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Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:02 am
by scfc68
4 to choose from: Opening chase, tanker retrieval, Wez takes out interceptor, final tanker chase - which is your favourite??

For me, the opening by a mile, You've already been set up with the montage which bleeds seamlessly into the opening shots, you've got the interceptor, the wastelands, the whole Mohawk/berserker/s & m look, the crossbows & portapak, the dog, the leather gear, the shotgun, the marauder vehicles/bikes, great stunts, violence, the supercharger used to its best effect in any of the films, it's flawless and one of the best opening scenes in any film. Hooked me right away when I first saw it back in '83 at the age of 14. It's got none of the sped up quality that slightly mars the other setpieces either.

Thoughts???.....

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:44 am
by rockatansky4073
opening chase is my favourite scene of all time, from ANY movie!

Be nice to have seen the original scripts version - showing Max come across Wez and the Berzerkers attacking the inhabitants of a farm house and burning it down and THAT is why they were already behind him.
But what an opening, man.
STRAIGHT into the action, without being explained what exactly the fuck is going on.

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:18 am
by Artemis Flow
I agree on the opening chase scene , I remember turning to my mate in the theatre and saying " Fuck yeh ! " :lol:
The niterider chase scene is my second fave chase scene ever

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:20 am
by MWFV8
The opening scene had me grinning from ear to ear when I first watched RoadWarrior. Although the on board shot swerving between the wrecks always struck as sped up.

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:23 am
by rockatansky4073
Yeah the opening of the original is my second favourite chase in history too - that thing you can feel!

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:55 am
by scfc68
Interesting isn't it that no one has yet gone for the tanker chase at the end; usually a film's climax should top what went before; there are certain bits at the end that I love like the marauders attacking the cabin and Max taking them out with the shotgun, the final collision and especially the shotgun blast to the berserker's car ending with the guy flipping off the bike; however there are some really bad things like the mechanic and warrior woman being pulled off the tanker sped up that just look awlful, and the berserker's sped up arm hammering on the car roof just after. It's a great end but somehow doesn't have the energy of the opening. I would still put it as second best chase, then the tanker retrieval and finally the Wez/Max chase ending with Max crashing which for me isn't much of a chase and I wish Max had put up slightly more of a fight, got a shot or two off or at least tried to outmanoeuvre.

It's very like the first Blade movie, omg that club scene was just insane!! The film could never replicate that intensity again, Blade 2 as well to some extent. Blade gives MM2 a run for the money for best opening action scene. Another film like this is Predator, I love the scene where they take out the guerrilla camp, amazing action, the minigun and all, it never got anywhere close for me, after, just a load of thermal imaging and dark scenes of Arnie rolling in mud lol.

Re: Favourite Chase From Mad Max 2??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:26 pm
by waynegt351
the main star of the chase is the interceptor ....... in the final chase its just the truck trying to out run everyone. now if it was the interceptor being chased by everyone then it wouldve been more spectacular than the start chase