We’ve featured Brandon Bird’s fantastic pop art on io9 before, mainly because it is uniformly awesome. But his newest piece, in which a certain post-apocalyptic rocker has been ousted by the maddest man of all, Kenny G, may be our favorite yet. Check out more of Bird’s mind-blowingly great pieces on his website.
The biggest challenge for the new Star Wars was to make us love Rey and Finn as much as Luke and Han. Mission accomplished! But most of the time, when a venerable franchise introduces new characters, it’s a horrendous failure. Here are 10 long-running series that actually made us care about new characters.
The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
Reboots are hard. It’s hard to find the sweet spot between paying tribute to the original while improving upon it at the same time. Watching a shot-by-shot comparison of the original Mad Max and Fury Road, however, reveals what a great sequel can be.
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
Oh my god. Since Mad Max: Fury Road was essentially just a linear car chase scene that went in one direction and then turned around and went back in the other direction, can you imagine how perfect a side scrolling video game it would make? Add all the crazy vehicles and the weapons and Furiosa and it would be the…
Hey, folks! Sorry to dispense with my normal nonsense, but I got a really important letter that I‘m very excited to share. I don’t get a ton of letters dealing with real issues, but I’m always happy to try to help. If you only read this for silliness, don’t worry—there’s still an insane Mad Max theory and the world’s…
If there is one thing all of humanity can agree on it’s that Mad Max: Fury Road was pretty much the most awesomest action movie this year. But it’s even more awesome to think about how impossible that awesomeness was: it’s a franchise whose last movie was 30 years ago. Its director did Happy Feet and Babe. Mad Max…
I’m probably guiltier of hyperbole more than any other writer on this site, but please, please, please do not fail to watch this utterly unbelievable awesome version of that insane car chase from Mad Max: Fury Road, remade with go-karts, paintball guns, and shockingly high production values.
Mad Max: Fury Road was such a perfectly crafted action movie that it almost feels wrong to watch these deleted scenes, as if we’re trying to second guess the tightly wound story of the movie. But I just need more Mad Max in my life, here are three deleted scenes from the Blu-Ray.
Mad Max: Fury Road has certainly caught on this year, but one of the most memorable points of the film was the Doof Warrior, the blind rock star with a flamethrower guitar. Funny or Die has a funny short that teaches you how to ‘doof’.
There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them?
The flamethrower guitar was definitely one of the coolest bits of tech in Mad Max: Fury Road. But why should Doof Warriors on the post-apocalyptic warpath have all the fun? With an afternoon to spare and a good life insurance policy, you can be the proud owner of a fire-breathing instrument, too.
Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad ass in real life. Check it out.
Mad Max: Fury Road is an undeniable triumph for humanity. But in case you needed even more reason to love and respect this visual masterpiece, we now have a series of comparisons showing some of the film’s original action sequence shots next to their post-visual-effects counterparts.
The original Mad Max movies were packed with action scenes and though they weren’t on the scale of Fury Road, they were still awesome to watch because a lot of times you get to see it all happen from the point of view of the character. It immerses yourself in the world and almost makes you feel like you’re a part of…
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
It seems like Mad Max: Fury Road just hit theaters, but LEGO builder Will has already remade the best vehicles of the movie with LEGO bricks. Must have been a tough challenge to build even these tiny versions.
Oh, what a lovely day.