Thunderdome takes place well after the nuclear war, regardless of which timeline is being used, but the prequel comics show that in the new timeline, that war didn’t happen until after 2015. You could put it over stock footage of children's education films from the '50s and it would still make whatever you're watching feel legendary."[11]. Crazy Credits Seeing Max they all ran to their vehicles and gave chase and there were several cars. As previously mentioned, Mad Max: Fury Road is difficult to situate exactly in the context of the original trilogy. It was released on vinyl in the United States in 1982 by Varèse Sarabande,[1] followed by a CD release on 25 October 1990. Did Mad Max’s Ending Create The Saw Movies? In the original timeline, The Road Warrior precedes the eventual global nuclear war, and the wasteland as shown in the movie is just the result of further decay and societal breakdown, not the aftermath of nuclear winter. With George Miller himself admittedly unclear on all the details of the Mad Max timeline, a truly concrete answer is likely impossible. At the time the story starts, Australia — along with the rest of the world — has been thrown into a social and economic breakdown as a result of warring around the Persian Gulf, which causes a dramatic drop-off in oil production. This means that Tom Hardy’s Max would have barely been born at the time of the societal collapse, which directly contradicts the first Mad Max. Is it just me or the final shot of Max standing next to the Lone Wolf machine looks like pulled directly from the early version of the script? Following the release of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, series creator George Miller felt the series was done. The musical score received generally positive reviews. Griffa was the guy you went to upgrade skills. Gayboy berserkers, to the gate! I wish max had driven off in his interceptor and chumbucket had survived to drive the magnum opus on the post game. Showing all 5 items. I remember reading/ hearing that there was some add-libbing in the film and that it was "fluid". More Road Warrior and less Thunderdome. But still. Seeing that Walker has been gone for at least a few years, and that The Road Warrior takes place around 1988, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome marks the longest stretch between films in the series so far. Of course, this modern timeline — which focuses more on general environmental abuse than the original Mad Max trilogy’s oil-based apocalypse — doesn’t fit with the 1970s muscle cars of the first three films, or the written dates visible in the background of the first Mad Max, which place it somewhere in the mid-1980s. Over the course of Mad Max, the young offiver's wife and child are brutally murdered by one of these road gangs, sending him on a mission of vengeance; he hunts down each member in his trademark interceptor, and kills them one by one. ** - Contains material that was present on the original soundtrack as "SFX Suite", (Boomerang Attack/Gyro Flight/The Big Rig Starts/Break Out/The Refinery Explodes/Reprise), Australian Film, Television and Radio School, "Story Notes for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior", "The Brian May Collection: Two Decades of Screen Composition", "The Road Warrior: Mad Max 2 (Original Soundtrack)", "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior OST Soundtrack Review", "Reviews: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior)", "Mad Max 2 Soundtrack (Brian May) - Promo Score (2000) - Expanded",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 September 2020, at 07:36. The initial US release redid the main title with a lightning bolt design to read "THE ROAD WARRIOR" as opposed to "MAD MAX 2".