Mad Max: Fury Road throws more bodies, fuel and weapons under its many wheelsMovie News section of Tuppence Magazine, which covered everything from the price of fuel in the year that each of the movies were created, to the number of baddies that bit the dust, the crazy weapons that were used and the supercharged vehicles that revved it all up. Now that the fourth movie is out, we can see how it stacks up against the other three movies looking at the same factors. The short answer is that however you look at it Fury Road has taken things to the next level and in all fairness it’s done a pretty good job of breathing new life into the franchise.
Box office success
|Everyone and their babies ran off to see the original Mad Max in 1979|
Fuel pricesFuel, or more importantly the lack of it, is one of the central aspects to the Mad Max universe and if anything it’s starting to look like the fuel wars may be upon us if the price increases over the years are anything to go by. In 1979 it was just 14 Australian cents, 15 US cents and 22 Great British pence per litre. This rose to 25 AU cents, 30 US cents and 35 GB pence in 1981 and 50 AU cents, 27 US cents and 43 GB pence in 1985. 2015, on the other hand, sees things standing at a staggering £1.14 per litre in the UK and $1.47 in Australia, although the US ranges between 61 cents and 76 cents per litre depending on which state you’re in. Hopefully, we’ll have hyper-efficient electric cars, though, long before the potential of a fuel-based apocalypse can set in.
Road warrior casualties
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Mad Movie weapons
|That's gonna hurt in the morning.|