In this installment of Been There, Watched That, we continue our adventure down the Mad Max path and watch “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”.
After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group’s reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.
The original box office release was May 21, 1982.
Let’s see how The Road Warrior ranked. Did it fair better or worse than the original?