Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

31 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When the Warrior Woman is killed on top of the tanker, the close up shows her falling to her left, but the long shot shows her falling forwards onto the barbed wire.

Correction: True, she fell left. But while toppling, her legs lost support, and she fell onto the curvature of the tank, and into the barbed wire.

Movie Nut

Corrected entry: It would be impossible for the Gyro Captain to completely cover himself with dirt and to leave no markings in the sand, no footprints to his location and leaving the sand flat around his hiding place as if the ground is undisturbed.

Correction: While technically correct, it has to be kept in mind that Max wasn't interested in broad clues or details. He was focused on getting gas for his car.

Movie Nut

Corrected entry: When Max gets out of the Interceptor at the end of the opening chase and runs back to the truck, look at his belt - he has a small axe attached to it, directly in the middle with the handle hanging straight down, which would make it impossible for him to sit in the car.

Correction: True, but how do you know he didn't put it there just after his boots are shown hitting the road?

Movie Nut

Corrected entry: When Max is done with the dog food can, he tosses it away and when it hits off camera, it sounds empty. But there's obviously enough food for the dog and the Gyro captain to eat.

Movie Nut

Correction: No, the can was mostly empty. The fact that the dog and Gyro Captain were scraping the sides to get anything out of the can indicates the can was pretty much empty, and the can sounding empty is consistent.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: Its very obvious that the cans of petrol Max carries through the desert are empty as they sway with such ease.

Jack Vaughan

Correction: They aren't empty, the just don't have very much gas in them. They don't trust Max so they give him just enough gas to get the rig back to them. If they'd given him full tanks he might try to simply take the rig and leave. Also, it would be nearly impossible for him across the desert carrying 2 full cans of gas.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: In the scene when Max decides to turn around, there is an overhead shot of the U-turn, showing the front end of the semi. The Claw raider should be visible behind the rear window of the semi, but he isn't.

RJR99SS

Correction: The raider is shown fighting with the boy a few shots and seconds before the turn. During that overhead shot, we only see a portion of the turn, very quickly, and our vantage point doesn't allow enough view to determine the raider is or isn't still there, or whether he has used the few seconds off screen to move over, further out of our view. His absence is not certain.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: Max shoots the driver of the red XA Coupe with his shotgun. They then show the car going out of control, and cut to a close-up of the XA's windshield. The passenger of the XA is seen fighting with the steering wheel trying to get the car under control. Then it cuts back to a larger exterior shot of the car, and it's obvious that there's not even a passenger in it.

RJR99SS

Correction: As you said, the driver is shot and the passenger slides over to control the car. As the various shots occur, the driver is slumping lower and the passenger is further into the driver's position so that it appears the driver is there and the passenger gone, but the passenger is now the driver and the driver is slumped out of sight.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When Max leaves the compound in the semi, he hits the wrecked pink 1959 DeSoto knocking it almost sideways. When they show the compound exploding, the DeSoto is now sitting back where it was before Max hit it.

RJR99SS

Correction: The car's wheels are turned toward the compound so that after the collision, it has rolled foward again, but not quite to the point it started.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: Look closely at the car which is wrecked right in front of the gate as Max enters the compound, it's the landau that flipped upside down in the opening chase, minus the supercharger that was sticking out of its hood, but the hole for the charger is still there.

RJR99SS

Correction: It's not hard to believe the raiders recovered the wreck in the day or more since the crash and have used it in the interim in some fashion that ended with it lying near the fortress. Not really a mistake unless the car were shown fresh and undamaged as if this scene were filmed before the crash scene shown earlier.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When Wez and his gang drive Max's Interceptor off the road, they still have the two hostages tied to their truck's front. After the Interceptor blows up, when Wez climbs into the truck and leaves, there is suddenly only one hostage tied to the truck.

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Twotall

Correction: The farside hostage is still there, but is slumped and leaning forward so that he is blocked from view by the other hostage. We can see a gap of sky between the one hostage and the upright that holds the other hostage. But as the truck drives off to the left, the second hostage comes into view. He's not missing, just difficult to see until the last moment.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: During the final chase scene, the tanker that Max is driving has its driver's door pulled off. As the camera pans to the side you can clearly see the crew member - most likely the stunt co-ordinator - crouched down by the passenger seat.

Correction: When the door is torn off, the camera pans to the left so that the semi leaves the shot at right. At no point during the shot is any portion of any person other than Max visible in the semi's cab, even when checking frame-by-frame.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: While Max is watching the compond he opens a can and eats out of it,throwing it to the dog to finish off, while the dog is eating the label goes from upside down to right way up even though only one end of the can is open.

Correction: The can is open on top and held right side up as Max eats from it. He tosses it to the dog and all three shots involving the can that follow show the can is open on top, and right-side up while the dog eats and defends it. No error.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: At the very moment of impact between the tanker and Humungous' car, the rest of the biker vehicles are visible, yet apparently stationary. Not only that, but they're also "parked" off the road and not very far behind. This conflicts with the short scene just prior to the impact, with the tanker barrelling down the slope towards Humungous. There aren't any vehicles behind the tanker in this scene.

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Correction: Actually, the same vehicles are there in that short scene, in the same place, but they are quickly (in just a few frames) blocked from view by the approaching tanker.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When Max is driving the semi back to the compound, Wez shoots the tires out. In the next scene though, the tires are fine.

RJR99SS

Correction: The next scene takes place the following day, after the mechanics in the compound have had 12 hours (and more) to make repairs on the truck. Which, of course, would have included replacing the lost tires.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Mad Max's V8 interceptor is actually a Ford Falcon Coupe XB GT. The turbine sticking out the hood is just a decoration, powered by an electric motor. The engine sound that you can hear in the movie is not of this car.

Correction: If you want to argue along these lines, that's not Mad Max, it's Mel Gibson, and there is no Lord Humungous, just some big guy in a hockey mask. But in the movie, those actors play those characters, and the Ford Falcon is dressed up to play "the last of the V8 Interceptors."

Corrected entry: When the gyro captain is carrying the "full" fuel cans they are obviously empty when according to the plot they contain enough fuel to get the tanker to the compound.

Correction: The gas cans are never full. As explicitly stated in the deal Max makes with the leaders of the compound, they give him just enough fuel to get the truck back. That way he can't try to escape in the truck.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film Max rams a car driving in front of him, shattering the front bumper of his car. In the shot right before this though, they show Max's car approaching the car in front of him, but the front bumper is already damaged.

RJR99SS

Correction: It's possible Max had hit or rammed someone else before this scene. In Mad Max originally, the car also had a lot of abuse.

Corrected entry: The snake that Max has a face off with is actually just a common bull snake, totally harmless to humans, non-poisonous, and usually very passive (you'll notice the snake never really does anything aggressive to Max).

RJR99SS

Correction: A person not knowing the different kinds of snakes, or having a phobia of snakes (like me) wouldn't take the time to distinguish if the snake is poisonous or not, rather would have the fight or flight instinct take over and either run away, or kill it. It is, at best a character mistake, but certainly not a movie mistake

Corrected entry: After max delivers the Semi to the compound, The Humungus makes his little speech about him swearing revenge on them all. His voice sounds like he's talking over his microphone, except we can see he doesn't have his mike near his face, or even in his hands.

RJR99SS

Correction: The mike is being held by one of his minions, close behind him.

Corrected entry: When Max is collecting the fuel leaking out of the dune buggy that just crashed, you can see that the dune buggy no longer has an engine. You can see the input shaft assembly on the transmission, which is where the engine should be.

RJR99SS

Correction: The engine came off during the crash as it flipped, before it came to rest.

Corrected entry: When the Feral kid catches the boomerang after throwing it at Wez, they use the shot of him throwing it, played in reverse.

RJR99SS

Correction: No, they don't play it backwards, as it is obvious that the Kid's hand reaches up to catch the boomerang, and this is done in a completely different way from the throw: if what you said were true, the "throw" would have to precede the "run", which would be a very odd way of throwing a boomerang. It is clear that the "catch" is simply sped up to give the action more impact.

Corrected entry: When the Gyro Captain is threatening Max with his crossbow, look at where his left hand is placed. If he actually fired the crossbow, it might very well break a few of his fingers.

RJR99SS

Correction: Quite possibly, yes, but the Gyro Captain has never struck me as an overly smart or capable guy, so one could simply take this as in-character behaviour rather than a mistake. It's not like it creates a situation that Max could take advantage of - if the Gyro Captain looses that bolt, it's still in Max's brain, broken fingers or not.

Corrected entry: The "Dinki-Di" brand of dog food was just created for the movie, it was never a real brand. The phrase "Dinki-Di" is actually australian slang for something that's genuine.

RJR99SS

Correction: Dinki-Di was in fact a brand of dog food available in Australia in the late 70's.

Corrected entry: Near the end, the little boy and Mad Max crash in the diesel truck driving the opposite direction from the escaping convoy to act as a decoy. Humungous and his crew were chasing them and the gyro captain was shot down and crashed his gyro during the chase, but somehow the little boy and the gyro captain made it back to the convoy past Humungous's gang before sunset without a vehicle as the ending shows with the boy in the back of the van and the gyro captain driving it.

Correction: after the crash the leader of the people Max was helping shows up in his vehicle at the crash scene and Humungous' gang sows up as well. They all see that the truck was full of dirt so the have no reason to stick around and Ragallo takes the ferral kid back to the convoy, the gryo captain could have crashed very near the convoy, so no plot hole.

Corrected entry: When Max and the gyro captain come back to the gyrocopter after Max leaves the compound, Max puts a bullet he finds into his shotgun. During the ensuing conversation Max threatens the gyro cap. He atempts to holster the gun, but misses horribly, and while the gyro captain is flapping about "aerodynamics", Max ad libs "shut up, shut up" and points the gun that was supposed to holstered.

Correction: How do you know Mel Gibson wasnt supposed to do this? Even if it was just an ad-lib, it's still not really a mistake, as it's covered up quite nicely and adds a little flavor to the scene.

RJR99SS

Corrected entry: When Wez pulls the arrow out oh his arm, he puts it back in the quiver. However when he puts it back in it has no blood on it, and no arrow head as well.

RJR99SS

Correction: If you look closely at the arrow there is indeed blood smeared on the arrow shaft, and as far as the "head" there is no removeable head for the arrow but it is sharpened to a point.

Corrected entry: The introduction states that Max's wife and child were killed by Toecutter's gang. His wife was crippled, but she survived the attack.

DaveJB

Correction: While the wife was not killed on the highway, the scene at the hospital indicates that the injuries she suffered were so severe that she would not have lived for long.

Corrected entry: When Max sends the feral kid out on the hood to retrieve the shotgun shells, Wez springs up and grabs his hand: however, prior to this, we see an aerial view of the truck making a u-turn, and Wez is nowhere in sight.

Correction: Wez cannot be seen cause he is under the truck at the time. This is why he has blood all over his face when he springs up.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: In the beginning narration, the narrators says "...and it was in this wasteland that he learned to live again" (Max). However, by the end of the movie, it seems to be a pretty strong message that Max hasn't changed at all, and is no better than the rouges that he was fighting.

RJR99SS

Correction: The narrator meant learned to live again as a fighter just like in the first film, not as a human. Max may never regain his soul but his fighting skills are pretty strong here.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: Starting with the wounded Papagello, he remarks, "Just get them organised. We're moving out tonight." It's obvious this happens around dusk (let's say, 6:00pm). Now, this opens a bunch of plot problems: (A) the mechanics get 12 hours to complete their repairs. This makes moving out no earlier than 6:00am. (B) Max juices up and drives out at dawn; it took him all night to leave? Seems he couldn't wait to leave. (C) Max gets chased, crashes, gets rescued, then offers to drive the truck while it's still daylight. The "refinery squatters" don't leave until the NEXT morning. So, instead of "leaving tonight", they end up leaving much later than Papagello's original order. Summary - Papagello never corrects his original estimation.

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Correction: This is all true...but not really a mistake. As anyone knows when you get a bunch of people together and make some kind of plan, it will 99% of the time never go as planned. Papagello was probably just trying to be hard on them, and get them into motion, knowing full well it wouldnt take them that short of a time (pretty standard practice from officers or foremen or anyone in a position of leadership). I mean...say they're not ready to leave on schedule, what's he going to do? Just fly out the doors into combat against raving raiders unprepared, and with his main decoy not in working order?

RJR99SS

Corrected entry: What's the matter with Papagallo in the end? Just before Humongous closes in for kill right behind him, he shouts to Feral Kid (who's still of course in the tanker's cabin with Max): "Come on, kid. It's all over." and so on, though all around him there are still numerous marauders alive and well, let alone the Big Boss, Humongous, his killer.

S.Holmes

Correction: He understood the tanker was a decoy. He may have decided that enough time had elapsed for the rest of the compound to make their escape. He could have been getting ready to break away from the tanker and wanted to take the kid with him.

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