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(News.com.au)   Are you trying to tell me that Mad Max *isn't* an American?   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2013-06-21 07:23:02 AM  
i don't even

most fans are well aware Mad Max was the film that put australia on the scoreboard for kickass movies. dropping the Aussie accent is farking rude as hell. if you're a MM fan and you buy this game instead of writing to the manuf and telling them to put another skrimp on the barbie well you'r an ass mate
 
2013-06-21 07:45:15 AM  
Yea this is pretty much horseshiat.  Sure, Mel turned out to be a terrible human being, and dropped his own accent almost completely, but theres no reason to totally reinvent one of the most badass Australian characters ever.  What's next?  Crocodile Dundee with a Southern twang?
 
2013-06-21 07:57:07 AM  
"Nowadays when it comes to films and games it's all about the money,"

Whereas back in the day they were paid in bird seed.
 
2013-06-21 07:57:32 AM  
Well, this does sound like an affront to fans, but I'm quite surprised that one of them is actually so rabid about Mad Max that he moved to Australia. I'd believe that sort of thing about Star Trek, but Mad Max? I had no idea
 
2013-06-21 08:26:18 AM  
The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!

Anyhoo...if you haven't watched this, it's well worth your time. You can find it on Netflix.

Not Quite Hollywood The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Link goes to trailer - NSFW)
 
2013-06-21 08:28:21 AM  
Well, Mel Gibson no longer has the accent. So, neither should Mad Max?
 
2013-06-21 08:38:30 AM  

Farce-Side: Yea this is pretty much horseshiat.  Sure, Mel turned out to be a terrible human being, and dropped his own accent almost completely, but theres no reason to totally reinvent one of the most badass Australian characters ever.  What's next?  Crocodile Dundee with a Southern twang?


www.visitlebanonky.com

Live action!  Come get you some!
 
2013-06-21 08:40:30 AM  
Truth be told, Mad Mel was born in New York.
 
2013-06-21 08:42:47 AM  
Fans say this is only the latest insult to the series' Australian heritage. The forthcoming addition to the series,Mad Max 4: Fury Road, was shot in the Namibian desert instead of the Broken Hill area.

"Dammit, OUR country is more like a post-apocalyptic wasteland!"
 
2013-06-21 08:43:41 AM  
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Didn't we already have this game once?

/It was really good game.
 
2013-06-21 08:44:54 AM  
"Nowadays when it comes to films and games it's all about the money," said Mr Bennett, who runs a Mad Max museum stacked with memorabilia.

Man, this would have been a really good time for the blogger to whip out the old "without a trace of irony" or "with a completely straight face" sarcasm.  I'm not sure how they missed that or if they were just trying to be subtle.
 
2013-06-21 08:46:02 AM  

KrispyKritter: i don't even

most fans are well aware Mad Max was the film that put australia on the scoreboard for kickass movies. dropping the Aussie accent is farking rude as hell. if you're a MM fan and you buy this game instead of writing to the manuf and telling them to put another skrimp on the barbie well you'r an ass mate


This..so much this.  I fully expected the voice actors to have an Australian accent...the fact that they ditched it is an affront to all Mad Max fans.
 
2013-06-21 08:47:22 AM  
I always wondered why Max spoke English in the movies, instead of subtitled Australian.
 
2013-06-21 08:48:10 AM  

Farce-Side: Yea this is pretty much horseshiat.  Sure, Mel turned out to be a terrible human being, and dropped his own accent almost completely, but theres no reason to totally reinvent one of the most badass Australian characters ever.  What's next?  Crocodile Dundee with a Southern twang?


Hey, now, that man's a national treasure.
 
2013-06-21 08:48:16 AM  

Primitive Screwhead


The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!


True, but for years the version that was available in the States had everyone overdubbed with flat 'Merican accents.
 
2013-06-21 08:50:50 AM  
I think a video game adaptation of mad max today makes as much sense as the one they did of dante's inferno
 
2013-06-21 08:51:21 AM  
Go outside and play, gamerkids.
 
2013-06-21 08:51:43 AM  
I for one and shocked, SHOCKED, to find out that someone is making a 4th sequel to something and it isn't all about artistic integrity.
 
2013-06-21 08:52:26 AM  
FTFA:  "We wanted to treat it like an original (piece of work)," http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/06/18/what-happened-to-mad-maxs-aussie -accent">founder Christofer Sunberg told IGN, adding that they were not anticipating a backlash.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/mad-max-video-game-ditches-australia n-accent-in-8216affront8217-to-the-country/story-e6frfro0-122666624084 3#ixzz2Wr2vh2Wa">http://www.news.com.au/technology/mad-max-video-game -ditches-australia n-accent-in-8216affront8217-to-the-country/story-e6frfro0-122666624084 3#ixzz2Wr2vh2Wa

If he didn't think there would be a backlash, then he doesn't understand today's world.
 
2013-06-21 08:53:08 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!

Anyhoo...if you haven't watched this, it's well worth your time. You can find it on Netflix.

The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Link goes to trailer - NSFW)


Really, really interesting movie.  There's a follow up by the same people, Machete Maidens Unleashed, about the exploitation movie scene in the Philippines.
 
2013-06-21 08:55:25 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Primitive Screwhead

The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!


True, but for years the version that was available in the States had everyone overdubbed with flat 'Merican accents.


That's the only way I've ever seen it. Never could figure out why the hell they would have to dub American over English. Drove me nuts for years.

Then I got over it.
 
2013-06-21 08:57:58 AM  
Wasn't Mad Mel McElroy a Canadian?
 
2013-06-21 08:59:08 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Primitive Screwhead

The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!

True, but for years the version that was available in the States had everyone overdubbed with flat 'Merican accents.


In the '80s my parents had the American-accent version on VHS.  I watched it a lot but always wanted to see the original.  Every time it was shown on TV it was also the dubbed version.  Pissed me right off.  I probably didn't get a chance to see it with the proper audio track until I was about 20 in the mid-90s.
 
2013-06-21 08:59:32 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!

Anyhoo...if you haven't watched this, it's well worth your time. You can find it on Netflix.

Not Quite Hollywood The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Link goes to trailer - NSFW)


Unavailable on Netflix but Amazon's got it free with prime.
 
2013-06-21 09:00:23 AM  

meanmutton: Farce-Side: Yea this is pretty much horseshiat.  Sure, Mel turned out to be a terrible human being, and dropped his own accent almost completely, but theres no reason to totally reinvent one of the most badass Australian characters ever.  What's next?  Crocodile Dundee with a Southern twang?

Hey, now, that man's a national treasure.


And from what I read, the national treasury is after him.
 
2013-06-21 09:01:16 AM  

KrispyKritter: i don't even

most fans are well aware Mad Max was the film that put australia on the scoreboard for kickass movies. dropping the Aussie accent is farking rude as hell. if you're a MM fan and you buy this game instead of writing to the manuf and telling them to put another skrimp on the barbie well you'r an ass mate


Meh, we haven't had a decent apocalypse game with cars in awhile so I'm willing to sacrifice a little

My biggest worry is that its the guys behind Just Cause, a mediocre game that had amazing potential but was mired in shiatty controls, horrid interface, and lack of varied content. It's like these guys imagine Mount Olympus then build a mole hill and call it amazing.
 
2013-06-21 09:02:29 AM  
Is this game being released for the NES?
 
2013-06-21 09:06:18 AM  
Eh, not a big deal since Mel Gibson went full retard in real life
 
2013-06-21 09:07:01 AM  
I blame the Je..DUCK!
 
2013-06-21 09:07:08 AM  
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Max Rockatansky frowns upon these shenanigans.
 
2013-06-21 09:07:14 AM  

Farce-Side: Yea this is pretty much horseshiat.  Sure, Mel turned out to be a terrible human being, and dropped his own accent almost completely, but theres no reason to totally reinvent one of the most badass Australian characters ever.  What's next?  Crocodile Dundee with a Southern twang?


Shoot, that ain't no knife. Now this ritchere is a knife.
 
2013-06-21 09:09:45 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: KrispyKritter: i don't even

most fans are well aware Mad Max was the film that put australia on the scoreboard for kickass movies. dropping the Aussie accent is farking rude as hell. if you're a MM fan and you buy this game instead of writing to the manuf and telling them to put another skrimp on the barbie well you'r an ass mate

Meh, we haven't had a decent apocalypse game with cars in awhile so I'm willing to sacrifice a little

My biggest worry is that its the guys behind Just Cause, a mediocre game that had amazing potential but was mired in shiatty controls, horrid interface, and lack of varied content. It's like these guys imagine Mount Olympus then build a mole hill and call it amazing.


Yeah but Just Cause 2 is one of the most purely enjoyable video gaming experiences ever made. They built an island on top of a physics engine and told you to go blow shiat up. And it works. If youve ever surfed a flaming car off a cliff then hijacked a passing jet in midair while the car explodes behind you, or tethered the blade of a wind farm to a passing jeep and watched the whole thing disintegrate, or used a the blades of a helicopter to cut the guy wires on a radio tower.. you know what Im talking about.

Voice acting has... never been their forte though.

/MY NAYME. IS BOLO SANTOSI.
 
2013-06-21 09:10:23 AM  
Really need to combine Mad Max with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for a dynamite move/video game.  Scene 3: Mad Max get his accent back.
 
2013-06-21 09:15:05 AM  

BitwiseShift: Really need to combine Mad Max with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for a dynamite move/video game.  Scene 3: Mad Max get his accent back.


My money. Take it.
 
2013-06-21 09:15:57 AM  
I'd like to hear it with an educated British accent like Brosnan or Hugh Grant. Just for fun.
 
2013-06-21 09:16:56 AM  
I thought that the Mad Max video game was Fallout. At least, Beyond the Thunder Dome. Am I wrong?
 
2013-06-21 09:17:11 AM  

TheOriginalEd: IdBeCrazyIf: KrispyKritter: i don't even

most fans are well aware Mad Max was the film that put australia on the scoreboard for kickass movies. dropping the Aussie accent is farking rude as hell. if you're a MM fan and you buy this game instead of writing to the manuf and telling them to put another skrimp on the barbie well you'r an ass mate

Meh, we haven't had a decent apocalypse game with cars in awhile so I'm willing to sacrifice a little

My biggest worry is that its the guys behind Just Cause, a mediocre game that had amazing potential but was mired in shiatty controls, horrid interface, and lack of varied content. It's like these guys imagine Mount Olympus then build a mole hill and call it amazing.

Yeah but Just Cause 2 is one of the most purely enjoyable video gaming experiences ever made. They built an island on top of a physics engine and told you to go blow shiat up. And it works. If youve ever surfed a flaming car off a cliff then hijacked a passing jet in midair while the car explodes behind you, or tethered the blade of a wind farm to a passing jeep and watched the whole thing disintegrate, or used a the blades of a helicopter to cut the guy wires on a radio tower.. you know what Im talking about.

Voice acting has... never been their forte though.

/MY NAYME. IS BOLO SANTOSI.


I used to love getting lots of the military guys after me, shooting up my vehicle until it was ready to blow, then pointing it at them and jumping out and shooting it when it gets to them if the impact didn't set it off.  That game is fun as hell.  Also, mowing down entire bases with the gunship.
 
2013-06-21 09:17:41 AM  

serial_crusher: Well, this does sound like an affront to fans, but I'm quite surprised that one of them is actually so rabid about Mad Max that he moved to Australia. I'd believe that sort of thing about Star Trek, but Mad Max? I had no idea


Yeah, that guy seriously needs to get beyond thunderdome.
 
2013-06-21 09:18:23 AM  
The original Mad Max was funny partly because of the thick Australian accents (I'm sure Australians wouldn't find that funny) and the (to Americans) weird Australian milieu.  I remember Max's boss in particular as very, very strange.  He's playing the usual American "tough boss cop" role but he's...very, very strange.  Instead of the usual button-down tight-ass bureaucrat.  Other aspects of the movie--the direction, the camera angles, the dialogue--were also bizarre to Americans, reminiscent of some of the weird-ass movies made in the early and mid 60s.

The sequels, whatever level of entertainment value they might offer, were very different creatures, purely popcorn action flicks that left no impression at all (in my opinion).  They seemed like standard American-made 'splodey movies for American audiences.

On the other hand, I find it hard to care what they do in a freaking video game.  Which will probably flop and disappear almost immediately.
 
2013-06-21 09:18:45 AM  
Now whilst everyone is getting outrages by the accent change (or having meta-outrage at the people who our outraged) I have a different line of thought.

Which ever company is making this game decided that instead of finding a VA with an Australian accent to go with, what is in all likelyhood, a generic & cheap American VA... it probably isn't one of the big names either when you think about it.    So they cut corners on something as simple as the VA in is logical then that they'd of made additional savings throughout the development and design of the game so.... does anyone here think this game is going to be anything other than a pile of shiat?  Please if you do, raise your hand.
 
2013-06-21 09:19:42 AM  

BitwiseShift: Really need to combine Mad Max with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for a dynamite move/video game.  Scene 3: Mad Max get his accent back.



I can totally see Lord Humongous rocking out to ABBA.
 
2013-06-21 09:23:11 AM  

give me doughnuts: BitwiseShift: Really need to combine Mad Max with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for a dynamite move/video game.  Scene 3: Mad Max get his accent back.


I can totally see Lord Humongous rocking out to ABBA.


That's so stupid it's.... it's.... beautiful.     I must see it.
 
2013-06-21 09:27:03 AM  
I've met quite a few Aussie and kiwi girls who work on dropping their Oceanic accents when they live in 'Merika. Pretty farking stupid move, if you ask me, since the Aussie accent is the sexiest of accents on a female.

The worst accent being Rhode Islander.
 
2013-06-21 09:28:15 AM  

THX 1138: Englebert Slaptyback: Primitive Screwhead

The accent was part of the freak'n charm of the movie!

True, but for years the version that was available in the States had everyone overdubbed with flat 'Merican accents.

In the '80s my parents had the American-accent version on VHS.  I watched it a lot but always wanted to see the original.  Every time it was shown on TV it was also the dubbed version.  Pissed me right off.  I probably didn't get a chance to see it with the proper audio track until I was about 20 in the mid-90s.


They did that because the original audio of the character The Night Rider sounds like someone is stepping on his nuts.
 
2013-06-21 09:28:24 AM  

TheOriginalEd: Yeah but Just Cause 2 is one of the most purely enjoyable video gaming experiences ever made. They built an island on top of a physics engine and told you to go blow shiat up. And it works. If youve ever surfed a flaming car off a cliff then hijacked a passing jet in midair while the car explodes behind you, or tethered the blade of a wind farm to a passing jeep and watched the whole thing disintegrate, or used a the blades of a helicopter to cut the guy wires on a radio tower.. you know what Im talking about.


I'll give you that, it was short on purposeful content and the missions were repetitive but as far as exploration and interaction it was pure bliss.

Nothing beats using military vehicles as impromptu bombs
 
2013-06-21 09:29:05 AM  

Pep Streebeck: I've met quite a few Aussie and kiwi girls who work on dropping their Oceanic accents when they live in 'Merika. Pretty farking stupid move, if you ask me, since the Aussie accent is the sexiest of accents on a female.

The worst accent being Rhode Islander.


I don't know about Aussie, but for my money dem kiwi girls make my pants fit funny
 
2013-06-21 09:44:32 AM  
On a blotter full of alpacalips games we have a another fallout clone with cars... How original.
Without the accent I wonder why they bothered to buy franchise rights.
 
2013-06-21 09:52:55 AM  
"...like Mel Gibson's career."

Funneh. Mel has hundreds of millions of dollars. Apart from his social problems, he is incredibly successful in his chosen field. Even after surrendering half of his earnings in a divorce, he is still worth about a half of a BILLION dollars.
 
2013-06-21 09:59:46 AM  
Last of V8 Interceptors...

Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky? Mad Max: Fury Road
 
2013-06-21 10:12:45 AM  

Pockafrusta: Funneh. Mel has hundreds of millions of dollars. Apart from his social problems, he is incredibly successful in his chosen field. Even after surrendering half of his earnings in a divorce, he is still worth about a half of a BILLION dollars.


He just has to finance his own movies is all.
 
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