backtrack; Mad Max (1979)


Far from the glorious big-budget excesses of this year’s Fury Road, here is the humble but efficient start of the post-apocalyptic Mad Max series – and of Mel Gibson (introduced as leather-clad Lou Reed look-alike) as action superstar who can take some serious beating.

A violent, crude, depressively nihilistic mega-success. In my book of bleak dystopian revenge.

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