As an independent movie in the series, it has references to other Mad Max pictures: the opening shot resembles the beginning of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and the music box one of the wives carries is a nod to the music box Max gives the Feral Kid in the same movie. When Max suggests to Furiosa and the other women that they turn the rig around and drive back to where they have just come from this is a nod to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), as is Max’s misfiring shotgun and when Max first approaches Furiosa with an unconscious body over his shoulder.

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Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron’s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.



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