Director George Miller, whose MAD MAX set new standards of kinetic, visceral excitement, surpasses himself with the sequel. The film is set in a savage, post-apocalyptic world devoted solely to the pursuit of gasoline with which to fuel surviving vehicles. Max (Mel Gibson), whose wife and
child were killed in the previous movie, has become an alienated drifter. He is led by the Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence) to a small oil refinery populated by the "good" people under the leadership of Pappagallo (Mike Preston). Their precious encampment is continuously besieged by an army of
grotesque, nomadic desert rats led by a massive bodybuilder known as the Humungus (Kjell Nils...