The Adventures of Mad Max and the Lost Canyon Kids
The final film of my Mad Max-athon, and as expected it was bad. Perhaps if I was 12 I would enjoy it much more.
This was made in 1985, a couple of years after Return of the Jedi, and I suspect George Miller was inspired by that film. Just one cute kid was not enough, so he did a George Lucas and added a whole bunch of them as a tribe of kids that lived in a canyon, with not an adult in sight. He also basically based the whole film around them, with Max as their reluctant leader.
George Miller must have also been inspired by Steven Spielberg as he then decided to tone down the killing and violence. Most characters in this survived being blown up or otherwisely injured, and while there were a few guns, no one actually used them. Mad Max needs violence.
There was also very little car mayhem as you would also expect of a Mad Max film, apart from the climactic ending involving a car and plane chase. It was a bit lame though, and too short.
And the Thunderdome component of the film was only a minor part. Tina Turner totally terrible.
Next, I will have to wait several months for the new Mad Max film to come out on DVD here. It seems like it will be well worth the wait.
Date watched: June 11th
Film count 2015: 79
This is spot-on…