is the story. I <more>
think it is very well written - consistent and moving. You can't help but feel the plight of those poor survivors. Mercy is dying in the "pocky clips."Now it is so much better with many years under my belt. Aside: Shakespeare is really for mature audiences. Why they make high school students read it is just a shame. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdoem8/10-Zafoid