Movie of the Week: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

George Miller directs Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence and Emil Minty in this post-apocalyptic demolition derby where Max wants to get into an oil refinery surrounded by murderous biker punks.

I do this blog to keep track of all the movies I watch. Share my thoughts. Time capsule my viewing habits. Occasionally I watch an old classic… a firm favourite…. and I plain just don’t know what to write. I have too much to say about Last Action Hero. I cannot get my head around how perfect Raiders of the Lost Ark is. So they have gone unlogged. Notes on my pad I might never get around too… until I watch them again. Ruining my perfect record. I didn’t want that to happen with The Road Warrior. One of the most furious and kinetic pieces of physical action cinema ever made. So I’ll just say this. “Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!”

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My Top 10 Australian Films

1. The Mad Max Series (1979-2015)
2. Gallipoli (1981)
3. Walkabout (1971)
4. ‘Breaker’ Morant (1980)
5. Tracks (2014)
6. The Proposition (2005)
7. Chopper (2000)

8. The Hard Word (2002)
9. Wake in Fright (1971)
10. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

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One comment

  1. Sam Simon · May 31

    This is truly a masterpiece! Let me add: “Just walk away. Walk away”.

    Well, we know that we can trust Lord Humungus, he seems like a nice guy! X–D

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