Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Review

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 8.30.19 PM What I still contend as the best Mad Max film to date, yes even better than the latest entry in the franchise which is incredible in a most maddening way, but then again part of that greatness is based upon the fact that it feels like a spiritual successor to the film that exploited the madness of this world, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. An action film ahead of its time with regard to stunt-work, a sequel that surpasses the original in every way, a great ensemble of unknowns, and an insane view into this post-apocalyptic nightmare which holds Max as its beam of hope. Starring young Mel Gibson as the ultimate Australian film hero, which he portrays brilliantly as the silent, aloof, nice Australian drifter that simply happens to wander into this whole plan to retrieve gasoline from an abandoned factory. A seminal action film that took car chases to a whole new level, a glimpse of Fury Road, with one of best car chases in movie history at the end, and the addition of Bruce Spence as the Gyro Captain brings forth a whole new angle to these car chase battles as we now get to experience them from above as one goon jumps on to another to try and hijack the vehicle, it’s mesmerizing insanity. The score’s also awesome, really reminds of The Empire Strikes Back because of the fact that even though it sounds awesome it never stops playing, the costume design is great, its shot incredibly considering its budget, and its also has some petrifying villains. In the end, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is an outstanding post-apocalyptic action film with great character development and car chases that elevate it to a legendary status when talking abut action films,, leading me to rank it a 98 out of 100.

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