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½ December 4, 2016
Going a little too far with the series at this point, enjoyable by fans but not by the general public. Left a lot to be desired.
½ November 27, 2016
Painful. On Blu-ray.
½ November 19, 2016
This is by far the worst of the Mad Max movies. It starts off pretty good when Max makes it to Bartertown, but gets derailed when he makes it to "Neverland" with all the kids. It then becomes a mix of Temple of Doom and Return of the Jedi (Think Ewoks), it does come back and leave the viewer with a somewhat satisfying ending, but no where near the ending of the Road Warrior.
½ August 31, 2016
Too Hollywood for what started off as an Aussie Classic
August 31, 2016
It's funny but silly, and better than 80% of action movies, but it pales in comparison to the other three masterpieces, worth checking out if you're a fan of the other three however.
August 16, 2016
The thunder dome has become a staple trope of dystopia sci-scifi. Like it's predicessor, a post-apocalypse etymology as much as an action film.
½ July 25, 2016
No action, weak plot. Boring.
Super Reviewer
½ July 18, 2016
The grim tone was stripped away in favour of adventure comedy. Max now arrives at a seedy trading centre controlled by Tina Turner who could not act, then he was cast out to a town of survivors of plane crash. I enjoyed the concept but the change in tone was a really bad move. The survivors of plane crash forming a colony was a really neat concept though, I am sure Fallout series has taken that element into the game as well.
July 18, 2016
This stirring movie in comic-strip style is packed with unbelievable car stunts , thrills, chills and noisy action . Violent movie about a futuristic road-warrior cop with high-velocity action and kinetic energy . This classic is set a few years from now , a dangerous, desolate post-industrial future world where rules the strongest law . It concerns about the exploits and feats of an ex-police named Max (Mel Gibson) on the apocalyptic future world . Being stolen of his possessions by Jeddeiah (Bruce Spence) and his son while walking through the Australian outback , Max heads toward a remote city called Bartertown , a post-nuclear location full of kind of criminals and governed by Aunt Entity (Tina Turner). Bartertown runs on methane gas, which is produced from pig feces by prisoner-slaves. All methane comes from an underground cavern, Underworld . Max is forced to fight against Master Blaster on behalf of Aunt Entity in order that she gains whole control of the town . Max survives a battle-to-the-death in Roman style Thunderdome arena . But when the combat is over he is thrown back out into the solitary desert . Exiled Mad Max meets a group of orphans, the only survivors of a plane crash during the nuclear war . The group of children and teens is living as a strange commune ( similarly to ¨William Golding's Lord of flies¨) and take to Max as their Messiah named the 'Captain Walker' . Max says them that he's not Captain Walker and that civilization is gone , wiped out by the nuclear apocalypse . Later on , Mad Max along with them returns Bartertown to confront cutthroats and the revenge takes place . Max and the group wreak havoc on the city and escape from fortress but vengeance will be terrible and bands of depraved crazies thirsty for blood pursue them . They are besieged by motorized warlords and they'll have to fight against the cutthroats , a band of depraved crazies thirsty for blood and survive some battles to-the-death with lots of blood and gore, including throating-slit , beheading , impaling and blow up.

This exciting picture packs kinetic action , thrills, chills , tension and abundant violence . Spectacular stunt-work plenty of fights , motorcycle races , cars with bounds and leaps and explosions . The picture is divided in three parts : the first happens on the boisterous city of Bartertown , the second on the sunny desert with metaphysical moments and Max surrounded by children and third , the conclusion , again on Bartertown and the subsequent getaway in ¨Mad Max 2¨ style . Top-notch Mel Gibson as road warrior at one of his first main roles , he embarks a spectacular adventure against vicious murderous and with some philosophical moments . Weird roles and fantastic atmosphere combine with stunning action scenes in this remarkable action film that completes perfectly the excellent trilogy . Rumbling score fitting to action by Maurice Jarre and emotive music including chores when are developed the scenes of the children . Special and weird futuristic atmosphere created by cameraman Dean Semler who reflects splendidly the barren outdoors . The motion picture is stunningly directed by George Miller ( and George Ogilvi) , author of the excellent post-apocalypse ¨Mad Max¨ trilogy along with the writer and producer Byron Kennedy . It's followed by numerous imitations as the recent ¨Doomsday¨(2008, Neal Marshall), rip offs, and exploitations .This remarkable action film will appeal to Science Fiction buffs. Rating : 7 , Above average. Well worth watching.
July 8, 2016
Dislike this movie with a passion but still think it is a ok film at best
July 7, 2016
"I've tried so hard to like this film, but I just couldn't. No one wants a PG-13 rated 'Mad Max' film! It's slow paced, no car action 'till an hour and a 20 minutes, and there's nothing compared to the original whatsoever. And I thought 'Fant4stic' was bad."
½ June 25, 2016
It's like a caricature of Mad Max twisted out of control then packaged and sold to children.
½ June 21, 2016
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, bring for the third time the world of Mad Max, it's interesting to watch but being directed two different people, it feels like two completely different movies. Although it has some interesting moments it also have many moments where it lost me. Still it's watchable and it isn't bad, it's just not as intense as it's first two movies.
June 21, 2016
In the first half of the movie, the director, Miller, had completely imagined a highly cinematic future world, Bartertown, and memorably fascinating character of sexy villain, Turner that truly makes the movie special. But in the second half something went wrong and cute kids dressed as warriors with their humorous misunderstanding of the pre - apocalyptic technology have shown from nowhere. The reason for the clash of these two different ideas is perhaps that in that time Miller loses interest in the project after his friend, an Australian producer Byron Kennedy was killed in a helicopter crash.

One of the great things after which Beyond Thunderdome is remembered is Tina Turner who dominates on the screen with her magnetic presence. Auntie Entity is one of the great characters of action movie history.

Beyond Thunderdome is far from perfect, but it might be worth to see it at least because of the Bartertown, which is powered by energy from waste products of countless pigs from which is generating a methane gas. It is a violent, chaotic and dystopian town, where anything and anybody can be bought or sold.
June 21, 2016
In the first half of the movie, the director, Miller, had completely imagined a highly cinematic future world, Bartertown, and memorably fascinating character of sexy villain, Turner that truly makes the movie special. But in the second half something went wrong and cute kids dressed as warriors with their humorous misunderstanding of the pre - apocalyptic technology have shown from nowhere. The reason for the clash of these two different ideas is perhaps that in that time Miller loses interest in the project after his friend, an Australian producer Byron Kennedy was killed in a helicopter crash.

One of the great things after which Beyond Thunderdome is remembered is Tina Turner who dominates on the screen with her magnetic presence. Auntie Entity is one of the great characters of action movie history.

Beyond Thunderdome is far from perfect, but it might be worth to see it at least because of the Bartertown, which is powered by energy from waste products of countless pigs from which is generating a methane gas. It is a violent, chaotic and dystopian town, where anything and anybody can be bought or sold.
½ June 3, 2016
The best of the three, imho.
That said, I still dun quite like it.
May 22, 2016
Sort of a guilty pleasure movie than anything, it pales in comparison to the masterpieces that are Mad Max, Mad Max II: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Fury Road but it is good enough to recommend.

The Thunderdome fight sequence is one of the best fights in cinematic history, and the ending chase is solid too those alone make it worth watching.
½ May 16, 2016
Beyond Thunderdome, the third entry in the Mad Max series, shows Max at his grittiest. I believe this film is more in line with Road Warrior than the first movie. In my opinion, it is on equal footing with the original, but not at all in competition with Mad Max 2. The first half is the strongest, with the re-introduction of Max and the epic fight scene in Thunderdome. The second half is weaker, but it still packs a solid punch at the end in the form of an escape scene. George Miller is still at the helm and does a great job, but there are several swings and misses here, whether it be Turner's character or just the lack of a plot with substance. In the end, this could have been much better if there were stronger characters and a smarter script. (3.5/5)
½ May 11, 2016
This Mad Max sequel took a few bumps for the series. While this had the biggest budget of the original movies, it didn't quite reach the same quality of its predecessors. The set designs are vividly immersive and various action set-pieces are all well-handled but that visual excitement on display doesn't hold the movie up too well. Unlike the other movies, this one doesn't literally move from setting to setting; our main character stays in locations too long and the pacing suffers quite a bit even though it is only 10+ mins longer than 'The Road Warrior'. The middle of the movie gets contrived when these feral children enter the picture and the movie slows down even more, only to be forced into "climactic chase" mode with no genuine reasons for it. This was also the only Mad Max movie to be rated PG-13 instead of R, so the violence and intensity is watered-down some. All that said, this is still an enjoyable popcorn flick that's arguably works better as a standalone movie than a Mad-Max installment.
April 26, 2016
Less action compared to the first 2 movies. Mel Gibson car and stuffs are rob by Bruce Spence (another character) and son with their plane. Mel walk into a slum town run by Tina Turner. The underground pig farm is rule by Angelo Rossitto and his hulk brother. The pig shit produce energy methane gas to power the ground. After Mel passed the test, Tina ask him to fight the brothers in a fair fight inside thunderdome. Mel go underground and discover the hulk brother weakness is whistle. After cutting the power and humiliate Tina, she vows more revenge. Mel purposely provoke the brothers and Angelo want to fight Mel. When Mel nearly lost, he got the whistle and use the hammer to beat up the hulk. After the helmet flip out, the hulk is actually a dim-wit and Mel refuse to kill. Tina henchman kills him dead and exile Mel on a horse out to the desert for slow death. A prisoner in the pig farm Robert Grubb send his monkey with water to save Mel. A wanderer tribeswoman Helen Buday found him and bring Mel back. The tribes are all children and teens. Through the salvage and drawings they preserve, they presume Mel is the captain of a plane who can save them. Too bad for them because Mel is just a lookalike and the hope they have doesn't exist since the world is gone. Helen lead a few out to find hope, refusing to believe Mel. They trek and reach the slum town. But things have change. Tina lock Angelo up and has power. The tribes rescue Angelo and Robert and escape via the truck train. Tina leads the gang to go after them. The track ended and they found Bruce and son in their underground hideout. Everyone board the plane but the enemies are approaching. Mel drive a car to crash the gang in order for the rest to fly off. Tina spare Mel life and leave. The tribes continue to tell stories about saviour Mel and the world they see.
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