Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) by Ramblings of a Cinefile – Ultimate 80s Blogathon

Here’s my entry to the Ultimate 80s Blogathon hosted by Drew @Drew’s Movie Reviews and Kim @Tranquil Dreams .
Go and check all the other contributions.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Welcome to week 2 of the Ultimate 80s Blogathon! If you missed any of the posts from last week, check out the list of entries here.  Next up is Marta from Ramblings of a Cinefile with her review of George Miller’s classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.  If for some reason you don’t follow Marta already, go give her site a look.  She reviews all kinds of films and television shows and posts quotes that puts my Movie Quote of the Week to shame.  But enough about my babbling, here is Marta’s review.


Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

One of the first post­apocalyptic films of the 1980s, Mad Max 2 (or The Road Warrior) has, very quickly, risen to the status of cult classic with his taciturn anti­hero (a strong reminder of the Man with No Name from Leone’s Dollars Trilogy) and its bleak, vast landscapes of the Australian outback, perfect setting…

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10 responses to “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) by Ramblings of a Cinefile – Ultimate 80s Blogathon

  1. Paul S

    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is one of the few sequels I can think of that is better then the original. It definitely benefits from a bigger budget and its setting in an even bleaker post apocalyptic world. This film runs like a well-oiled machine, and after all these years, it still gives me chills.

    “No one . . No one gets out of here alive!”

  2. Thanks for participating, Marta!

  3. Definitely the best of the original trilogy, and I agree that it feels very much like a Western. I never liked ‘Thunderdome’, and haven’t even watched ‘Fury Road.’ (Yet)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I really liked your review of this. For my money, I like Road Warrior better than the first.

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