In a time where the reboot is king, George Miller took the “if you want something done right, do it yourself” approach. The result was one of the best movies of 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road. While he took advantage of the advancements in movie making in the thirty years since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, his eye for visuals in this world has changed very little, if at all.
Thanks to Pablo Fernández Eyre, the LA filmmaker that animated some of our favorite movie posters, we now have visual proof that Miller’s Fury Road was not your run of the mill reboot/rehash, but just another chapter in the story of Max Rockatansky. The following video shows a side-by-side comparison of Fury Road with the original Mad Max Trilogy, filmed between 1979-1985.
If you had a case of deja vu while watching Fury Road, this video shows there’s a good reason for it. Movies today that would be considered “reboots” take the source material and do their best to change it enough so it stands out as something different. Since Miller took the reigns of this project we didn’t need to see any attempt at that. Instead, we received yet another great story with the same type of visuals that made us love the originals in the first place.
Eyre’s other projects can be found on his website here.
So what do you think? Are you going to compare Happy Feet with Babe: Pig in the City to see if Miller’s animal movies are just as symmetrical? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
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