Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 ★★★★½

The truly unique thing about the Mad Max franchise is how Max is less a character than a mythic figure, and how each film is less an entry in a continuing story and more a retelling of the myth of Max, with the details getting more extravagant and incredible as time goes on. It’s one of my favorite narrative conceits, and it works incredibly in this film, which is explicitly framed as the recollections of an old man, telling the story of the hero who saved him.