Mad Max: Fury Road and the Deconstruction of the Lone Action Hero

Presenting the archetype of an unfeeling man alone against the world, George Miller’s masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road explores how that archetype is fated to fail in a world in which both men and women fight against their objectification. Drawing on examples from the film, Kaijucarpenter shows us how Mad Max: Fury Road deconstructs the standard action hero.

 

 


Heroes


Car Chases & Getaways


Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi


George Miller


Mad Max Series