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The film was released on 24 December 1981 to widespread critical acclaim, with particular praise given to Gibson's performance, the musical score, cinematography, action sequences, costume design and sparing use of dialogue. It was also a box office success, and the film's post-apocalyptic and punk aesthetics helped popularise the genre in film and fiction writing. At the 10th Saturn Awards, the film won Best International Film and was nominated for five more awards: Best Director, Best Actor for Gibson, Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Spence, Best Writing, and Best Costumes for Norma Moriceau. Mad Max 2 is widely hailed as both one of the greatest action movies of all time and one of the greatest sequels ever made, and fan clubs for the film and "road warrior"-themed activities continue into the 21st century.
The Road Warrior
Papagallo and the three settlers are killed and the Gyro Captain is shot down. Max turns the truck around and, as he is fighting with Wez, Humungus collides with the truck head on, killing Wez and himself. The truck rolls off the road and the surviving marauders survey the scene and leave. As Max carries the Feral Kid from the wrecked tanker, he sees sand, not oil, leaking from the tank. The Gyro Captain drives up and takes Max and the Feral Kid to rendezvous with the settlers, who transported the fuel in oil drums inside their vehicles.
The film's depiction of a post-apocalyptic future has so widely influenced other filmmakers and science fiction writers that its gritty "junkyard society of the future look ... is almost taken for granted in the modern science-fiction action film." The dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic themes and imagery in the Mad Max series of films have inspired some artists to recreate the look and feel of some aspects of the series in their work, and fan clubs and "road warrior"-themed activities continue into the 21st century.
Narrator: My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos... ruined dreams... this wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max." To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time... when the world was powered by the black fuel... and the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now... swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war, and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel they were nothing. They'd built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed... men like Max... the warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything... and became a shell of a man... a burnt-out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again.
The movie takes place at a point in the future when civilization has collapsed, anarchy and violence reign in the world, and roaming bands of marauders kill each other for the few remaining stores of gasoline. The vehicles of these future warriors are leftovers from the world we live in now. There are motorcycles and semi-trailer trucks and oil tankers that are familiar from the highways of 1982, but there are also bizarre customized racing cars, of which the most fearsome has two steel posts on its front to which enemies can be strapped (if the car crashes, the enemies are the first to die).
The road warriors of the title take their costumes and codes of conduct from a rummage sale of legends, myths, and genres: They look and act like Hell's Angels, samurai warriors, kamikaze pilots, street-gang members, cowboys, cops, and race drivers. They speak hardly at all; the movie's hero, Max, has perhaps two hundred words. Max is played by Mel Gibson, an Australian actor who starred in "Gallipoli." Before that, he made "Mad Max" for the makers of "Mad Max 2," and that film was a low-budget forerunner to this extravaganza of action and violence.
Max's role in "Mad Max 2" is to behave something like a heroic cowboy might have in a classic Western. He happens upon a small band of people who are trying to protect their supplies of gasoline from the attacks of warriors who have them surrounded. Max volunteers to drive a tanker full of gasoline through the surrounding warriors and take it a few hundred miles to the coast, where they all hope to find safety. After this premise is established with a great deal of symbolism, ritual, and violence (and so few words that sometimes we have to guess what's happening), the movie arrives at its true guts.
The director of "Mad Max 2," George Miller, compares this chase sequence to Buster Keaton's "The General," and I can see what he means. Although "The General" is comedic, it's also very exciting, as Keaton, playing the engineer of a speeding locomotive, runs an endless series of variations on the basic possibilities of two trains and several sets of railroad tracks. In "Mad Max 2," there is basically a truck and a road. The pursuers and defenders have various kinds of cars and trucks to chase or defend the main truck, and the whole chase proceeds at breakneck speed as quasi-gladiators leap through the air from one racing truck to another, more often than not being crushed beneath the wheels.
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Road Warrior is designed to feel the way it performs. Efficiency is this workstation's objective, thankfully Road Warrior weight only 5.5lbs giving you the ability to easily carry and access the forensic tools you need. Its sleek design combined with its storage capacity makes this forensic computer perfect for quick on-site acquisitions. Included with the road warrior is a rugged travel case to help keep your equipment safe from the bumps and bruises of travel.
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Lots of people travel, but not everyone is a road warrior. Only a small percentage of travelers log enough miles and room nights to earn the road warrior badge. Who are these super travelers, and what do they look like?
Inside the Mind of the Modern Road Warrior, a report by travel analysts Phocuswright, defines the road warrior, as a managed or unmanaged business traveler who takes at least eight business trips within twelve months. According to this study, road warriors account for a small slice of the business traveler population. In the US, 16% (6.6 million) of business travelers contribute half of all business trips. Or put it this way, 16% of surveyed business travelers travel as much as the other 84%.
That 16% are the true road warriors. Travelers who live out of a suitcase, avoid hustle in airport lounges, and sleep in hotel rooms more nights than in their own bed. These hardcore travelers are a very different breed.
Demographics show half of managed road warriors are under 35, while 41% of unmanaged are 45 or older and have senior roles at their organizations. Road warrior are also high earners with more than half of them earning at least $100,000 annually.
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As discussed in my retrospective review of Mad Max, the surprising worldwide hit of 1979 was exemplary of Australian New Wave cinema. The sequel stayed true to its roots, playing up the ruthless violence needed for survival on the wide-open roads of the dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. However, Mad Max 2 made two substantial changes that deviated from the original film. The first was the storytelling style, which was less of a "figure it out as you go" narrative and more of a "legend in the making." While the first film left viewers with little exposition to provide background or context, the sequel opens with a framing story that serves both as a refresher for the events of Mad Max and a historical waypoint. It seems that Max's world takes place after a horrific world war that consumes most of the available fuel supply and sends civilization into chaos with scavenging, looting, and pillaging becoming the new norm. This reality was only inferred in the first film, so it was great to see that The Road Warrior confirmed it, especially because even the heroic Max could not escape the world war's disastrous effects. 041b061a72