Mad Max (1979)

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In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (IMDb)

The pivotal event and its tense build up should have started the film and made the most of its resulting revenge plot; instead, we get a meandering story without a protagonist for half of it, featuring mostly bland car chases and a painfully cheesy main villain (although his gang of psychopathic motorcycle riders is admittedly terrifying). Gibson looks good but he’s a little awkward too, delivering some pretty bad lines (“Peanut butter and honey”; “He always kept ’em reaaaaal shiny”).

6.0/10

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