Miller’s third post-apocalyptic outing has the craziness of its predecessor with a unexpectedly comprehensible plot.
Road Warrior, Max (Gibson) is enlisted by Thunderdome’s ruler to kill a rival in a gladiator-style arena. A subsequent banishment introduces him to a gang of children dreaming of the mythical Tomorrow-Morrow land. When their expedition fails, only Max can save them.
Miller’s wildly original direction is matched by authentic design, creepy music and an action-packed finale.
Gibson’s heroic vagabond is gutsy yet likeable and Turner’s ‘Auntie’ is better than expected.
Despite this, the outrageous storyline often gets too much, and more stunts would’ve improved it.