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While Mad Max: Fury Road really stands on its own as a single tale from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, that doesn't mean that that co-writer/director George Miller didn't pepper the film with references to his three other titles in the series. And now all those fun Easter Eggs have been packaged together into this fun new video:
Mad Max: Fury Road may have only come out this past weekend, but Mr. Sunday Movies hasn't wasted any time uploading their coverage of every Easter Egg they spotted in the film - and considering how in-depth the video is, it's hard to imagine that they managed to miss any of them. Some of the elements are pretty obvious - such as the image of prisoners being suspended as hood ornaments, as seen in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - but others definitely require a sharper eye and appreciation for the series' history. A perfect example of the former is the fact that Tom Hardy's Max is actually branded a "Road Warrior" by the War Boys early in the film:
As for George Miller just picking up little moments from past films and including them in Mad Max: Fury Road, it's hard not to appreciate the callback that comes with Max wielding a useless shotgun, but I also like that the new film brings back the tiny little music box seen in Road Warrior:
I definitely believe that many if not most of these were very purposefully included in Mad Max: Fury Road by George Miller as a special reference, but there are some parts that I definitely think may be stretching things a bit. For example, Max's long hair in the beginning of the movie is probably more a result of him having not been to a barber in years - not so much a call back to Mel Gibson's look in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Likewise, I'm not if the dome shape of the wives' prison cell was so much a reference to the third movie's titular battle arena, as it was just a cool and interesting design direction to take with lots of pretty light:
Did you catch any references or Easter Eggs that this video might have missed? Hit the comments below with your discoveries!
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