The post-apocalyptic motion sequence Mad Max takes followers right into a world the place the assets are scarce as a result of results of a world warfare. The sequence follows the story of police officer Max Rockatansky in Australia, first portrayed by a younger Mel Gibson in 1979.
Over time there have been a number of entries into the franchise, most just lately with Mad Max: Fury Highway in 2015, sparking curiosity within the unique movies and questions in regards to the universe itself.
One factor that repeatedly will get questioned is a timeline for the occasions of the movies, because it isn’t solely clear that they’re all immediately related. On this article, we’ll set up the place on the timeline every of those 5 movies takes place.
When does Mad Max happen?
Primarily based on the 1979 oil disaster in Australia, manufacturing paperwork taken from the set of the movies state that the primary Mad Max film begins within the mid-’80s with the third entry to the trilogy concluding in 2005.
The very first Mad Max, which was first launched in 1979, by no means mentions the precise yr that the movie is about inside, nevertheless, thanks to a couple key objects we are able to piece collectively an in depth reply.
First, the movie states in its opening “Just a few years from now” that means that it came about not too far after 1979. On Freeway 9 sector 26 there’s an indication that signifies it was written pm December 6, 1984. One other prop within the movie, the MFP plate on the gates of Halls of Justice reads the yr 1983, so collectively these point out that the occasions of the primary Mad Max movie are going down after 1984.
We all know that Mad Max 2 takes place three years after the occasions of Mad Max and the ultimate entry to the trilogy is 15 years after that in 2005, so working backward it’s doubtless that Mad Max takes place round 1987.
When was Mad Max 2: The Highway Warrior set?
The sequel to the primary Mad Max movie, Mad Max: The Highway Warrior takes place precisely three years later, that means that it doubtless is about round 1990.
When was Mad Max: Past the Thunderdome set?
Once more, set 15 years after the occasions of Mad Max 2, Past the Thunderdome takes place largely in 2005 as was backed up by dates said in manufacturing paperwork for the sequence.
When does Mad Max: Fury Highway happen?
Essentially the most tough to put on a timeline, Fury Highway got here out a few years after Past the Thunderdome and has a largely disconnected plot. It’s clear that the movie is about a lot later as a result of automobiles and different objects seen within the movie, however there isn’t a indication that it’s set in a special timeline, in actual fact, the movie was initially meant to be made in 1999 as a direct sequel to Past the Thunderdome.
Whereas there isn’t an entire lot of sense including Fury Highway to the timeline given the apparent getting older discrepancies that may trigger loads of plot holes, the occasions of this movie are believed to happen round 2050.