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Watch With Spooool #8 – Mad Max (1979) // Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

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For this month we’re going to take a look back at two films that made Mel Gibson’s career and became cult classics of the post-apocalyptic wasteland genre. Mad Max released in 1979 sees Mel Gibson as a cop called Max who sets out to avenge the death of his partner wife and baby.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Two years later comes Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior which sees Max agreeing to help a small civilisation living on a gasoline refinery defend themselves from a band of barbarians.

Both were directed by George Miller and May will also see a new addition to the saga directed by Miller – this time starring Tom Hardy as Max. Mad Max: Fury Road will be released on May 14th and in celebration of this the Light House Cinema will be having a double feature of the first two films giving you the chance to see them on the big screen. You can buy tickets here.

As always tweet or Facebook us to let us know your thoughts on either film and we’ll be discussing them here on Spooool.ie in early June and in our May podcast at the end of the month.

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Páraic

Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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