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.
Compiled by Vimeo user whoispablo, this split screen investigation into the Mel Gibson classic and its relationship with the Tom Hardy reboot is pure fun. Not only do you understand how the newer Mad Max movie plays on old tropes, but you’ll also realize how sequels can revitalize timeless takes in filmmaking. Now we just need to watch both movies at the same time and see how long it takes for our brains to melt out of our ears with post-apocalyptic extravagance.