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Thunderdome should get its due!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 1:10 am
by Jason Carlton
Come on folks - Cut MM3 some slack! On various web pages the great "Beyond" constantly gets

slammed when compaird to the first films. How about a posting or more on why the 3rd installment

has its merits. I for one feel the Thunderdome sequence was nothing short a blast itself.

The lack of vehicle action during the film makes a certain amount of sense. Decades after society melts down,

there wouldn't be much of the roads or operational vehicles left to use. If there was no Bartertown concept,

how would the film have even used cars in the end at all? And the characterization of Max still left him a strong figure,

just more openned up on the human side. Can't wander the wastland feelin' sorry for yourself forever!

Re: Thunderdome should get its due!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 4:18 am
by TheDarkOne
In Reply to: Thunderdome should get its due! posted by Jason Carlton on July 02, 1999 at 09:10:45:


Thunderdome is not that bad, I know I slam it sometimes, but it wasn't the worst film I ever saw. I think the reason that is is not very popular is because the first two movies were about cars first and foremost, but they also focused on how alone Max was and how he changed. The third was totally different, Max changed, and I think that is why the movie is less popular. Not to mention the fact that the third had a bigger budget, so it lost some of the low class feel that the first (and to some extent) the second had. I know I don't speak for everyone, but that's my 2 cents

Re: Thunderdome should get its due!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 4:28 am
by andre N
In Reply to: Thunderdome should get its due! posted by Jason Carlton on July 02, 1999 at 09:10:45:




ONE COULD ASSUME YOU ARE MERELY TROLLING FOR FLAMES, BUT I SUSPECT YOU ARE SINCERE.

I AGREE, THE DECAY OF SOCIETY WOULD MAKE VEHICLES MORE AND MORE SCARCE, SO YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT THE LEVEL OF VEHICLE ACTION ENJOYED IN MM1 AND 2.

I ALSO AGREE THAT MM3, ON ITS OWN DOES HAVE MERITS, HIGHEST OF WHICH IS THE FIGHT SCENE, AND SOME VALUE TO MAX'S HUMAN GROWTH. I WOULD HAVE KILLED BLASTER, BUT I RESPECTED THE CHARACTER OF MAX AT THAT POINT.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT MOVIE THAT (TO ME) ASPIRES TO BECOME SOME SORT OF FABLE/ALLEGORY/"IMPORTANT PIECE" WHEREAS MM1 AND 2 JUST ROCKED IN THEIR OWN WAY. IT ENDS UP LOOKING MORE LIKE A PLAY THAN A MOVIE.

STUPID COSTUMES, STUPID NAMES, DUMB CARS, AND BAD LOGIC (KILL MAX BY SENDING HIM OUT ON A HORSE?-- THERES A GOOD USE OF SCARCE RESOURCES) EVEN A REHASH OF THE 'FINAL CHASE" OF MM2 DIDN'T HELP IT. AND I REALLY HATED LISTENING TO THE FRACTURED ENGLISH OF THE "WALKER" TRIBE.

I RESPECT YOUR REASONS FOR LIKING MMW,I THOUGHT THAT THIS MAKES CLEAR WHY ONE FAN DOESN'T CUT MUCH SLACK TO MM3.

Re: Thunderdome should get its due!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 1999 5:36 am
by Jason Carlton
In Reply to: Re: Thunderdome should get its due! posted by TheDarkOne on July 02, 1999 at 12:18:14:


I wonder if George Miller is aware of general fan opinion towards MM3

as he supposidly sets out to do MM4? Anyone seen his Babe:Pig in the City -

no lie, it has a Thunderdome style sequence at the end. It's done for comic effect,

but this was Millers last effort & it had the same dreamy fairytale land feel to it like MM3

did in its own way. So perhaps this is the permanent direction of the MM series?

Even though I am a minority that enjoys MM3, I do have a complaint as well.

The Max series shared the same downfall as the Star Wars trilogy.

Both films were gripping up until the kiddie flavored additions:

"Waiting Ones" = "Ewoks"

Nuf' said.

Good

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 1999 4:25 pm
by Dark Knight
In Reply to: Re: Thunderdome should get its due! posted by Jason Carlton on July 02, 1999 at 13:36:31:


Thunderdome would have been better if it wern't for the stupid kids. The only children that should be in the movie are kids like the Ferial Kid.