Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

81 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the opening chase the landau rolls and Max skids to a stop as he passes the truck. Look at the cab - it is facing down the road, but when Max gets out the cab is now facing across the road in front of the skid marks the car has just made, indicating that the interceptor should have gone through the truck.

Continuity mistake: In the final chase scene, Lord Humungus' clothing keeps changing (in fact it's clear that the actor playing him is switching). He switches between bear arms, to wearing a sort of fur vest, to a full length sleeve shirt under the vest. (01:20:00 - 01:29:00)

Continuity mistake: The amount of dirt on the interceptor and engine blower changes throughout the opening chase scene from very dirty to clean on close up shots, and dirty again on the sides.

Revealing mistake: When Max has the head on at the end you see a shot from in front of the truck to show the impact. Look at the cars and bikes behind that should be moving as they are chasing the truck - the motorbike riders and cars are stationary; the motorbike riders even have their feet on the ground.

Continuity mistake: When Max is first trying to get the semi to start up, the Gyro Copter is parked right where the big yellow Mundi Mundi Lookout sign was from the opening chase scene.

Soulinflicted

Visible crew/equipment: As the camera pans up to the front of the car that is about to get rear ended by Max during the opening chase scene, you can see a white pickup truck and a small red crane in the background for about two frames.

Soulinflicted

Continuity mistake: As Max runs up to the bus to man the flamethrower, note the Warrior Woman on top of the bus and the gang member standing in front of the bus door. Before, from inside the bus, they had shown the Warrior Women jumping down and slitting that gang member's throat.

Soulinflicted

Visible crew/equipment: As Max first finds the Gyro Copter you can see the shadow of the camera on the V8s' windshield as it stops.

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Wez back flips behind the man on the rails if you watch carefully you can see the spring board that was used to aid him in the flip and as he lands behind the man a pair of arms come in on the left edge of the screen to catch him.

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, when Mad Max searches the Mack truck, he finds a clearly fake body in it.

Other mistake: The amount of vehicles leaving the compound at the end doesn't make sense and the amount of fuel they carry is far less than they could carry in the tanker. The amount of vehicles they use apart from the bus being used as the gate are never seen parked in the compound throughout the film, they just appear when needed.

Continuity mistake: After the announcement by the Humongous, the Feral Kid retrieves his bloodied boomerang. As he crawls through his tunnel, the amount of blood changes as he does so.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When Max opens the can of dog food he uses a can opener that would leave a jagged edge. He the throws it to Dog who starts to eat it, but the can and lid are now smooth around the edges.

Visible crew/equipment: When the pink car is set on fire at the gate, there is an obvious cable pulling the car backwards as it blows up.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When the warrior and his perch is pulled off the back of the tanker, there is an explosion as it crashes. You can see a white, square object that may be an explosive device go off like a flare and then explode. (01:19:20)

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: After Toady realizes what the burning fuse is for, and the explosion occurs, his hat is blown off, and he starts to shield his face with his arms. After the cut, the figure that gets blown apart has the hat on, the legs below the knees are at wrong angles, and it's facing into the explosion rather than being turned a quarter way around.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: In the opening chase, the camera looks at Max, then the goons chasing him. One shot, they're about two hundred feet or so behind him. The next shot, and they're about twenty to thirty feet back, and trying to gain.

Movie Nut

Visible crew/equipment: When Max and the Gyro captain are watching the attack on the fleeing woman after she is pulled by the bikers from the wrecked car, as the gyro captains' smile turns to a look of shock and moves the binoculars down, you can see a reflector screen in both lenses.

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: After Papagallo tells the warrior woman to get rid of Max you can see Max's' V8 being towed into the compound and reflected on the side you can see a cameraman holding a camera then a second later as the shot changes to the side of the car a boom mic is visible also reflected on the car.

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: As Max gets out his car after first finding the Gyro Copter there is a shot from directly above him and you can see no shadows behind his car on the sand, then as the shot changes to Max's' face as he approaches the Gyro Copter there is a long deep shadow of a tree branch cast just behind his car.

Jack Vaughan

Humungus: I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.

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Trivia: The logo on the tank truck is "7 Sisters Oil", reference to a conspiracy theory, popular before OPEC-conspiracy theories took over, that Standard Oil and six other companies controlled the world oil market and bought up and suppressed 200-MPG carburetor and so on to keep oil prices up. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_(oil_companies)

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Question: It appears that the boomerang would have had to spin in the opposite direction to kill the blonde guy the way it did. Am I looking at this the right way or is my limited knowledge of aerodynamics totally backwards?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: The filmmakers obviously didn't research the intricate logistics of aerodynamics of how a boomerang is thrown. It simply looked cool leaving the kid's hand and killing the blonde guy the way it did.

Dra9onBorn117
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