Bartertown is a city on the edge of a desert that has managed to retain some technology if no civilization. Max has his supplies stolen and must seek shelter there in a post apocalyptic world where all machines have begun to break down and barbarians hold what is left. He becomes involved in a power struggle in this third Mad Max film where he must first survive the town, survive the desert and then rescue the innocent children he has discovered.
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User Reviews: The first half of this film — the part with Bartertown, Thunderdome, etc — is brilliant, not just a repeat of THE ROAD WARRIOR but a totally new concept, thoroughly fleshed out. The second half, with the lost children, isn’t as good — and, more to the point, doesn’t quite mesh with the first half, despite Miller’s attempts to tie it all together at the end. Still, it’s well above average in a genre that has increasingly come to believe (wrongly) that special effects are more important than plot and character.