Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) **1/2

As a non MAX film it's good, very Spielbergian and lots of homages to LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre even did the score), but after the first 45 mins when the Peter Pan children get introduced, the film goes downhill and never recovers, even when it tries to throw in a Max-style chase with cool-looking vehicles at the end. Miller should have kept this one as a non MAX film, as originally planned.