Quo Vadis Mad Max?

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Re: Quo Vadis Mad Max?

Postby Taipan » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:32 pm

PL-12Airtruk wrote:I heard Miller state that MMFR takes place "45 years into the future" after a "great apocalypse" in the world. When you do the math here Max would not have been born until at least 15 years after the world collapsed (assuming he's about 30 in the film) then it would have been another 20 years until he was an adult making it 35 years since the "apocalypse" so to speak. However we are told in the opening narrative that he was a cop - a Road Warrior - trying to keep things together etc. So even after the apocalypse, that involved widespread nuclear war, there was still a functioning society that had a police force building road-going cars (ie the Interceptor was hardly an outback design), 35 years into worldwide weather changes and man-made disaster?

The whole point here goes back through this thread that the backstory has not been thought through clearly enough. As can be seen in other big movies today, the bigger the budget the lesser of a sound storyline and directors keeping things in perspective, would that be fair comment? I haven't read the comics yet, I had hoped for a novel as these often have exposition not able to be in a film - the backstory in the MM1 novel was awesome!

I'm not trying to detract from MMFR, I still uphold it as being the best film this side of the year 2000, but this little fact has always bugged me.



Originally Fury Road was supposed to have Mel Gibson it in and be part of the original franchise, but after 2003 they switched up the main actor and called it a reboot - that's why the original continuity stopped making sense in Fury Road albeit stil being there. It's really fascinating to find out how Fury Road came about and I hope one day to show everyone the complete story. In the process of finding out everything I could I got in contact with a lot of wonderful folks from the production of Fury Road and currently I'm gathering all this info into a book about the origins of Fury Road. I hope that it answers all those questions once and for all. Sorry for being off topic, just throwing it out there.
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Re: Quo Vadis Mad Max?

Postby mahenoguy » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:34 pm

Ahhh.....Man , I can't wait to read that ! I have often wondered why the cryptic hints at insider knowledge when you must be dying to set some people straight....I had hoped this was the reason ,Awesome news Taipan , put me down for a couple of copies !
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Re: Quo Vadis Mad Max?

Postby MWFV8 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:54 am

Taipan wrote:
PL-12Airtruk wrote:I heard Miller state that MMFR takes place "45 years into the future" after a "great apocalypse" in the world. When you do the math here Max would not have been born until at least 15 years after the world collapsed (assuming he's about 30 in the film) then it would have been another 20 years until he was an adult making it 35 years since the "apocalypse" so to speak. However we are told in the opening narrative that he was a cop - a Road Warrior - trying to keep things together etc. So even after the apocalypse, that involved widespread nuclear war, there was still a functioning society that had a police force building road-going cars (ie the Interceptor was hardly an outback design), 35 years into worldwide weather changes and man-made disaster?

The whole point here goes back through this thread that the backstory has not been thought through clearly enough. As can be seen in other big movies today, the bigger the budget the lesser of a sound storyline and directors keeping things in perspective, would that be fair comment? I haven't read the comics yet, I had hoped for a novel as these often have exposition not able to be in a film - the backstory in the MM1 novel was awesome!

I'm not trying to detract from MMFR, I still uphold it as being the best film this side of the year 2000, but this little fact has always bugged me.



Originally Fury Road was supposed to have Mel Gibson it in and be part of the original franchise, but after 2003 they switched up the main actor and called it a reboot - that's why the original continuity stopped making sense in Fury Road albeit stil being there. It's really fascinating to find out how Fury Road came about and I hope one day to show everyone the complete story. In the process of finding out everything I could I got in contact with a lot of wonderful folks from the production of Fury Road and currently I'm gathering all this info into a book about the origins of Fury Road. I hope that it answers all those questions once and for all. Sorry for being off topic, just throwing it out there.


Really looking forward to what you dig up. I'm finding your insight into how Fury Road developed way more entertaining than the movie itself.
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