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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

An emotionally damaged but toughened Max exists now as a kind of extension of the wasteland environment in which he moves. But he’s just one small part of the equation. In a world where construction has become a process whereby new things are bodged from old things, for some folks the gasoline that powers their machines is a commodity more precious than life. A noble purpose is something that tends to get you killed. Max finds a purpose.
Even though it’s occasionally rough around the edges, Road Warrior is the quintessential wasteland flick. The environments are perfect and the locations convincing. And while they’re worlds apart in almost every other way, it has the same kind of timeless quality as Conan the Barbarian (1982).

4 white line nightmares out of 5

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