Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Lists: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Action, Film Quest 2015 - The Challenge Part II

Brief Synopsis: "Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape."

Overall Ranking: 699 (Rank from 1981: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Steve Habrat92(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread87Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 8
Dave Examines Movies81
David Baruffi80
Minnesota Man80 - What Aliens was to Alien...enriches a valuable central character.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Carly Booth80 - double feature with MAD MAX
(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (Max Rockatansky)
  • Bruce Spence (The Gyro Captain)
  • Michael Preston (Pappagallo (as Mike Preston))
  • Max Phipps (The Toadie)
  • Vernon Wells (Wez)
  • Kjell Nilsson (The Humungus)
  • Emil Minty (The Feral Kid)
  • Virginia Hey (Warrior Woman)
  • William Zappa (Zetta)
  • Arkie Whiteley (The Captains Girl)
  • Steve J. Spears (Mechanic)
  • Syd Heylen (Curmudgeon)
  • Moira Claux (Big Rebecca)
  • David Downer (Nathan)
  • David Slingsby (Quiet Man)
  • Kristoffer Greaves (Mechanics Assistant)
  • Max Fairchild (Broken Victim)
  • Tyler Coppin (Defiant Victim)
  • George Miller (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Mad Max Trilogy