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December 26, 2002

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Posted by Mike on December 26, 2002 7:28 PM

Much better than its predecessor, The Road Warrior established the basic look for much that came after it. If you see it on DVD, make sure to turn on the subtitles so you can catch such gems as super-freak wasteleand warlord Humungous yelling things like "Gay boy berserkers to the gate!"

Perhaps the worst thing about this movie is what came after... the execrable Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Though The Road Warrior takes place in a small patch of desert, we're left wondering what the rest of the post-apocalyptic Australia might look like. Beyond Thunderdome was eagerly anticipated for the answers it might have provided, but it was lousy enough to make us all sorry we cared. Now there's Mad Max 4: Fury Road, which will bring Mel Gibson back "some time in 2003."