Thursday, March 12, 2015

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In what ways is Max like a savior figure? Refer to the whole trilogy. In this picture, Max stands in a pose similar to crucifixion. Mention any religion you wish, but you do not have to. Write 300+ words.

23 comments:

Jaeden Spurling said...
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Dylan Decker said...

First of all im going to tell you that im not religious whatsoever but I do agree that this picture resembles that he is sort of the towns savior. Like if you think about it he is a stranger from a land unknown and ends up at a place where the people are all dressed in white which I think that resembles the people being the angels of the praised land and Max being the Jesus of their tribe. When he showed up at their place instead of deciding to kill him they saw that he was different then the others and decided to save him. In a way if Max hadn't showed up they wouldn't have been able to move the tanker truck to a farther land. The other people are representing the demons from hell because they are a bunch of what are known as the lost people or the savages that are trying to get into the land of paradise but are being rejected for the things that they have done in their past life. Wether you like it or not this movie is very much a pro religion movie because the entire movie is set to be heaven vs. hell and I have a ton of info to back me up. The land with oil is heaven, they are dressed in white to resemble angles. The outsiders resemble demons from hell, they have black and raggety clothing. Finally Max is the savior coming from neither of the places and he chooses to side with the good guys supposedly.

Jacob Leonard said...

I think Max is a savior throughout the movies for a single reason.
1. In Road Warrior, he risked his life to help the Compound People by going back to the abandoned truck with The Gyrocopter pilot and driving it back to the Compound, despite being chased by Humungus' Dogs of War. And when they attacked, the compound, Max broke free from his restrains and quietly and sneakily rigged the compound with some bombs, which sort of aided in their escape. And when the time came to drive the tanker to safety, Max once again pit his life on the line while a heist for control of the tanker broke out before things went out of hand and Humungus drove into the front of the tanker in an attempt to stop it, much like when the ToeCutter ran into the front of a semi in the first Mad Max while being chased by Max. Ironic huh?

2. I ran out of other ideas, so I'm just going to summarize why he's a Savior. He does what ever he can to do what needs to be done. Much like the deal he made with the leader of the Compound. He delivered the tanker to them just so he could get his car back and leave. But then had to drive the tanker to safety.

Morgen Burkman said...

Throughout the Mad Max trilogy, Max is seen as a saviour. Kind of like God. For being a religious person some of this stuff stuck out to me. I mainly saw it in the last movie only because thats the one I remember the best. Something that stuck out to me was when Max helps the kids. He is like a father-figure to them. Kind of like God, He was there to help His people. He had a group of people that followed Him called disciples. The kids followed Max like that.
In the second movie when the bad guys take some of the good guys as prisoners they hang them on the cars. Like they are hung on a cross. They may not have their arms spread wide like Jesus did, but they are still tied up on a post that is on the front of one of the cars. The people in white are like angels. The Humungus is like Satan. He is in dark clothes just like the rest of his army. He has the face mask that makes him look like he is scary but Max isn’t afraid of him. Like how God isn’t afraid of Satan. In the end Max and the angels end up beating “Satan” and his angels of darkness.
In the first movie Max is willing to risk his life to help his wife and son. God ended his life to save us. He died on the cross to forgive our sins. Even though Max didn’t die to forgive sins, he did everything he could to keep his family safe. Which God did as well.

Morgen Burkman

Riley Bennett said...

During the events of the Mad Max trilogy, Max Rockatansky is seen as a warrior of sorts. He has a tendency to get out of situations without having help from anybody. Although he comes out of these scuffles with some injuries, Max continues to move forward and with no direction as to where he is going. This sounds a lot like the same description of a prophet or shepherd in a biblical sense. I wouldn't go as far as to say that he works for a higher force, but Rockatansky definitely has abilities of someone who would be (I'm assuming). As the movies progress, Max also helps others in tasks that normal people would not. Max's behavior also changes in Road Warrior. After completing his end of the bargain, he plans to leave the oil compound. Later on, Max decides to not follow through with his plan to leave and drives the tanker instead. As you can see, this is started to add up. Max is, yet again, the savior when he finds the tribe of children. He leads the group to Bartertown and even saves a couple of them from dying in some quicksand. Proving himself again and again, Max is also returned to his civilized self (for a short period of time) when he refuses to kill Blaster. Now, let us back track. In the first movie, Max is the shown to be the best officer that the Police have. That being said, you can safely assume that he would also be the most conscious of what separates right from wrong. What I'm guessing is that Max is always going to have the best decision making in whatever he does. While he was a cop, he was the living version of a moral compass. He is then turned to a somewhat civilized savage. Even while he is considered a savage, he has that same moral compass. The recurring theme of the Mad Max trilogy is that Max Rockatansky is always and will always be the moral compass. He is a savior to the wasteland because he is willing to do what is right.

zach thomas said...

Zach Thomas
Pd.4
3/18/15
In all of the Mad Max movies he has been a savoir to everyone. In the first one he was trying to keep is family safe from toecutters gang. So he took his family to a farmers house and he know who owned it and tried to hide out there till the car was fixed but then the gang found them. Then they took his kid and the mom found the child in one of toecutters guy’s arms. She asked him to give the baby to her but the guy said nothing. Then out of the blue the old lady comes up with the gun and says put the baby down and pushed them into a barn stale. Then in the second movie max had to get a truck and save a community of people who did not want the bad guys to take their gas from them. Then in the last movie max started out in this nice place called barter town to try and get his stuff back. Then he ended up working for this chick called auntie entity who was a bad person but highly respected max. Then when he told the barter town people about the promise the auntie entity made to him about getting his stuff back. Then she basically kicked him out of the town and left him to die but then someone found him and took him back thinking he was captain Walker but he wasn’t. They were all trying to find this place they called home. They got told someone would be back to save them. Max by the end of the movie finds the guy who stole his stuff and said it’s your lucky day. So he said you have a plane and you can fly us out of here. And the guy said yes I can. So then they all made it expect max because he left to save them from getting killed and taking the guy who could help the kids in any way possible.

Jaeden Spurling said...

Max is a big savior more in the second and third movies. In the second one, he helps save them from the “humungus” and helps save the gas. He goes out of his way to get the big truck to haul all of the gas that they don’t want to give to the bad guys. They obviously have way more than they need but the humungus doesn’t need it. They want it for the wrong reasons. To terrorize and kill people. Max, is the one who comes to the rescue, and saves the day. Yet, he did want to leave and not come back, like a lone wolf. But, he gets into a car accident and they help him and Max helps them back by driving the decoy gas truck. He saved them from a lot of deaths and the gas getting into the wrong hands. In the third movie Max is the savior to the children that find him and help him when he is in need. He helps them when they think that there's more out there than sand and wasteland. When they decide to go against what he says and leave anyway, he still goes out and saves them from the sinking sand. He even saves master from aunty. Even though master wasn't nice to him at all and treated him badly he still went back to save him. Max is a really big hero in the movies when he doesn't need to be. He goes out of his way to help those who truly need it. He is a savior to the other people in the movie, but he is also a savior to himself. Max had the choice to become a monster, but he saved himself from becoming the monster, what others fear.

Austin Sorenson said...

In this picture as a religious man i am i believe it is reassembling max as the lord and he could be the walking lord on this earth in the bible it states that there will be chaos when the lord is coming back he will take the believers and save them while the people who don't believe and the killers murderers and everyone else will live on the earth when hell has risen and as Kind of a bible thunder i would call myself or my family my dad for sure in revelations it explains a lot about the world when the lord comes back and i believe he will be coming back soon but in this pictures and movie they are reassembling the lord in max how he leads and is the strong and a leader just like Jesus Christ was he was leader and on the picture he looks like when Jesus was crucified on the cross so i think the film maker was portraying him to be that but that's how and what i would feel about this photo

Zach Frantz said...

Max is a really smart guy he is know what he needs to survive. The gas in the movie is kinda of like there water. Max know he loves cars and if you love something you want to do everything you can to keep it alive and love it. So he needs the gas to keep his baby alive. So he knows he needs the gas for his baby so he does everything he can to get the gas and keep his baby alive. So he instantly knows what he has to do to keep his baby alive and he knows the only way he is going to get the gas is by getting all the gas out safely. The school bus was filled with gas at the end when they thought the tanker was going to be filled the sad part is they lost a few lives after they as they fought of the bad guys. But at the end the bad guys rush the gas place and they end up dieing. But it shows how he just is a good guy in the film and being a man of his word in such horrible times. But it also so how hard it is to do something by yourself and most of the time if you want to accomplish something you need a team to help you because on mine is better than two. So as you see if you truly believe you will win are you get a good plane and study your enemy you should win because hard work does pay off and usually the good guy has the upper hand but sometimes the good guy gets lazy and that is when the bad guys get a lucky break.

Kevin Bai said...

Mad is like a savior in the film, is because he knows what should he do, also he knows what's good and what's bad. like at first, Max was trying to make sure his family are save, but his wife and son still got killed by the bad people, and this thing made him became the mad Max, also he became a person that going to against those bad people, and in Mad Max 2, Max tried really hard to make sure those good guys have all the gases, because he knows those people will do good things with those gas, then in Mad Max 3, he tried very hard, to help get the Master out, and let him go with those good people, because he knows the Master will help the world become better, and at the last they really light up the city again. this is why he is like a savior in the film.

Kevin B.

taborr ellenbecker said...

Max is like a savor because he saved the community from getting ruined and he helped them getg away. Max has saved a few people in the movies also like saving his wife from getting raped by the men at the ice cream store.
Max is standing on the hill with the gas because that was when he was going to save the community from the bad community. He needed the gas to put in the semi truck so he could pull the trailer. Max thought that the trailer had all the gas in it but the gas was in the school busses and the trailer was full of sand.

Taia Tupy said...

Max is like a savior because he keeps his family safe and he protects what he loves if he didn't have something to hold on he would feel like nothing. Max is a very courageous guy and will do anything for his family, he prioritizes his family before himself. I think you can do all that gives you faith, and if max wants to do great things he will get there. Max is a great person he who is willing to sacrifice his life. I believe max is a great person who wants to be loved by the people around him and mend hardships and create bigger friendships. I think max loves to help people anyway he can because he doesn’t like to see people hurt. I believe that max if you're in trouble or need help you can count on max. Max is a strong person, intelligent, optimistic and loves to be around great people like himself. max is a strong believer that you can do what you love, you can get through your challenges and struggles you have to work through them and take it one step at a time. we all know that we can be the exact same way if we put our mind to it. we can do whatever we believe in we as humans i believe can relate to this movie if you do all things that give you faith you can do great things in life. Flow your heart and believe in great things.You can do all that you can imagine.

Taia Tupy said...

Max is like a savior because he keeps his family safe and he protects what he loves if he didn't have something to hold on he would feel like nothing. Max is a very courageous guy and will do anything for his family, he prioritizes his family before himself. I think you can do all that gives you faith, and if max wants to do great things he will get there. Max is a great person he who is willing to sacrifice his life. I believe max is a great person who wants to be loved by the people around him and mend hardships and create bigger friendships. I think max loves to help people anyway he can because he doesn’t like to see people hurt. I believe that max if you're in trouble or need help you can count on max. Max is a strong person, intelligent, optimistic and loves to be around great people like himself. max is a strong believer that you can do what you love, you can get through your challenges and struggles you have to work through them and take it one step at a time. we all know that we can be the exact same way if we put our mind to it. we can do whatever we believe in we as humans i believe can relate to this movie if you do all things that give you faith you can do great things in life. Flow your heart and believe in great things.You can do all that you can imagine.

Anonymous said...

Kallie Folk
Max is a bigger savior in the second and third movies. I would say in the second because he helps them people from the humungus. He helps them save the gas and to take the gas from point A to point B. He went out of his way to go get the big truck for them to move the gas. But they trick the bad guys and act like he had the gas in the truck but in real life the gas was on the bus with the people. They ended up blowing up rest of the gas they had because they didn’t want the bad guys to get any of the gas. In the third movie Max is the savior to the children. He finds this kids and the kids help him when he needs help. Max helps them when they think all there is left is the wasteland and sand. He also saves Master from Aunty. He was supposed to kill Master but ended up saving him. Max is really a big hero in the movies. Max goes out of his way to help everyone. How at the end of the movie he lets everyone else leave on the plane and he takes life into his own hands. Everyone on the plane should owe Max there life. Also at the end Max should have been killed by Aunty. Aunty let Max live. She says see you later solider. She couldn’t kill him because she thought so much of him for fighting through all the stuff she put him through. Max had to become a monster but at the end no fears Max.

Alisha Elznic said...

Max is a lot like a savior in all his movies he has done so far. In the first one he did not really save anyone but he took the responsibility in making sure people who had done wrong were held responsible and had to pay for their sins. He made his own type of judgement day in the first movie just like the believe that we will all be judge by Christ some day. In the second movie he`s even more of a savior like figure. He pops in, in the good peoples time of need and saves the day. He helps the good people out by putting his own life in danger to get their truck to carry the gasoline. He also saves the guy that was laying out bleeding in the sun after the bad men attack him and the girl he was with. Although he tries to seem like he did not care he still took the main job of distracting the bad guys driving the truck while they went another way. In the third movie Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderstorm hes a deffinent savior to the kids living in that town. When they spotted him they knew he was there to save their village. He takes the children from the hell hold of a life that they were living and moved them to Never Ever Land which is almost a heaven like world. Throughout the whole trilogy through bullets and bikes he seems to almost have a god like force field around him. It helps him get past the bad guys through it all. Lastly overall he’s a savior in the way that he kind of died inside after his family was killed, but had a little spark brought back to him like the resurrection when he helped others out.

Joshua White said...

Well mad max is a savior figure in many different ways beacause he helps everyone out but never lets the bad guys get something good he always makes sure that the bad guys walk away with nothing. Secondly he does things to prove himself just like in Mad Max 2 he had to go get a truck to haul the tanker to the place to get the tanker away from the bad guy but in the end max kinda gets screwed over. Also mad max helps out a lot but is also a savior to himself because he does things for him that will help him out and does things to the best of his ability. Thirdly half the time in the movies he refuses to help others and moves on because at this point in time he does not know who is good and who is bad so max pretty much does him which means he does things in which will help him and benefit him to the best of his ability. Also I feel like these people dont know what religion is in this movie becasue you never really see a cross or a symbol of god besides max carrying the jugs of gas but how else was he going to carry the gas without being tired out and possibly loosing one.

Anonymous said...

Max is a savior in many ways and he is portrayed as a savior figure in many various ways. in the movie he has to carry gallons of diesel to a truck from the fortified fort. He walks endless miles just like how Jesus did acting like he had a cross on his shoulders but it was a stick with gallons of gas at both ends of the stick. He is a savior to the people in the fort because he is trying to save them by doing good deeds and in return he would get as much gas as he can carry. He is a savior because he protects his family and would do anything for them. When in the third movie max gets set off into the desert and when he finally collapses someone finds him and brings him back to their camp in the desert canyons. When he finally arrives in the desert he gets praised as a god by the cave people. Max is a leader and in the books he is always portrayed as a leader and is always saving others. Yes he finds vengeance but is always doing kind things. When the cave people and max were getting chased by the towns people they found an underground cave thing and they followed the tunnel until they reached a person and he had a plane and they went to the plane to get away and when they were trying to get off the ground they couldn't cause there was to much weight and Max jumps out of the plane cause there was to much weight and that is an act of kindness. Again, Max is always a savior and always puts others priorities before him and is always saving other people.
Dylan Widmann
Pd. 4
Mr. Christensen

Caleb Andree said...

Max is like a slavor in a way that the village needs a distraction in order to escape from where they are right now. The village now as an outsider that do their dirty work which is Max that came into their domain with one of their personal. In order to leave Max will have to get a truck that can pull a trailer and along with that he has to gather as much fuel as possible to get the truck to them. And then he can leave with his car and a fuel tank of gas.

Caleb Van Hemert said...

Max is like a savior figure because he is sent to save the good people from being overthrown from the bad people. He makes sure that no matter how close the bad people are to getting what they want they never get it. When they are chasing the tanker of gas they make sure that the bad people don't get the gas by not actually putting gas in the tanker. They thought it would be better for no one to have the gas than for the bad people to get the gas. They then prevent them from getting any more gas by blowing up the plant. Max keeps the people that he loves safe and free from harm. He does anything that he has to do so that his family and friends stay safe. He puts himself in danger to keep the people that he loves out of danger. In this picture Max is standing on a hill and it looks like the crucifixion of Jesus. This is definitely not an accident and it symbolizes how he is a savior to the people.

Anonymous said...

Throughout the Mad Max trilogy, Max is a symbol of hope. The reason I say this is because he has high morals and tries to be civilized in all the movies. In the very first movie he is trying to keep order on the highway and keep the world in order and out of the hands of animalistic outlaw bikers. Then in the next movie he is one of those outlaws, he doesn’t do bad things, but he has definitely broke away from society and is living by his own terms. Max still tries to uphold the good in the world when he saves the people at the refinery from the outlaws that want to kill them for their gas. In the Thunder Dome, Max has to fight Blaster in the dome. He does this for the lady that runs barter town because he is trying to look out for himself. Unknowing to him it was actually a push for power by the lady who ran barter town. So when he was fighting blaster, the only thing that he could beat him with was a whistle. So he did, but once he realized blaster was mentally handicapped he couldn’t kill him. There for upholding the ideals of a civilized world. Jake Garner

Andrew Alexander said...

In the Mad Max trilogy Max is a sign of hope for humanity. In the movies Max is shown as someone who will help people in need. He is also trying to rid the apocalyptic world of bad people. In the second Mad Max he risked his life sneaking past the gang when he went to get the semi. He also risked his life when he was driving the tanker filled with sand so that the people and gas could escape safely from the gang. In Mad Max beyond Thunderdome he jumps of the airplane and gets on a truck to make enough room for the airplane to takeoff and help the kids escape.

Josh Bradley said...

In the Mad Max film series. The 1985 sequel finds Mel Gibson battling in a fighting arena known as Thunder dome as well as stumbling upon children who are descendants of plane crash survivors and believe that he is their savior. Also this film he shows that you can be strong and do almost anything. Another thing he is savior is that he keeps helping people and doing things like that. As in The Road Warrior Max carries a sawed-off shotgun, an older model with exposed hammers unlike the shotguns he carried in the first two movies. It's used only once in the beginning of the movie against a Barter town guard. Max turns in his weapons as a condition of entering Barter town, but forfeits them when he is banished for busting a deal. The last thing he is a savior for is that he keeps going out there and finding food and water for them so survive and they have to stop many people from trying to get there stuff.

Joe Irvine said...

Max is seen like a savior because he came from nothing and was not expected to be great. He acts for others and the little good remaining in the world. He is selfless in the fact that he does the things others are scared to do and succeeds in each task knowing the risk but does it again and again anyway. He is seen like a savior because he is he saves them from others and maybe even themselves so that they dont put out the fire and so they show others remorse and compassion. He poses similar to crucifixion because he puts himself in danger and puts his life on the line for others where as everyone else would take the selfish way out and let others die to save theyre on "skin" as you can put it but max is different he saves everyone maybe not because he wants to but because he has to. That not because some one told him to do it but because thats how he his and he konws whats right.