Immortan Joe is the main antagonist in the most recent installment of the Mad Max movie franchise titled Mad Max: Fury Road. He is the leader of the war cult and desert oasis featured as the main inhabited city in the post-apocalyptic world. As such, he controls his people through fear and a tight fisted grasp on the only source of water. He controls the war machine raiding party, led by the fierce Furiosa. Imperator Furiosa or just known as Furiosa, is formally the main character and protagonist of the most recent installment of the Mad Max film series, the fourth movie Mad Max: Fury Road. Brilliantly portrayed by oscar winning actress Charlize Theron, Furiosa has set the bar for empowering female action stars in modern film. With the other three films centering around the character Mad Max, this is the first film to change up the formula of having the hunky male lead in the post-apocalyptic action franchise. Again directed by the talented George Miller, this movie received the most positive critic reception of the series.
More about the Mad Max series…
Created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy, the Mad Max franchise had been widely accepted as a cult classic since it’s first installment titled simply “Mad Max” in 1979. Debuting with the hunky 23 year old Mel Gibson in the lead role of Max Rockatansky, this series helped jump start Gibson’s career. Introduced in a post-apocalyptic Australia where resources are limited, he is part of the Main Force Patrol, a police-like force that attempts to keep things in check by engaging in high speed car chases throughout the Australian dessert. Living in a time where civilization is crumbling in the aftermath of a global war, Max leaves his badge behind to take care of his wife and son. When the small family is stalked by a notoriously brutal biker gang, he is unable to stop the murder of his wife and infant son. Becoming Mad with grief he murderers all of the bikers and so ending the first movie and solidifying his nickname of Mad Max. Mel Gibson returns in (in or opinion the best of the original trilogy movies) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior circa 1981 to help a group of people survive against the S&M onslaught of spring criminals. Finally in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome circa 1985 he is contracted to kill a dangerous combination of a dwarf and a colossus named Master-Blaster, by a woman named Aunty Entity, who he finds is the corrupt ruler of a dessert city named Bartertown. Meeting a cargo cult of children in the desert he must take over barter town to save it’s people. The series continues 30 years later under the director George Miller with Mad Max: Fury Road circa 2015. This time with Tom Hardy playing the stoic hero Mad Max partnered with the acting talent of Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
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