Pretty Much Pop #176: Furiosa: Are We Mad Maxed Out?

Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn, and Al discuss the five films in George Miller’s Mad Max/Road Warrior franchise. What was the original appeal of the series, and has this changed? Are we still afraid of an “Apunkalypse,” or is this just an aesthetic to be ripped off by Fallout and other properties? How can films 80% occupied by car chases be actually good? Is Mad Max an icon a la Indiana Jones, and is there actual world building in this series? Why are some of the films so tonally different than others? Do the films express a philosophy of life?

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