In the midst of her well-deserved 1980s comeback, the iconic singer decided to play the villain in ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.’ The soundtrack smash that accompanied the film may be a bit cheesy, but it’s had a surprising afterlife in the worlds of high art and indie-rock.
The director returns to his mangled magnum opus, proving that his original vision was far better than Joss Whedon’s. But it’s in service to a view of superheroes (and comic-book movies) that already feels outdated.
As we wait for ‘Justice League,’ let’s remember that, 10 years ago, the director was given carte blanche to make whatever film he wanted — and came up with a fascinating, terrible passion project
The ‘Avengers’ films made them superstars, but often their finest work is far away from the superhero franchise