That said, it was fun to see it again, and The Younger Son had never seen it. I had forgotten parts of it. You'd think I would have remembered this movie when I first saw the Reavers in Firefly, but I didn't. And I still think the wardrobe of some of the bikers is impractical to say the least -I wouldn't want to ride a motorcycle in a leather thong.
Roger Ebert closes his review by saying,
This is very skillful filmmaking, and "Mad Max 2" is a movie like no other.
The New York Times says it
is not exactly fine art, but, in its stripped-down, cannily cinematic way, it's one of the most imaginative Australian films yet released in this country.
SciFi.com praises it as
a fine example of the kind of action film increasingly rare today: One that exists not as a thin collection of emptily explosive set pieces, but as a story of character, in which the action, however kick-ass, advances our understanding of the people at its core. It gives you reason to care.