Folks with an unquenchable thirst for dystopia need look no further than “The Road Warrior,” a testosterone-fueled chase movie set in a post-apocalyptic Australian outback.
Directed by George Miller and starring a young Mel Gibson, the movie speculates on a bleak future in which society has been destroyed and the only thing of real value is the fuel to keep your motor running. It all makes a certain sense, given the fact that the movie was created in the wake of a succession of oil crises.
Plausible or not, the movie set a new standard for high-speed action. Music buffs should also note that Queen guitarist Brian May did the soundtrack.
Let “Art House” host John McGrath take it from here in the attached video. Vroom, vroom…