Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
The movie Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior shows remembrance for the chaos that arose after the decline of the oil- financial system and the start of the apocalyptic international war (Miller G. 1981).
The narrator of the movie explains how gangs of foragers got into the roads looting oil and how common men were left for decay.
The Road Warrior known as Max lost his relatives to the bunch of criminals became a lonely man in the area.
Max, the Road Warrior and his dogs are chasing the gangs and Max outruns them but he is threatened with an arrow by a gang in a motorbike (Miller G. 1981)..
During the search, Mike finds a child’s corpse and collects a musical box that has amusing tunes.
While driving, Max comes across a Gyro Captain and when an attack seems to happen, the Gyro captain bids to show Max a fuel- factory at a nearby place. They both move to the oil refinery.
When they get to the refinery, they find that it is under cordon from a bunch of robbers who have various types of vehicles and the gang is led by Humungus.
Max and Gyro captain spend in the night at the place and Gyro captain wants to leave but Max promises not to kill him.
In the next morning, a car is seized while in a group of three others as they move away from the refinery trying to transport the oil to a safer place. The driver and his assistant are seized and tortured and when Max comes for their rescue, one of the tortured people is a woman and Max has to dispose her as the man who is injured promises to give large quantity of gas to Max if he drives him back to the oil refinery compound.
When they get to the compound, Max demands for his gas as he had been promised by the injured man but the man dies and the rest in the oil refinery explain to Max that the man has died with his arrangements. At the same moment, the gang led by Humungus enters the refinery and Max has to stay inside.
The gang says that it seized all the oil that was being transported and was aware that plans are underway to move the oil to another place. The gang gives the people at the oil refinery a one day notice to decide whether to move away and leave the refinery with all its contents or to stay behind (Miller G. 1981).
Some people in the oil refinery want to obey the order from the gang while others and Max offers to provide them with a tank to pull away the oil.
Max and Gyro Captain drive the track to the oil refinery. The gang follows them although the track is quite damaged.
At the refinery compound, the gangsters attack the gate but Max tries to protect. When Max drives away the truck, it collides with the gangster’s vehicle as the gangsters try to seize it and Max escapes wounded and drives the truck. The gangster takes possession of the abandoned oil refinery which explodes a few moments later.
A description of the subtext the movie portrays in terms of an apocalyptic world
The movie Mad Max 2: the Road Warrior shows that there are cases of oil shortages in Australia and this has led to serious fights as people look for low cost petrol (Miller G. 1981).
It also shows that looting has become the order of the day and the government cannot restore peace in the area.
The movie implies poverty in this part of Australia, there was poverty because people could wander in search of food and this shows the shortage of basic commodities.
The movie suggests the lack of peace in Australia at the time of its production and this unrest seems to be as a result of the scrabble for the basic necessities.
Another suggestion given by the movie is that there were merciful people like Max who could help those in trouble as he had done to the owners of the oil refinery.
It also implies lack of respect for human life as it shows various cases of murder that are not dealt with as it is necessary. The movie can also be said to imply honesty because the oil refinery operators show characteristics of being honest.
And a cinematographic description of mise en shot and mise en scene in 1 or 2 important scenes.
One of the cinematographic scenes in the movie is when Humungus tells the people at the oil refinery to move away and leave everything behind.
At that moment, a child gets in and out of the oil refinery through tunnels. One of the Humungus gangsters is ready to storm the oil refinery but is ordered by Humungus to wait till they take control of the oil.
The scene also shows Max and his dog as the move to get the track. While walking away, he is seen to stumble hence alerting the guards of the Humungus gangsters.
When they get to the track, we also see the movement of Max as he begins the track and they head to the oil refinery. The gangsters pursue the track and they start attacking the gate.
The other cinematographic scene in the movie is when the gangsters are chasing the tanker. They shoot the tank tires risking the life of Max. Max overpowers the two gangsters who have climbed the track and turns back to where he had come from. The track collides with the gangsters’ vehicle and the gangsters are destroyed. Max escapes with serious injuries and walks away with the child (Miller G. 1981).
Miller G. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. 1981. France