Immortan Joe From Mad Max

‘Mad Max’ PSA Wants You To ‘Turn Off Your Cell Phone And Shut Your Face’ [Video]

It will soon be a lovely day for the Mad Max fans who are eagerly anticipating the release of Fury Road. The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday, and many theaters are even hosting special midnight showings tonight.

But with the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, and just about any other movie for that matter, there comes one major inconvenience: people who talk and text during the movie. So, with that in mind, the Alamo Drafthouse brought together director George Miller and actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who played Toecutter in the first Mad Max film.

In the somewhat-NSFW video, seen above, Byrne tells the audience what can be expected “in the future.”

“The world is a wasteland of sand and ash, all because the downfall of society was brought upon by the callousness of humans.”

What does the Mad Max actor want people to do about it? Well, for starters, he wants everyone to be respectful while in the movie theater.

“Do yourself a f***ing favor and pretend to care. Turn off your cell phone and shut your face.”

Those who don’t do that can expect something bad to happen to them, Keays-Byrne added.

“You might look into the night sky and see this swift hand of vengeance descending upon you, and you wouldn’t like that, would you?”

Keays-Byrne can be seen in Mad Max: Fury Road as the villain, but he’s not reprising his iconic Toecutter role. According to the film’s IMDb page, Keays-Byrne is playing a character known as “Immortan Joe.”

Immortan Joe From Mad Max
Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road. (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

This is the first time in 30 years that a new Mad Max film has graced the silver screen. While most sequels that come out many years after the previous film tend to open to mixed or mostly negative reviews, that is not the case with Fury Road. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise has been garnering a lot of buzz from critics. At the time of this publication, Rotten Tomatoes has the film at a 99 percent approval rating, with 144 of the 145 reviews counted as positive.

Not only are critics praising Mad Max: Fury Road, many are calling it one of the best films of 2015. Jason Gorber of TwitchFilm wrote in his review that the new Mad Max is “Miller’s masterpiece.”

“It’s a tour-de-force film, an action romp par excellence. The montage elements are often breathtaking (literally) — I found myself staring, mouth agape, as moment after moment built into a phantasmagoria of crushing metal, billowing sand and flying bodies.”

[Images via YouTube screencap and Entertainment Weekly]

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