This week, I decided to fix my appalling status as an Australian who has never seen a Mad Max film. After being totally messed up by the first one, I of course wanted more.
The movie opens with a "Previously, on Mad Max", which was actually super helpful and gave way more information on the ~world situation~ than the whole first movie.
And in drives Max in his huge FU car, looking scruffier than before because he's all world weary I guess.
Max has a blonde streak in his hair now, I guess coz he's more of a ~rebel~.
He also has a new dog, which is terrifying because we all know what happened to the last one.
AND the bikies from Weird Science show up, because Max killed all the other ones off in the first movie.
Max deals with them but doesn't kill them because of PLOT POINTS, and then he gets waylaid by this rando goggles guy who tries to steal his fuel.
Jokes on him because he's dealing with Mad Max, Road Warrior Princess.
Max captures HIM and takes him to the nearest lookout for a romantic picnic.
Coincidentally, the Weird Science bikies Max had problems with earlier are causing havoc for the people holed up in the fuel station.
Like the first movie, the bikies capture a man and a woman and brutalise them. :(
He carries the man in to the fuel station, which apparently doubles as a futuristic cult compound if the white couture is anything to go by. This lady in American football gear captures Max.
Max meets the leader of the fuel hoarders cult, Pappagallo, who looks like a grown-up child of the corn, and also this weird feral kid who is able to bleach his hair but not wash it, apparently.
There's this nice bonding moment between Max and Feral Kid, who I guess would be about the same age as poor dead li'l Sprog. Also his communication level is about the same as Sprog's was, i.e. he can't talk and just grunts and screams a lot. It's all very symbolic.