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Mad Max II / The Road Warrior

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  Mad Max II  / The Road Warrior Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.38 /10
Mel Gibson , Bruce Spence , Mike Preston
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Directed by: George Miller
Written by: George Miller, Terry Hayes, Brian Hannant

Released: 1981
Origin: Australia
Colour: C
Length: 97

Mad Max (Mel Gibson, pictured) joins a commune which comes under attack from marauders.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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First-rate action picture, best of the series, with a bigger budget, terrific costume designs by Norma Moriceau, a little more characterisation and even more brilliantly orchestrated action sequences. Mad Max regains a little of the optimism he lost when his wife and children were killed in the first movie and becomes more of a mythic figure, like The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone’s westerns. Critical reaction was warmer than for the previous picture, although it was still widely dismissed.

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