In action movie annals, few compere with this full-throttle epic of speed and carnage that rockets you into a dreamlike landscape where the post-nuclear future meets the mythological past. More simply, it's also one of the most mind-blowing stunt movies ever made!
The Road Warrior
December 24 1981
The meek shall inherit the earth. Wrong. Not in the bleak near-future of the second of three Mad Max movies.Mel Gibson stars in the film that made him an international superstar as Max, a former cop reduced to scavenging for gasoline--the decaying world's most prized commodity--as he cruises the barren, post-apocalyptic Outback along highways crawling with human vermin.
They all tend to work alone, but with the scale of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and the threat of World War 3, we figure Hollywood’s greatest action actors could do with some real assistance – a kind of powerhouse sidekick with limitless courage and killer instinct. Think you’ve got what it takes?
Watch a lot of movies? You know the drill: it’s all about suspending your disbelief at the door – especially during an action movie, where implausible reigns supreme. Here are some of Hollywood’s most outlandish attempts to break the laws of physics – or nature!
Let’s face it: when a movie is unintentionally funny it’s somehow even better than if the filmmakers intended to make a comedy, right? Here, we cherry pick the films and scenes that made us laugh til we cried.