The Road Warrior
The Road Warrior is a classic movie staring a young Mel Gibson stars as Max. The Road Warrior, he’s a burned-out shell of a man, left heatedly wounded by the death of his child and wife at the hands of a band of crazy bikers, and the events of the 1st film.
Yet there is still a glimpse of hope and idealism left in him when, after he comes upon a band of survivors attempting to make a break and go for the coast of Australia to start a new and peaceful community, he decides to help them make the 2,000 mile road trip by driving the tanker that holds their precious gasoline. But the evil Lord Humungus and his mohawk-sporting henchman Wez have other ideas. It’s going to be the best car chase to end all car chases, as Max and his newfound so called family stage a duel to the death on wheels as humanity’s last and only hope for survival.
Mad Max and The Road Warrior come down to us today as the most visionary and original postapocalyptic action adventure movies ever made, with The Road Warrior outdoing almost all the stunt in the previous film. Thus which, of course, along with its hype and popularity makes this sequel a perfect candidate for high-definition picture and sound.
Mad Max, a Third World War had pretty much trauma and devastated the world, leaving things in tombs and ruin, with no law, no governments, and almost no oil. Only the strongest and fittest now survived, and gangs had taken over the all over the highways. But, as the sequel’s narrator Harold Baigent tells us, there is still hope, as the mythic character of Max Rockatansky, named as the Road Warrior, leaves the rubble of his life behind and learns to become a human and live again, saving most of civilization in the process.
The Road Warrior holds up well as a great car crash action film, but it also maintains surprising learning relevance as a look at a post-apocalyptic future. And Mel Gibson is such an effortless movie actor that watching Warrior 25 years on. This first-ever high-def release of the movie is a godsend, the transfer has finally been re-mastered, and even get an HD exclusive audio commentary. The supplements are fairly thin and the audio package is still lacking, but The Road Warrior in high-def is a huge step up for this much-loved cult classic movie.