Notebook Reviews: MAD MAX 2 – THE ROAD WARRIOR
George Miller – 1981.
Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior) is a high energy science fiction sequel from director George Miller. Upping the action quota and the spectacle from the original, Mad Max 2 is a masterwork in action cinema – it’s the finest of the Mad Max movies.
Mel Gibson returns as ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky, the lawman-turned drifter in a post apocalyptic wasteland. Gibson is great in the role, bringing a physicality and charm to the gruff loner who isn’t as heartless as he first appears.
Miller ensures that the action sequences have a Looney Tunes quality to them and the stunt work is phenomenal. The editing is punchy and the whole thing his a tremendous amount of energy. Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior is rollicking good fun and one hell of a cinematic ride.