Mad Max (franchise)

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.wikipedia
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George Miller (director)

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.
He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, whose second installment The Road Warrior and fourth, Fury Road, have been hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time.

Byron Kennedy

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.
Byron Kennedy (18 August 1949 – 17 July 1983) was an Australian film producer known for co-creating the Mad Max series of films with George Miller.

Mad Max 2

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It began in 1979 with Mad Max, and was followed by three films: Mad Max 2 (1981, released in the United States as The Road Warrior), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
It is the second installment in the Mad Max film series, with Mel Gibson reprising his role as "Mad" Max Rockatansky.

Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson starred in the first three films and Tom Hardy took over as Max in the fourth film.
He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon.

Mad Max: Fury Road

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It began in 1979 with Mad Max, and was followed by three films: Mad Max 2 (1981, released in the United States as The Road Warrior), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
The fourth and a "revisiting" of the Mad Max franchise, it is a joint Australian-American venture produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, and Village Roadshow Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Mad Max

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It began in 1979 with Mad Max, and was followed by three films: Mad Max 2 (1981, released in the United States as The Road Warrior), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
The film became the first in the Mad Max series, giving rise to three sequels, Mad Max 2 (1981), Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Fury Road (2015).

Max Rockatansky

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The series follows the adventures of Max Rockatansky, a police officer in a future Australia which is experiencing societal collapse due to war and critical resource shortages.
Max Rockatansky is the title character and protagonist of the post-apocalyptic action films from the Mad Max franchise, which spans 1979 to 2015.

Mad Max series legacy and influence in popular culture

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Furthermore, the series has also had a significant influence on popular culture, most notably apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and encompasses works in additional media, including video games and comic books.
The Mad Max series of films has had a significant impact on modern popular culture.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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It began in 1979 with Mad Max, and was followed by three films: Mad Max 2 (1981, released in the United States as The Road Warrior), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
The film is the third installment in the Mad Max film series and the last with Gibson as Max Rockatansky.

Mad Max (2015 video game)

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Later, in June 2013, it was revealed at E3 that developer Avalanche Studios would be developing a video game based on the setting of Mad Max.
Mad Max is an action-adventure video game based on the Mad Max franchise.

Immortan Joe

Hugh Keays-Byrne has taken antagonist roles twice: he played Toecutter in Mad Max and Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Immortan Joe is a fictional character from the Mad Max franchise.

Hugh Keays-Byrne

Hugh Keays-Byrne has taken antagonist roles twice: he played Toecutter in Mad Max and Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Keays-Byrne returned to the Mad Max franchise in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, as the main villain Immortan Joe.

Kennedy Miller Mitchell

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The company's most recent project was the fourth Mad Max film, titled Mad Max: Fury Road.

Western (genre)

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The film's tale of a community of settlers that moved to defend themselves against a roving band of marauders follows an archetypal "Western" frontier movie motif, as does Max's role as a hardened man who rediscovers his humanity.
Examples include The Postman and the Mad Max series, and the computer game series Fallout.

Outlander (video game)

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The game is similar to Outlander which was released in 1992 for Sega Genesis and SNES.
The game shares many similarities to the Mad Max film series, originally it was developed as The Road Warrior based on the Mad Max sequel, however near completion Mindscape lost the rights to the license and the title was changed to Outlander to avoid legal issues.

Wasteland Weekend

Drawing on Mad Max-themed events in other countries, as well as previous events known as "Roadwar USA", the first event was held in October at Soggy Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, California.

Dystopia

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.

Action film

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.

Media franchise

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Mad Max is an Australian dystopian action media franchise created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy.

Tom Hardy

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Mel Gibson starred in the first three films and Tom Hardy took over as Max in the fourth film.

Societal collapse

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The series follows the adventures of Max Rockatansky, a police officer in a future Australia which is experiencing societal collapse due to war and critical resource shortages.

Outback

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When his wife and child are murdered by a vicious biker gang, Max kills them in revenge and becomes a drifting loner in the Wasteland.

Rotten Tomatoes

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The series has been well-received by critics, with each film marked "Certified Fresh" on the film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes; Mad Max 2 and Fury Road in particular have been ranked among the best action films ever made.

List of films considered the best

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The series has been well-received by critics, with each film marked "Certified Fresh" on the film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes; Mad Max 2 and Fury Road in particular have been ranked among the best action films ever made.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

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Furthermore, the series has also had a significant influence on popular culture, most notably apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and encompasses works in additional media, including video games and comic books.