Written by Pat Vis
Canadian Netflix is somewhat terrible. What I mean is, while there is stuff to watch on it, it is never anything I actually want to watch. When you compare the selection to American Netflix it’s like day and night. I originally went on Netflix the other day looking for something stupid to watch, preferably in the vein of The Rock or Con Air. Neither were on Canadian Netflix, however, they did direct me to Mad Max, a movie I’ve heard much about but never watched (and yes, I have seen Road Warrior). Boredom got the better of me and I decided to give it a whirl.
Mad Max stars a young Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a police officer in the Main Force Patrol (MFP). The MFP is the law enforcement arm of a dystopian future Australia where energy is in short supply and the government is slowly but surely crumbling. This has led to the world becoming much more wild west in nature. The film opens with Nightrider, a member of a motorcycle gang, in a police chase with the MFP, Max engages in the pursuit and Nightrider dies in a car accident. This leads to Nightrider’s gang, led by Toecutter and Bubba, taking revenge upon Max’s best friend and eventually going after Max’s family.