July 5th, 2009


Rev Heart

It's been said before, but Mad Max is a fine little movie, and thirty years later is still being used to describe a genre (even if most people think of the sequel). Lots of lovely, strange detail, and expert shocks. It's not about the death, it's about the injury, as befits George Miller's experience as a paramedic.

The first half is the stronger, but Max's transformation is believable. He really is mad, you know.

We have the US dvd with commentary and trivia track. We gave up on the first, but the trivia had its moments (more so if you care about models of cars, no doubt). My favourite was that experts had tried to decipher Jessie's sign language, and found nothing.