MAD MAX 2
In the annals of action movies few can compare with ‘Mad Max 2’, a 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. Mel Gibson returns as Max, the heroic loner who drives the roads of outback Australia in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defenders of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by The Humungus, notorious for never taking prisoners when they can pulverize them instead. When the battle is joined, the results are savage, spectacular and an all-round smash. With ‘Mad Max 2’ on your side, screen action doesn’t get any better!
“They’re here.” And they seem almost whimsical at first, playing stack-the-chair games in the kitchen of the Freeling’s suburban home. Then things turn darker. A storm erupts, a tree attacks, little Carol Anne Freeling is whisked into a spectral void. And as her family confronts a chain reaction of horrors and fights to bring the youngster back, something else is here too: a new benchmark in Hollywood ghost stories. Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and director Tobe Hooper head the elite scream team of this spooktacular whose nerve-jangling effects include floating phantasms, the fiercest monster ever to pop out of a closet and an entire house collapsing into nothingness. Welcome to Home Sweet Haunted Home.
Thursday 7 February 2019 at 7:30pm
The Astor Theatre
Corner Chapel St & Dandenong Road, St Kilda VIC 3182