Mad Max 2 ★★★

This one is both critically acclaimed and beloved by fans. And unfortunately I don't get why.

The story is paper thin – at least it seems that way – but also very reminiscent of a traditional western plot. Townspeople enlist a forlorn stranger to aid them in their fight against bad guys. Although I don't understand how hard it can be for Lord Humungus to overtake that little outpost of theirs.

Some neat characters, like Humungus and Feral Child, but also very one-dimensional. Max' dog has more layers to him than most of the people in this thing (and Miller doesn't treat him nice).

That final action piece too is like the 1981 equivalent of the Fast & Furious 6 climax. Meaning it goes on way too long to keep me engaged all the way through.