Maverix review: Stellar actions backed by conducive performance

Maverix is a sports action-drama series starring six motocross riders from Australia’s Alice Springs who dream of winning the national championship at any cost.

Story

A former motocross National champion, Griffo and his son Scott open a new elite motocross training academy- Maverix. They gather young motocross riders with star potential to join the academy and form a team.

Thus, under Scott’s captaincy, Jenny, Kaden, Richie, Bear, and Ange form a team, but they are yet to integrate totally as a team.

Meanwhile, the extravagant elite academy is short of finances and is looking for a sponsor. The manager of Maverix, Tanya, introduces the owner of Brewian Motors, Barb, and the team impresses her to bag the sponsorship.

Through having fun-filled adventurous training sessions, the team slowly learns the actual values of togetherness and the importance of a team. 

However, life under competition is not easy-going, especially when people get into your mind. And when that happens, mistakes are unavoidable.

Recovering from conflicts and mistakes, Maverix further achieves its personal and integrated goals in the National Championship.

Performances

The ensemble cast is decent, and every actor plays their part quite well.

Scott Griffin, the seeming protagonist, played by Darcy Tadich, and Griffo, played by Rohan Nichol, bring life into an interesting father-son duo.

The motocross riders Kaden, played by Sebastian Tang; Jenny played by Tatiana Goode; Richie played by Tjiirdm McGuire, Bear played by Sam Winspear-Schillings, and Angelique played by Charlotte Maggi, all perform well.

For there might be stunt doubles for difficult races, the stunt performance was one of the best things in the series. 

A particular fact of the series is unforced acting. Nobody seems to be forced to do something better or overacting that tells us the future potential of the actors.

Positives

Targeting the young audience, Maverix stands out to be a good watch. The story is simple and has successfully executed what it aimed to.

Following a Hero’s Journey, where almost all the teenage motocross riders are heroes, the decently combined vision of the show can be clearly understood by its screenplay, characters, dialogues, and settings.

Being a person not so exposed to the motocross racing world, one might find it adventurous to watch the rough yet exciting training sessions. It is well shot.

The sound design cannot be neglected either as they consistently choose the right tune for the right moment.

A great thing about Maverix is its representation of various perspectives, which is not uncommon to teen dramas, but why not appreciate it? Be it Richie’s academically inclined parents or Bear’s social media-influenced life, every character has a glimpse of 21st-century colonial modernity in it.

Every character has a personal journey of evolution, professionally and personally. Filled with values, morals, and maintaining a smooth pace of writing, Maverix is a decent watch, especially for the age group when we are neither kids nor adults.

Negatives

Some light on Kaden, Jenny, and Ange’s lives will not be a bad idea because we hardly know about their selves despite rounding out the main cast.

Although the writing of the series was decent, Griffo’s character as a mentor could have been strengthened with better characterisation and dialogue.

Verdict

A decent series with fun-filled adventures. Maverix can be a great watch for kids and early teens. Created by Sam Meikle, the series had decently put together essential values of team spirit, friendship, and togetherness that are essential subjects in teenagers’ growth years.

Rating: 3.5/5


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