There is enough evidence to prove that “Mad Max: Fury Road” is actually a sequel and homage to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” more than it is a sequel/reboot to the three previous “Mad Max” movies. (If you haven’t seen “Mad Max: Fury Road” yet, here is a guide to help you prepare. And if you already have, see if you agree or disagree with this review.)

8. Both movies can be intimidating at first, since both feature “worlds” that are not familiar to most of us.


7. Both have a scene where classical music is used while showing a human on top of a moving vehicle.

The choral segment “Dies Irae” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” plays while the Bullet Farmer chases after the protagonists. Listen here:     Guy Pierce (“Iron Man 3”), as Felicia Jollygoodfellow, sings the aria “Sempre libera” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.”  

6. Both movies have vehicles that have elements you’d never thought to mix together.

A truck with speakers and taiko drums? Check. A bus with a giant stiletto on top? Check.  

5. Both movies take place in the desert.


4. Crazy costumes.


3. Over-the-top make-up.


2. Both movies feature a lizard!

The opening scene features Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy,  grabbing a lizard. The finale number features Mitzi del Bra, played by Hugo Weaving (“Matrix,” “Lord of the Rings”), as a singing lizard.   Watch it here:  

1. Both movies are actually full of heart and the good guys win in the end.

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