Wow. I have not watched this movie in many years. I was shocked at how many scenes I still remembered. This time the film had a different effect on me today then when I watched in the past. I had to really face the fact that world wide nuclear destruction could really happen. 9/11 had not happened when I watched this way back when.
Looking at the devastated buildings of the city skyline reminded me too much of 9/11 and war torn countries in the news today. Of course not on such a huge scale as the movie but it is a sobering thought that we really have to think about terrorists attacks.
On a more positive note, I had forgotten just how handsome the young Mel Gibson was back in the day. I love the Mad Max character. He did not ever give up. Mad Max was determined to survive. It must be true that only the strong will survive.
It would have been so easy to just give up and go crazy after surviving such a horrible event in world history but the human race pushed forward and adapted to be able to live the best way they could.
After I watched the movie, I thought about how good most people in the world have it in their day to day lives. We take so much for granted: clean water, food, shelter, access to medical care, electricity, and law enforcement. If you think about it, their are countries in which the people live a life that closely resembles the world of Mad Max. Two men enter, One man leaves. I am so glad this is NOT the way disagreements are settled.
Lastly, Tina Turner was so cool to watch on screen. Love strong powerful intelligent female characters. Definitely loved the chain mail dress and those huge hoop earrings.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome gave me a lot to think about and even more to be thankful for.
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