day four: the road warrior. [another day, another movie – post-apocalypse.]

Four days in, just ten to go.

Movie #4 was The Road Warrior or Mad Max 2. I know I’m in the minority here, but I actually like Mad Max better than the sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a group of psychopathic bisexual Raiders fans with crazy cars and bikes and a leader who looks like a Jason doll’s head crammed onto a random He-Man villain action figure? Plus, we get to watch as said Raiders fans terrorize a group of people just trying to get by, until a mysterious stranger (who isn’t mysterious to us) comes to town like Clint Eastwood and saves the day. It was all the camp and action and terrible hair you could want in an 80’s movie.

I think I liked the first one better because I’m often from the ‘less is more’ school of thought. A smaller story with a character arc I could engage with drew me in more than the action of The Road Warrior.

Tell you what though, something that part two had that was missing in the first movie… the awesome feral kid with a knife boomerang. He sure did piss off that crazy guy in the assless chaps when he killed his boyfriend:

    • W
    • February 25th, 2011

    Is it just me, or does Feral Kid look a little like Brian?

      • Scott
      • February 25th, 2011

      Haha! I didn’t notice at all, but now that you point it out, I can’t not see it.

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