In what is officially the start of the summer blockbuster season, Max Max: Fury Road’s premiere is being met with nothing but praise, acclaim, and stellar reviews from critics & fans old and new to the glorious franchise. If there any fears or doubt that legendary mastermind, George Miller, may have lost his touch or his vision in the 30 years it has been since the last movie, Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome, was released – all of your doubts will be immediately be crushed and burned alive in a torrent of blood, steel, gasoline, and fire. Even famed video game developer, Hideo Kojima, could not help but express his utter delight and appreciation for the film’s release in a series of impassioned tweets.
However, in a tweet that has gone viral, Alex Hirsch, the creator and producer of the popular television show, Gravity Falls, may have taken the cake in the most original, imaginative, and hilarious reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road. Like the cannibalized and hybridized vehicles and war-rigs that populate the movie, through a mix of digital editing and custom sketching/painting, Hirsch has melded together the Mad Max and Mario Kart franchises into an epic, new beast.
This fanart is nothing but pure genius. Its casting roles are spot-on: a battle-hardened, steampunk-arm wielding Princess Peach as Imperator Furiosa, a muzzled “Mad” Mario as the titular Max Rockatansky, a silver-paint huffing Shy Guy as Nux and the War Boys, and Bowser as the dreaded Immortan Joe.
Hirsch followed up with a second tweet to enhance the scenery. Truly, Lakitu’s Cloud is the gatekeeper of the dreaded badlands.
A fan decided to help out Mr. Hirsch. I don’t think George Miller would approve though – he eschews excessive use of CGI.
A Twitter fan was wondering where the Coma-Doof Warrior (a.k.a., the flamethrower guitar guy) would fall into this strange, new world. A world of blood and fire; a world of shells and mushrooms.
Acebuckeye13 was already two steps ahead in adapting Max’s dialogue for Mario.
My name is Mario. My world is reduced to a single instinct: Karting.
Please don’t tell me that we have wait 30 years for this to become a reality!!!
I’ve always been a Sony man – but I agree with Vailskibum94. If anyone at the gates of Valhalla are listening, and if it the will of the holy V8, if Nintendo makes this a real game they will have my everlasting and undying allegiance. Isn’t that right, Max?
That’s what I thought.
As an added bonus, a second piece of Mario Kart and Mad Max: Fury Road fanart was discovered for your viewing pleasure. This particular gem is brought to you by the talents of FASSLAYER on DeviantArt.
What other video game franchises would you like to see mashed up and illustrated with the post-apocalyptic iconography of the Mad Max franchise? Feel free to comment and share below!