Watching Mad Max 1
- this’s at least my second time, though it’s been so long I really don’t remember anything, except that I reread the Wikipedia page
recently. It’s so interesting seeing the difference in pacing. The movie is a lot of driving, some racing, but not much of gun fights on moving vehicles with blowtorches. ( Spoilers obvs, but mostly cut for length )Bechdel Test: Fail
While there are two named women, Jessie and May, who do talk to each other, it's about Rockatansky and Sprog.Mako Mori Test: Fail
Jessie's story is about dying while trying (and failing) to protect Sprog. I wouldn't call that a character arc, but even if I did it was about a boy. But even if Sprog were replaced by Sprogette, everything bad that happens to Jessie is direct result of Rockatansky's actions in the line of duty, and everything good that happens to her is about her supporting him in his career. Final verdict:
Eh. It's okay. I'm kinda used to watching the pacing of older stuff due to a stint where T$ and I tried to watch all of Star Trek TOS (we've just got a few episodes left, but they're supposedly pretty bad), but for many modern viewers the pacing will be gruelingly slow. It doesn't stand particularly well on its own, it's really not post-apocalyptic sci-fi like the others, so the only good reason to watch it is to see where everything else came from.
See also my MM4 review
.Originally posted on Dreamwidth. comments there. Comment here or there.