Oh, what a day! What a lovely day!
This Saturday, April 27, Prague 3 cinema Kino Aero will screen an all-day marathon of director George Miller’s Mad Max quadrilogy as part of their “Legends in Kino Aero” programming block.
The fest kicks off with a showing of Miller’s original 1979 Mad Max at 16:00, followed by The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and Mad Max: Fury Road at 23:00.
The first three films star Mel Gibson in the role that made him a star: “Mad” Max Rockatansky, a former police officer who roams a post-apocalyptic wasteland after the death of his family.
The fourth film, Mad Max: Fury Road, was released 30 years after Thunderdome, with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson in the title role and Charlize Theron joining him as Imperator Furiosa.
If you haven’t previously seen the Mad Max films, this Saturday at Kino Aero makes for a great time to catch up, and a rare opportunity to see the original three features in a cinema.
Which Mad Max feature is the best? Three of films are outright classics, with Thunderdome the franchise’s Return of the Jedi: a first half that offers some of the best scenes in the whole franchise before it goes off the rails during the second half. Overall, I’d still rate The Road Warrior a hair ahead of the awesome Mad Max: Fury Road – – but you can’t go wrong with any of these films.
Tickets can be had for Kino Aero’s standard price of 130 CZK per film, but an all-day marathon pass nets significant savings at 320 CZK.
Be quick if you’d like to attend, however: only a limited number of tickets are still available, with the upper half of Kino Aero blocked for marathoners and the lower half for individual screenings.
Lead image: Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979), Kino Aero via Aerofilms