The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior

DVD - 2009
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In a post-nuclear war world, Max is a lone adventurer who drives the roads of outback Australia in an endless search for gasoline. His opponents include Lord Humungus, and they battle over a tiny band of civilized survivors and their horde of fuel.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, ©2009.
Edition: Standard version Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781419883347
1419883348
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequence ;,12 cm
digital, video, surround, rda
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Alternative Title: Le Defi.

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akirakato
Nov 29, 2018

Directed by George Miller in 1981 as the second installment in the Mad Max series, this Australian post-apocalyptic action drama delves into the fight against a roving band of marauders.
Australia's vast desert landscapes appear awesome.
Exciting and fascinating are fast-paced, tightly edited violent battle and chase scenes.
I enjoyed it to the hilt.

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RoyalJellyIII
Nov 28, 2018

In the barren wastelands of the post-apocalyptic future, one man stands above the rest: his name is Max, the Road Warrior. Introduced originally in the Australian trash and tumble actioner MAD MAX, creator George Miller transports his lead character into an entirely different environment for this second adventure. The world has been ravished by war, and all that remains are roving bands of marauders that scour the roads in search of fuel. Max, a lone warrior, battles his way through the packs of motor gangs with nothing to live for but revenge. Miller's high-octane action sequences and explosive car chases across the Australian outback have served as a standard model for future filmmakers, with unforgettable scenes that have been copied and stolen repeatedly in the decades following its release. It is THE ROAD WARRIOR's wild costume designs and outrageous characters that set it apart from so many other imitations, especially seen in the frightening, larger-than-life villains Toadie and The Humungus that lead the feral hordes. Relics from the Old World are twisted and reformed to create the misshapen fortresses and gnarled body armor of the future. Although the plot and dialog are noticeably thin, Miller has drawn from the basic story structures used in cultures around the world to create an epic tale of good versus evil set in a futuristic landscape that offers a universal appeal to all viewers. Along with its predecessor, THE ROAD WARRIOR is a must-see film for all action and sci-fi fans, and a staple 1980's classic!

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lavasushi
Jul 16, 2018

Action! Adventure! Car chases! Weird people that are mean! All for gasoline. Maybe it portends the future. I can see how Mel Gibson was propelled to fame and fortune after this film. Seems to play dark or deranged characters. Too bad he is a closet racist.

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rswcove
Nov 24, 2015

Road Warrior is the movie that codified the Post Apocalyptic Action movie. And its influence can be seen far and wide, from Fist of the North Star (manga), to Tank Girl (western comics), from the Fallout series (video games), to the costume design of Motley Crue (music). So many modern creators cite the Road Warrior and Mad Max in general as an inspiration, that you owe it to yourself to see this movie. And to see the damage that a sharpened metal boomerang can do.

kevfarley Oct 10, 2015

Still the classic !!

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Calvacade
May 19, 2015

The second installment of the ' Mad Max ' movies- this one holds the most iconic moments of the series. Although it's now an old movie, I would say that it still holds up- perhaps some might not appreciate it because it's so seminal, and has influenced so many other dystopian projects.

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britprincess1
Sep 23, 2013

In this dystopian world, where fuel has run dry and survival is everything, it takes a single man to fight against the hoarders of the remaining gasoline in a gangland tale of life or death. Sounds exciting, huh? Well, it was not, at least not for me. The premise sounded interesting, but frankly, it never felt like anything was happening. The plot didn't accelerate and the action sequences left me unenthused. I didn't even watch "Beyond Thunderdome" because I was so disappointed in "The Road Warrior". Maybe it's just me, but regardless I wouldn't recommend it.

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ddonster
Sep 08, 2012

One of the best action movies. Mel Gibson plays Mad Max, a drifter who protects a group of people besieged by a degenerate gang of renegades. The final battle is one of the best vehicle action sequences of all time. "Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!"

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Shoegazer
Apr 01, 2012

Solid action and just enough dialogue.

aaa5756 Dec 06, 2011

A++ DVD

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