Video Review: Tina Turner “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”

Against a black background, Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) taps her foot as she stands on a white platform. In a clip from the 1985 film, Mad Max  Beyond Thunderdome, several children ride on a raft on the river. The children of the Lost Tribe raise their arms up as they gather by the cave. Scrooloose (Rod Zuanic) eats some food while he sits with his monkey.

Continuing with the clips, Max (Mel Gibson) walks into Bartertown. Two people duel in a ring. Savannah (Helen Buday) and Max aid hurt children. Scrooloose stands with Max and a child at night. The Collector (Frank Thring) turns his head. Dr. Dealgood (Edwin Hodgeman) entertains the crowd before the duel. Ironbar (Angry Anderson) puts his gun down. Max, Savannah and the child trudge through the desert. Back on the stage, a shirtless thirtysomething man plays the saxophone. Children sing as she spreads her arms.

Rating: 2.5/5

Aunt Entity doles out a punishment for a thirtysomething man who stole from within her lair. He asks to be reasonable. The jewelry was worth something. It could help them get supplies. While he’s dragged to his cell, he calls out for her. Entity sits in her chair.

A child walks to her. The child says he needs some food. Entity sighs and instructs her assistant to take him to the kitchen. The assistant tells her the kid may ran off and tell. She can’t allow it. Entity promises him extra food once it arrives. Her assistant nods and leads the child to the kitchen.

She walks on the sand, shielding her eyes as she looks for Max. Max believed in Bartertown and fought for it to be a better place. He had reminded her before she had taken over as leader. At some point, she realized she couldn’t fight the corruption from the guardians and other adults. They wanted the resources for themselves and let the children lie. She was afraid Max had been one of them. However, he had been willing to challenge her on her ideas. Every now and then, she thought about him. Savannah contacted her whenever there was an issue with one of the children. However, she didn’t have any information, either.

Director: N/A Year: 1985

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.